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Biological Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of biological technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare biological technician salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Biological Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,800
25th Percentile Wage
$32,850
50th Percentile Wage
$39,140
75th Percentile Wage
$50,430
90th Percentile Wage
$63,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $63,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biological technicians is $26,800.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,140
4.32% 12.57%
2016
$37,450
1.71% -
2015
$36,810
1.44% -
2014
$36,280
-1.71% -
2013
$36,900
7.26% -
2012
$34,220
- -

Compare Biological Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of biological technicians in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $48,970. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $37,830). For detailed biological technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,970
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$44,790
State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,180
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$40,670
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$39,140
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$37,830
Federal government, including USPS
$37,830

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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