Natural sciences managers

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Total Workforce

24.5k

Average Age

40.5

Average Salary

$95,257

Average Male Salary

$118,409

Average Female Salary

$79,271

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Natural sciences managers are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Natural sciences managers was $95,257 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Natural sciences managers by wage are Project management specialists, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, and Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Natural sciences managers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Natural sciences managers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Natural sciences managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges 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

$95,257

AVERAGE SALARY

± $13,688

In 2018, Natural sciences managers earned an average of $95,257, $41,369 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other make somewhat more than Natural sciences managers while Project management specialists 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

0.399

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Natural sciences managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.399, 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

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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 by Share

24.5k

2018 Workforce

± 3,843

7.91%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21%

The number of people employed as Natural sciences managers has been growing at a rate of 7.91%, from 22,709 people in 2017 to 24,505 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Natural sciences managers employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Natural sciences managers at  24.6%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 21.5% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 9.23%.

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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 41.8 and of female Natural sciences managers is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Natural sciences managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

10k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,456

14.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,956

59.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

78.3% of Natural sciences managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.59% of Natural sciences managers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.02

39.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.39

The median age of Natural sciences managers is 40.5, and Male employees are generally 2.21 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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