Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for other life, physical, and social science technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other life, physical, and social science technicians among Washington metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,230
25th Percentile Wage
$41,100
50th Percentile Wage
$51,020
75th Percentile Wage
$63,450
90th Percentile Wage
$77,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other life, physical, and social science technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,230.

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
$51,020
2.96% 3.90%
2016
$49,510
-4.28% -
2015
$51,630
-4.61% -
2014
$54,010
5.48% -
2013
$51,050
3.96% -
2012
$49,030
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other life, physical, and social science technicians in state of Washington ranges from $41,640 to $53,740. The highest paying area for other life, physical, and social science technicians in Washington is Tacoma with a median annual salary of $53,740. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $52,630). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $41,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tacoma
$53,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$52,630
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$52,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$50,270
Spokane
$47,530
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$46,290
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,750
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$43,030
Olympia
$41,640




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