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 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 natural sciences managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $160,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $119,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,920. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of natural sciences managers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of natural sciences managers in 13 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 $162,530. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $80,450).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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 $52,830 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 $52,830. For more salary information of natural sciences managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |