Natural Sciences Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of natural sciences managers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare natural sciences manager salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Natural Sciences Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for natural sciences managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) natural sciences managers is $174,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $130,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid natural sciences managers is $57,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of natural sciences managers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
4.77% 9.23%
-2.36% -
3.01% -
1.38% -
2.65% -
- -

Compare Natural Sciences Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of natural sciences managers in 26 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for natural sciences manager occupations is the dairy product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $156,740. The lowest paying industry is the pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing industry (annual salary $91,190). For detailed natural sciences manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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