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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,720
25th Percentile Wage
$34,040
50th Percentile Wage
$45,690
75th Percentile Wage
$59,720
90th Percentile Wage
$77,260

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 $77,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,720. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% 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 miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,690
3.28% 9.81%
2016
$44,190
1.52% -
2015
$43,520
1.61% -
2014
$42,820
1.24% -
2013
$42,290
2.55% -
2012
$41,210
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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 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 miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $69,790. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $23,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$69,790
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,000
Information
$55,890
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$52,230
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,180
Mining
$50,030
Manufacturing
$49,810
Retail Trade
$49,320
Wholesale Trade
$49,320
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,690
Educational Services
$45,650
Finance and Insurance
$45,020
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,600
Construction
$43,150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,360
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,380
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,180



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