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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
62,230 2.4 % $ 26.65 $ 55,420 0.8 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.54 $ 18.19 $ 23.57 $ 30.38 $ 38.85
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,240 $ 37,830 $ 49,030 $ 63,180 $ 80,810


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

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 16,200 0.54 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
Employment Services 9,450 0.27 $ 21.88 $ 45,510
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,340 1.17 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,090 0.29 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,110 0.21 $ 30.54 $ 63,530

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 9,340 1.17 $ 30.82 $ 64,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,200 0.54 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 1,020 0.32 $ 35.59 $ 74,030
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 6,090 0.29 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Employment Services 9,450 0.27 $ 21.88 $ 45,510

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)
Telecommunications (8) (8) $ 41.69 $ 86,720
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 110 0.03 $ 41.41 $ 86,140
Grantmaking and Giving Services 70 0.05 $ 37.63 $ 78,280
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.07 $ 37.05 $ 77,070
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 220 0.02 $ 37.01 $ 76,980


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

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.



Map of employment of life, physical, and social science technicians, all other by state, May 2021


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 11,010 0.67 1.51 $ 29.51 $ 61,380
New York 6,000 0.69 1.57 $ 28.88 $ 60,070
Texas 5,030 0.41 0.93 $ 21.08 $ 43,850
Missouri 3,030 1.11 2.52 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
New Jersey 2,470 0.64 1.45 $ 23.62 $ 49,120


Map of location quotient of life, physical, and social science technicians, all other by state, May 2021


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)
District of Columbia 1,160 1.75 3.97 (8) (8)
Missouri 3,030 1.11 2.52 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
Hawaii 590 1.07 2.42 $ 27.02 $ 56,210
Utah 1,500 0.97 2.19 $ 19.40 $ 40,360
Kentucky 1,480 0.80 1.82 $ 24.57 $ 51,100


Map of annual mean wages of life, physical, and social science technicians, all other by state, May 2021


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 590 0.38 0.85 $ 33.41 $ 69,500
Massachusetts 1,190 0.35 0.79 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Maryland 2,040 0.80 1.81 $ 32.54 $ 67,690
Arizona 330 0.12 0.26 $ 31.26 $ 65,020
Washington 1,220 0.38 0.86 $ 31.24 $ 64,990



Map of employment of life, physical, and social science technicians, all other by area, May 2021


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 5,330 0.61 1.39 $ 29.18 $ 60,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,030 0.53 1.20 $ 28.24 $ 58,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,510 1.12 2.54 $ 33.57 $ 69,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,360 0.81 1.82 $ 35.29 $ 73,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,920 1.50 3.40 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,890 0.53 1.20 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,480 1.06 2.41 $ 30.02 $ 62,430
Salt Lake City, UT 1,250 1.69 3.82 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,230 0.46 1.05 $ 28.38 $ 59,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,120 0.39 0.87 $ 25.16 $ 52,320


Map of location quotient of life, physical, and social science technicians, all other by area, May 2021


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 440 3.86 8.74 $ 14.84 $ 30,870
Lexington-Fayette, KY 650 2.51 5.69 $ 28.07 $ 58,390
Ames, IA 80 1.79 4.05 $ 26.93 $ 56,000
Salt Lake City, UT 1,250 1.69 3.82 $ 18.88 $ 39,270
Portsmouth, NH-ME 140 1.56 3.54 $ 33.23 $ 69,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,920 1.50 3.40 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
Lubbock, TX 190 1.35 3.06 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 550 1.31 2.97 $ 24.16 $ 50,260
Baton Rouge, LA 450 1.24 2.80 $ 25.46 $ 52,960
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,510 1.12 2.54 $ 33.57 $ 69,830


Map of annual mean wages of life, physical, and social science technicians, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.37 0.83 $ 51.27 $ 106,640
Oklahoma City, OK 330 0.55 1.24 $ 39.00 $ 81,130
Boulder, CO 90 0.48 1.09 $ 37.32 $ 77,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 860 0.80 1.81 $ 35.71 $ 74,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,360 0.81 1.82 $ 35.29 $ 73,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 0.20 $ 35.26 $ 73,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 920 0.35 0.80 $ 34.85 $ 72,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,510 1.12 2.54 $ 33.57 $ 69,830
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.11 0.25 $ 33.45 $ 69,570
Portsmouth, NH-ME 140 1.56 3.54 $ 33.23 $ 69,120

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.05 2.39 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.90 2.04 $ 20.99 $ 43,660
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 2.62 $ 29.39 $ 61,140
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 1.20 2.72 $ 23.71 $ 49,310
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.49 3.37 $ 19.40 $ 40,360

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 1.49 3.37 $ 19.40 $ 40,360
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 1.20 2.72 $ 23.71 $ 49,310
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 2.62 $ 29.39 $ 61,140
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.05 2.39 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 2.13 $ 28.39 $ 59,060

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 110 1.16 2.62 $ 29.39 $ 61,140
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 2.13 $ 28.39 $ 59,060
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.01 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 0.75 $ 25.63 $ 53,300
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.41 $ 24.64 $ 51,240


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022