Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
146k
Average Age
41.5
Average Salary
$97,417
Average Male Salary
$110,362
Average Female Salary
$87,073

About

Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other was $97,417 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other by wage are Financial examiners, Project management specialists, and Civil engineers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, and Cambridge City PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, Cambridge City PUMA, MA, and South of US-59, West of I-45 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, by average wage, is Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers . Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are paid most in Cicero, Berwyn & Oak Park Townships PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$97,417
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,190

In 2020, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other earned an average of $97,417, $41,463 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Project management specialists make somewhat more than Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other while Financial examiners make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.371
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.371, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (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 Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, by average wage, are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers , Insurance carriers, and Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing .

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Industries by Share

146k
2020 Workforce
± 9,361
2.66%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.92%

The number of people employed as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other has been growing at a rate of 2.66%, from 141,740 people in 2019 to 145,516 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other at  27.3%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 22.6% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 17%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other in the US. The average age of male Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other in the workforce is 42 and of female Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

64.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,240
80.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,981

55.6% of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

53.9% of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 30.3% of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other.

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Age by Sex

42
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.17
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.03

The median age of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 1.06 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other is Biology but a relatively high number of Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other hold a major in Biology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other need many skills, but most especially Science and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, and Programming.

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