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Science Occupation Salary Statistics

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Occupation Title Employment Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,064,510 $31.92 $66,390
Animal Scientists 2,440 $32.77 $68,170
Food Scientists and Technologists 10,480 $31.43 $65,380
Soil and Plant Scientists 12,120 $30.09 $62,600
Biochemists and Biophysicists 22,800 $41.63 $86,580
Microbiologists 18,330 $34.63 $72,030
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 17,440 $29.64 $61,660
Biological Scientists, All Other 30,430 $34.28 $71,310
Conservation Scientists 18,880 $29.42 $61,200
Foresters 9,470 $26.82 $55,790
Epidemiologists 4,710 $32.83 $68,280
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 93,560 $41.69 $86,710
Life Scientists, All Other 10,610 $34.67 $72,120
Astronomers 1,840 $44.88 $93,340
Physicists 16,860 $53.86 $112,020
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 8,640 $42.31 $88,010
Chemists 80,180 $35.21 $73,240
Materials Scientists 8,390 $41.49 $86,300
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 81,690 $32.60 $67,810
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30,830 $44.89 $93,380
Hydrologists 6,910 $38.11 $79,280
Physical Scientists, All Other 24,690 $46.05 $95,780
Economists 13,250 $47.77 $99,350
Survey Researchers 17,850 $20.89 $43,450
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 100,700 $34.87 $72,540
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,420 $54.82 $114,040
Psychologists, All Other 10,690 $41.59 $86,510
Sociologists 3,710 $38.53 $80,130
Urban and Regional Planners 38,830 $31.74 $66,020
Anthropologists and Archeologists 5,100 $27.90 $58,040
Geographers 1,300 $35.05 $72,890
Historians 3,320 $27.81 $57,840
Political Scientists 4,470 $51.89 $107,930
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 28,420 $37.45 $77,890
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 16,890 $16.89 $35,140
Biological Technicians 72,940 $20.07 $41,740
Chemical Technicians 59,440 $21.25 $44,200
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 13,560 $29.04 $60,410
Nuclear Technicians 6,960 $32.37 $67,330
Social Science Research Assistants 25,830 $19.28 $40,090
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 28,480 $21.36 $44,440
Forensic Science Technicians 12,390 $26.46 $55,040
Forest and Conservation Technicians 32,290 $17.72 $36,860
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 55,360 $22.10 $45,980
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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 15, 2015

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