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

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution36.876540
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers36.2875470
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing36.1775230
Publishing Industries (except Internet)34.2971320
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers33.770100
Utilities33.1268890
Pipeline Transportation3368630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing31.7966130
Information31.7666050
Oil and Gas Extraction30.1862760
Natural Gas Distribution29.5561470
Basic Chemical Manufacturing29.4861310
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance28.7459770
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing28.6859650
Management of Companies and Enterprises28.4259120
Waste Treatment and Disposal28.3558970
Transportation and Warehousing28.1158460
Repair and Maintenance27.8757960
Wholesale Trade27.7457690
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories27.156360
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers26.5955300
Insurance Carriers26.5155140
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities26.555130
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing26.254500
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing26.1654400
Ambulatory Health Care Services26.1154320
Metal Ore Mining26.0654200
Offices of Physicians25.9854030
Chemical Manufacturing25.9654000
Waste Management and Remediation Services25.8753810
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods25.4953010
Finance and Insurance25.4752980
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers25.3952810
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.2852590
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services25.2852590
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations25.2652550
Construction25.2452500
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences25.252410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned25.1552300
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services25.0952190
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing25.0752140
Outpatient Care Centers25.0652120
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing25.0552110
Waste Collection24.7651500
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing24.6451250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.6251200
Scientific Research and Development Services24.4150770
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.3950740
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers24.2450430
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing24.1150150
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing24.0550030
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)24.0550030
Mining23.9849890
Hospitals, Local government owned23.9749860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned23.9749860
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations23.9249760
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods23.949700
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services23.8849660
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.8749640
Other Food Manufacturing23.8449590
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing23.8349560
Manufacturing23.7649420
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers23.749290
Water, Sewage and Other Systems23.6749230
Engineering Services23.6249120
Machinery Manufacturing23.649080
Employment Services23.5649000
Administrative and Support Services23.5148900
Office Administrative Services23.4648790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing23.3648600
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing23.2748400
Social Advocacy Organizations23.1748200
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services23.1348100
All industries, private ownership only23.148060
Traveler Accommodation23.148050
Computer Systems Design and Related Services2347840
Mining (except Oil and Gas)22.8747560
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.7147230
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing22.6547110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned22.5446880
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing22.546800
Support Activities for Mining22.4846760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services22.4746740
Specialty Trade Contractors22.4646710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned22.4246630
Educational Services, Privately owned22.446590
All industries22.2846350
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing22.1846130
Individual and Family Services22.1246010
Primary Metal Manufacturing22.0245810
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing2245750
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services21.9745690
Federal, State, and Local Government21.9445630
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service21.9445630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing21.8645470
Plastics Product Manufacturing21.845340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.7945330
Accommodation and Food Services21.7345200
Accommodation21.7345200
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing21.7145150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.6244960
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned21.6144950
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service21.5944900
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.4344580
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.4144540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.4144540
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers21.3944490
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing21.3544410
Foundries21.2644220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services21.244100
Testing Laboratories21.1944080
Hospitals, Privately owned21.1343940
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying21.1143910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned21.0743830
Social Assistance21.0243730
State government, including schools and hospitals20.9543570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)20.9343530
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)20.8743410
Paper Manufacturing20.7243100
Forging and Stamping20.6843010
Hospitals, State government owned20.642850
Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.5842800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners20.5542740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation20.5342700
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing20.5242680
Federal government, including the US Postal Service20.4242480
Federal Executive Branch20.4142450
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills20.3942400
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned20.2942200
Educational Services, State government owned20.2842190
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions20.2642150
Food Manufacturing20.0241650
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing2041600
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)19.9141410
Educational Support Services, Privately owned19.9141410
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers19.8241220
Educational Services, Local government owned19.7841130
Specialty hospitals, State government owned19.6340830
Junior colleges, Local government owned19.5740710
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)19.5540670
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned19.5440640
Forestry and Logging19.5140580
Logging19.5140580
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting19.440350
Retail Trade19.3740300
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry19.3740290
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction19.2340000
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities19.239930
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)18.9839480
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing18.9739470
Junior colleges, State government owned18.9839470
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.8239150
Machine Shops18.6638820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.638700
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities18.0737580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned17.8837180
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)17.8437100
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing17.6836780
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned17.6836770
Nonstore Retailers17.4736330
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses17.4736330
Support Activities for Crop Production17.3736120
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing17.3236030
Real Estate13.227460

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