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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Biological Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$43,800
2.92% 9.25%
2016
$42,520
2.05% -
2015
$41,650
0.86% -
2014
$41,290
1.40% -
2013
$40,710
2.36% -
2012
$39,750
- -

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $32,610).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,480
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,300
Manufacturing
$47,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,620
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,990
Educational Services
$43,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,140
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,010
Wholesale Trade
$38,970
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,610

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 $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
Massachusetts
$52,870
Minnesota
$51,000
Connecticut
$50,880
District of Columbia
$50,370
New Jersey
$49,700
Georgia
$49,260
Delaware
$49,260
California
$48,960
Maryland
$48,960
New Hampshire
$47,410
Colorado
$45,580
Illinois
$44,570
New York
$44,240
Pennsylvania
$43,920
West Virginia
$43,410
North Carolina
$42,750
Kentucky
$42,690
Texas
$41,950
Alaska
$41,900
Florida
$41,860
Maine
$41,680
Ohio
$41,350
Nevada
$41,270
Washington
$41,150
Iowa
$41,070
Virginia
$40,700
Wisconsin
$40,670
Louisiana
$40,280
Indiana
$40,230
Arkansas
$39,530
Vermont
$39,520
Missouri
$39,400
Rhode Island
$39,190
Oklahoma
$39,180
South Carolina
$39,150
Oregon
$39,110
Tennessee
$39,080
Alabama
$39,060
Utah
$38,940
Kansas
$38,810
Nebraska
$38,690
New Mexico
$38,390
Guam
$37,230
Michigan
$37,080
Mississippi
$36,630
Wyoming
$36,610
North Dakota
$36,400
Puerto Rico
$34,810
Montana
$33,830
Hawaii
$33,660
Arizona
$33,110
Idaho
$32,850
South Dakota
$32,470



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