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Highest Paying Industries for Other Mathematical Science Occupations

The top 27 highest paying industries for other 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 $99,530, professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers is the highest paying industry for other mathematical science occupations. It is followed by merchant wholesalers, durable goods industry (average annual salary $85,800). 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 other mathematical science occupations in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 27 Highest Paying Industries for Other Mathematical Science Occupations

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$99,530
n/a
2 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$85,800
n/a
3 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$83,170
90
4 Scientific Research and Development Services
$83,170
90
5 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$81,420
390
6 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,690
510
7 Wholesale Trade
$78,040
70
8 Insurance Carriers
$68,170
60
9 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$68,170
60
10 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,360
70
11 Finance and Insurance
$66,850
70
12 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,910
100
13 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$60,340
70
14 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,310
50
15 State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,450
270
16 Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,710
50
17 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$58,500
40
18 Educational Support Services
$58,500
40
19 Educational Services
$57,580
240
20 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$56,610
180
21 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,280
170
22 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,130
180
23 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$52,150
640
24 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,590
440
25 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,590
440
26 Federal government, including USPS
$39,200
300
27 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$39,200
300
See also: Highest paying cities for other mathematical science occupations.