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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,740
25th Percentile Wage
$39,150
50th Percentile Wage
$49,810
75th Percentile Wage
$64,130
90th Percentile Wage
$81,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous 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) miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians is $81,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians is $31,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,810
3.49% 9.86%
2016
$48,070
3.91% -
2015
$46,190
1.43% -
2014
$45,530
2.17% -
2013
$44,540
-0.81% -
2012
$44,900
- -

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

The average salaries of miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians in 69 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 miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technician occupations is the pesticide, fertilizer, and other agricultural chemical manufacturing industry with an annual salary $79,420. The lowest paying industry is the soap, cleaning compound, and toilet preparation manufacturing industry (annual salary $33,230). For detailed miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$79,420
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$67,240
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$64,310
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$57,830
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$57,480
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,640
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$56,340
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,630
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$54,350
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$53,860
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$53,350
Chemical Manufacturing
$52,950
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$52,230
Animal Food Manufacturing
$52,140
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$51,710
Foundries
$51,190
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$50,660
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$50,310
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$49,790
Paper Manufacturing
$49,710
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$49,380
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$48,550
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,980
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$47,920
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$47,900
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$47,810
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$47,670
Beverage Manufacturing
$47,650
Machinery Manufacturing
$47,630
Machine Shops
$47,540
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$47,520
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$47,470
Chemical Manufacturing
$47,440
Machinery Manufacturing
$47,300
Other Food Manufacturing
$47,260
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$47,200
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$47,160
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$46,920
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$46,610
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$46,220
Food Manufacturing
$46,050
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,890
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$45,760
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$45,760
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$45,550
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$45,370
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,320
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$45,070
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,980
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$44,900
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$44,690
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$44,580
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$44,040
Textile Mills
$43,300
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$41,570
Forging and Stamping
$40,810
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$40,620
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$40,570
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$40,270
Fabric Mills
$39,270
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$38,850
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$38,660
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$38,360
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$37,780
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$36,050
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$35,620
Wood Product Manufacturing
$35,200
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$33,230

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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