Mathematician Job Description

Mathematicians solve problems in many different fields using mathematical methods and techniques.

Common responsibilities for mathematician jobs include:

  • Developing computational methods for solving problems.
  • Applying mathematical theories to business, science, engineering, and other fields.
  • Conducting research to extend mathematical knowledge.

Employment Outlook

There are currently 3,100 mathematicians in the United States, with 230 new mathematician job openings created each year.

Mathematician jobs are not expected to see much growth beyond their current levels in the next decade.

Mathematician Salaries

Overall Salaries

Mathematician salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most mathematicians make between $71,000 – $122,800 per year, or $34.12 – $59.02 per hour.

Updated: 09/02/2017