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Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $82,710, miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers is the highest paying industry for miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians. It is followed by pipeline transportation industry (average annual salary $76,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$82,710
n/a
2 Pipeline Transportation
$76,180
40
3 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$74,910
610
4 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$71,350
50
5 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$70,710
70
6 Utilities
$67,800
940
7 Information
$67,650
90
8 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$67,250
80
9 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$64,220
810
10 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$63,710
180
11 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,660
220
12 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$58,940
n/a
13 Repair and Maintenance
$58,000
n/a
14 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$57,880
1,560
15 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,980
n/a
16 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$56,080
120
17 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,720
860
18 Transportation and Warehousing
$55,490
140
19 Natural Gas Distribution
$55,370
140
20 Oil and Gas Extraction
$55,190
300
21 Wholesale Trade
$54,400
590
22 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$53,870
80
23 Insurance Carriers
$53,580
70
24 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$53,100
70
25 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$52,990
90
26 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,300
n/a
27 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,300
n/a
28 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$52,150
540
29 Hospitals - Local government owned
$52,150
540
30 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,000
1,720
31 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$51,770
50
32 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$51,660
270
33 Finance and Insurance
$51,210
110
34 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$50,810
90
35 Construction
$50,730
160
36 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$50,560
950
37 Other Food Manufacturing
$50,330
30
38 Metal Ore Mining
$49,940
50
39 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$49,820
40
40 Outpatient Care Centers
$49,670
320
41 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,610
1,900
42 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$48,940
80
43 Offices of Physicians
$48,790
410
44 Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$48,480
40
45 Waste Collection
$48,400
40
46 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$48,320
710
47 Chemical Manufacturing
$48,240
750
48 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$48,230
90
49 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$48,010
330
50 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,680
17,750
51 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$47,600
540
52 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,440
19,110
53 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$47,440
7,330
54 Machinery Manufacturing
$47,270
320
55 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$47,180
70
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,870
10,130
57 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$46,670
100
58 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$46,510
430
59 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,250
1,120
60 Scientific Research and Development Services
$46,140
8,240
61 Temporary Help Services
$46,070
8,120
62 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$45,900
30
63 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$45,880
90
64 Employment Services
$45,830
8,430
65 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$45,830
180
66 Administrative and Support Services
$45,730
8,570
67 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$45,670
1,080
68 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$45,670
430
69 Manufacturing
$45,530
3,570
70 Mining
$45,480
1,560
71 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$45,470
90
72 Specialty Trade Contractors
$45,470
n/a
73 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$45,450
40
74 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$45,200
40
75 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$45,150
100
76 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$44,880
170
77 Individual and Family Services
$44,770
n/a
78 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$44,690
310
79 Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$44,620
180
80 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,610
n/a
81 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$44,590
130
82 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,550
6,780
83 Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,510
6,870
84 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$44,510
130
85 Traveler Accommodation
$44,290
50
86 Social Advocacy Organizations
$44,140
870
87 Engineering Services
$43,980
3,940
88 Support Activities for Mining
$43,930
1,130
89 Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,600
6,870
90 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$43,460
30
91 Foundries
$43,330
120
92 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$43,280
70
93 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$43,160
350
94 Accommodation
$42,590
70
95 Accommodation and Food Services
$42,590
70
96 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$42,400
30
97 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,300
60,530
98 Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,300
60,530
99 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$42,230
3,560
100 Social Assistance
$42,180
170