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Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of life, physical, and social science technicians are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of life, physical, and social science technicians in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The life, physical, and social science technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,920
25th Percentile Wage
$34,750
50th Percentile Wage
$45,780
75th Percentile Wage
$60,290
90th Percentile Wage
$78,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for life, physical, and social science technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) life, physical, and social science technicians is $78,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,920. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 180% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,780
3.34% 10.16%
2016
$44,250
1.72% -
2015
$43,490
1.98% -
2014
$42,630
1.62% -
2013
$41,940
1.93% -
2012
$41,130
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Table 2. Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of life, physical, and social science technicians in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for life, physical, and social science technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $84,470. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $37,410).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$84,470
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,240
Mining
$58,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,020
Information
$56,930
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$49,370
Wholesale Trade
$47,470
Manufacturing
$47,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,890
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,680
Retail Trade
$46,550
Finance and Insurance
$46,460
Construction
$45,960
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,240
Educational Services
$44,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,600
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,480
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,410
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,410

Table 3. Salaries of Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Related Occupations

The average annual salary of life, physical, and social science technician related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Technicians
$85,000
Forensic Science Technicians
$68,390
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$54,620
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$52,250
Biological Technicians
$48,170
Chemical Technicians
$47,180
Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$45,690
Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$42,680
Forest and Conservation Technicians
$35,800
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
$30,870
Social Science Research Assistants
$0



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