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
$28,730
25th Percentile Wage
$35,770
50th Percentile Wage
$46,000
75th Percentile Wage
$59,930
90th Percentile Wage
$75,560

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 $75,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $28,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,0001.59%3.78%
201545,2700.46%-
201445,0600.87%-
201344,6700.92%-
201244,260--

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 70 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
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$58,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$57,930
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,250
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$55,250
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$52,840
Ship and Boat Building
$52,550
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$51,930
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$50,690
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$50,010
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$49,840
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$49,800
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$49,640
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$49,540
Machinery Manufacturing
$48,630
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$48,570
Chemical Manufacturing
$48,140
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$47,570
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$47,420
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$47,360
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$47,360
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$47,240
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$47,220
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$47,200
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$47,030
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$46,810
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$46,700
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$46,530
Paper Manufacturing
$46,510
Machine Shops
$46,360
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$45,970
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$45,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,870
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$45,690
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$45,680
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$45,260
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$44,980
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$44,900
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,180
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$44,140
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$44,140
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$44,110
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$43,950
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$43,860
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$43,850
Beverage Manufacturing
$43,810
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$43,520
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$43,230
Foundries
$43,150
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$42,880
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$42,530
Forging and Stamping
$41,570
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$40,710
Fabric Mills
$40,660
Other Food Manufacturing
$39,880
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$39,750
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$39,530
Animal Food Manufacturing
$39,510
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$38,870
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$38,610
Food Manufacturing
$37,900
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$36,680
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$36,170
Textile Mills
$36,130
Textile Product Mills
$35,830
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$35,770
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$34,830
Wood Product Manufacturing
$33,170
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$30,890
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$28,840

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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