Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
72,020 2.0 % $23.25 $48,360 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.06 $16.32 $21.78 $28.62 $36.52
Annual Wage (2) $25,080 $33,950 $45,300 $59,530 $75,970


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 21,740 0.73 $20.95 $43,570
Employment Services 8,990 0.25 $23.76 $49,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,900 0.40 $25.91 $53,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,660 1.03 $26.59 $55,310
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,360 0.39 $22.58 $46,970

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 6,660 1.03 $26.59 $55,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,740 0.73 $20.95 $43,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,900 0.40 $25.91 $53,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5,360 0.39 $22.58 $46,970
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,320 0.36 $24.05 $50,020

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 70 0.02 $48.62 $101,130
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 140 0.02 $36.85 $76,650
Natural Gas Distribution 120 0.11 $33.04 $68,710
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers (8) (8) $30.82 $64,110
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 100 0.03 $30.14 $62,700


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 10,310 0.89 1.71 $22.14 $46,060
California 8,910 0.57 1.10 $24.85 $51,690
Michigan 5,170 1.25 2.39 $15.89 $33,040
New York 5,130 0.57 1.09 $24.04 $50,000
Illinois 3,430 0.59 1.12 $26.48 $55,070




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 5,170 1.25 2.39 $15.89 $33,040
Maryland 3,230 1.24 2.38 $28.28 $58,810
New Mexico 810 1.02 1.95 $32.06 $66,680
Hawaii 630 1.01 1.94 $25.10 $52,210
Alaska 330 1.01 1.93 $26.44 $54,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 810 1.02 1.95 $32.06 $66,680
District of Columbia 310 0.45 0.86 $31.29 $65,080
Nebraska 220 0.24 0.45 $29.53 $61,420
Massachusetts 2,270 0.67 1.28 $29.18 $60,690
Maryland 3,230 1.24 2.38 $28.28 $58,810





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 4,770 0.74 1.41 $25.62 $53,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,790 1.29 2.48 $20.59 $42,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.68 1.31 $27.90 $58,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.99 1.89 $28.21 $58,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,960 1.11 2.13 $29.13 $60,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.43 0.83 $22.32 $46,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.73 1.39 $21.24 $44,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,210 1.19 2.29 $29.66 $61,690
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.09 2.09 $25.69 $53,430
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.63 1.21 $24.55 $51,060




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 250 3.93 7.52 $22.10 $45,970
Columbia, MO 310 3.46 6.63 $20.73 $43,130
Ithaca, NY 120 2.44 4.68 $19.99 $41,580
Manhattan, KS 80 2.12 4.06 $19.58 $40,730
Corpus Christi, TX 380 2.02 3.86 $27.60 $57,410
Reno, NV 400 1.97 3.77 $21.81 $45,350
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.86 3.56 $25.31 $52,640
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 540 1.86 3.56 $21.68 $45,090
Lexington-Fayette, KY 410 1.56 2.98 $15.64 $32,540
The Villages, FL 40 1.52 2.91 $13.75 $28,600