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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
$26,840
25th Percentile Wage
$33,940
50th Percentile Wage
$44,600
75th Percentile Wage
$59,470
90th Percentile Wage
$77,050

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 $77,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $26,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,600
2.09% 10.38%
2016
$43,670
2.66% -
2015
$42,510
2.54% -
2014
$41,430
2.46% -
2013
$40,410
1.09% -
2012
$39,970
- -

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 15 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 specialized design services industry with an annual salary $56,890. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $36,350). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialized Design Services
$56,890
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$50,840
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$50,140
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$48,280
Scientific Research and Development Services
$47,660
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$47,520
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$47,270
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,030
Legal Services
$45,060
Engineering Services
$45,020
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,600
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,430
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$40,010
Testing Laboratories
$39,080
Veterinary Services
$36,350

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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