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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other

All life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.


National estimates for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
Industry profile for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
Geographic profile for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other

National estimates for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
62,080 2.5 % $ 27.32 $ 56,830 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.81 $ 18.82 $ 25.22 $ 32.08 $ 41.37
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,800 $ 39,140 $ 52,460 $ 66,720 $ 86,050


Industry profile for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,480 0.58 $ 24.89 $ 51,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,030 1.20 $ 29.78 $ 61,940
Employment Services 7,380 0.23 $ 26.09 $ 54,260
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,070 0.29 $ 30.83 $ 64,120
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,510 0.17 $ 37.32 $ 77,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,030 1.20 $ 29.78 $ 61,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,480 0.58 $ 24.89 $ 51,780
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,070 0.29 $ 30.83 $ 64,120
Foundries 300 0.28 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 730 0.24 $ 32.02 $ 66,610

Top paying industries for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 39.95 $ 83,100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.01 $ 38.89 $ 80,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,510 0.17 $ 37.32 $ 77,620
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 50 0.01 $ 37.26 $ 77,500
Home Health Care Services 160 0.01 $ 34.79 $ 72,370


Geographic profile for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,010 0.61 1.36 $ 30.36 $ 63,140
New York 8,620 0.99 2.22 $ 27.99 $ 58,220
Texas 4,470 0.37 0.83 $ 23.57 $ 49,020
Pennsylvania 2,190 0.40 0.89 $ 26.53 $ 55,190
Illinois 2,110 0.38 0.84 $ 24.90 $ 51,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 660 1.15 2.59 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Alaska 300 1.01 2.26 $ 31.48 $ 65,480
New York 8,620 0.99 2.22 $ 27.99 $ 58,220
Louisiana 1,550 0.86 1.93 $ 23.99 $ 49,900
Maryland 1,750 0.69 1.55 $ 33.08 $ 68,810




Top paying states for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 540 0.35 0.78 $ 34.29 $ 71,330
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 33.09 $ 68,830
Maryland 1,750 0.69 1.55 $ 33.08 $ 68,810
Alaska 300 1.01 2.26 $ 31.48 $ 65,480
Connecticut 380 0.25 0.55 $ 31.04 $ 64,560





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,800 0.77 1.72 $ 28.69 $ 59,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,680 0.63 1.41 $ 28.16 $ 58,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,230 0.96 2.14 $ 34.29 $ 71,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,120 0.70 1.57 $ 36.36 $ 75,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,750 0.49 1.09 $ 19.25 $ 40,050
Salt Lake City, UT 1,390 1.92 4.31 $ 18.18 $ 37,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,350 0.31 0.69 $ 25.56 $ 53,160
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,120 1.10 2.47 $ 28.43 $ 59,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,050 0.40 0.90 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 890 0.33 0.74 $ 31.35 $ 65,210




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
College Station-Bryan, TX 270 2.47 5.53 $ 20.37 $ 42,360
Lexington-Fayette, KY 610 2.36 5.30 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 1,390 1.92 4.31 $ 18.18 $ 37,810
Syracuse, NY 520 1.84 4.13 $ 28.51 $ 59,300
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 740 1.76 3.95 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Baton Rouge, LA 570 1.54 3.44 $ 23.91 $ 49,720
Rochester, NY 630 1.33 2.98 $ 22.85 $ 47,520
Lubbock, TX 180 1.25 2.81 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 230 1.24 2.78 $ 31.07 $ 64,630
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.22 2.74 $ 25.77 $ 53,610




Top paying metropolitan areas for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma City, OK 280 0.46 1.02 $ 42.66 $ 88,730
Savannah, GA 50 0.28 0.62 $ 37.10 $ 77,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,120 0.70 1.57 $ 36.36 $ 75,640
Salinas, CA 50 0.30 0.68 $ 35.58 $ 74,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 850 0.77 1.73 $ 35.45 $ 73,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,230 0.96 2.14 $ 34.29 $ 71,310
Dayton, OH 70 0.21 0.47 $ 33.29 $ 69,240
Anchorage, AK 130 0.78 1.75 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
Boulder, CO 40 0.21 0.46 $ 32.96 $ 68,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 780 0.56 1.25 $ 32.67 $ 67,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 1.51 3.38 $ 22.69 $ 47,190
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.32 2.96 $ 31.12 $ 64,740
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.57 1.27 $ 22.85 $ 47,530
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 2.43 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 2.06 $ 19.55 $ 40,670

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.55 3.47 $ 18.66 $ 38,810
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 1.51 3.38 $ 22.69 $ 47,190
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.32 2.96 $ 31.12 $ 64,740
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.09 2.45 $ 27.60 $ 57,400
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 1.08 2.43 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.32 2.96 $ 31.12 $ 64,740
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.58 $ 28.64 $ 59,570
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.09 2.45 $ 27.60 $ 57,400
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.13 $ 24.09 $ 50,110
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 0.82 $ 23.61 $ 49,100


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021