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
$31,230
25th Percentile Wage
$37,760
50th Percentile Wage
$47,860
75th Percentile Wage
$62,610
90th Percentile Wage
$79,770

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 $79,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other life, physical, and social science technicians is $31,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,8605.16%5.58%
201545,3901.30%-
201444,8002.52%-
201343,670-3.48%-
201245,190--

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 31 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $66,980. The lowest paying industry is the bakeries and tortilla manufacturing industry (annual salary $37,780). 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
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$66,980
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$62,980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$54,950
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$54,460
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$53,680
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$53,630
Chemical Manufacturing
$52,610
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$51,130
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$50,960
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$49,010
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$48,590
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$48,560
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$47,480
Foundries
$47,440
Machinery Manufacturing
$46,630
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$46,480
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$46,020
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$45,580
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$45,250
Food Manufacturing
$45,020
Paper Manufacturing
$44,980
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$44,960
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$44,150
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$43,400
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$43,030
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$42,810
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$41,640
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$40,880
Forging and Stamping
$40,810
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$37,780

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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