Science Technicians in Washington
Considering a career as a Science Technician in Washington?
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.
The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Washington has more Science Technicians than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||90||$51,670|
Top States for Science Technicians Employment
The table below shows the states where most Science Technicians work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$56,230|
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|Occupation||WA Employment Total|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||1,280|
|Forest and Conservation Technicians||1,260|
|Forensic Science Technicians||550|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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