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Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in U.S.

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 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Miscellaneous Life, Physical, and Social Science Technician Salary in U.S. (2018 survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,830
25th Percentile Wage
$35,090
50th Percentile Wage
$46,870
75th Percentile Wage
$61,080
90th Percentile Wage
$79,000

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 $79,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,830. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 174% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$46,870
2.52% 12.08%
2017
$45,690
3.28% -
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 (2018 survey)

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 $70,410. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $23,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,410
Information
$56,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,320
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,760
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$53,810
Wholesale Trade
$51,190
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,050
Mining
$50,910
Manufacturing
$49,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,110
Finance and Insurance
$47,870
Retail Trade
$46,440
Educational Services
$46,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,700
Construction
$45,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$44,060
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,610
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,180



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