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Natural Sciences Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of natural sciences managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of natural sciences managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The natural sciences managers 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 [1].

Table 1. Natural Sciences Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,080
25th Percentile Wage
$88,920
50th Percentile Wage
$118,970
75th Percentile Wage
$159,750
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for natural sciences managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $159,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $118,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,080. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 157% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of natural sciences managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$118,970
-0.74% 2.72%
2016
$119,850
-0.26% -
2015
$120,160
0.09% -
2014
$120,050
2.67% -
2013
$116,840
0.95% -
2012
$115,730
- -

Table 2. Natural Sciences Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of natural sciences managers in 15 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 natural sciences managers occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $141,880. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $71,940).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$141,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$138,420
Wholesale Trade
$131,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$131,040
Manufacturing
$130,290
Finance and Insurance
$125,200
Mining
$123,040
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$120,700
Transportation and Warehousing
$115,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$113,030
Utilities
$111,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$107,440
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$96,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$85,320
Educational Services
$71,940

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Natural Sciences Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only natural sciences managers 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 natural sciences managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $54,470 to $181,820. The highest paying state for natural sciences managers is Delaware with a median annual salary of $181,820. The lowest paying state is Indiana with a median annual salary of $54,470. For more salary information of natural sciences managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$181,820
New Jersey
$161,470
Massachusetts
$154,150
Connecticut
$148,140
North Carolina
$138,260
California
$138,190
Maryland
$133,920
Washington
$130,930
District of Columbia
$130,700
Colorado
$130,540
New York
$127,230
Virginia
$123,240
Rhode Island
$122,870
Ohio
$121,460
Pennsylvania
$120,040
Texas
$117,900
New Hampshire
$116,580
Illinois
$114,000
Iowa
$111,570
Minnesota
$111,570
Kansas
$110,720
Hawaii
$108,460
Tennessee
$108,210
Alaska
$104,270
Alabama
$103,390
Oregon
$103,370
Maine
$103,100
Georgia
$103,040
Missouri
$100,580
Wisconsin
$100,350
South Dakota
$100,120
Nevada
$100,120
North Dakota
$100,120
Kentucky
$99,020
Mississippi
$98,630
Florida
$98,330
Nebraska
$97,400
Puerto Rico
$97,380
Arkansas
$97,240
Oklahoma
$96,040
New Mexico
$94,650
West Virginia
$94,360
Vermont
$93,820
Wyoming
$92,330
Arizona
$92,020
Michigan
$92,010
Idaho
$91,540
Montana
$91,540
Utah
$89,970
Louisiana
$88,680
South Carolina
$79,440
Indiana
$54,470



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