Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
61,950 2.5 % $22.67 $47,150 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.23 $15.93 $21.25 $27.92 $35.28
Annual Wage (2) $25,440 $33,130 $44,200 $58,080 $73,370


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 19,910 0.68 $21.17 $44,040
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,310 1.31 $23.30 $48,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,090 0.35 $26.30 $54,710
Employment Services 6,900 0.21 $23.53 $48,940
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,980 0.22 $21.12 $43,940

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 8,310 1.31 $23.30 $48,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 19,910 0.68 $21.17 $44,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,090 0.35 $26.30 $54,710
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,380 0.22 $25.81 $53,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,980 0.22 $21.12 $43,940

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 (8) (8) $44.79 $93,160
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.03 $31.05 $64,590
Natural Gas Distribution 90 0.08 $29.89 $62,170
Office Administrative Services 40 0.01 $29.22 $60,790
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $28.70 $59,700


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)
California 7,510 0.51 1.09 $24.20 $50,330
Texas 6,280 0.58 1.23 $22.42 $46,620
New York 5,790 0.67 1.43 $21.00 $43,680
Florida 3,050 0.41 0.87 $18.25 $37,970
Maryland 2,910 1.15 2.46 $28.96 $60,240




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)
Maryland 2,910 1.15 2.46 $28.96 $60,240
Alaska 340 1.05 2.24 $28.70 $59,700
Oregon 1,670 1.02 2.17 $24.03 $49,980
Hawaii 570 0.95 2.03 $25.89 $53,840
Indiana 2,560 0.90 1.92 $17.80 $37,030




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 680 0.86 1.85 $33.65 $69,990
District of Columbia 300 0.45 0.97 $33.29 $69,250
Maryland 2,910 1.15 2.46 $28.96 $60,240
Alaska 340 1.05 2.24 $28.70 $59,700
Connecticut 350 0.21 0.45 $26.62 $55,370





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 3,120 0.59 1.27 $23.20 $48,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,070 0.96 2.06 $21.42 $44,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.56 1.19 $22.95 $47,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.70 1.50 $29.51 $61,370
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.61 3.46 $26.51 $55,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.40 0.85 $23.12 $48,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,220 0.44 0.95 $20.22 $42,060
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,180 0.91 1.96 $25.06 $52,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.60 1.29 $25.60 $53,250
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,020 0.80 1.71 $26.18 $54,460




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)
Bloomington, IN 680 9.33 19.97 $13.88 $28,870
Charlottesville, VA 380 3.86 8.26 $19.34 $40,230
Columbia, MO 310 3.48 7.46 $20.02 $41,640
Fairbanks, AK 90 2.55 5.45 $25.92 $53,920
Eugene-Springfield, OR 350 2.49 5.32 $22.59 $46,980
Lexington-Fayette, KY 550 2.22 4.75 $16.68 $34,690
Manhattan, KS 110 2.16 4.63 $20.57 $42,790
Johnson City, TN 140 1.85 3.97 $19.09 $39,700
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.61 3.46 $26.51 $55,140
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 680 1.59 3.41 $18.45 $38,370




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 0.90 1.92 $38.41 $79,900
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.20 $71,130
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 670 1.19 2.54 $33.76 $70,210
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 180 0.40 0.85 $30.78 $64,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.70 1.50 $29.51 $61,370
Anchorage, AK 120 0.67 1.43 $29.50 $61,360
Portsmouth, NH-ME 90 1.52 3.26 $29.14 $60,620
Salt Lake City, UT 180 0.28 0.59 $29.11 $60,550
Tulsa, OK 80 0.19 0.41 $28.35 $58,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 480 0.40 0.85 $28.04 $58,320

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 460 3.22 6.89 $15.31 $31,830
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 300 1.04 2.23 $18.98 $39,480
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.50 1.07 $26.17 $54,420
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 120 0.77 1.66 $21.94 $45,640
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 1.82 $12.92 $26,880

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 460 3.22 6.89 $15.31 $31,830
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.45 3.11 $19.44 $40,430
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.24 2.66 $30.83 $64,120
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.08 2.31 $27.76 $57,740
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 1.08 2.31 $17.24 $35,860

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.49 $33.20 $69,060
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.24 2.66 $30.83 $64,120
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.59 $28.06 $58,360
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.08 2.31 $27.76 $57,740
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.50 1.07 $26.17 $54,420


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014