Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,070
25th Percentile Wage
$35,660
50th Percentile Wage
$46,660
75th Percentile Wage
$62,780
90th Percentile Wage
$77,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $77,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $28,070.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,6602.87%15.37%
201545,3204.94%-
201443,0806.43%-
201340,3102.03%-
201239,490--

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

The average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians in 13 industries in the wholesale trade 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 machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $58,080. The lowest paying industry is the lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $30,200). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,080
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,800
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,800
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$53,120
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$48,930
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$47,700
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$46,450
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$46,010
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$45,380
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$43,140
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$41,820
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$41,240
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$30,200

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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