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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
64,260 2.9 % $25.80 $53,670 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.45 $18.28 $24.30 $30.74 $39.28
Annual Wage (2) $30,050 $38,010 $50,550 $63,940 $81,710


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,390 0.53 $22.78 $47,380
Employment Services 9,230 0.25 $25.62 $53,280
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,720 1.23 $28.30 $58,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,890 0.29 $29.39 $61,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,310 0.04 $27.93 $58,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,720 1.23 $28.30 $58,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,390 0.53 $22.78 $47,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,890 0.29 $29.39 $61,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 870 0.29 $30.61 $63,670
Employment Services 9,230 0.25 $25.62 $53,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $36.53 $75,980
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 80 0.02 $35.71 $74,270
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $34.24 $71,220
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 90 0.02 $34.17 $71,080
Home Health Care Services 150 0.01 $33.34 $69,350


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 8,680 0.91 2.08 $26.52 $55,170
California 8,520 0.49 1.12 $28.84 $59,980
Texas 4,150 0.33 0.76 $25.58 $53,210
Illinois 2,920 0.48 1.11 $25.49 $53,020
Missouri 2,440 0.86 1.98 $22.94 $47,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 730 1.15 2.62 $26.37 $54,850
New York 8,680 0.91 2.08 $26.52 $55,170
Louisiana 1,700 0.88 2.02 $23.25 $48,370
Missouri 2,440 0.86 1.98 $22.94 $47,710
Alaska 260 0.83 1.90 $28.88 $60,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,600 0.59 1.35 $34.06 $70,840
District of Columbia 250 0.35 0.79 $30.43 $63,290
Connecticut 480 0.29 0.67 $30.27 $62,970
Massachusetts 1,500 0.41 0.95 $29.99 $62,380
New Hampshire 90 0.14 0.33 $29.27 $60,870





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

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 7,230 0.75 1.71 $28.51 $59,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,010 0.48 1.10 $26.35 $54,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,090 0.45 1.02 $25.44 $52,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,050 1.50 3.42 $22.41 $46,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,760 0.71 1.63 $29.51 $61,390
Salt Lake City, UT 1,310 1.78 4.07 $17.97 $37,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,290 0.46 1.05 $30.56 $63,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.41 0.93 $29.08 $60,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,220 0.38 0.88 $37.86 $78,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,040 0.29 0.65 $25.41 $52,860




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 1,040 4.65 10.63 $20.94 $43,560
Athens-Clarke County, GA 390 4.40 10.06 $22.38 $46,560
Ithaca, NY 120 2.46 5.62 $27.28 $56,740
College Station-Bryan, TX 250 2.26 5.17 $21.70 $45,140
Reno, NV 490 2.01 4.60 $23.80 $49,510
Fairbanks, AK 70 2.01 4.59 $24.64 $51,260
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 900 1.98 4.53 $19.73 $41,030
Champaign-Urbana, IL 200 1.93 4.41 $31.88 $66,310
Salt Lake City, UT 1,310 1.78 4.07 $17.97 $37,380
Baton Rouge, LA 670 1.70 3.89 $22.50 $46,800