Biological Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for biological technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biological technicians amongst Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Biological Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,470
25th Percentile Wage
$33,780
50th Percentile Wage
$41,070
75th Percentile Wage
$50,900
90th Percentile Wage
$61,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,070
5.11% -4.11%
2016
$38,970
1.67% -
2015
$38,320
1.36% -
2014
$37,800
-3.49% -
2013
$39,120
-9.30% -
2012
$42,760
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Biological Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $33,010 to $47,470. The highest paying area for biological technicians in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $47,470. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $43,410). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$47,470
Iowa City
$43,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$36,770
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$36,550
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,610
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,790
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,010




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