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Life, Physical and Social Science Salaries Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,296,840 $27.51 $30.90 $64,280
Animal Scientists 2,760 $26.94 $29.64 $61,640
Food Scientists and Technologists 10,510 $28.61 $31.06 $64,610
Soil and Plant Scientists 10,790 $28.07 $30.82 $64,110
Biochemists and Biophysicists 22,230 $39.83 $42.53 $88,450
Microbiologists 15,750 $30.94 $33.73 $70,150
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 17,780 $26.58 $28.28 $58,820
Biological Scientists, All Other 28,290 $31.29 $32.71 $68,030
Conservation Scientists 15,830 $28.23 $28.93 $60,170
Foresters 10,160 $25.84 $26.46 $55,040
Epidemiologists 4,370 $29.50 $31.01 $64,500
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 99,750 $34.90 $39.36 $81,870
Life Scientists, All Other 12,030 $29.55 $33.18 $69,020
Astronomers 1,280 $48.70 $47.95 $99,730
Physicists 14,810 $49.47 $51.17 $106,440
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 8,860 $39.08 $39.46 $82,080
Chemists 83,080 $31.84 $34.17 $71,070
Materials Scientists 9,650 $38.57 $39.23 $81,600
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80,120 $28.72 $31.39 $65,280
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 31,260 $38.06 $42.93 $89,300
Hydrologists 7,590 $34.35 $35.36 $73,540
Physical Scientists, All Other 22,900 $43.99 $44.16 $91,850
Economists 12,600 $40.19 $43.67 $90,830
Market Research Analysts 230,070 $29.36 $32.37 $67,340
Survey Researchers 21,100 $17.42 $20.22 $42,060
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 97,880 $30.84 $33.74 $70,190
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,460 $37.03 $41.57 $86,460
Psychologists, All Other 9,870 $41.41 $43.49 $90,460
Sociologists 4,390 $32.96 $36.28 $75,460
Urban and Regional Planners 37,120 $28.75 $30.00 $62,400
Anthropologists and Archeologists 5,230 $25.92 $27.55 $57,300
Geographers 1,120 $32.02 $32.13 $66,830
Historians 3,700 $26.22 $27.49 $57,180
Political Scientists 3,530 $50.06 $47.75 $99,320
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 28,680 $33.04 $34.49 $71,730
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 18,930 $16.34 $17.53 $36,470
Biological Technicians 72,200 $18.46 $19.67 $40,900
Chemical Technicians 65,830 $20.25 $21.02 $43,710
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 14,570 $25.65 $27.44 $57,080
Nuclear Technicians 6,360 $32.64 $32.17 $66,910
Social Science Research Assistants 18,120 $17.14 $18.23 $37,920
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 33,370 $19.34 $20.76 $43,180
Forensic Science Technicians 11,990 $23.97 $25.46 $52,960
Forest and Conservation Technicians 30,850 $15.39 $16.98 $35,320
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 58,070 $19.25 $20.63 $42,910

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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