How Much Do Biological Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Biological Technicians

Biological Technicians assist biological and medical scientists. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, collect data and samples, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49490 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$30,440 to $36,280 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Biological Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $30,440 to $36,280 per year or $15 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Biological Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $36 $74,600
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $60,130
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $46,340
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $36,280
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $30,440

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $33 $68,360
MA $29 $59,390
NJ $28 $58,500
AR $27 $55,430
IL $26 $54,670
CA $26 $54,510
DE $25 $52,930
TX $25 $52,080
NH $25 $51,470
WI $25 $51,450

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Biological Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Biological Technicians are in the states of CT, MA, NJ, AR and IL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $58440 $28.09
Outpatient Care Centers $55850 $26.85
Scientific Research and Development Services $53070 $25.52
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $52640 $25.31
Local Government $51920 $24.96
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $51120 $24.58
Specialty Hospitals $50720 $24.38
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $50520 $24.29
Grantmaking and Giving Services $49880 $23.98
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $48900 $23.51
Junior Colleges $48640 $23.38
Offices of Physicians $48140 $23.15
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $47890 $23.02
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $47710 $22.94
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $47280 $22.73
Employment Services $46520 $22.37
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $46320 $22.27
Social Advocacy Organizations $46260 $22.24
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $46240 $22.23
Dairy Product Manufacturing $45710 $21.98
Chemical Manufacturing $45130 $21.70
Federal Executive Branch $44660 $21.47
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $44640 $21.46
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $44020 $21.16
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $43830 $21.07
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $43350 $20.84
State Government $41540 $19.97
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $41530 $19.97
Chemical Manufacturing $41100 $19.76
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $39930 $19.20

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