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Mathematicians Pay Salary

The median annual wage of mathematicians was $99,380 in May 2010. The median wage is the point at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,850, and the top 10 percent earned more than $153,620.

Median annual wages in industries employing the largest numbers of mathematicians in May 2010 were as follows:

Scientific research and development services$108,230
Federal government, excluding postal service106,370
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services100,890
Architectural, engineering, and related services76,350
Colleges, universities, and professional schools;
state, local, and private

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition