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Highest Paying States for Biological Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of biological technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $52,870, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for biological technicians. It is followed by Minnesota (average annual salary $51,000). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of biological technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Biological Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Massachusetts
$52,870
$34,170 5,610
2 Minnesota
$51,000
$32,850 950
3 Connecticut
$50,880
$32,260 780
4 District of Columbia
$50,370
$28,980 300
5 New Jersey
$49,700
$32,970 800
6 Georgia
$49,260
$29,700 1,470
7 Delaware
$49,260
$32,340 150
8 California
$48,960
$32,650 12,590
9 Maryland
$48,960
$31,400 3,800
10 New Hampshire
$47,410
$32,680 510
11 Colorado
$45,580
$30,810 2,960
12 Illinois
$44,570
$32,610 1,230
13 New York
$44,240
$31,370 2,990
14 Pennsylvania
$43,920
$29,170 3,810
15 West Virginia
$43,410
$27,670 120
16 North Carolina
$42,750
$28,710 2,480
17 Kentucky
$42,690
$27,810 330
18 Texas
$41,950
$26,510 4,460
19 Alaska
$41,900
$33,180 410
20 Florida
$41,860
$27,490 1,660
21 Maine
$41,680
$30,000 480
22 Ohio
$41,350
$27,530 3,720
23 Nevada
$41,270
$32,080 340
24 Washington
$41,150
$30,900 3,050
25 Iowa
$41,070
$28,470 1,000
26 Virginia
$40,700
$30,360 1,790
27 Wisconsin
$40,670
$27,780 1,140
28 Louisiana
$40,280
$23,980 180
29 Indiana
$40,230
$26,390 1,350
30 Arkansas
$39,530
$25,660 240
31 Vermont
$39,520
$31,510 120
32 Missouri
$39,400
$24,300 1,310
33 Rhode Island
$39,190
$26,990 100
34 Oklahoma
$39,180
$23,970 530
35 South Carolina
$39,150
$26,710 540
36 Oregon
$39,110
$29,750 2,600
37 Tennessee
$39,080
$26,320 1,050
38 Alabama
$39,060
$26,710 320
39 Utah
$38,940
$29,360 760
40 Kansas
$38,810
$26,980 340
41 Nebraska
$38,690
$23,980 350
42 New Mexico
$38,390
$29,270 310
43 Guam
$37,230
$28,500 80
44 Michigan
$37,080
$26,750 2,370
45 Mississippi
$36,630
$21,320 400
46 Wyoming
$36,610
$29,360 260
47 North Dakota
$36,400
$25,330 230
48 Puerto Rico
$34,810
$19,320 480
49 Montana
$33,830
$26,150 440
50 Hawaii
$33,660
$26,800 590
51 Arizona
$33,110
$24,320 1,110
52 Idaho
$32,850
$26,030 700
53 South Dakota
$32,470
$21,950 230
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