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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations

The top 28 highest paying industries for miscellaneous mathematical science occupations (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 $109,820, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous mathematical science occupations. It is followed by professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (average annual salary $99,530). 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 miscellaneous mathematical science occupations in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 28 Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$109,820
n/a
2 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$99,530
n/a
3 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$85,800
n/a
4 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$81,420
390
5 Wholesale Trade
$78,040
70
6 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,710
850
7 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,540
120
8 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$68,920
200
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$68,470
200
10 Insurance Carriers
$64,790
140
11 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$64,220
170
12 Finance and Insurance
$63,670
180
13 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,040
50
14 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$60,140
80
15 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$58,500
40
16 Educational Support Services
$58,500
40
17 Educational Services - Privately owned
$57,080
n/a
18 Educational Services
$53,820
n/a
19 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,140
n/a
20 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,140
240
21 Educational Services - State government owned
$48,100
250
22 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,050
960
23 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$39,980
680
24 Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,980
680
25 Federal government, including USPS
$39,470
300
26 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$39,470
300
27 State government, including schools and hospitals
$39,400
580
28 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,370
330