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
$56,260
25th Percentile Wage
$89,520
50th Percentile Wage
$124,070
75th Percentile Wage
$166,120
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 $166,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $124,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid natural sciences managers is $56,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of natural sciences managers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016124,070-2.36%4.68%
2015127,0003.01%-
2014123,1801.38%-
2013121,4802.65%-
2012118,260--

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

The average salaries of natural sciences managers in 17 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 semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing industry with an annual salary $160,970. 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
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$160,970
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$153,240
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$151,950
Other Food Manufacturing
$132,560
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$131,260
Machinery Manufacturing
$131,100
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$128,820
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$128,310
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$128,070
Food Manufacturing
$125,990
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$125,820
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$125,490
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$123,220
Chemical Manufacturing
$121,600
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$120,970
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$119,810
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$91,190

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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