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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 $48,980, Delaware is the highest paying state for biological technicians. It is followed by Minnesota (average annual salary $48,920). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Delaware
$48,980
$29,840 110
2 Minnesota
$48,920
$29,390 990
3 Massachusetts
$48,610
$33,310 5,470
4 California
$48,540
$31,330 12,890
5 District of Columbia
$47,780
$30,290 290
6 Georgia
$47,360
$27,950 1,200
7 Maryland
$46,540
$32,830 3,520
8 Connecticut
$46,500
$31,920 1,130
9 New Hampshire
$46,490
$32,760 570
10 New Jersey
$44,640
$29,430 1,320
11 Pennsylvania
$44,290
$28,750 3,990
12 Colorado
$44,270
$29,290 2,860
13 Illinois
$43,380
$32,220 1,150
14 Texas
$42,920
$25,360 3,760
15 New Mexico
$42,230
$28,870 320
16 Nevada
$42,070
$31,730 320
17 New York
$42,020
$28,890 3,440
18 Maine
$41,320
$30,010 530
19 Utah
$41,220
$28,550 710
20 Alaska
$40,990
$31,780 420
21 Virginia
$40,880
$28,880 1,790
22 Kansas
$40,850
$30,870 690
23 North Carolina
$40,800
$27,410 2,260
24 Vermont
$40,610
$28,880 110
25 Washington
$40,390
$30,130 2,760
26 Wisconsin
$40,340
$26,910 1,050
27 Oklahoma
$39,850
$20,980 1,090
28 Ohio
$39,640
$26,570 2,930
29 Missouri
$39,510
$21,490 1,210
30 West Virginia
$39,120
$26,950 190
31 Iowa
$38,970
$27,040 1,090
32 South Carolina
$38,970
$25,750 580
33 Arkansas
$38,710
$25,170 260
34 Louisiana
$38,430
$23,180 200
35 Indiana
$38,250
$26,010 1,430
36 Nebraska
$38,050
$23,590 370
37 Oregon
$38,020
$28,120 2,730
38 Rhode Island
$38,000
$30,580 100
39 Tennessee
$37,560
$24,350 660
40 Florida
$37,460
$25,100 2,060
41 Michigan
$36,200
$26,770 1,110
42 Wyoming
$36,010
$28,880 250
43 Puerto Rico
$35,720
$19,700 530
44 Mississippi
$35,550
$20,980 390
45 Arizona
$33,340
$24,300 1,180
46 Idaho
$32,320
$25,740 810
47 Montana
$32,320
$25,730 410
48 South Dakota
$32,310
$22,310 210
49 Hawaii
$31,080
$26,280 610
50 Kentucky
$28,240
$18,230 680
See also: Highest paying industries for biological technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.