Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salary

Biological Science Laboratory Technicians in the United States take home approximately $16.41 per hour on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men working as Biological Science Laboratory Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,520 - $58,157
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$58K
MEDIAN: $39,708
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$12.48 - $21.57
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MEDIAN: $16.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,520 - $58,157  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
Total Pay (?
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$26,552 - $50,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $21.57  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $34.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$198.66 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,552 - $50,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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Job Description for Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Biological science laboratory technicians can perform a wide range of tasks depending on the type of biological laboratory in which they are employed. A botany lab, for example, will require that the laboratory technician properly care for and manage the plants being studied at the laboratory. The laboratory technician would be responsible for planting seeds, watering plants, maintaining their health and aiding in their reproduction if necessary. The technician would also perform experiments on the plants to fulfill the purposes and studies of the laboratory.

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Biological Science Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Perform analyses and calculations to interpret results and communicate findings.
  • Maintain, test, calibrate, update, and review equipment and supplies.
  • Design, review, edit, and perform experimental methodologies and specific experiments.
  • Review related publications to select methods and write up findings.

Common Career Paths for Biological Science Laboratory Technician


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Many Biological Science Laboratory Technicians move into a Microbiologist role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $45K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Biological Science Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Biological Science Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 289 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biological Science Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Biological Science Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 48 salaries. A Biological Science Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,710

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Biological Science Laboratory Technicians, 36 percent above the national average. Biological Science Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Frederick (+31 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), St. Paul (+3 percent), and Fort Collins (+3 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Seattle (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$37,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

cell culture
▲8%

Microbiology
▲7%

Biotechnology
▲5%


▲1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

DNA
▼4%

Aseptic Processing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 19%