Occupational Employment Statistics


11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Excludes “Architecture and Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 605$46.85/hr$20.66/hr$42.60/hr$48.38/hr$53.02/hr$62.63/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$69.68/hr
Financial Activities60$78.44/hr
Professional and Business Services500$57.50/hr
Education and Health Services210$53.99/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$34.22/hr
Public Administration310$51.82/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$55.38/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$45.55/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$61.13/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$39.56/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$42.76/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$44.10/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$46.82/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$47.03/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$55.58/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$44.21/hr-3.8%
Northwest Balance of State 60$47.00/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$47.03/hr18.2%
Northwest Minnesota 60$48.38/hr3.8%
Northeast Minnesota 70$45.35/hr4.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,230$59.75/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,260$59.44/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,490$57.43/hr10.9%

  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.
  • Track enrollment status of subjects and document dropout information such as dropout causes and subject contact efforts.
  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices.
  • Track enrollment status of subjects and document dropout information such as dropout causes and subject contact efforts.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, or discussions with physicians and nurses.
  • Compile water resource data, using geographic information systems (GIS) or global position systems (GPS) software.
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.
  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.
  • Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.