Table 3-14
Annual earnings and earnings growth in science, technology, and related occupations: May 2009–May 2012
 
Occupation 2009
annual
earnings ($) 
2012
annual
earnings ($) 
Annual
growth rate
2009–12 (%)
  2009
annual
earnings ($) 
2012
annual
earnings ($) 
Annual
growth rate
2009–12 (%)
Mean Median
 
All U.S. employment 43,460 45,790 1.8 33,190 34,750 1.5
STEM occupations 76,600 82,160 2.4 71,080 75,840 2.2
S&E occupations 78,480 82,930 1.9 74,380 78,270 1.7
Computer and mathematical scientists 76,280 80,080 1.6 72,930 76,170 1.5
Life scientists 77,400 79,430 0.9 68,240 69,980 0.8
Physical scientists 78,880 83,750 2.0 71,670 74,880 1.5
Social scientists 69,140 73,230 1.9 63,130 67,660 2.3
Engineers 86,140 91,450 2.0 82,130 86,500 1.7
Technology occupations 72,500 78,740 2.8 60,650 65,300 2.5
S&E-related occupations (not listed above) 70,980 74,840 1.8 58,910 61,540 1.5
Health-related occupations 70,840 74,740 1.8 58,670 61,320 1.5
Other S&E-related occupations 77,930 80,380 1.0 71,020 72,950 0.9
 

STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NOTES: See table 3-2 for definitions of S&E, S&E-related, and STEM occupations. 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 2009 and May 2012).

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