Below is a sampling of top occupations and wages in the BioScience industry cluster.

Soc Code Title Richmond Metro Avg. Wage National Avg. Wage
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers $120,800 $118,800
17-2031 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $99,700 $98,300
17-2041 Chemical Engineers $109,100 $114,800
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists $98,000 $104,800
19-1022 Microbiologists $97,700 $91,800
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $92,600 $101,800
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other $86,300 $92,200
19-2031 Chemists $83,600 $86,400
19-4031 Chemical Technicians $50,600 $53,700
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $44,700 $56,800
29-1051 Pharmacists $125,300 $125,500
29-1141 Registered Nurses $79,600 $80,000
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $55,400 $56,000
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $55,400 $56,000
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $62,100 $60,900
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians $66,000 $64,800
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians $34,600 $36,500
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $49,600 $50,100
29-2098 Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $45,700 $48,300
31-1121 Home Health Aides $22,300 $28,100
31-1132 Orderlies $28,800 $31,800
31-9092 Medical Assistants $34,700 $36,900
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers $42,900 $41,100
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists $32,900 $37,300
43-6013 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $37,900 $39,000
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians $53,000 $45,200
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians $50,000 $45,600
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $35,400 $36,600

Source: Chmura Economics & Analytics, JobsEQ

*Wages reflect the 2020 annual average.