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 among Iowa cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,040
25th Percentile Wage
$32,320
50th Percentile Wage
$38,970
75th Percentile Wage
$49,220
90th Percentile Wage
$61,010

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 $61,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.00
25th Percentile Wage
$15.54
50th Percentile Wage
$18.73
75th Percentile Wage
$23.67
90th Percentile Wage
$29.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biological technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.33. The median hourly salary is $18.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.00.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of biological technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,9701.67%-9.73%
201538,3201.36%-
201437,800-3.49%-
201339,120-9.30%-
201242,760--

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 $32,210 to $46,700. The highest paying area for biological technicians in Iowa is Ames with a median annual salary of $46,700. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $34,800). The lowest paying area is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $32,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$46,700
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$34,800
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,010
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$32,210


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