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Mathematicians Salary Information

The salary statistics of mathematicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mathematicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mathematicians 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. Mathematicians Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,890
25th Percentile Wage
$72,440
50th Percentile Wage
$105,810
75th Percentile Wage
$129,730
90th Percentile Wage
$160,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mathematicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mathematicians is $160,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $105,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,890. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 192% 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 mathematicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016105,810-5.01%4.21%
2015111,1106.65%-
2014103,7201.23%-
2013102,4401.05%-
2012101,360--

Table 2. Mathematicians Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of mathematicians in 5 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 mathematicians occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $118,770. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $54,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$118,770
Manufacturing
$115,180
Federal, State, and Local Government
$109,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$97,240
Educational Services
$54,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Mathematicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only mathematicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of mathematicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $53,620 to $123,130. The highest paying state for mathematicians is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $123,130. The lowest paying state is Texas with a median annual salary of $53,620. For more salary information of mathematicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$123,130
District of Columbia
$120,030
Washington
$119,160
Virginia
$116,550
California
$113,690
Massachusetts
$111,030
New Mexico
$102,110
Illinois
$101,700
Mississippi
$92,740
Colorado
$81,160
Ohio
$80,900
Tennessee
$64,540
Missouri
$56,060
Texas
$53,620


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