TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS 19-0000 1,480 57,930 32,795 70,495 37,780 54,320 73,665
    27.85 15.75 33.90 18.15 26.10 35.40
Biochemists and Biophysicists 19-1021 10 103,765 52,430 129,435 56,975 60,335 114,350
    49.90 25.20 62.25 27.40 29.00 55.00
Biological Scientists, All Other 19-1029 80 65,760 41,750 77,765 51,460 65,555 84,085
    31.60 20.05 37.40 24.75 31.50 40.45
Physicists 19-2012 75,755 42,690 92,285 44,955 54,860 97,025
    36.40 20.50 44.35 21.60 26.35 46.65
Chemists 19-2031 57,150 32,160 69,645 34,965 46,955 75,210
    27.50 15.45 33.50 16.80 22.55 36.15
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 19-2041 190 67,890 41,375 81,150 47,715 69,575 84,275
    32.65 19.90 39.00 22.95 33.45 40.50
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 19-2042 40 59,150 38,200 69,625 39,305 50,560 82,175
    28.45 18.35 33.45 18.90 24.30 39.50
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 19-3031 130 75,415 51,210 87,515 57,015 68,920 98,705
    36.25 24.60 42.05 27.40 33.15 47.45
Chemical Technicians 19-4031 90 34,130 22,100 40,145 25,970 31,965 38,775
    16.40 10.65 19.30 12.50 15.35 18.65
Nuclear Technicians 19-4051 80 82,840 61,425 93,545 75,825 85,190 94,550
    39.85 29.55 44.95 36.45 40.95 45.45
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 19-4099 40 42,180 27,670 49,430 31,700 40,290 54,700
    20.30 13.30 23.75 15.25 19.35 26.30
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Entry and Experienced wages represent the mean of the lower third and the mean of the upper two-thirds of the wage distribution respectively. The OES survey does not collect information for entry or experienced workers. Tennessee Depatment of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date June 2011.