Biological Technician Salary

biological-technician-salary-chart.jpgA biological technician is an assistant to a medical or biological scientist in a lab. These professionals set up, run and make sure that equipment and instruments found in the lab are in good working order. They also observe experiments, note their observations and record the results of the experiments. They are also allowed to analyze biological materials such as drugs, blood, and food.

Salary

The average salary of a biological technician was $42,600. The top ten percent of these technicians made an annual salary of $64,880 while the bottom ten percent made $25,280. Biological technicians are found mostly in colleges, universities and other places of higher learning, in industries that conduct research and development for science, in the Federal Government, in chemical manufacturing services, hospitals and testing labs.

The top paying jobs for a biological technician are found in occupations that focus on social, physical and life sciences. There, a biological technician can make an annual mean salary of $60,100. About one fifth of all biological technicians were part time workers in 2012.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for biological technicians is good and the job prospects are expected to grow 10 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Biological Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alaska $30,120 $36,950 $51,760 $39,310
Arizona $23,380 $31,310 $53,600 $34,620
Arkansas $22,850 $34,120 $52,200 $36,630
California $26,770 $43,440 $75,070 $47,660
Colorado $29,350 $41,490 $66,190 $44,440
Connecticut $38,570 $47,320 $70,720 $50,410
Delaware $28,460 $41,080 $59,060 $42,540
Florida $22,860 $34,910 $52,190 $36,520
Georgia $24,320 $40,440 $61,200 $41,470
Hawaii $25,440 $30,000 $50,150 $33,010
Idaho $24,920 $27,990 $45,260 $31,660
Illinois $24,830 $42,670 $74,220 $47,300
Indiana $23,430 $37,170 $71,460 $42,450
Iowa $25,430 $42,760 $61,070 $42,940
Kansas $23,950 $34,440 $50,890 $35,860
Kentucky $21,150 $29,920 $44,360 $31,620
Louisiana $24,190 $34,900 $58,720 $38,160
Maine $28,000 $40,630 $59,910 $42,120
Maryland $27,140 $46,520 $72,680 $48,750
Massachusetts $28,920 $43,260 $65,920 $45,320
Michigan $19,460 $34,390 $50,350 $36,260
Minnesota $27,990 $45,630 $74,750 $48,020
Mississippi $20,340 $35,170 $55,300 $36,410
Missouri $23,800 $34,930 $58,530 $38,410
Montana $24,920 $31,320 $50,430 $35,540
Nebraska $22,850 $33,270 $55,830 $36,960
Nevada $25,560 $34,920 $63,040 $40,050
New Hampshire $31,660 $43,230 $59,280 $44,830
New Jersey $31,320 $48,500 $76,260 $51,630
New Mexico $24,930 $31,310 $45,060 $33,230
New York $25,810 $41,500 $57,690 $41,550
North Carolina $27,820 $40,450 $64,250 $43,420
Ohio $25,400 $36,330 $57,480 $38,910
Oklahoma $22,320 $33,890 $49,300 $35,070
Oregon $25,290 $36,090 $54,940 $38,280
Pennsylvania $24,930 $43,760 $66,390 $44,700
Rhode Island $23,440 $36,140 $62,890 $39,520
South Carolina $24,920 $39,120 $60,540 $41,690
South Dakota $21,770 $30,610 $43,250 $31,270
Tennessee $24,410 $33,740 $51,800 $36,160
Texas $24,700 $36,400 $57,450 $39,180
Utah $21,520 $30,100 $44,570 $31,700
Vermont $23,580 $35,380 $59,730 $38,400
Virginia $27,990 $38,060 $63,930 $42,270
Washington $27,980 $39,830 $59,690 $41,850
West Virginia $24,920 $38,000 $60,220 $40,290
Wisconsin $25,700 $37,120 $55,840 $39,140
Wyoming $27,980 $32,800 $46,220 $35,130