Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other

All biological scientists not listed separately.


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)
32,050 3.8 % $37.11 $77,190 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.07 $27.48 $36.13 $43.33 $54.24
Annual Wage (2) $41,740 $57,160 $75,150 $90,140 $112,820


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,280 0.82 $37.74 $78,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,910 0.91 $39.68 $82,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,900 0.16 $31.56 $65,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 830 0.07 $44.17 $91,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 820 0.02 $36.21 $75,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,910 0.91 $39.68 $82,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,280 0.82 $37.74 $78,500
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 490 0.19 $35.35 $73,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,900 0.16 $31.56 $65,650
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 450 0.16 $38.86 $80,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 60 0.02 $46.13 $95,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 830 0.07 $44.17 $91,870
Employment Services 280 0.01 $42.06 $87,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 90 0.02 $41.75 $86,830
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $41.66 $86,650


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 7,230 0.47 2.01 $39.95 $83,100
Maryland 3,420 1.32 5.67 $47.49 $98,780
Massachusetts 1,820 0.54 2.31 $34.43 $71,610
Texas 1,730 0.15 0.64 $30.76 $63,990
Florida 1,530 0.19 0.83 $36.10 $75,090




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)
Maryland 3,420 1.32 5.67 $47.49 $98,780
Alaska 350 1.06 4.54 $37.21 $77,390
Montana 420 0.93 4.02 $29.98 $62,360
Wyoming 180 0.62 2.67 $30.99 $64,470
New Mexico 490 0.62 2.66 $31.83 $66,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 260 0.39 1.67 $51.11 $106,320
Maryland 3,420 1.32 5.67 $47.49 $98,780
New Hampshire 90 0.14 0.58 $44.94 $93,480
Illinois 610 0.10 0.45 $43.63 $90,740
Virginia 560 0.15 0.65 $42.54 $88,480





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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 2,600 4.52 19.46 $49.49 $102,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,320 0.75 3.23 $33.63 $69,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.28 1.20 $36.48 $75,880
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,020 1.17 5.03 $37.67 $78,360
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.96 4.12 $44.25 $92,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.33 1.42 $47.83 $99,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 780 0.58 2.49 $34.67 $72,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 600 0.39 1.68 $37.75 $78,520
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 550 0.42 1.81 $41.36 $86,020
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 520 0.08 0.35 $36.52 $75,970




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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 2,600 4.52 19.46 $49.49 $102,950
Athens-Clarke County, GA 170 2.11 9.08 $30.28 $62,990
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.89 8.13 $33.90 $70,510
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 480 1.66 7.14 $38.39 $79,850
Flagstaff, AZ 90 1.55 6.66 $28.98 $60,270
Missoula, MT 70 1.31 5.62 $28.77 $59,840
Gainesville, FL 150 1.20 5.15 $24.35 $50,650
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,020 1.17 5.03 $37.67 $78,360
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 1.05 4.51 $30.19 $62,790
Bloomington, IN 70 1.01 4.36 $33.98 $70,680




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.27 1.15 $49.51 $102,990
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 2,600 4.52 19.46 $49.49 $102,950
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.34 $100,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 800 0.33 1.42 $47.83 $99,480
Dayton, OH 40 0.10 0.45 $46.54 $96,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 0.53 $45.57 $94,780
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 980 0.96 4.12 $44.25 $92,030
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $43.00 $89,430
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 0.79 $42.94 $89,320
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.95 4.07 $41.86 $87,060

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 2.01 8.63 $29.74 $61,870
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.68 7.21 $31.97 $66,500
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 3.86 $29.34 $61,030
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.77 7.60 $30.18 $62,780
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 100 1.04 4.47 $32.70 $68,020

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 2.30 9.89 $38.53 $80,140
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 130 2.01 8.63 $29.74 $61,870
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.77 7.60 $30.18 $62,780
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 1.68 7.21 $31.97 $66,500
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 1.12 4.82 $40.97 $85,220

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)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 3.09 $46.18 $96,060
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80