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Biological Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for biological technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biological technicians amongst Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,170
25th Percentile Wage
$34,670
50th Percentile Wage
$43,920
75th Percentile Wage
$57,030
90th Percentile Wage
$68,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,170.

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
$43,920
-0.84% 0.36%
2016
$44,290
2.84% -
2015
$43,030
-5.48% -
2014
$45,390
1.17% -
2013
$44,860
2.45% -
2012
$43,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $34,510 to $53,090. The highest paying area for biological technicians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $53,090. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $52,130). The lowest paying area is Reading with a median annual salary of $34,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$53,090
Philadelphia
$52,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$50,140
Lancaster
$48,400
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$46,980
State College
$45,530
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,020
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$41,300
Pittsburgh
$37,420
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$37,260
Reading
$34,510




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