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Biological Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Biological Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,390
25th Percentile Wage
$35,230
50th Percentile Wage
$43,990
75th Percentile Wage
$57,780
90th Percentile Wage
$74,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $74,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological technicians is $30,390.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,990
3.86% 12.16%
2016
$42,290
6.34% -
2015
$39,610
-1.49% -
2014
$40,200
2.29% -
2013
$39,280
1.63% -
2012
$38,640
- -

Compare Biological Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of biological technicians in 18 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $60,010. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals industry (annual salary $34,640). For detailed biological technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$60,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$56,530
Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,430
Outpatient Care Centers
$52,670
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,060
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,460
Hospitals - State government owned
$45,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$43,880
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$43,670
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$43,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,260
Hospitals - Privately owned
$43,160
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$41,480
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$38,120
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$38,120
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$34,640

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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