Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

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Total Workforce

218k

Average Age

35.8

Estimated Job Growth

9.72%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$41,779

Average Male Salary

$46,371

Average Female Salary

$36,922

About

Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants was $41,779 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants by wage are Medical records & health information technicians, Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers, and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers.

Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are part of the Life, physical, & social science occupations, along with Agricultural & food scientists, Biological scientists, Conservation scientists & foresters, Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other, Astronomers & physicists, Atmospheric & space scientists, Chemists & materials scientists, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, Other Physical Scientists, Economists, Psychologists, Urban & regional planners, Miscellaneous social scientists, including survey researchers & sociologists, Agricultural & food science technicians, Biological technicians, Chemical technicians, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are Madison City (Central) PUMA, WI, Ames City PUMA, IA, and Provo City PUMA, UT. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are North Central New Mexico PUMA, NM, Madison City (Central) PUMA, WI, and Ames City PUMA, IA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are paid most in Knoxville City PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in North Central New Mexico PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$41,779

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,105

In 2017, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants earned an average of $41,779, $10,286 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Driver/sales workers & truck drivers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants while Medical records & health information technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.436

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.436, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, Scientific research & development services, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Navigational, measuring, electromedical, & control instruments manufacturing, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

218k

2017 Workforce

± 11,442

5.86%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.13%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants has been growing at a rate of 5.86%, from 205,475 people in 2016 to 217,515 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants at  25.5%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 23.1% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 7.83%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants in the workforce is 36.8 and of female Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is 34.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is White.

Gender Composition

112k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,206

106k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,980

51.4% of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

73.1% of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants.

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Age by Gender

36.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.08

34.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.07

The median age of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is 35.8, and Male employees are generally 1.99 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is Biology but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are expected to see a growth of 9.72% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.72%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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