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

The top 100 highest paying industries for other 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 $104,930, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for other life, physical, and social science technicians. It is followed by miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (average annual salary $82,660). 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 other life, physical, and social science technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

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

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$104,930
60
2 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$82,660
n/a
3 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$78,150
110
4 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$75,540
40
5 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$71,350
50
6 Information
$67,500
90
7 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,760
70
8 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$60,430
n/a
9 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$58,940
n/a
10 Repair and Maintenance
$58,070
n/a
11 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$57,810
n/a
12 Natural Gas Distribution
$57,180
100
13 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,750
250
14 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,610
680
15 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$54,140
40
16 Outpatient Care Centers
$54,060
260
17 Utilities
$54,020
240
18 Wholesale Trade
$53,950
490
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,690
450
20 Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,690
450
21 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$53,040
210
22 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,300
n/a
23 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,300
n/a
24 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,160
1,640
25 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$50,810
90
26 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$50,660
100
27 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$50,520
n/a
28 Federal government, including USPS
$50,360
7,570
29 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,360
7,570
30 Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$50,230
60
31 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$49,910
n/a
32 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$49,910
n/a
33 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$49,820
40
34 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$49,770
130
35 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$49,250
220
36 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$48,720
6,060
37 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$48,380
1,230
38 Oil and Gas Extraction
$48,270
110
39 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$48,200
410
40 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$47,810
300
41 Insurance Carriers
$47,670
50
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$47,660
2,300
43 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$47,650
510
44 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$47,580
50
45 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,440
580
46 Office Administrative Services
$47,360
50
47 Offices of Physicians
$47,260
350
48 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$47,240
10,940
49 Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,240
10,940
50 Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,210
4,360
51 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$47,200
80
52 Scientific Research and Development Services
$47,090
6,900
53 Machinery Manufacturing
$46,910
280
54 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$46,900
3,070
55 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$46,660
90
56 Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$46,470
430
57 Temporary Help Services
$46,220
7,490
58 Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,200
2,440
59 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$46,190
1,800
60 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$46,180
90
61 Employment Services
$46,110
7,640
62 Administrative and Support Services
$46,070
7,720
63 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,950
14,990
64 Support Activities for Mining
$45,930
n/a
65 Mining
$45,930
n/a
66 Transportation and Warehousing
$45,880
70
67 Chemical Manufacturing
$45,870
610
68 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,650
7,980
69 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$45,640
410
70 Finance and Insurance
$45,570
80
71 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$45,560
40
72 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,510
40
73 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$45,470
50
74 Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$45,450
40
75 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$45,150
100
76 Engineering Services
$45,120
1,610
77 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$44,890
150
78 Manufacturing
$44,800
3,060
79 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$44,760
160
80 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$44,520
270
81 Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,180
6,380
82 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,160
6,300
83 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$43,980
130
84 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$43,860
3,010
85 Foundries
$43,820
120
86 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$43,690
4,820
87 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,640
1,770
88 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$43,460
30
89 Paper Manufacturing
$43,460
30
90 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$43,320
50
91 Testing Laboratories
$43,200
3,040
92 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,090
27,540
93 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,980
150
94 Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$42,520
50
95 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$42,340
290
96 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$42,270
1,480
97 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$42,040
320
98 Plastics Product Manufacturing
$41,900
310
99 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$41,690
140
100 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$40,590
21,600
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