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Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of miscellaneous 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 miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The miscellaneous 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. Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,620
25th Percentile Wage
$33,110
50th Percentile Wage
$44,190
75th Percentile Wage
$58,300
90th Percentile Wage
$75,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians is $75,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,620. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 183% 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 miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,1901.52%6.74%
201543,5201.61%-
201442,8201.24%-
201342,2902.55%-
201241,210--

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

The average salaries of miscellaneous 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 miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $70,160. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $37,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,160
Information
$59,960
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,120
Wholesale Trade
$52,280
Mining
$48,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,110
Manufacturing
$48,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,390
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,940
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,450
Construction
$42,820
Accommodation and Food Services
$42,590
Educational Services
$41,730
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,690
Finance and Insurance
$39,770
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$39,610
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$37,170


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