Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

19-1011 Animal Scientists

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,350 5.7 % $34.90 $72,590 3.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.00 $22.11 $29.38 $42.34 $59.98
Annual Wage (2) $37,430 $45,980 $61,110 $88,060 $124,760


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 930 0.03 $27.46 $57,120
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.08 $40.51 $84,260
Support Activities for Animal Production 180 0.63 $41.79 $86,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $49.72 $103,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.00 $35.89 $74,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Animal Production 180 0.63 $41.79 $86,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.08 $40.51 $84,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 930 0.03 $27.46 $57,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $49.72 $103,420
State Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $27.41 $57,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 160 0.01 $49.72 $103,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $49.00 $101,920
Support Activities for Animal Production 180 0.63 $41.79 $86,920
Animal Food Manufacturing (8) (8) $41.15 $85,600
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.08 $40.51 $84,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 200 0.01 0.74 (8) (8)
Texas 180 0.02 0.93 $29.47 $61,300
Minnesota 180 0.07 3.79 $35.96 $74,800
New York 140 0.02 0.92 $29.27 $60,880
Wisconsin 140 0.05 2.85 $36.90 $76,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 70 0.17 9.91 $27.20 $56,590
Iowa 130 0.08 4.81 $33.26 $69,190
Minnesota 180 0.07 3.79 $35.96 $74,800
Idaho 40 0.06 3.27 $40.49 $84,220
Wisconsin 140 0.05 2.85 $36.90 $76,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 50 0.05 3.05 $51.69 $107,500
Idaho 40 0.06 3.27 $40.49 $84,220
Maryland 130 0.05 2.82 $39.36 $81,860
Wisconsin 140 0.05 2.85 $36.90 $76,760
Minnesota 180 0.07 3.79 $35.96 $74,800





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 3.19 $39.75 $82,690
Madison, WI 90 0.27 15.62 $33.54 $69,760
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.90 51.46 $26.43 $54,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.64 $30.10 $62,600
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 4.15 $47.80 $99,430
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.37 $26.89 $55,930
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.16 9.07 $23.83 $49,570




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.90 51.46 $26.43 $54,970
Madison, WI 90 0.27 15.62 $33.54 $69,760
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.16 9.07 $23.83 $49,570
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 4.15 $47.80 $99,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 3.19 $39.75 $82,690
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.64 $30.10 $62,600
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.37 $26.89 $55,930




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.82 $101,550
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 4.15 $47.80 $99,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 3.19 $39.75 $82,690
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $38.09 $79,220
Madison, WI 90 0.27 15.62 $33.54 $69,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 60 0.05 2.64 $30.10 $62,600
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 2.37 $26.89 $55,930
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 0.90 51.46 $26.43 $54,970
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 30 0.16 9.07 $23.83 $49,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 25.54 $24.47 $50,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 5.06 $41.70 $86,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 25.54 $24.47 $50,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 5.06 $41.70 $86,740

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 5.06 $41.70 $86,740
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 25.54 $24.47 $50,900


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015