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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,510
25th Percentile Wage
$31,110
50th Percentile Wage
$42,310
75th Percentile Wage
$64,680
90th Percentile Wage
$77,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of retail 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 $77,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $23,510.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,310-8.37%21.53%
201545,85027.24%-
201433,360-8.78%-
201336,2908.51%-
201233,200--

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

The average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians in four industries in the retail 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 electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry with an annual salary $36,400. The lowest paying industry is the lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores industry (annual salary $33,850). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$36,400
Nonstore Retailers
$34,900
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$33,850
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$33,850

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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