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Biological Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of biological technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of biological technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The biological technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Biological Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,660
25th Percentile Wage
$33,840
50th Percentile Wage
$42,520
75th Percentile Wage
$54,990
90th Percentile Wage
$69,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) biological technicians is $69,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,660. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201642,5202.05%6.51%
201541,6500.86%-
201441,2901.40%-
201340,7102.36%-
201239,750--

Table 2. Biological Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of biological technicians in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for biological technicians occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $59,480. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $33,160).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,480
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,300
Manufacturing
$45,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,100
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,200
Educational Services
$41,500
Wholesale Trade
$40,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,350
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,160

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Biological Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only biological technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of biological technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,240 to $48,980. The highest paying state for biological technicians is Delaware with a median annual salary of $48,980. The lowest paying state is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $28,240. For more salary information of biological technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$48,980
Minnesota
$48,920
Massachusetts
$48,610
California
$48,540
District of Columbia
$47,780
Georgia
$47,360
Maryland
$46,540
Connecticut
$46,500
New Hampshire
$46,490
New Jersey
$44,640
Pennsylvania
$44,290
Colorado
$44,270
Illinois
$43,380
Texas
$42,920
New Mexico
$42,230
Nevada
$42,070
New York
$42,020
Maine
$41,320
Utah
$41,220
Alaska
$40,990
Virginia
$40,880
Kansas
$40,850
North Carolina
$40,800
Vermont
$40,610
Washington
$40,390
Wisconsin
$40,340
Oklahoma
$39,850
Ohio
$39,640
Missouri
$39,510
West Virginia
$39,120
Iowa
$38,970
South Carolina
$38,970
Arkansas
$38,710
Louisiana
$38,430
Indiana
$38,250
Nebraska
$38,050
Oregon
$38,020
Rhode Island
$38,000
Tennessee
$37,560
Florida
$37,460
Michigan
$36,200
Wyoming
$36,010
Puerto Rico
$35,720
Mississippi
$35,550
Arizona
$33,340
Idaho
$32,320
Montana
$32,320
South Dakota
$32,310
Hawaii
$31,080
Kentucky
$28,240



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