Salary for Biological Technicians

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Also known as:  Bacteriology Technician, Biochemistry Technician, Biology Laboratory Assistant, Marine Fisheries Technician, Microbiology Technician, Wildlife Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Biological technicians perform many functions in laboratory-based biological research. They may obtain samples, clean, calibrate, organize, adjust and use equipment - some of which is robotic or high-tech in nature, measure and weigh compounds for use in laboratory experiments or as feed for laboratory animals, monitor and record experiment results, and clean work areas. Additionally, these idnividuals may clean and maintain supplies, and conduct standard laboratory tests to determine the quantity, quality and composition of compounds. They are required to keep detailed records of all of their activities. A Bachelor's degree is generally required for this occupation.

A Biological Technician will usually earn a compensation of around $30,440 and $74,600 depending on seniority levels. can receive an average pay level of fourty-nine thousand four hundred and ninety dollars per year.

have the highest average potential salary in Connecticut, where they receive average job salaries of about $68,360. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has job pay of $52,290.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.81 percent nationwide in that time.


Biological Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services