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What Do Science Technician Do?

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

Other Science Technician Job Titles

  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Scientific Helper
  • Scientific Aide
  • Laser Technician
  • Radiation Technician

Job Outlook for Science Technicians

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 76,100 jobs in the United States for Science Technician. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 7,400 new jobs for Science Technician by 2026. The BLS estimates 9,900 yearly job openings in this field.

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

The states with the most job growth for Science Technician are Utah, Texas, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Wyoming, Maine, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Science Technician

The salary for Science Technicians ranges between about $29,830 and $80,370 a year.

Salary Ranges for Science Technicians

Science Technicians who work in Maryland, Connecticut, or Rhode Island, make the highest salaries.

How much do Science Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $46,600
Alaska $56,470
Arizona $51,250
Arkansas $50,740
California $56,670
Colorado $51,890
Connecticut $62,090
District of Columbia $61,000
Florida $45,200
Georgia $52,690
Hawaii $57,310
Idaho $42,220
Illinois $51,130
Indiana $51,970
Iowa $46,740
Kansas $51,960
Kentucky $52,340
Louisiana $47,250
Maine $55,220
Maryland $69,500
Massachusetts $63,450
Michigan $43,640
Minnesota $50,440
Mississippi $52,950
Missouri $49,590
Montana $43,930
Nebraska $58,150
Nevada $47,690
New Hampshire $57,990
New Jersey $60,660
New Mexico $59,850
New York $53,380
North Carolina $53,390
North Dakota $52,050
Ohio $52,690
Oklahoma $57,950
Oregon $51,800
Pennsylvania $50,410
Rhode Island $59,480
South Carolina $56,910
South Dakota $45,190
Tennessee $43,440
Texas $54,290
Utah $50,980
Virginia $52,180
Washington $55,920
West Virginia $55,930
Wisconsin $52,500
Wyoming $53,940

Where do Science Technicians Work?

Science Technician Sectors

The table below shows the approximate number of Science Technicians employed by various industries.

Science Technician Industries

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