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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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|| |
|Forensic Science Technicians|| |
|Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians|| |
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians|| |
|Biological Technicians|| |
|Chemical Technicians|| |
|Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians|| |
|Geological and Petroleum Technicians|| |
|Forest and Conservation Technicians|| |
|Agricultural and Food Science Technicians|| |
|Social Science Research Assistants|| |