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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Natural Sciences Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,920
25th Percentile Wage
$92,070
50th Percentile Wage
$119,850
75th Percentile Wage
$160,990
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 $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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of natural sciences managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016119,850-0.26%3.44%
2015120,1600.09%-
2014120,0502.67%-
2013116,8400.95%-
2012115,730--

Table 2. Natural Sciences Manager Salary by Industry Sector

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
$162,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$137,410
Wholesale Trade
$134,080
Manufacturing
$124,070
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$122,200
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$121,360
Mining
$120,820
Finance and Insurance
$120,630
Utilities
$114,780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$114,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$106,140
Educational Services
$85,670
Health Care and Social Assistance
$80,450

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 $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
Delaware
$181,820
New Jersey
$174,250
Massachusetts
$154,010
Connecticut
$141,720
California
$138,230
North Carolina
$134,390
Maryland
$130,620
Pennsylvania
$128,300
New York
$128,140
District of Columbia
$128,070
Colorado
$125,130
Washington
$124,350
New Hampshire
$123,030
Ohio
$121,500
Virginia
$120,630
Rhode Island
$119,920
Illinois
$115,890
Iowa
$111,180
Texas
$110,250
West Virginia
$106,970
Minnesota
$106,490
Hawaii
$106,370
Missouri
$104,160
Tennessee
$103,440
Nevada
$102,820
Alaska
$101,660
Maine
$101,630
Oregon
$101,340
Alabama
$101,320
Kansas
$99,080
Wisconsin
$98,790
Mississippi
$98,520
Florida
$98,330
Nebraska
$98,200
Puerto Rico
$97,380
South Dakota
$97,360
North Dakota
$95,710
Michigan
$95,130
Kentucky
$94,990
Arizona
$94,940
New Mexico
$92,910
Vermont
$92,330
Utah
$92,320
Wyoming
$91,850
Louisiana
$90,080
Montana
$90,070
Oklahoma
$87,590
Idaho
$87,580
Arkansas
$85,810
South Carolina
$75,950
Indiana
$52,830


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