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Biological Technician Salary Information in Washington

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,900
25th Percentile Wage
$34,820
50th Percentile Wage
$41,150
75th Percentile Wage
$51,050
90th Percentile Wage
$62,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biological technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,900.

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
$41,150
1.85% 3.21%
2016
$40,390
2.85% -
2015
$39,240
-4.41% -
2014
$40,970
1.86% -
2013
$40,210
0.95% -
2012
$39,830
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biological technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biological technicians in state of Washington ranges from $29,360 to $46,520. The highest paying area for biological technicians in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $46,520. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $43,940). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $29,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$46,520
Tacoma
$43,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$43,480
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$43,430
Spokane
$40,670
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$40,350
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$40,080
Olympia
$39,200
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$39,170
Yakima
$39,170
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$37,180
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$37,110
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,610
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$36,610
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$35,680
Lewiston
$29,360




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