Highest Paying Industries for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution36.4475780
Utilities35.6474130
Oil and Gas Extraction33.0968830
Other Pipeline Transportation31.6565840
Natural Gas Distribution30.8664180
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services30.3363090
Waste Treatment and Disposal30.3363090
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance29.9362250
Repair and Maintenance29.8662100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing29.5161380
Information29.1460620
Publishing Industries (except Internet)28.9460200
Pipeline Transportation28.5259330
Mining28.5259320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing28.3859030
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing28.3358920
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil28.2658790
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing28.0758390
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas2858250
Waste Management and Remediation Services27.5657330
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing27.457000
Management of Companies and Enterprises27.256570
Support Activities for Road Transportation27.1356430
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.0656280
Ship and Boat Building26.9756100
Support Activities for Mining26.8555850
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers26.6855490
Offices of Physicians26.6355400
Insurance Carriers26.5155140
Transportation and Warehousing26.4555020
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities26.4154930
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers26.3354770
Support Activities for Transportation26.2454590
Hospitals, Local government owned26.0854250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned26.0854250
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing25.9754020
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers25.9754010
Machinery Manufacturing25.7253500
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing25.7153470
Basic Chemical Manufacturing25.5953240
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing25.5353090
Finance and Insurance25.4252870
Tobacco Manufacturing25.3452710
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing25.2652530
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.1952390
Support Activities for Water Transportation25.0752140
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel24.8651710
Office Administrative Services24.8551690
Metal Ore Mining24.751380
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing24.6351240
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing24.550960
Chemical Manufacturing24.4250790
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods24.3950730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.3850710
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing24.1650260
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.1250180
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing24.150120
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.0349990
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing24.0249960
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing23.8749660
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing23.8649630
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing23.7549400
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services23.7449380
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing23.7249330
Ambulatory Health Care Services23.6149120
Water, Sewage and Other Systems23.649080
Engineering Services23.5448960
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers23.5148910
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services23.4748810
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing23.4648800
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences23.4548780
Other Support Services23.4548780
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing23.3948650
Traveler Accommodation23.3648590
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing23.3548570
Waste Collection23.3248510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing23.348450
Manufacturing23.2748400
Warehousing and Storage23.2548360
Scientific Research and Development Services23.2548360
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing23.2348320
Coal Mining23.248250
Paper Manufacturing23.1948230
Wood Product Manufacturing23.1748190
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing23.1348110
All industries, private ownership only23.148050
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.0547940
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services22.9747780
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services22.9747780
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying22.9447720
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)22.8947600
Construction22.8847590
Outpatient Care Centers22.8347480
Specialized Design Services22.8247460
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories22.8247460
Administrative and Support Services22.7147230
Employment Services22.747220
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations22.6347080
Wholesale Trade22.5246840
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.4646720
All industries22.3546480
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.3446470
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities22.3246430
Social Advocacy Organizations22.346390
Individual and Family Services22.246170
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills22.1446060
Accommodation22.1446050
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers22.1145990
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries22.0345830
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned22.0145780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21.9645670
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations21.9445620
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)21.9245590
Educational Support Services, Privately owned21.9245590
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned21.8945540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.8945520
Educational Services, Privately owned21.8845510
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.8845510
Offices of Other Health Practitioners21.7345200
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)21.6745080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services21.6445020
Specialty hospitals, State government owned21.6244970
Accommodation and Food Services21.6244970
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned21.5844890
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods21.5744870
Home Health Care Services21.5444800
Federal, State, and Local Government21.4444590
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service21.4444590
Primary Metal Manufacturing21.4244540
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing21.2844260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.2544200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.2544190
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers21.2244150
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities21.2244150
Plastics Product Manufacturing21.244090
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing21.1844050
Hospitals, State government owned21.1744030
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing21.1343950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned21.1143910
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned21.0343750
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing2143690
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)20.9943660
Specialty Trade Contractors20.9843640
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers20.9343530
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.9243510
Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.8943450
Hospitals, Privately owned20.8743420
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing20.8743410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services20.8743400
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing20.843270
Social Assistance20.7443150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals20.7343120
Forging and Stamping20.7243110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned20.7343110
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries20.6242890
Computer Systems Design and Related Services20.5942830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation20.5742780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)20.4842590
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.4542530
Foundries20.4242460
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing20.3842400
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.3142240
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers20.342230
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers20.2642150
Other Specialty Trade Contractors20.2142040
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing20.2142040
Federal government, including the US Postal Service20.1641930
Federal Executive Branch20.1541910
State government, including schools and hospitals20.1341870
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions20.1341860
Testing Laboratories20.0441690
Rubber Product Manufacturing19.9641520
Educational Services, Local government owned19.8941380
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned19.8241230
Educational Services, State government owned19.8241220
Junior colleges, State government owned19.7140990
Other Food Manufacturing19.740970
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)19.640780
Junior colleges, Local government owned19.5840730
Forestry and Logging19.5140580
Logging19.5140580
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing19.4640470
Beverage Manufacturing19.4240400
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned19.2640070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing19.1639850
Retail Trade19.1539840
Animal Food Manufacturing19.1439810
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)19.0639650
Dairy Product Manufacturing19.0439600
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities18.8439180
Truck Transportation18.7238940
General Freight Trucking18.7238940
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing18.6938870
Machine Shops18.6638820
Food Manufacturing18.1737790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned18.1337700
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing18.0637560
Nonstore Retailers17.9537330
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses17.9537330
Fabric Mills17.9237270
Grain and Oilseed Milling17.8537120
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17.7136840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers17.6936800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.6536720
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills17.5836560
Textile Mills17.5536490
Printing and Related Support Activities17.5436490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned17.4936370
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing17.335990
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.2435860
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.9835310
Real Estate16.8435020
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned16.8335010
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting16.8134970
Support Activities for Animal Production16.7934920
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry16.7334790
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)16.5534430
Support Activities for Crop Production16.4834280
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills16.2633810
Vocational Rehabilitation Services15.8733010
Animal Slaughtering and Processing15.8232910

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