Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
55,360 2.2 % $22.10 $45,980 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.31 $15.97 $20.84 $26.98 $34.17
Annual Wage (2) $25,600 $33,220 $43,350 $56,130 $71,080


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 14,680 0.52 $20.93 $43,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 9,530 1.55 $22.38 $46,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,660 0.38 $24.95 $51,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,630 0.28 $19.74 $41,070
State Government (OES Designation) 2,620 0.11 $18.78 $39,060

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 9,530 1.55 $22.38 $46,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,680 0.52 $20.93 $43,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,660 0.38 $24.95 $51,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,630 0.28 $19.74 $41,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,240 0.21 $20.85 $43,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $29.96 $62,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 580 0.03 $28.34 $58,950
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.06 $27.32 $56,830
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $27.27 $56,720
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $27.15 $56,470


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 8,870 1.06 2.44 $21.88 $45,500
California 6,940 0.50 1.14 $23.74 $49,380
Texas 5,210 0.52 1.19 $20.26 $42,150
Florida 2,580 0.36 0.84 $18.89 $39,280
Michigan 2,380 0.63 1.45 $18.76 $39,010




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)
Alaska 550 1.78 4.09 $22.20 $46,180
New York 8,870 1.06 2.44 $21.88 $45,500
Maryland 1,990 0.81 1.86 $26.35 $54,800
New Hampshire 460 0.76 1.75 $19.45 $40,450
Oregon 1,080 0.69 1.58 $20.89 $43,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 280 0.19 0.43 $31.26 $65,010
Maryland 1,990 0.81 1.86 $26.35 $54,800
Connecticut 550 0.34 0.79 $26.25 $54,590
Massachusetts 680 0.22 0.50 $25.79 $53,640
District of Columbia 290 0.45 1.03 $25.09 $52,180

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.66 1.52 $22.28 $46,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,520 1.01 2.32 $20.17 $41,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.38 0.88 $22.89 $47,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,250 1.01 2.32 $27.88 $57,990
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.88 2.02 $27.89 $58,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 970 1.13 2.59 $26.21 $54,520
Baltimore-Towson, MD 960 0.78 1.79 $22.35 $46,480
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 940 2.21 5.08 $19.06 $39,640
Rochester, NY 900 1.86 4.28 $22.62 $47,050
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.22 0.51 $23.68 $49,250




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)
Ames, IA 320 8.08 18.55 $23.26 $48,380
Fairbanks, AK 120 3.52 8.09 $19.98 $41,560
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 940 2.21 5.08 $19.06 $39,640
Durham, NC 580 2.18 5.00 $22.84 $47,510
Rochester, NY 900 1.86 4.28 $22.62 $47,050
Eugene-Springfield, OR 230 1.73 3.96 $22.64 $47,100
Portsmouth, NH-ME 80 1.54 3.54 $30.15 $62,710
Lafayette, IN 120 1.54 3.53 $16.57 $34,460
Carson City, NV 40 1.49 3.41 $20.85 $43,370
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 760 1.38 3.17 $28.65 $59,600




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)
Oklahoma City, OK 180 0.33 0.76 $35.83 $74,520
Albuquerque, NM 180 0.50 1.14 $31.50 $65,520
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $31.37 $65,240
Portsmouth, NH-ME 80 1.54 3.54 $30.15 $62,710
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $28.88 $60,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 680 0.30 0.68 $28.76 $59,810
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 760 1.38 3.17 $28.65 $59,600
New Haven, CT 30 0.13 0.29 $28.53 $59,350
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.88 2.02 $27.89 $58,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,250 1.01 2.32 $27.88 $57,990

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 240 4.00 9.18 $18.83 $39,170
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 0.90 2.07 $17.86 $37,150
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 2.06 $15.51 $32,260
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.60 3.67 $22.47 $46,740
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.49 1.13 $18.13 $37,710

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 240 4.00 9.18 $18.83 $39,170
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.11 7.15 $20.84 $43,350
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.86 4.27 $18.65 $38,790
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.80 4.14 $20.23 $42,080
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.60 3.67 $22.47 $46,740

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.68 $53,420
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 0.57 $23.24 $48,350
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 1.24 $22.48 $46,760
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 1.66 $22.47 $46,750
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.60 3.67 $22.47 $46,740


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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