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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$52,860|
|25th Percentile Wage||$70,520|
|50th Percentile Wage||$103,010|
|75th Percentile Wage||$129,480|
|90th Percentile Wage||$161,900|
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 $161,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,860. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 206% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mathematicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of mathematicians in 6 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 $117,290. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $56,380).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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 $123,450. The highest paying state for mathematicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $123,450. 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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |