Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

A Biological Science Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $16.48 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Biological Science Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,774 - $58,128
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MEDIAN: $37,376
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Biological Science Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.97 - $23.87
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,774 - $58,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,360  
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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$26,856 - $52,294  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $23.87  
   
Overtime
$8.93 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,360  
   
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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$26,856 - $52,294  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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$36,000
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Experience Affects Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

Molecular Biology
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$36,000
PCR Analysis
up arrow 17%

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%
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