Biological Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for biological technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biological technicians among Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,610
25th Percentile Wage
$36,300
50th Percentile Wage
$44,570
75th Percentile Wage
$57,590
90th Percentile Wage
$72,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,610.

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
$44,570
2.67% 4.26%
2016
$43,380
3.41% -
2015
$41,900
-2.48% -
2014
$42,940
8.06% -
2013
$39,480
-8.08% -
2012
$42,670
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $43,270 to $49,550. The highest paying area for biological technicians in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $49,550. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Champaign-Urbana (mean annual salary $48,790). The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $43,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$49,550
Champaign-Urbana
$48,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$43,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$43,270




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