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Natural Sciences Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of natural sciences managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare natural sciences manager salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Natural Sciences Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,920
25th Percentile Wage
$101,000
50th Percentile Wage
$137,410
75th Percentile Wage
$189,280
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for natural sciences managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $189,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $137,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid natural sciences managers is $71,920.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016137,410-0.50%-4.57%
2015138,100-2.31%-
2014141,290-1.37%-
2013143,230-0.32%-
2012143,690--

Compare Natural Sciences Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of natural sciences managers in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $145,820. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $99,720). For detailed natural sciences manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$145,820
Scientific Research and Development Services
$145,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$137,410
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$125,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$123,660
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$123,490
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$119,520
Engineering Services
$118,440
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$109,200
Testing Laboratories
$99,720

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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