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Table 15-3. Median annual salaries of employed U.S. scientists and engineers with a master's as the highest degree, by occupation, age, and primary or secondary work activity: 2013
 

Level of highest degree, occupation, and age (years)                Primary or secondary work activity
Employed scientists and engineers Computer applications Management, sales, administration Research and development Teaching Other
Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE
Master's 70,000 1,500 92,000 2,500 78,000 1,500 75,000 2,000 50,000 500 61,000 1,500
< 30 49,000 2,000 70,000 4,000 50,000 1,000 52,000 2,000 39,000 2,000 50,000 500
30–39 64,000 2,000 87,000 4,000 72,000 2,500 70,000 500 49,000 2,000 61,000 1,500
40–49 80,000 1,500 102,000 4,500 90,000 2,000 85,000 3,000 58,000 2,500 69,000 3,000
50–59 80,000 1,000 104,000 2,500 90,000 500 90,000 4,000 60,000 1,000 69,000 3,000
60–75 60,000 2,000 89,000 5,500 70,000 1,000 78,000 5,500 43,000 2,000 53,000 2,500
S&E occupations 83,000 2,000 95,000 500 91,000 2,500 82,000 1,500 30,000 3,000 75,000 1,500
< 30 55,000 2,500 75,000 2,000 60,000 3,500 50,000 5,000 20,000 500 56,000 4,000
30–39 78,000 2,500 90,000 1,000 86,000 4,000 77,000 2,000 25,000 2,000 75,000 4,000
40–49 99,000 2,500 104,000 2,000 102,000 2,000 100,000 2,500 44,000 2,000 88,000 3,000
50–59 100,000 1,500 106,000 3,000 102,000 2,500 102,000 4,000 50,000 6,500 90,000 3,500
60–75 74,000 3,000 89,000 3,000 80,000 6,000 90,000 4,500 29,000 6,500 68,000 8,000
Science occupations 78,000 2,000 95,000 500 85,000 500 76,000 3,500 29,000 1,500 70,000 2,500
< 30 47,000 4,000 75,000 4,500 59,000 5,500 41,000 4,500 20,000 500 52,000 6,500
30–39 75,000 2,000 90,000 1,000 81,000 4,000 70,000 3,500 25,000 2,000 70,000 7,000
40–49 95,000 2,000 105,000 2,500 101,000 2,500 96,000 4,500 44,000 2,000 82,000 4,500
50–59 90,000 3,000 104,000 1,500 94,000 6,000 90,000 4,000 49,000 4,000 80,000 7,500
60–75 60,000 4,000 86,000 2,500 59,000 9,000 70,000 7,000 27,000 3,000 55,000 10,500
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 54,000 4,000 47,000 13,000 65,000 4,500 52,000 3,000 32,000 13,500 60,000 3,000
< 30 31,000 2,000 29,000 7,000 48,000 9,000 30,000 2,000 25,000 1,000 31,000 8,500
30–39 50,000 7,000 54,000 20,000 54,000 12,000 48,000 5,000 41,000 14,500 59,000 3,500
40–49 71,000 7,500 S S 89,000 12,000 67,000 9,000 S S 69,000 6,500
50–59 75,000 8,500 S S 82,000 6,000 79,000 9,000 68,000 5,000 74,000 14,000
60–75 49,000 1,000 D D 48,000 1,500 44,000 12,000 30,000 10,500 45,000 1,500
Agricultural/ food scientists 46,000 17,000 * * 59,000 22,500 42,000 11,500 S S 39,000 7,000
< 30 26,000 5,500 D D * * 26,000 7,000 D D D D
30–39 42,000 4,000 D D 62,000 9,500 40,000 3,500 D D S S
40–49 77,000 13,500 D D D D 67,000 7,000 D D D D
50–59 72,000 5,000 D D 101,000 22,000 72,000 1,500 D D * *
60–75 S S D D S S S S D D * *
Biological and medical scientists 59,000 2,500 50,000 12,000 68,000 6,000 53,000 4,000 S S 64,000 5,000
< 30 35,000 3,000 29,000 14,000 49,000 6,000 33,000 5,500 29,000 3,500 42,000 5,500
30–39 56,000 6,000 54,000 15,500 56,000 18,500 54,000 5,000 S S 59,000 5,500
40–49 79,000 10,500 S S 96,000 12,500 71,000 8,500 D D 74,000 21,000
50–59 79,000 7,000 D D 77,000 9,000 75,000 6,500 * * 78,000 20,000
60–75 61,000 13,000 D D 68,000 27,000 57,000 6,000 D D 72,000 33,500
Environmental life scientists 64,000 5,000 D D 66,000 3,500 82,000 1,000 D D 47,000 2,500
< 30 D D D D D D S S D D D D
30–39 50,000 7,500 D D 51,000 4,500 51,000 6,500 D D D D
40–49 S S D D S S D D D D S S
50–59 80,000 1,000 D D 80,000 1,000 S S D D D D
60–75 S S D D D D S S D D D D
Postsecondary teachers - life/ related sciences 29,000 3,000 D D 58,000 7,000 27,000 4,000 29,000 2,000 25,000 11,000
< 30 24,000 2,000 D D * * 22,000 4,500 24,000 500 D D
30–39 19,000 3,000 D D * * 20,000 2,500 20,000 5,500 D D
40–49 43,000 11,500 D D S S D D 43,000 12,000 D D
50–59 56,000 3,000 D D D D 56,000 2,000 54,000 4,000 D D
60–75 28,000 5,500 D D S S S S 28,000 5,500 D D
Computer/ mathematical scientists 91,000 2,500 96,000 1,000 100,000 2,500 92,000 3,500 40,000 1,000 91,000 5,500
< 30 70,000 2,000 76,000 4,000 70,000 6,000 65,000 6,000 19,000 2,000 66,000 11,000
30–39 88,000 3,000 90,000 3,000 90,000 2,000 89,000 4,500 38,000 10,000 88,000 8,500
40–49 104,000 4,000 105,000 2,500 109,000 2,000 104,000 3,500 48,000 8,500 100,000 2,000
50–59 102,000 3,500 105,000 1,500 106,000 7,000 104,000 2,500 49,000 4,000 100,000 5,500
60–75 75,000 4,000 86,000 2,500 79,000 9,500 86,000 5,000 36,000 9,500 69,000 17,000
Computer and information scientists 96,000 2,000 96,000 1,500 101,000 2,500 97,000 3,500 66,000 9,500 96,000 4,000
< 30 77,000 2,500 79,000 3,000 75,000 4,000 76,000 4,500 D D 75,000 3,500
30–39 90,000 1,500 91,000 2,500 90,000 3,000 93,000 4,500 54,000 14,500 94,000 7,000
40–49 105,000 3,000 105,000 3,000 110,000 3,000 105,000 2,500 82,000 16,500 100,000 5,500
50–59 104,000 2,000 105,000 1,500 106,000 7,000 105,000 4,500 D D 104,000 5,000
60–75 85,000 5,000 86,000 3,000 79,000 5,000 88,000 4,000 63,000 19,000 74,000 8,500
Mathematical scientists 77,000 1,500 75,000 4,000 88,000 7,500 76,000 5,000 17,000 8,000 89,000 10,500
< 30 55,000 2,500 59,000 5,500 66,000 13,000 55,000 1,000 D D 46,000 20,000
30–39 77,000 4,000 69,000 13,000 94,000 6,500 77,000 1,000 D D 77,000 5,500
40–49 77,000 11,000 100,000 20,500 74,000 3,000 94,000 27,500 D D 75,000 3,000
50–59 98,000 12,500 111,000 34,000 132,000 39,000 89,000 6,500 D D 92,000 29,000
60–75 S S * * S S S S D D D D
Postsecondary teachers - computer/ math sciences 36,000 3,000 31,000 8,500 44,000 5,000 22,000 5,000 37,000 2,500 38,000 2,500
< 30 19,000 2,000 * * S S 19,000 1,000 19,000 2,000 D D
30–39 25,000 8,500 D D 45,000 7,000 21,000 1,500 30,000 13,000 S S
40–49 46,000 3,000 D D 48,000 6,000 S S 46,000 2,500 S S
50–59 48,000 2,000 D D D D S S 48,000 2,500 D D
60–75 S S D D D D 47,000 12,000 S S D D
Physical/ related scientists 64,000 6,000 59,000 10,500 78,000 5,000 63,000 5,500 23,000 3,000 66,000 4,500
< 30 30,000 2,500 33,000 1,500 43,000 4,500 30,000 2,000 21,000 1,000 42,000 2,500
30–39 50,000 4,500 27,000 12,500 62,000 3,000 48,000 6,000 21,000 4,500 59,000 3,500
40–49 79,000 2,500 54,000 22,500 79,000 9,500 79,000 3,500 43,000 9,000 77,000 1,000
50–59 90,000 10,500 D D 97,000 8,500 87,000 10,000 33,000 10,500 70,000 13,000
60–75 91,000 9,500 D D 91,000 12,500 103,000 36,500 S S 89,000 15,000
Chemists, except biochemists 68,000 4,000 D D 75,000 7,500 67,000 6,000 D D 55,000 6,500
< 30 34,000 6,500 D D 66,000 25,500 30,000 5,000 D D 41,000 2,000
30–39 59,000 12,000 D D S S 58,000 15,500 D D 58,000 4,000
40–49 79,000 10,500 D D 80,000 14,000 80,000 11,500 D D 68,000 2,000
50–59 80,000 5,500 D D 95,000 12,000 79,000 2,000 D D 61,000 15,000
60–75 60,000 7,500 D D 53,000 21,000 85,000 12,500 D D 54,000 7,500
Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean scientists 80,000 6,000 60,000 27,000 91,000 7,500 80,000 3,500 D D 77,000 3,000
< 30 50,000 18,500 59,000 4,000 45,000 7,000 50,000 19,500 D D 66,000 14,500
30–39 62,000 3,000 * * 67,000 8,000 61,000 8,500 D D 62,000 1,500
40–49 77,000 15,000 * * 75,000 3,000 94,000 24,500 D D D D
50–59 100,000 11,500 S S 110,000 3,500 87,000 9,000 D D 100,000 25,500
60–75 132,000 3,500 D D 95,000 14,000 132,000 2,500 D D S S
Physicists and astronomers 33,000 5,500 32,000 3,500 102,000 9,500 31,000 3,000 S S 118,000 41,500
< 30 25,000 5,000 30,000 5,500 D D 25,000 4,500 S S * *
30–39 S S * * D D 26,000 3,000 D D D D
40–49 98,000 20,500 D D D D D D D D D D
50–59 D D D D D D S S D D D D
60–75 * * D D D D * * D D D D
Postsecondary teachers - physical/ related sciences 22,000 2,500 D D 38,000 16,000 21,000 2,000 22,000 2,500 S S
< 30 21,000 1,000 D D S S 21,000 1,000 21,000 1,000 * *
30–39 21,000 4,000 D D S S 21,000 3,500 21,000 4,000 D D
40–49 43,000 9,000 D D D D S S 43,000 9,000 D D
50–59 29,000 6,000 D D D D D D D D D D
60–75 S S D D D D D D S S D D
Other physical/ related scientists 72,000 9,000 * * 71,000 10,000 78,000 4,500 D D 59,000 20,500
< 30 36,000 5,500 D D S S 29,000 9,000 D D D D
30–39 56,000 3,500 D D 58,000 8,500 55,000 9,000 D D 54,000 2,000
40–49 79,000 3,000 D D 83,000 9,500 79,000 3,000 D D D D
50–59 81,000 36,000 D D S S D D D D S S
60–75 S S D D D D D D D D S S
Social science, psychology 48,000 3,000 51,000 7,000 60,000 500 40,000 3,500 25,000 500 57,000 3,500
< 30 28,000 6,500 24,000 5,000 54,000 10,500 24,000 3,500 18,000 2,000 54,000 5,500
30–39 50,000 6,500 42,000 11,500 60,000 4,000 44,000 8,000 21,000 3,000 60,000 3,000
40–49 59,000 4,500 S S 67,000 2,500 52,000 8,000 S S 61,000 3,000
50–59 51,000 7,500 * * 63,000 8,000 54,000 12,500 S S 53,000 7,500
60–75 37,000 13,000 D D 47,000 21,500 48,000 7,000 26,000 2,000 57,000 17,000
Economists 58,000 8,000 52,000 2,500 75,000 6,500 53,000 8,000 * * 62,000 17,500
< 30 S S S S S S 26,000 13,500 D D S S
30–39 54,000 3,500 S S 53,000 15,000 52,000 6,000 D D 54,000 9,500
40–49 87,000 10,000 * * 82,000 26,000 93,000 22,000 D D 85,000 8,500
50–59 136,000 17,000 D D 145,000 9,000 146,000 7,000 D D 120,000 39,500
60–75 82,000 25,000 D D * * * * D D * *
Political scientists 88,000 33,000 D D S S 99,000 31,000 D D 131,000 23,000
< 30 46,000 13,000 D D * * 45,000 12,000 D D * *
30–39 128,000 34,500 D D 76,000 11,000 126,000 29,000 D D S S
40–49 S S D D D D S S D D D D
50–59 * * D D D D D D D D D D
60–75 D D D D D D D D D D D D
Postsecondary teachers - social/ related sciences 21,000 4,000 * * 20,000 6,500 25,000 2,500 22,000 4,500 S S
< 30 17,000 2,500 D D 15,000 1,000 18,000 5,500 17,000 2,500 15,000 1,000
30–39 16,000 3,500 D D D D 20,000 4,000 15,000 4,500 45,000 12,500
40–49 24,000 2,500 D D D D 18,000 4,500 24,000 4,500 D D
50–59 S S D D S S 41,000 5,000 S S D D
60–75 26,000 3,000 D D D D S S 26,000 3,000 S S
Psychologists 53,000 3,500 * * 58,000 2,000 35,000 4,500 50,000 5,000 55,000 2,000
< 30 45,000 12,000 D D 54,000 10,500 26,000 5,500 48,000 22,000 54,000 5,500
30–39 56,000 2,000 D D 57,000 3,500 47,000 9,000 50,000 4,500 56,000 1,000
40–49 59,000 6,500 D D 61,000 2,500 S S D D 59,000 7,500
50–59 49,000 3,500 D D 56,000 4,000 38,000 11,500 50,000 24,000 48,000 2,500
60–75 64,000 14,000 D D 74,000 19,000 S S D D 70,000 11,000
Sociologists and anthropologists 45,000 6,500 S S 53,000 7,000 47,000 10,000 * * 41,000 3,000
< 30 S S D D S S * * D D D D
30–39 23,000 1,500 S S 36,000 12,000 23,000 1,000 D D * *
40–49 55,000 11,000 D D 56,000 11,000 62,000 12,500 D D * *
50–59 S S D D D D S S D D D D
60–75 * * D D * * * * D D D D
Other social and related scientists 61,000 5,000 S S 68,000 4,000 54,000 9,500 S S 85,000 11,500
< 30 20,000 8,000 D D 44,000 3,500 20,000 2,500 D D 51,000 10,000
30–39 65,000 20,000 D D 95,000 19,500 59,000 17,000 D D 95,000 12,000
40–49 68,000 3,000 D D 68,000 2,500 81,000 21,500 D D 69,000 3,500
50–59 89,000 4,000 D D S S 110,000 10,500 D D 90,000 8,000
60–75 S S D D D D 58,000 12,500 D D S S
Engineering occupations 96,000 1,500 95,000 2,000 100,000 500 94,000 2,000 48,000 16,000 89,000 1,500
< 30 66,000 2,000 75,000 1,500 71,000 4,000 65,000 500 20,000 1,500 67,000 4,000
30–39 89,000 2,000 90,000 4,500 94,000 2,500 87,000 2,500 24,000 9,000 79,000 2,000
40–49 102,000 3,000 101,000 1,500 103,000 3,000 101,000 4,000 S S 97,000 3,500
50–59 110,000 3,500 129,000 4,500 115,000 4,000 114,000 4,000 70,000 8,000 98,000 2,500
60–75 104,000 1,500 110,000 15,500 104,000 4,000 110,000 6,500 68,000 10,500 79,000 6,500
Aeronautical/ aerospace/ astronautical engineers 112,000 2,000 99,000 14,000 116,000 3,500 112,000 2,500 D D 116,000 4,000
< 30 81,000 3,500 81,000 1,500 * * 80,000 2,500 * * * *
30–39 100,000 2,500 91,000 25,000 101,000 3,000 100,000 1,500 D D 89,000 21,500
40–49 114,000 5,000 S S 114,000 2,500 127,000 12,500 D D S S
50–59 127,000 9,000 S S 124,000 6,500 126,000 6,000 D D 140,000 34,500
60–75 124,000 26,000 D D 129,000 22,500 93,000 39,500 D D D D
Chemical engineers 92,000 5,500 S S 99,000 2,000 95,000 6,500 D D 89,000 4,500
< 30 S S D D 71,000 7,500 S S D D * *
30–39 82,000 8,000 D D 71,000 19,000 81,000 16,000 D D 63,000 22,500
40–49 103,000 12,000 D D 110,000 9,000 111,000 12,000 D D 87,000 17,000
50–59 109,000 8,500 D D 103,000 8,000 100,000 15,000 D D 109,000 7,500
60–75 88,000 8,000 D D * * 96,000 12,000 D D S S
Civil, including architectural/ sanitary engineers 85,000 3,000 72,000 18,500 91,000 4,000 79,000 2,500 D D 76,000 5,000
< 30 63,000 3,500 S S 66,000 5,000 64,000 3,000 D D 60,000 3,000
30–39 74,000 2,500 90,000 26,500 79,000 1,000 73,000 3,500 D D 69,000 7,500
40–49 95,000 4,000 S S 97,000 3,000 92,000 5,500 D D 99,000 5,000
50–59 99,000 5,000 D D 107,000 16,500 99,000 5,000 D D 89,000 6,000
60–75 99,000 11,000 D D 111,000 7,500 104,000 7,000 D D 72,000 4,500
Electrical/ computer hardware engineers 104,000 1,000 103,000 5,000 109,000 5,500 104,000 2,500 S S 96,000 2,500
< 30 75,000 6,000 81,000 10,000 85,000 1,000 76,000 6,500 D D 74,000 2,000
30–39 94,000 5,500 90,000 4,000 103,000 5,000 95,000 6,500 D D 80,000 10,000
40–49 115,000 5,500 107,000 7,000 118,000 3,000 114,000 5,500 D D 97,000 4,500
50–59 119,000 4,000 129,000 2,500 120,000 2,500 120,000 3,500 D D 104,000 6,000
60–75 115,000 15,000 122,000 18,000 104,000 23,000 119,000 10,000 D D 102,000 21,500
Industrial engineers 89,000 8,500 100,000 8,500 89,000 8,000 70,000 8,500 D D 107,000 19,000
< 30 65,000 5,000 * * 69,000 2,000 65,000 2,000 D D 61,000 3,000
30–39 88,000 22,500 D D 95,000 24,500 S S D D 109,000 2,000
40–49 95,000 11,500 S S 90,000 13,500 77,000 5,500 D D S S
50–59 110,000 19,000 D D 100,000 36,000 D D D D D D
60–75 D D D D D D S S D D D D
Mechanical engineers 92,000 3,000 80,000 10,000 97,000 4,000 94,000 4,000 S S 85,000 8,500
< 30 68,000 5,000 S S 67,000 4,500 69,000 5,000 D D 65,000 10,000
30–39 87,000 2,000 70,000 13,500 90,000 3,500 87,000 2,500 D D 85,000 1,500
40–49 101,000 5,000 85,000 2,000 105,000 5,000 104,000 6,500 D D 92,000 9,000
50–59 110,000 8,000 * * 120,000 11,500 118,000 7,000 D D 87,000 10,000
60–75 116,000 4,500 D D 131,000 36,000 116,000 4,000 D D 87,000 27,000
Postsecondary teachers - engineering 26,000 6,500 D D 72,000 13,500 22,000 5,500 26,000 11,000 D D
< 30 20,000 2,000 D D D D 19,000 6,500 20,000 2,000 D D
30–39 20,000 4,000 D D * * 19,000 2,000 23,000 5,000 D D
40–49 S S D D D D D D S S D D
50–59 68,000 10,500 D D D D S S 68,000 10,500 D D
60–75 S S D D D D D D S S D D
Other engineers 94,000 3,000 95,000 10,500 99,000 1,500 88,000 4,000 95,000 39,500 81,000 12,000
< 30 60,000 2,000 57,000 11,000 70,000 2,500 57,000 7,000 D D 69,000 7,000
30–39 93,000 5,000 92,000 23,500 99,000 3,000 93,000 7,000 S S 73,000 3,500
40–49 99,000 5,500 112,000 23,000 99,000 4,500 86,000 10,000 D D 99,000 13,000
50–59 109,000 7,000 D D 109,000 10,000 114,000 9,500 D D 95,000 6,000
60–75 101,000 4,500 D D 101,000 6,000 104,000 9,000 D D 64,000 7,500
S&E-related occupations 68,000 2,000 90,000 2,000 79,000 2,500 66,000 4,000 58,000 1,500 68,000 2,500
< 30 52,000 1,500 59,000 8,000 51,000 1,500 52,000 3,500 43,000 3,000 55,000 2,000
30–39 60,000 3,000 75,000 12,500 66,000 4,500 60,000 1,500 52,000 3,000 65,000 3,000
40–49 74,000 2,500 99,000 5,500 85,000 2,000 76,000 4,500 62,000 2,000 72,000 3,000
50–59 77,000 4,500 89,000 6,000 90,000 2,000 73,000 7,000 66,000 5,000 74,000 2,500
60–75 66,000 4,000 106,000 4,500 80,000 3,500 70,000 14,000 54,000 3,500 64,000 5,000
Health and related 65,000 1,500 89,000 23,500 70,000 1,000 64,000 5,500 62,000 2,500 66,000 2,000
< 30 55,000 2,000 47,000 2,000 51,000 1,500 55,000 2,000 54,000 4,000 55,000 3,000
30–39 62,000 3,500 70,000 15,500 67,000 4,000 66,000 11,000 59,000 3,500 65,000 4,500
40–49 69,000 1,500 D D 77,000 3,000 82,000 4,500 64,000 2,000 68,000 3,000
50–59 72,000 2,500 D D 74,000 5,000 63,000 6,500 74,000 2,000 71,000 2,500
60–75 62,000 4,000 D D 61,000 6,500 42,000 10,000 56,000 7,000 65,000 3,000
S&E manager 110,000 3,000 120,000 3,500 110,000 3,000 104,000 6,500 72,000 9,000 97,000 7,500
< 30 74,000 5,000 D D 74,000 5,000 76,000 8,000 D D 65,000 10,000
30–39 90,000 4,000 89,000 25,000 90,000 4,000 91,000 8,000 S S 85,000 17,000
40–49 113,000 6,500 122,000 5,000 113,000 6,500 110,000 9,500 D D 95,000 10,500
50–59 127,000 5,000 148,000 10,000 127,000 5,000 115,000 23,000 D D 125,000 1,500
60–75 111,000 5,000 D D 111,000 5,000 115,000 20,000 D D 87,000 12,000
S&E precollege teacher 55,000 1,500 48,000 12,000 58,000 4,000 48,000 1,000 55,000 1,500 59,000 3,000
< 30 41,000 2,500 D D 40,000 2,000 37,000 2,000 41,000 2,000 42,000 500
30–39 50,000 1,500 S S 51,000 5,000 47,000 500 50,000 2,000 64,000 6,000
40–49 62,000 2,500 S S 64,000 4,500 48,000 2,500 62,000 2,500 60,000 2,500
50–59 58,000 4,500 S S 58,000 7,000 50,000 10,000 58,000 4,500 75,000 6,000
60–75 54,000 4,500 D D 59,000 1,500 37,000 11,000 54,000 4,500 54,000 1,500
S&E technician/ technologist 80,000 3,000 85,000 7,500 90,000 3,500 80,000 6,500 71,000 1,000 70,000 2,000
< 30 56,000 6,000 60,000 9,500 59,000 8,000 60,000 6,500 * * 45,000 10,000
30–39 70,000 2,000 81,000 19,000 72,000 14,000 67,000 5,000 S S 70,000 1,000
40–49 84,000 5,500 84,000 9,000 99,000 500 97,000 14,000 D D 82,000 4,500
50–59 83,000 7,500 92,000 15,000 86,000 8,000 99,000 8,000 D D 59,000 4,500
60–75 85,000 12,000 107,000 3,500 88,000 13,500 100,000 9,500 D D S S
Other S&E-related 72,000 7,000 S S 76,000 3,000 70,000 9,000 D D 75,000 8,500
< 30 53,000 1,500 * * 52,000 1,500 52,000 2,500 D D 51,000 10,000
30–39 63,000 4,500 D D 63,000 4,000 57,000 9,500 D D 63,000 6,500
40–49 76,000 5,000 S S 81,000 9,000 76,000 6,500 D D 59,000 17,500
50–59 87,000 14,500 D D 79,000 18,500 74,000 25,000 D D 89,000 24,500
60–75 99,000 500 D D 99,000 500 D D D D 96,000 18,000
Non-S&E occupations 60,000 1,000 64,000 12,000 72,000 1,500 64,000 3,500 48,000 2,000 52,000 2,000
< 30 42,000 2,000 55,000 11,500 44,000 2,000 52,000 2,500 39,000 2,500 39,000 1,500
30–39 60,000 3,000 45,000 11,000 69,000 2,500 66,000 6,000 45,000 1,500 52,000 4,000
40–49 70,000 3,000 121,000 8,000 82,000 4,500 65,000 9,500 50,000 500 62,000 3,000
50–59 70,000 3,000 S S 84,000 6,500 83,000 10,000 55,000 4,000 58,000 5,500
60–75 50,000 1,500 46,000 5,500 65,000 6,000 70,000 14,500 37,000 7,000 45,000 5,500
Arts/ humanities/ related 37,000 4,500 S S 49,000 7,500 35,000 12,500 S S 36,000 14,000
< 30 34,000 3,000 S S 35,000 3,500 S S D D 26,000 7,500
30–39 50,000 7,000 D D 48,000 3,000 S S S S 64,000 20,000
40–49 S S D D 36,000 12,500 S S D D S S
50–59 S S D D 109,000 13,500 S S D D 12,000 3,500
60–75 31,000 11,500 D D S S S S S S 35,000 4,000
Management-related 85,000 2,000 79,000 17,000 85,000 2,500 89,000 4,000 63,000 6,500 82,000 7,000
< 30 55,000 2,500 62,000 12,500 52,000 4,500 65,000 5,000 D D 64,000 11,000
30–39 85,000 2,500 64,000 23,500 85,000 2,000 85,000 5,500 56,000 8,000 82,000 5,500
40–49 92,000 5,000 94,000 24,500 92,000 3,500 98,000 7,000 88,000 43,000 116,000 11,000
50–59 98,000 13,500 89,000 34,500 98,000 13,000 100,000 11,000 D D 79,000 19,500
60–75 75,000 9,500 D D 82,000 10,000 98,000 44,500 D D 53,000 8,500
Non-S&E manager 113,000 3,500 141,000 16,500 113,000 3,500 114,000 8,000 77,000 9,000 99,000 7,500
< 30 82,000 7,000 D D 82,000 7,000 85,000 13,500 D D 68,000 9,000
30–39 91,000 5,500 135,000 55,500 90,000 7,000 89,000 12,500 73,000 1,500 78,000 4,500
40–49 124,000 5,000 138,000 13,500 124,000 6,000 126,000 26,000 D D 100,000 9,500
50–59 125,000 11,500 142,000 7,000 124,000 11,000 118,000 16,500 97,000 5,000 105,000 21,500
60–75 102,000 12,000 124,000 6,500 101,000 10,500 149,000 24,000 D D 107,000 32,000
Non-S&E postsecondary teacher 26,000 4,000 D D 37,000 8,000 25,000 4,500 26,000 4,000 25,000 11,500
< 30 21,000 5,000 D D 28,000 11,500 23,000 6,000 21,000 5,000 * *
30–39 24,000 2,500 D D S S 23,000 7,500 24,000 2,500 20,000 5,500
40–49 S S D D S S 54,000 14,500 S S S S
50–59 48,000 14,000 D D 64,000 19,000 19,000 7,500 48,000 14,000 48,000 7,000
60–75 24,000 2,000 D D S S S S 25,000 3,000 42,000 19,500
Non-S&E precollege/ other teacher 50,000 1,000 S S 51,000 2,000 50,000 1,000 50,000 1,000 51,000 2,500
< 30 44,000 3,500 D D 32,000 13,000 50,000 4,000 44,000 3,500 39,000 7,000
30–39 50,000 1,500 D D 47,000 6,000 56,000 3,000 50,000 1,500 53,000 8,500
40–49 49,000 1,000 D D 49,000 3,000 46,000 4,000 49,000 1,000 60,000 4,500
50–59 56,000 5,000 D D 61,000 6,000 S S 57,000 4,500 49,000 1,500
60–75 47,000 7,000 D D 56,000 27,500 D D 47,000 7,000 56,000 16,000
Sales/ marketing 65,000 5,500 122,000 38,000 65,000 6,000 82,000 15,000 41,000 1,500 62,000 4,500
< 30 45,000 7,500 D D 45,000 7,000 48,000 6,000 D D 61,000 18,500
30–39 79,000 7,000 92,000 23,000 80,000 13,000 82,000 30,000 35,000 11,000 75,000 5,500
40–49 78,000 4,500 S S 78,000 4,000 117,000 10,500 D D 53,000 9,000
50–59 61,000 14,500 D D 60,000 19,500 S S D D 78,000 19,000
60–75 40,000 7,000 D D 41,000 5,000 D D D D S S
Social service/ related 46,000 1,500 D D 50,000 1,500 42,000 2,000 44,000 2,500 46,000 1,500
< 30 37,000 1,000 D D 38,000 3,000 41,000 5,500 35,000 5,000 37,000 1,000
30–39 45,000 1,500 D D 48,000 3,000 41,000 5,500 43,000 6,000 44,000 1,500
40–49 52,000 3,500 D D 55,000 4,500 40,000 2,500 60,000 9,000 52,000 3,500
50–59 50,000 2,000 S S 52,000 4,000 51,000 4,000 44,000 14,500 52,000 4,000
60–75 45,000 7,500 D D 58,000 6,500 S S 41,000 3,500 49,000 5,500
Other non-S&E 37,000 2,500 42,000 10,000 43,000 3,000 40,000 4,500 22,000 3,000 38,000 5,000
< 30 40,000 4,500 21,000 8,000 44,000 7,500 68,000 12,000 21,000 5,500 38,000 2,000
30–39 38,000 1,500 S S 44,000 3,500 39,000 2,500 30,000 12,500 34,000 8,500
40–49 46,000 6,000 36,000 6,000 50,000 7,500 43,000 5,000 33,000 15,000 49,000 3,000
50–59 34,000 8,500 D D 40,000 6,000 S S 30,000 3,000 40,000 5,500
60–75 24,000 6,500 41,000 3,500 41,000 8,000 S S 17,000 4,500 18,000 6,500

Data codes used in these tables: * = value < 500. D = suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information. S = suppressed for reliability; coefficient of variation exceeds publication standards.
Abbreviations used in these tables: S&E = science and engineering; SE = standard error.
NOTES: Salaries are for principal job and rounded to the nearest $1,000. Standard errors for salaries are rounded up to the nearest $500. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Scientists and engineers are bachelor's and higher degreed individuals living in the United States with an S&E or S&E-related degree or occupation. See appendix for additional details on coverage, eligibility, educational field classification, and occupational classification.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT): 2013.
Data from survey cycle 2013, as of 24 February 2015.