Natural sciences managers

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Total Workforce

22.7k

Average Age

44.5

Estimated Job Growth

9.88%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$108,980

Average Male Salary

$122,831

Average Female Salary

$97,710

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Natural sciences managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Natural sciences managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Natural sciences managers, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Natural sciences managers are paid most in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$108,980

AVERAGE SALARY

± $14,924

In 2017, Natural sciences managers earned an average of $108,980, $56,915 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Aerospace engineers make somewhat more than Natural sciences managers while Chemical engineers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Natural sciences managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.319

WAGE GINI

In 2016, Natural sciences managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.319, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Natural sciences managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Natural sciences managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Natural sciences managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Natural sciences managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Natural sciences managers, by number of employees, are Scientific research & development services, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Natural sciences managers, by average wage, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, Scientific research & development services, and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals.

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Industries by Share

22.7k

2017 Workforce

± 3,699

10.7%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.4%

The number of people employed as Natural sciences managers has been growing at a rate of 10.7%, from 20,510 people in 2016 to 22,709 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Natural sciences managers employed by various industries. Scientific research & development services employs the largest share of Natural sciences managers at  25.6%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 19.3% and Hospitals with 11.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Natural sciences managers in the US. The average age of male Natural sciences managers in the workforce is 48.1 and of female Natural sciences managers is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Natural sciences managers is White.

Gender Composition

10.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,478

12.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,747

55.1% of Natural sciences managers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Natural sciences managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Natural sciences managers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

81.5% of Natural sciences managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.3% of Natural sciences managers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Natural sciences managers.

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Age by Gender

48.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.51

41.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.59

The median age of Natural sciences managers is 44.5, and Male employees are generally 6.52 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Natural sciences managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Natural sciences managers is Biology but a relatively high number of Natural sciences managers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Natural sciences managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Natural sciences managers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Natural sciences managers need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Science, and Operations Analysis.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Natural sciences managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Natural sciences managers are expected to see a growth of 9.88% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.88%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Natural sciences managers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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