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Highest Paying Industries for Mathematicians

The top 27 highest paying industries for mathematicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $124,970, engineering services is the highest paying industry for mathematicians. It is followed by manufacturing industry (average annual salary $121,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of mathematicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 27 Highest Paying Industries for Mathematicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Engineering Services
$124,970
60
2 Manufacturing
$121,670
170
3 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$116,860
n/a
4 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$115,610
560
5 Scientific Research and Development Services
$115,480
570
6 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$111,360
900
7 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$110,930
90
8 Federal government, including USPS
$107,440
960
9 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$107,440
960
10 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$107,430
990
11 Federal, State, and Local Government
$107,430
990
12 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$100,710
1,290
13 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,240
n/a
14 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$92,590
190
15 Testing Laboratories
$90,520
30
16 Finance and Insurance
$89,810
200
17 Insurance Carriers
$82,780
150
18 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$82,010
170
19 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$73,060
40
20 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$73,060
40
21 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$67,430
60
22 Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,430
60
23 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,300
360
24 Educational Services
$57,290
370
25 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,010
300
26 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,010
300
27 State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,680
320
See also: Highest paying cities for mathematicians.