Training Requirements for Mathematicians

Mathematicians need a master's degree.

Degrees for Mathematicians
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 0.1
Some College 3.2
Associates Degree 3.0
Bachelors Degree 32.9
Masters Degree 39.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 21.7

Employment Outlook for Mathematicians

This represents about 3,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more mathematicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Mathematicians

Hourly Income

On average,mathematicians make $50.77 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mathematicians $26.39 $34.83 $50.87 $62.37 $77.07
Computer and mathematical occupations $20.51 $28.42 $39.82 $53.70 $67.91
Mathematical science occupations $21.54 $28.66 $39.30 $52.78 $67.74
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, mathematicians make $105,600 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mathematicians $54,890 $72,440 $105,810 $129,730 $160,310
Computer and mathematical occupations $42,650 $59,120 $82,830 $111,690 $141,250
Mathematical science occupations $44,810 $59,620 $81,750 $109,780 $140,900
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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