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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Natural Sciences Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$165,210
50th Percentile Wage
$120,050
25th Percentile Wage
$92,230
10th Percentile Wage
$70,020

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 $165,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $120,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,020. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $120,050 2.75%
2013 $116,840 0.96%
2012 $115,730 0.84%
2011 $114,770 -1.08%
2010 $116,020 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for natural sciences managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.47%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.96%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 0.84% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -1.08%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Natural Sciences Managers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Natural Sciences Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of natural sciences managers in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for natural sciences managers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $172,650. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $96,440).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$172,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$156,230
Wholesale Trade
$153,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$141,290
Finance and Insurance
$130,990
Utilities
$127,400
Manufacturing
$123,180
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$116,660
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$109,780
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$103,060
Federal, State, and Local Government
$102,240
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$99,920
Health Care and Social Assistance
$97,420
Educational Services
$96,440

Table 5. 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 $55,240 to $172,160. The highest paying state for natural sciences managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $172,160. The lowest paying state is Indiana with a median annual salary of $55,240. 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
$172,160
Delaware
$171,410
Massachusetts
$163,810
Pennsylvania
$150,980
California
$144,370
District of Columbia
$131,040
Connecticut
$129,790
North Carolina
$128,340
Washington
$128,260
Virginia
$126,970
Maryland
$125,000
Colorado
$119,460
New Hampshire
$117,940
Rhode Island
$117,120
Illinois
$115,630
New York
$115,510
Minnesota
$106,910
Texas
$106,670
Wisconsin
$105,060
Florida
$104,690
Alabama
$104,670
Ohio
$104,630
Missouri
$104,050
Nebraska
$101,930
Tennessee
$101,920
Mississippi
$100,900
New Mexico
$100,170
Oregon
$99,920
Arizona
$99,540
Alaska
$98,920
Hawaii
$98,460
South Dakota
$96,420
Kentucky
$96,410
Michigan
$95,400
Iowa
$95,220
Georgia
$94,990
Nevada
$94,230
Arkansas
$94,020
Maine
$93,660
Puerto Rico
$93,660
Louisiana
$92,550
Kansas
$90,960
North Dakota
$90,920
Utah
$90,910
West Virginia
$90,910
Vermont
$90,900
Oklahoma
$90,350
Idaho
$90,320
Montana
$88,170
Wyoming
$88,040
South Carolina
$81,090
Indiana
$55,240


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