Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare life, physical, and social science technician salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,270
25th Percentile Wage
$36,980
50th Percentile Wage
$47,460
75th Percentile Wage
$61,540
90th Percentile Wage
$77,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) life, physical, and social science technicians is $77,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $30,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,460
3.08% 6.74%
2016
$46,000
1.59% -
2015
$45,270
0.46% -
2014
$45,060
0.87% -
2013
$44,670
0.92% -
2012
$44,260
- -

Compare Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians in 88 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for life, physical, and social science technician occupations is the other fabricated metal product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $59,430. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $28,840). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$58,030
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$58,020
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$56,550
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$55,580
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,780
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$54,300
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$54,300
Printing and Related Support Activities
$53,420
Printing and Related Support Activities
$53,420
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$53,310
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$52,840
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$52,650
Ship and Boat Building
$52,550
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$51,960
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$51,930
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$50,850
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$50,620
Chemical Manufacturing
$50,130
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$49,900
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$49,840
Paper Manufacturing
$49,800
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$49,800
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$49,770
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$49,540
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$49,440
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$49,280
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$49,130
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$49,020
Machinery Manufacturing
$48,540
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$48,200
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$48,170
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$47,860
Machinery Manufacturing
$47,760
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$47,470
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$47,380
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$47,360
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$47,270
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$47,240
Chemical Manufacturing
$47,050
Machine Shops
$46,790
Foundries
$46,680
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$46,600
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$46,570
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$46,370
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$46,130
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$46,110
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$46,060
Fabric Mills
$46,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,810
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$45,680
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$45,610
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$45,260
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$45,250
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$44,980
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$44,960
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$44,900
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$44,500
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$44,480
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$44,200
Beverage Manufacturing
$44,180
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$44,140
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$44,110
Tobacco Manufacturing
$43,520
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$42,880
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$42,810
Animal Food Manufacturing
$42,230
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$42,110
Forging and Stamping
$41,570
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$41,240
Other Food Manufacturing
$41,140
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$41,000
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$40,000
Food Manufacturing
$39,510
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$39,480
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$38,610
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$37,710
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$37,550
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$37,450
Wood Product Manufacturing
$37,190
Textile Mills
$37,130
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$36,820
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$36,200
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$36,170
Textile Product Mills
$35,830
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$34,320
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$28,840

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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