The median annual wage for mathematicians was $111,110 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,200, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $167,250.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for mathematicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Scientific research and development services
Finance and insurance
Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private
Most mathematicians work full time. Deadlines and last-minute requests for data or analysis may require overtime. In addition, mathematicians may travel to attend seminars and conferences.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Mathematical science occupations
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics