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 $119,800 $113,700
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers $93,400 $95,100
17-2041 Chemical Engineers $101,200 $114,500
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists $108,000 $105,900
19-1022 Microbiologists $67,800 $81,200
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $111,000 $96,400
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other $61,000 $89,200
19-2031 Chemists $88,200 $83,900
19-4031 Chemical Technicians $48,000 $51,700
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $46,000 $52,900
29-1051 Pharmacists $123,600 $123,700
29-1141 Registered Nurses $71,200 $75,500
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $70,200 $85,600
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $53,600 $53,900
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians $53,600 $53,900
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $64,600 $58,700
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists $60,600 $61,500
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians $32,700 $34,000
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses $44,100 $47,100
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $50,700 $44,000
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other $41,900 $47,500
31-1011 Home Health Aides $22,900 $25,300
31-1015 Orderlies $28,000 $29,800
31-9092 Medical Assistants $32,900 $34,500
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers $40,200 $38,000
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists $32,600 $36,400
43-6013 Medical Secretaries $35,200 $37,100
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians $54,000 $43,200
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians $37,700 $42,200
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $32,900 $34,500

Source: JobsEQ, Q1 2019