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Life As a Science Technician

Occupation Description All life, physical, and social science technicians not listed separately.

Other Science Technician Job Titles

  • Colorist
  • Hot Cell Technician
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Observer
  • Test and Research Reactor Operator

Are There Job Opportunities for Science Technicians?

In the United States, there were 76,100 jobs for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.7% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 7,400 new jobs for Science Technicians by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 9,900 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Science Technicians in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians are Texas, New York, and California.

Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, Maine, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Science Technician Salary

The average yearly salary of a Science Technician ranges between $29,830 and $80,370. The median salary is $49,670.

Salary Ranges for Science Technicians

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Maryland

$69,500

Massachusetts

$63,450

Connecticut

$62,090

District of Columbia

$61,000

New Jersey

$60,660

New Mexico

$59,850

Rhode Island

$59,480

Nebraska

$58,150

New Hampshire

$57,990

Oklahoma

$57,950

Hawaii

$57,310

South Carolina

$56,910

California

$56,670

Alaska

$56,470

West Virginia

$55,930

Washington

$55,920

Maine

$55,220

Texas

$54,290

Wyoming

$53,940

North Carolina

$53,390

New York

$53,380

Mississippi

$52,950

Georgia

$52,690

Ohio

$52,690

Wisconsin

$52,500

Kentucky

$52,340

Virginia

$52,180

North Dakota

$52,050

Indiana

$51,970

Kansas

$51,960

Colorado

$51,890

Oregon

$51,800

Arizona

$51,250

Illinois

$51,130

Utah

$50,980

Arkansas

$50,740

Minnesota

$50,440

Pennsylvania

$50,410

Missouri

$49,590

Nevada

$47,690

Louisiana

$47,250

Iowa

$46,740

Alabama

$46,600

Florida

$45,200

South Dakota

$45,190

Montana

$43,930

Michigan

$43,640

Tennessee

$43,440

Idaho

$42,220

Where Science Technicians Are Employed

Science Technician Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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