Salary for Biological Technicians

Also known as:  Bacteriology Technician, Biochemistry Technician, Biology Laboratory Assistant, Marine Fisheries Technician, Microbiology Technician, Wildlife Technician

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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 gets average salaries in a range of 32000 to 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Biological Technicians usually get an average pay level of Forty Four Thousand Three Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Biological Technicians obtain the highest pay in Massachusetts, where they can receive job pay of approximating $52420. People who work inside these careers have the highest pay levels in Manufacturing, where they can get average pay of $47010.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.77 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Biological Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $47,010
Manufacturing $46,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises $44,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $43,700
Health Care and Social Assistance $43,160
Educational Services $41,410
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $34,920
Public Administration $36,550
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $38,120
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,150
Educational Services $41,410
Health Care and Social Assistance $43,160
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