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Biological Technician Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for biological technicians in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biological technicians amongst North Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,410
25th Percentile Wage
$33,490
50th Percentile Wage
$40,800
75th Percentile Wage
$50,760
90th Percentile Wage
$62,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.18
25th Percentile Wage
$16.10
50th Percentile Wage
$19.62
75th Percentile Wage
$24.40
90th Percentile Wage
$30.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biological technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.18. The median hourly salary is $19.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.18.

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
201640,8001.86%0.86%
201540,040-1.17%-
201440,510-2.62%-
201341,5702.69%-
201240,450--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Biological Technicians in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of North Carolina ranges from $32,320 to $44,540. The highest paying area for biological technicians in North Carolina is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $44,540. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $43,440). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rocky Mount
$44,540
Raleigh-Cary
$43,440
Durham-Chapel Hill
$39,450
Greenville
$33,940
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,680
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,320


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