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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,140
25th Percentile Wage
$39,910
50th Percentile Wage
$50,030
75th Percentile Wage
$64,000
90th Percentile Wage
$81,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other 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) other life, physical, and social science technicians is $81,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other life, physical, and social science technicians is $32,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,030
4.34% 9.67%
2016
$47,860
5.16% -
2015
$45,390
1.30% -
2014
$44,800
2.52% -
2013
$43,670
-3.48% -
2012
$45,190
- -

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

The average salaries of other life, physical, and social science technicians in 64 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 other life, physical, and social science technician occupations is the navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing industry with an annual salary $66,490. The lowest paying industry is the soap, cleaning compound, and toilet preparation manufacturing industry (annual salary $33,230). For detailed other life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$66,490
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$65,210
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$59,580
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$57,540
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$56,200
Chemical Manufacturing
$54,910
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$53,680
Chemical Manufacturing
$53,650
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$53,350
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$53,340
Animal Food Manufacturing
$52,140
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$51,620
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$51,440
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$51,190
Foundries
$50,900
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$50,850
Paper Manufacturing
$49,390
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$48,970
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$48,440
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$48,300
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$48,210
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$47,900
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$47,810
Machinery Manufacturing
$47,740
Beverage Manufacturing
$47,650
Machine Shops
$47,540
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$47,470
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$47,460
Chemical Manufacturing
$47,440
Food Manufacturing
$47,340
Other Food Manufacturing
$47,280
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$47,230
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$47,160
Machinery Manufacturing
$47,070
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$46,920
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$46,770
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$46,520
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$46,480
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$46,110
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$45,980
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$45,910
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$45,690
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,580
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$45,260
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$45,140
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$44,920
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$44,910
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$42,810
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$42,430
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$41,650
Forging and Stamping
$40,810
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$40,730
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$40,680
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$40,380
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$40,270
Textile Mills
$39,270
Fabric Mills
$39,270
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$38,660
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$37,780
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$37,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$37,200
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$36,050
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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