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

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2019 Workforce
222k
Average Age
35.8
Average Salary
$40,720
Average Male Salary
$43,722
Average Female Salary
$38,086

About

Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are most often employed by the Scientific research & development services industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants was $40,720 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants by wage are Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, and Hazardous materials removal workers.

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, and 17 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, Provo City PUMA, UT, and Charleston City PUMA, SC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are Tompkins County PUMA, NY, Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, and Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA.

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. Scientific research & development services 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 Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are paid most in Knoxville City PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Tompkins County PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,720
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,934

In 2019, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants earned an average of $40,720, $14,804 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Hazardous materials removal workers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants while Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers 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

0.444
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.444, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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 Scientific research & development services, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, 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 Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, National security & international affairs, and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

222k
2019 Workforce
± 11,568
5.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.09%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants has been growing at a rate of 5.1%, from 211,564 people in 2018 to 222,352 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants employed by various industries. Scientific research & development services employs the largest share of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants at  22.6%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 21.4% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 8.3%.

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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 36.4 and of female Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is 35.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

104k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,911
118k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,446

53.3% of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are Female, 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

66.7% of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

36.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.14
35.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.03

The median age of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is 35.8, and Male employees are generally 1.19 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 Natural Resources & Conservation.

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 Quality Control Analysis and Reading Comprehension. 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 Quality Control Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance.

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