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Biological Technician Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of biological technicians in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of biological technicians in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Biological Technicians in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,960
25th Percentile Wage
$33,830
50th Percentile Wage
$36,950
75th Percentile Wage
$44,690
90th Percentile Wage
$58,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $31,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.36
25th Percentile Wage
$16.26
50th Percentile Wage
$17.77
75th Percentile Wage
$21.48
90th Percentile Wage
$27.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biological technicians in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.89. The median hourly salary is $17.77. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.36.

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
201636,9500.38%4.25%
201536,810-2.25%-
201437,6406.59%-
201335,160-0.63%-
201235,380--

Table 3. Compare Biological Technician Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $36,950 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for biological technicians in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of biological technicians in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 30.6 percent (30.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 6.6 percent (6.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Reading.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$53,220
Philadelphia
$50,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$47,920
State College
$46,750
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$41,300
Pittsburgh
$40,000
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$38,100
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$36,950
Reading
$34,510

See also: Top paying jobs in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania.