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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
66,890 2.1 % $24.60 $51,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.46 $17.60 $23.12 $29.71 $37.90
Annual Wage (2) $27,990 $36,610 $48,090 $61,790 $78,840


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 16,140 0.53 $22.54 $46,880
Employment Services 9,300 0.26 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,100 0.40 $27.55 $57,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,310 0.98 $26.09 $54,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,040 0.06 $26.42 $54,950

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 6,310 0.98 $26.09 $54,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,140 0.53 $22.54 $46,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,100 0.40 $27.55 $57,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 750 0.29 $22.58 $46,970
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,930 0.28 $24.29 $50,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $39.30 $81,740
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $32.90 $68,440
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 270 0.07 $32.56 $67,730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $32.52 $67,650
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 $31.51 $65,540


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)
California 6,660 0.40 0.85 $25.85 $53,770
New York 6,250 0.68 1.45 $24.55 $51,060
Texas 5,650 0.47 1.01 $21.67 $45,070
Florida 3,420 0.41 0.87 $20.51 $42,660
Illinois 3,410 0.58 1.23 $24.78 $51,550




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 680 1.07 2.29 $28.26 $58,790
Alaska 270 0.86 1.83 $26.09 $54,270
Oregon 1,400 0.77 1.63 $24.03 $49,980
Oklahoma 1,190 0.76 1.62 $27.36 $56,920
New York 6,250 0.68 1.45 $24.55 $51,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,370 0.67 1.43 $30.18 $62,770
District of Columbia 260 0.37 0.79 $30.18 $62,770
Connecticut 740 0.45 0.95 $28.36 $59,000
Hawaii 680 1.07 2.29 $28.26 $58,790
Nebraska 300 0.31 0.66 $27.67 $57,560



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,500 0.67 1.43 $27.74 $57,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,690 0.92 1.96 $21.87 $45,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.96 2.04 $28.34 $58,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.52 1.11 $25.23 $52,480
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,880 1.02 2.17 $29.97 $62,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.42 0.89 $22.51 $46,820
Ann Arbor, MI 1,700 7.96 16.97 $20.72 $43,100
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,170 0.86 1.83 $22.60 $47,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,080 0.41 0.88 $26.55 $55,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 950 0.66 1.42 $28.14 $58,540


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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 1,700 7.96 16.97 $20.72 $43,100
Athens-Clarke County, GA 380 4.42 9.41 $21.61 $44,950
Fairbanks, AK 100 2.61 5.56 $25.14 $52,300
Eugene, OR 390 2.59 5.52 $24.44 $50,840
Reno, NV 520 2.30 4.91 $22.39 $46,570
Champaign-Urbana, IL 190 1.94 4.14 $31.64 $65,810
Auburn-Opelika, AL 100 1.78 3.80 $19.07 $39,660
Trenton, NJ 370 1.63 3.47 $25.49 $53,030
Portsmouth, NH-ME 140 1.51 3.21 $28.80 $59,910
Ithaca, NY 70 1.39 2.97 $26.63 $55,390


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 520 0.90 1.91 $42.19 $87,750
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.30 0.64 $38.23 $79,520
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 40 0.21 0.44 $37.84 $78,720
Oklahoma City, OK 580 0.96 2.05 $34.71 $72,190
Worcester, MA-CT 260 0.92 1.97 $33.25 $69,150
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.37 0.79 $32.82 $68,270
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.40 0.85 $32.25 $67,090
Tulsa, OK 180 0.43 0.91 $32.09 $66,750
Champaign-Urbana, IL 190 1.94 4.14 $31.64 $65,810
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.22 $31.41 $65,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 290 3.00 6.40 (8) (8)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 2.66 $20.53 $42,700
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 1.02 2.17 $23.06 $47,960
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 1.12 $23.56 $49,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 0.71 $24.50 $50,950

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 290 3.00 6.40 (8) (8)
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.69 3.61 $27.34 $56,860
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 70 1.59 3.39 $18.93 $39,380
Southeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.47 3.13 $36.35 $75,600
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 1.25 2.66 $20.53 $42,700

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.47 3.13 $36.35 $75,600
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 1.83 $33.04 $68,720
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.64 $27.54 $57,280
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.12 2.38 $27.50 $57,190
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.69 3.61 $27.34 $56,860


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018