Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,630
25th Percentile Wage
$34,420
50th Percentile Wage
$44,470
75th Percentile Wage
$59,400
90th Percentile Wage
$76,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life, physical, and social science technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $76,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $27,630.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,4705.15%8.79%
201542,1800.36%-
201442,0303.24%-
201340,6700.27%-
201240,560--

Compare Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians in 25 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry with an annual salary $58,520. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $33,690). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,520
Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,520
Outpatient Care Centers
$52,640
Home Health Care Services
$51,000
Offices of Physicians
$49,900
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$45,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,050
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$44,680
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,310
Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,040
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$43,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$42,190
Hospitals - State government owned
$41,910
Individual and Family Services
$41,850
Social Assistance
$40,680
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$40,380
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,380
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,290
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$37,390
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$36,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$36,370
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$35,950
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$33,690

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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