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Mathematical Science Occupations Salary Information

The salary statistics of mathematical science occupations are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of mathematical science occupations in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mathematical science occupations within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mathematical science occupations 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. Mathematical Science Occupations Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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 mathematical science occupations. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mathematical science occupations is $143,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,330. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 202% 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 mathematical science occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.75% 9.27%
0.48% -
1.34% -
2.27% -
2.78% -
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Table 2. Mathematical Science Occupations Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of mathematical science occupations in 18 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 mathematical science occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $91,670. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $64,330).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Wholesale Trade
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Retail Trade
Educational Services

Table 3. Salaries of Mathematical Science Occupations Related Occupations

The average annual salary of mathematical science occupations related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Other Mathematical Science Occupations
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations
Mathematical Technicians
Operations Research Analysts


💰 Highest paying industries for mathematical science occupations.