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Highest Paying Industries for Biological Technicians

The top 76 highest paying industries for biological technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $59,390, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for biological technicians. It is followed by offices of physicians industry (average annual salary $58,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of biological technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 76 Highest Paying Industries for Biological Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,390
110
2 Offices of Physicians
$58,850
540
3 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,750
220
4 Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,750
220
5 Transportation and Warehousing
$51,980
n/a
6 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$49,690
170
7 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$49,690
170
8 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$49,480
80
9 Chemical Manufacturing
$47,280
6,690
10 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$47,110
6,130
11 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$46,680
360
12 Manufacturing
$46,500
7,550
13 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$46,450
n/a
14 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$45,960
n/a
15 Wholesale Trade
$45,490
210
16 Engineering Services
$45,180
140
17 Hospitals - State government owned
$45,100
1,150
18 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,820
900
19 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$44,410
21,080
20 Scientific Research and Development Services
$44,380
21,710
21 Temporary Help Services
$43,500
620
22 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,230
25,750
23 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$43,160
630
24 Employment Services
$43,010
680
25 Administrative and Support Services
$43,010
680
26 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,010
680
27 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$42,930
60
28 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,510
5,910
29 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,500
5,910
30 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$42,500
720
31 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$42,090
2,150
32 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$41,660
50
33 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$41,410
600
34 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$41,410
600
35 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$40,800
310
36 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$40,650
6,190
37 Outpatient Care Centers
$40,330
360
38 Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,200
8,130
39 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$40,070
17,030
40 Educational Services
$39,980
17,300
41 Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,240
4,820
42 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$38,930
1,940
43 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$38,920
10,320
44 Educational Services - State government owned
$38,900
10,360
45 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$38,830
4,030
46 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$38,640
800
47 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,280
3,500
48 State government, including schools and hospitals
$38,230
14,190
49 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$38,070
25,290
50 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$38,060
30
51 Educational Services - Local government owned
$37,870
1,030
52 Federal government, including USPS
$36,440
8,960
53 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$36,440
8,960
54 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$36,280
12,530
55 Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,280
12,530
56 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$36,160
3,210
57 Dairy Product Manufacturing
$36,060
n/a
58 Testing Laboratories
$35,830
3,070
59 Support Activities for Animal Production
$35,810
80
60 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
$35,810
80
61 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,810
80
62 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$35,650
990
63 Food Manufacturing
$35,580
170
64 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$35,010
90
65 Junior colleges - State government owned
$34,930
40
66 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,260
40
67 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$34,240
40
68 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$34,020
n/a
69 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$34,020
n/a
70 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$33,920
250
71 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$33,750
2,670
72 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$33,730
210
73 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$32,820
n/a
74 Social Advocacy Organizations
$32,400
30
75 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,980
110
76 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$31,550
90
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