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Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of other life, physical, and social science technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other life, physical, and social science technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other 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. Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,310
25th Percentile Wage
$34,890
50th Percentile Wage
$46,040
75th Percentile Wage
$60,260
90th Percentile Wage
$77,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other life, physical, and social science technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other life, physical, and social science technicians is $77,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,310. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 192% 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 other life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,0401.61%6.32%
201545,3001.43%-
201444,6501.01%-
201344,2002.42%-
201243,130--

Table 2. Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other life, physical, and social science technicians in 17 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 other life, physical, and social science technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $70,330. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $38,640).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,330
Information
$59,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,770
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,010
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$51,860
Wholesale Trade
$50,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,300
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,000
Manufacturing
$47,860
Mining
$47,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,660
Construction
$44,620
Educational Services
$41,350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,640

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only other life, physical, and social science technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,320 to $59,120. The highest paying state for other life, physical, and social science technicians is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $59,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,320. For more salary information of other life, physical, and social science technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$59,120
District of Columbia
$58,770
Maryland
$55,600
Nebraska
$55,480
Vermont
$53,930
Connecticut
$52,840
Hawaii
$52,690
New Jersey
$52,430
New Hampshire
$51,910
South Carolina
$50,690
Louisiana
$50,340
West Virginia
$50,080
North Dakota
$49,930
New York
$49,770
Rhode Island
$49,540
Washington
$49,510
Mississippi
$49,380
Iowa
$49,260
California
$49,200
Colorado
$49,030
Alaska
$48,760
Minnesota
$48,610
Utah
$48,210
Ohio
$47,630
Arkansas
$47,160
North Carolina
$46,980
Illinois
$46,860
Nevada
$46,810
Georgia
$46,710
Oklahoma
$46,160
Arizona
$45,510
Kansas
$45,430
Virginia
$45,390
Maine
$45,300
Texas
$44,380
Pennsylvania
$44,180
Wyoming
$43,980
Oregon
$43,960
Indiana
$43,050
Alabama
$42,800
Wisconsin
$42,740
Missouri
$42,510
Montana
$40,040
Kentucky
$38,120
Tennessee
$37,630
Florida
$37,620
Idaho
$37,440
Michigan
$31,500
Puerto Rico
$28,320



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