The salary statistics of mathematical science occupations are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of mathematical science occupations in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mathematical science occupations within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mathematical science occupations annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mathematical science occupations. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mathematical science occupations is $140,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,810. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 214% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mathematical science occupations from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of mathematical science occupations in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for mathematical science occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $91,960. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $58,380).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
The average annual salary of mathematical science occupations related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Operations Research Analysts|| |
|Other Mathematical Science Occupations|| |
|Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations|| |
|Mathematical Technicians|| |