Salary for Natural Sciences Managers

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Natural scientists generally have their Bachelor's degrees in scientific or technical fields, although roughly 29% have doctoral or professional degrees, and another 23% have obtained their Master's. The job itself entails conferring with scientists and technical professionals in order to establish research and project goals, crafting project proposals, coordinating various phases of the scientific process, and communicating project-specific information with clients. Additionally, natural sciences managers are expected to ensure compliance with relevant government regulations.

A Natural Sciences Manager can get an average wage on a scale from $71,400 to $208,000 based on the level of seniority. can get wages of one hundred and fifty-four thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated highest in New Jersey, where they earn compensation, on average, of close to $202,870. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Wholesale Trade, where they can earn job pay of $182,990.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 74.22 percent nationwide in that time.


Natural Sciences Managers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Public Administration
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation