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

The salary statistics of other 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 other life, physical, and social science technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,940
25th Percentile Wage
$36,860
50th Percentile Wage
$48,470
75th Percentile Wage
$62,820
90th Percentile Wage
$79,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other 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) other life, physical, and social science technicians is $79,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid other life, physical, and social science technicians is $29,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of other 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
201648,4700.80%6.09%
201548,0801.81%-
201447,2101.80%-
201346,3601.81%-
201245,520--

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

The average salaries of other life, physical, and social science technicians in 20 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 other life, physical, and social science technician occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry with an annual salary $56,920. The lowest paying industry is the outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers industry (annual salary $32,070). For detailed other 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
$56,920
Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,920
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$53,200
Outpatient Care Centers
$53,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$50,760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$49,700
Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,910
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,830
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,940
Offices of Physicians
$46,450
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,930
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$44,830
Individual and Family Services
$44,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$41,760
Social Assistance
$40,540
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$36,070
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$35,950
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$32,070

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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