Biological Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of biological technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biological technician salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biological Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,680
25th Percentile Wage
$36,830
50th Percentile Wage
$47,170
75th Percentile Wage
$59,570
90th Percentile Wage
$73,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) biological technicians is $73,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological technicians is $30,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biological technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,170
3.41% 4.41%
2016
$45,560
-2.94% -
2015
$46,900
0.85% -
2014
$46,500
0.86% -
2013
$46,100
2.19% -
2012
$45,090
- -

Compare Biological Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of biological technicians in 17 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for biological technician occupations is the pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry with an annual salary $48,300. The lowest paying industry is the other food manufacturing industry (annual salary $32,080). For detailed biological technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$48,300
Chemical Manufacturing
$47,740
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$46,850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$46,850
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$46,260
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$46,200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$46,200
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$44,790
Chemical Manufacturing
$44,280
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$44,200
Beverage Manufacturing
$44,200
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$42,580
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$41,180
Chemical Manufacturing
$38,660
Food Manufacturing
$37,280
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$37,040
Other Food Manufacturing
$32,080

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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