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Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,820
25th Percentile Wage
$33,150
50th Percentile Wage
$43,670
75th Percentile Wage
$58,760
90th Percentile Wage
$76,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $76,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $25,820.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,6702.66%8.47%
201542,5102.54%-
201441,4302.46%-
201340,4101.09%-
201239,970--

Compare Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $47,050. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $38,170). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$47,050
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$47,030
Scientific Research and Development Services
$46,880
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$46,840
Engineering Services
$45,950
Legal Services
$45,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,670
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$42,350
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$39,400
Testing Laboratories
$38,170

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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