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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
65,220 2.1 % $25.45 $52,940 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.34 $18.24 $23.88 $30.45 $38.64
Annual Wage (2) $29,830 $37,940 $49,670 $63,340 $80,370


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 13,400 0.44 $23.02 $47,870
Employment Services 9,000 0.25 (8) (8)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,920 0.40 $28.36 $58,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,090 1.05 $27.13 $56,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,020 0.05 $26.01 $54,100

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 7,090 1.05 $27.13 $56,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,400 0.44 $23.02 $47,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,920 0.40 $28.36 $58,980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 950 0.32 $30.37 $63,160
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,920 0.26 $26.21 $54,520

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 $37.36 $77,700
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $35.11 $73,030
Home Health Care Services 160 0.01 $33.02 $68,690
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $32.21 $66,990
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 90 (7) $31.95 $66,450


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 7,000 0.41 0.91 $27.25 $56,670
New York 6,930 0.74 1.64 $25.66 $53,380
Texas 4,980 0.41 0.91 $26.10 $54,290
Illinois 3,480 0.58 1.29 $24.58 $51,130
Florida 2,970 0.34 0.76 $21.73 $45,200




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 710 1.11 2.47 $27.55 $57,310
Alaska 330 1.06 2.35 $27.15 $56,470
Oklahoma 1,290 0.81 1.80 $27.86 $57,950
New York 6,930 0.74 1.64 $25.66 $53,380
Oregon 1,270 0.68 1.50 $24.90 $51,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,630 0.61 1.35 $33.41 $69,500
Massachusetts 1,600 0.45 0.99 $30.50 $63,450
Connecticut 560 0.34 0.74 $29.85 $62,090
District of Columbia 260 0.37 0.82 $29.33 $61,000
New Jersey 1,440 0.36 0.79 $29.16 $60,660





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 5,560 0.59 1.30 $28.87 $60,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,640 0.43 0.96 $23.83 $49,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,510 0.54 1.20 $24.29 $50,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,870 0.63 1.39 $27.59 $57,400
Ann Arbor, MI 1,740 7.98 17.72 $21.11 $43,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,380 0.44 0.98 $36.25 $75,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,280 0.47 1.03 $30.70 $63,850
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,210 0.89 1.96 $23.34 $48,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,090 0.38 0.85 $26.01 $54,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,030 0.29 0.64 $27.63 $57,470




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 1,740 7.98 17.72 $21.11 $43,910
Athens-Clarke County, GA 380 4.30 9.54 $22.87 $47,560
Fairbanks, AK 110 3.03 6.72 $25.52 $53,080
Reno, NV 500 2.14 4.74 $23.23 $48,310
College Station-Bryan, TX 240 2.12 4.70 $23.83 $49,570
Champaign-Urbana, IL 200 1.95 4.33 $32.11 $66,780
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 1.60 3.55 $17.37 $36,130
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 690 1.53 3.40 $19.45 $40,450
Rochester, NY 650 1.27 2.82 $21.54 $44,810
Urban Honolulu, HI 580 1.25 2.77 $28.44 $59,160