Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other

All life 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)
8,550 3.8 % $36.97 $76,900 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.23 $24.87 $32.18 $44.58 $60.44
Annual Wage (2) $42,090 $51,730 $66,930 $92,740 $125,710


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 2,800 0.10 $33.55 $69,780
State Government (OES Designation) 1,330 0.06 $28.23 $58,730
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,260 0.20 $40.34 $83,910
Employment Services 630 0.02 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $53.27 $110,790

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 1,260 0.20 $40.34 $83,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,800 0.10 $33.55 $69,780
State Government (OES Designation) 1,330 0.06 $28.23 $58,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.05 $45.58 $94,810
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 130 0.05 $46.22 $96,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $53.27 $110,790
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 0.03 $49.24 $102,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 180 0.02 $48.75 $101,400
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 130 0.05 $46.22 $96,130
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.05 $45.58 $94,810


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 1,370 0.09 1.44 $43.78 $91,070
North Carolina 970 0.25 3.83 $36.23 $75,360
Massachusetts 880 0.27 4.20 $38.42 $79,920
Minnesota 820 0.30 4.71 $31.33 $65,160
Maryland 610 0.24 3.74 $39.22 $81,580




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)
Rhode Island 180 0.40 6.28 $26.12 $54,320
Minnesota 820 0.30 4.71 $31.33 $65,160
Massachusetts 880 0.27 4.20 $38.42 $79,920
North Carolina 970 0.25 3.83 $36.23 $75,360
Maryland 610 0.24 3.74 $39.22 $81,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 30 0.01 0.14 $49.83 $103,650
New Jersey 200 0.05 0.80 $44.84 $93,270
California 1,370 0.09 1.44 $43.78 $91,070
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.26 $41.03 $85,340
Tennessee 60 0.02 0.34 $40.65 $84,540





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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 770 2.77 42.96 $35.19 $73,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.41 6.40 $41.09 $85,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.25 3.89 $31.83 $66,200
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 2.94 $34.31 $71,370
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 240 0.42 6.59 $46.92 $97,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.77 $42.67 $88,750
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.34 5.29 $26.12 $54,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.68 $46.97 $97,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.62 $36.45 $75,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.06 0.95 $40.41 $84,060




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 770 2.77 42.96 $35.19 $73,200
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 240 0.42 6.59 $46.92 $97,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.41 6.40 $41.09 $85,460
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.34 5.29 $26.12 $54,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.25 3.89 $31.83 $66,200
Richmond, VA 120 0.20 3.06 $28.44 $59,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 2.94 $34.31 $71,370
Albuquerque, NM 70 0.19 2.98 $31.19 $64,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 230 0.18 2.77 $42.67 $88,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 2.50 $37.50 $78,000




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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $52.81 $109,850
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 2.04 $49.20 $102,330
New Haven, CT 30 0.11 1.73 $47.79 $99,410
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 0.08 1.18 $47.78 $99,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 50 0.05 0.79 $47.26 $98,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.68 $46.97 $97,690
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 240 0.42 6.59 $46.92 $97,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.25 $46.56 $96,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $45.54 $94,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $42.68 $88,780


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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