Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
67,140 2.2 % $23.01 $47,860 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.20 $16.12 $21.47 $28.23 $35.93
Annual Wage (2) $25,380 $33,540 $44,650 $58,710 $74,730


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 21,600 0.73 $20.86 $43,390
Employment Services 7,640 0.22 $23.68 $49,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,570 0.38 $25.99 $54,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,900 1.09 $24.99 $51,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,820 0.35 $23.62 $49,130

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 6,900 1.09 $24.99 $51,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,600 0.73 $20.86 $43,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,570 0.38 $25.99 $54,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 4,820 0.35 $23.62 $49,130
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,640 0.26 $25.10 $52,220

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 60 0.01 $46.23 $96,160
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 110 0.01 $38.30 $79,650
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $38.13 $79,320
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $36.07 $75,030
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $32.18 $66,940


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 9,030 0.80 1.62 $23.59 $49,070
California 8,480 0.56 1.13 $24.58 $51,120
New York 5,670 0.64 1.30 $21.68 $45,090
Michigan 5,480 1.34 2.71 $15.87 $33,020
Illinois 3,200 0.55 1.12 $24.98 $51,950




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 1.34 2.71 $15.87 $33,020
Alaska 340 1.05 2.11 $28.39 $59,060
New Mexico 760 0.97 1.95 $32.62 $67,850
Maryland 2,430 0.95 1.91 $30.28 $62,990
Hawaii 550 0.90 1.81 $25.71 $53,470




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 340 0.50 1.00 $33.11 $68,860
New Mexico 760 0.97 1.95 $32.62 $67,850
Maryland 2,430 0.95 1.91 $30.28 $62,990
Alaska 340 1.05 2.11 $28.39 $59,060
Connecticut 470 0.28 0.57 $27.38 $56,940





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)
Ann Arbor, MI 3,630 17.71 35.64 $14.40 $29,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,290 0.61 1.23 $23.23 $48,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,570 0.69 1.38 $25.38 $52,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,560 0.90 1.81 $22.17 $46,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.85 1.72 $21.76 $45,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.43 0.86 $22.97 $47,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.66 1.33 $30.67 $63,800
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,380 1.38 2.77 $27.22 $56,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,230 0.68 1.37 $26.97 $56,090
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,100 1.13 2.26 $29.09 $60,510




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 3,630 17.71 35.64 $14.40 $29,950
Merced, CA 240 3.74 7.54 $21.54 $44,800
Columbia, MO 300 3.34 6.73 $20.35 $42,330
Corpus Christi, TX 510 2.76 5.55 $28.85 $60,010
Fairbanks, AK 90 2.57 5.17 $26.03 $54,140
Eugene-Springfield, OR 350 2.45 4.94 $23.25 $48,350
Ithaca, NY 110 2.32 4.67 $19.63 $40,820
Reno-Sparks, NV 430 2.15 4.32 $21.03 $43,750
Lexington-Fayette, KY 440 1.68 3.38 $15.38 $31,990
Manhattan, KS 80 1.67 3.36 $19.59 $40,740




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)
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 90 0.82 1.65 $35.21 $73,230
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 540 0.96 1.93 $34.11 $70,960
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 210 0.45 0.90 $31.47 $65,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.66 1.33 $30.67 $63,800
Anchorage, AK 140 0.79 1.60 $29.74 $61,850
Tulsa, OK 100 0.24 0.48 $29.52 $61,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,100 1.13 2.26 $29.09 $60,510
Corpus Christi, TX 510 2.76 5.55 $28.85 $60,010
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $28.35 $58,960
Salt Lake City, UT 170 0.26 0.52 $28.32 $58,910

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 480 3.85 7.74 $20.53 $42,690
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.72 1.45 $26.03 $54,140
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 0.70 1.42 $18.18 $37,820
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 130 0.89 1.78 $23.08 $48,000
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.78 1.56 $21.15 $44,000

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)
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 480 3.85 7.74 $20.53 $42,690
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.76 3.54 $29.38 $61,100
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.61 3.23 $18.32 $38,110
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 1.21 2.44 $18.58 $38,640
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 2.11 $24.18 $50,290

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)
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.76 3.54 $29.38 $61,100
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 1.21 $28.82 $59,950
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.98 1.97 $26.94 $56,040
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.67 $26.32 $54,750
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.72 1.45 $26.03 $54,140


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015