Table 3-15
Annual earnings and earnings growth in science and technology and related occupations: May 2004–May 2007
 
  Mean   Median
Occupation 2007 annual
earnings ($)
Average annual
growth rate since
2004 (%)
  2007 annual
earnings ($)
Average
annual growth rate
since 2004 (%)
 
All U.S. employment 40,690 3.2   31,410 3.0
STEM occupations 72,000 3.4   66,950 3.3
S&E occupations 74,070 3.4   70,600 3.4
Computer/mathematical scientists 71,940 3.4   68,910 3.5
Life scientists 71,700 3.3   63,170 3.1
Physical scientists 73,720 3.7   67,190 3.9
Social scientists 66,370 3.1   60,380 3.2
Engineers 81,050 3.7   77,750 3.5
Technology occupations 67,870 0.3   NA NA
S&E managers 114,470 4.7   NA NA
S&E technicians/computer programmers 53,165 2.8   NA NA
S&E-related occupations
(not included above)
66,150 4.1   50,540 4.5
Health-related occupations 66,000 4.4   55,310 4.8
Other S&E-related occupations 73,110 3.3   50,250 3.8
 

NA = not available

STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTE: Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) employment data do not cover employment in agriculture, private household, or among self-employed, and therefore do not represent total U.S. employment.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, OES Survey (May 2004 and May 2007).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010