Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
68,540 2.1 % $23.69 $49,270 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.65 $16.78 $22.14 $28.97 $37.02
Annual Wage (2) $26,310 $34,890 $46,040 $60,260 $77,010


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 18,640 0.62 $20.89 $43,450
Employment Services 8,980 0.25 $24.08 $50,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,050 0.40 $26.11 $54,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,000 0.89 $26.50 $55,130
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,130 0.29 $24.38 $50,710

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 6,000 0.89 $26.50 $55,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,640 0.62 $20.89 $43,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,050 0.40 $26.11 $54,300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,370 0.35 $23.94 $49,800
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,130 0.29 $24.38 $50,710

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 80 0.02 $42.80 $89,020
Software Publishers 50 0.01 $38.02 $79,080
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.04 $35.68 $74,220
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 170 0.02 $33.55 $69,780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 190 0.04 $32.89 $68,400


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)
Texas 7,790 0.66 1.36 $22.87 $47,560
California 7,660 0.48 0.98 $25.05 $52,100
Michigan 5,480 1.30 2.66 $16.91 $35,170
New York 5,120 0.56 1.15 $24.72 $51,410
Illinois 3,400 0.58 1.18 $25.82 $53,710




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)
Michigan 5,480 1.30 2.66 $16.91 $35,170
Maryland 3,150 1.19 2.44 $28.55 $59,390
Hawaii 650 1.03 2.10 $26.07 $54,220
Alaska 300 0.94 1.93 $25.35 $52,740
Oregon 1,380 0.77 1.58 $22.39 $46,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 290 0.41 0.85 $31.81 $66,160
Massachusetts 2,400 0.69 1.42 $30.52 $63,480
Maryland 3,150 1.19 2.44 $28.55 $59,390
Vermont 60 0.21 0.43 $27.56 $57,320
Colorado 930 0.37 0.76 $27.47 $57,140





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 4,000 0.61 1.25 $26.09 $54,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,190 1.09 2.23 $22.37 $46,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.94 1.93 $28.66 $59,620
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,970 1.09 2.24 $30.33 $63,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.45 0.92 $21.38 $44,470
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.52 1.06 $28.58 $59,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,420 1.06 2.16 $21.07 $43,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,090 1.04 2.14 $29.92 $62,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 950 0.68 1.40 $24.25 $50,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 940 0.37 0.76 $25.63 $53,300




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)
Merced, CA 220 3.38 6.92 $22.66 $47,130
Ithaca, NY 110 2.20 4.50 $21.65 $45,030
Manhattan, KS 80 2.04 4.17 $19.97 $41,550
Eugene, OR 280 1.92 3.93 $24.04 $50,000
Corpus Christi, TX 360 1.91 3.92 $27.15 $56,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 310 1.90 3.89 $27.64 $57,480
Reno, NV 370 1.76 3.60 $22.95 $47,730
Auburn-Opelika, AL 90 1.64 3.36 $18.87 $39,260
Lexington-Fayette, KY 420 1.57 3.22 $16.05 $33,380
Portsmouth, NH-ME 130 1.46 2.99 $26.66 $55,450