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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$29,120|
|25th Percentile Wage||$34,720|
|50th Percentile Wage||$43,800|
|75th Percentile Wage||$56,510|
|90th Percentile Wage||$70,560|
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 $70,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,120. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biological technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $32,610).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
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 $32,470 to $52,870. The highest paying state for biological technicians is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $52,870. The lowest paying state is South Dakota with a median annual salary of $32,470. For more salary information of biological technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|South Dakota|| |