Biological Technician Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for biological technicians in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biological technicians amongst Virginia metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,880
25th Percentile Wage
$34,110
50th Percentile Wage
$40,880
75th Percentile Wage
$51,080
90th Percentile Wage
$64,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.88
25th Percentile Wage
$16.39
50th Percentile Wage
$19.64
75th Percentile Wage
$24.56
90th Percentile Wage
$30.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for biological technicians in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.81. The median hourly salary is $19.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.88.

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
201640,8801.93%6.90%
201540,090-0.32%-
201440,2204.40%-
201338,4501.01%-
201238,060--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of Virginia ranges from $25,760 to $44,810. The highest paying area for biological technicians in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $44,810. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford (mean annual salary $40,300). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $25,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$44,810
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$40,300
Charlottesville
$38,790
Richmond
$37,020
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$36,890
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$32,320
Roanoke
$25,760


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