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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,610
25th Percentile Wage
$33,630
50th Percentile Wage
$44,250
75th Percentile Wage
$58,950
90th Percentile Wage
$76,980

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 $76,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,610. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,2501.72%7.05%
201543,4901.98%-
201442,6301.62%-
201341,9401.93%-
201241,130--

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 $82,440. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $33,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$82,440
Mining
$59,370
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,050
Information
$57,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,650
Construction
$49,550
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,300
Wholesale Trade
$46,660
Manufacturing
$46,000
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,370
Accommodation and Food Services
$44,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,670
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,480
Retail Trade
$42,310
Educational Services
$41,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,900
Finance and Insurance
$40,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,150
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,370

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
$79,140
Forensic Science Technicians
$56,750
Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$56,470
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$46,040
Chemical Technicians
$45,840
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
$44,190
Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians
$44,190
Social Science Research Assistants
$43,190
Biological Technicians
$42,520
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
$37,550
Forest and Conservation Technicians
$35,560


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