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Mathematical Science Occupations Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Mathematical Science Occupations Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,810
25th Percentile Wage
$59,620
50th Percentile Wage
$81,750
75th Percentile Wage
$109,780
90th Percentile Wage
$140,900

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mathematical science occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,7500.48%6.70%
201581,3601.34%-
201480,2702.27%-
201378,4502.78%-
201276,270--

Table 2. Mathematical Science Occupations Salary by Industry Sector

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
Manufacturing
$91,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$85,350
Finance and Insurance
$83,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$83,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$82,890
Information
$80,390
Wholesale Trade
$80,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$80,070
Utilities
$79,610
Mining
$79,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$75,010
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$71,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,880
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,600
Educational Services
$61,240
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,460
Retail Trade
$58,380

Table 3. Salaries of Mathematical Science Occupations Related Occupations

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
Mathematicians
$105,810
Actuaries
$100,610
Statisticians
$80,500
Operations Research Analysts
$79,200
Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$65,050
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations
$60,290
Mathematical Technicians
$49,660


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