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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,990
25th Percentile Wage
$36,610
50th Percentile Wage
$48,090
75th Percentile Wage
$61,790
90th Percentile Wage
$78,840

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 $78,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,990. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 181% 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 other life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,090
4.26% 10.31%
2016
$46,040
1.61% -
2015
$45,300
1.43% -
2014
$44,650
1.01% -
2013
$44,200
2.42% -
2012
$43,130
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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 19 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 $70,880. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $36,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,880
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,280
Information
$55,890
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$51,860
Construction
$51,050
Manufacturing
$50,030
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,640
Wholesale Trade
$49,580
Retail Trade
$49,320
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,140
Mining
$47,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,220
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$46,570
Educational Services
$45,420
Finance and Insurance
$44,840
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,540

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 $26,060 to $58,500. The highest paying state for other life, physical, and social science technicians is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $58,500. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $26,060. 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
$58,500
District of Columbia
$58,440
Connecticut
$56,690
Rhode Island
$56,640
Hawaii
$56,280
Nebraska
$55,700
South Carolina
$55,620
Maryland
$55,600
New Jersey
$54,820
New Hampshire
$54,770
Mississippi
$52,710
West Virginia
$52,190
Delaware
$51,530
Oklahoma
$51,440
Washington
$51,020
Arkansas
$50,900
Alaska
$50,390
North Dakota
$50,350
Wyoming
$50,330
North Carolina
$50,190
California
$50,180
Ohio
$50,040
Vermont
$49,770
Colorado
$49,040
Illinois
$48,930
Georgia
$48,870
Oregon
$48,560
Kansas
$48,520
Utah
$47,980
Maine
$47,800
Kentucky
$47,780
Indiana
$47,760
Minnesota
$47,750
New York
$47,650
Virginia
$46,430
Iowa
$46,120
Pennsylvania
$45,940
Missouri
$45,880
Arizona
$45,810
Nevada
$45,450
Wisconsin
$45,410
Louisiana
$44,840
New Mexico
$44,780
Alabama
$44,340
Texas
$42,910
Michigan
$40,680
Montana
$40,680
South Dakota
$40,670
Florida
$39,590
Tennessee
$39,000
Idaho
$36,620
Puerto Rico
$26,060



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