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Biological Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of biological technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biological technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biological Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,560
25th Percentile Wage
$35,610
50th Percentile Wage
$45,320
75th Percentile Wage
$58,780
90th Percentile Wage
$74,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $74,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological technicians is $29,560.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,320
0.49% 8.80%
2016
$45,100
2.46% -
2015
$43,990
1.73% -
2014
$43,230
2.11% -
2013
$42,320
2.34% -
2012
$41,330
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Compare Biological Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of biological technicians in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $46,420. The lowest paying industry is the computer systems design and related services industry (annual salary $32,970). For detailed biological technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$46,420
Scientific Research and Development Services
$46,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,320
Engineering Services
$41,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$39,270
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$38,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$38,880
Testing Laboratories
$38,760
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,560
Veterinary Services
$36,290
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$32,970

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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