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
$30,070
25th Percentile Wage
$35,600
50th Percentile Wage
$45,240
75th Percentile Wage
$58,920
90th Percentile Wage
$76,210

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 $76,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid life, physical, and social science technicians is $30,070.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,240
1.70% 10.34%
2016
$44,470
5.15% -
2015
$42,180
0.36% -
2014
$42,030
3.24% -
2013
$40,670
0.27% -
2012
$40,560
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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 30 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 home health care services industry with an annual salary $60,630. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - privately owned industry (annual salary $33,590). For detailed life, physical, and social science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Home Health Care Services
$60,630
Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,080
Offices of Physicians
$51,530
Outpatient Care Centers
$49,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,840
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$45,590
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,390
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,180
Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$44,500
Individual and Family Services
$44,460
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,450
Social Assistance
$43,660
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$43,650
Hospitals - State government owned
$43,370
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$42,740
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,060
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,990
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$40,680
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$39,120
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$38,220
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$37,590
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$37,230
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$35,830
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$35,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$33,910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$33,590

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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