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

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Total Workforce

212k

Average Age

34.8

Average Salary

$39,078

Average Male Salary

$42,948

Average Female Salary

$34,576

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 $39,078 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants by wage are Social & human service assistants, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, and Fishing and hunting 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, Columbus City (Central) PUMA, OH, and Austin City (Central) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, North Central New Mexico PUMA, NM, and Columbus City (Central) PUMA, OH.

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 Banking & related activities. Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants are paid most in Knoxville City PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,078

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,886

In 2018, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants earned an average of $39,078, $14,810 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Fishing and hunting workers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants while Social & human service assistants 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

0.44

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.44, 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

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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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Industries by Share

212k

2018 Workforce

± 11,285

-2.74%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.7%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants has been declining at a rate of -2.74%, from 217,515 people in 2017 to 211,564 people in 2018.

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  24.1%, followed by Scientific research & development services with 22.4% and Architectural, engineering & related services with 10.1%.

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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 34.6 and of female Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is 35, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is White.

Gender Composition

114k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,278

97.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,675

53.8% 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

74.4% 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 11.5% 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

34.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.03

35

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.13

The median age of Miscellaneous life, physical, & social science technicians, including social science research assistants is 34.8, and Male employees are generally 0.408 years younger 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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