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Science Technicians in Washington

Considering a career as a Science Technician in Washington?

9.8% Jobs Projection
$53,690 Median Salary
210 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Science Technicians in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Science Technicians in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Science Technicians in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Science Technicians Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 1,600 people working as Science Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 1,550 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Science Technicians in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Washington has more Science Technicians than average.

Science Technicians in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 9.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.

Job Projections for Science Technicians: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 210 annual Science Technicians job openings in Washington, and 1,790 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Science Technicians Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $36,220 to $79,670 with $53,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.41 to $38.31. The median hourly rate was $25.81.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.53 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.28.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Science Technicians Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for Science Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Science Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 850 $55,030
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 800 $53,710
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 $51,670
Kennewick-Richland, WA 80 $45,810

Top States for Science Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,000 $53,280
New York 6,930 $50,040
Texas 4,980 $52,010
Illinois 3,480 $48,420
Florida 2,970 $41,710
Michigan 2,920 $40,430
Pennsylvania 2,270 $47,500
Georgia 2,020 $50,430
Indiana 1,890 $48,540
Ohio 1,770 $51,970
Virginia 1,760 $49,680
Missouri 1,650 $47,460
Maryland 1,630 $62,950
Massachusetts 1,600 $58,230
Washington 1,600 $53,690
New Jersey 1,440 $56,710
Colorado 1,350 $48,980
Oklahoma 1,290 $52,310
Oregon 1,270 $51,210
Louisiana 1,220 $45,260

Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $62,950
Connecticut $59,960
Rhode Island $59,060
Massachusetts $58,230
Nebraska $58,200
New Hampshire $57,140
New Jersey $56,710
District of Columbia $56,230
Hawaii $55,200
South Carolina $55,140

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 1,280
Forest and Conservation Technicians 1,260
Forensic Science Technicians 550


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