Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salary

Biological Science Laboratory Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $16.28 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Biological Science Laboratory Technicians (51 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Though the majority of Biological Science Laboratory Technicians do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,993 - $56,100
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MEDIAN: $40,238
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$12.54 - $21.65
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$0$56K
Salary $29,993 - $56,100
Bonus $250.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,001
Total Pay (?
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$26,744 - $50,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.54 - $21.65
Overtime $16.06 - $34.83
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $250.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,001
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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$26,744 - $50,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 220

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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

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

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: $37,080

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

With a pay rate for Biological Science Laboratory Technicians that is 35 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Biological Science Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Frederick (+29 percent), San Antonio (+12 percent), St. Paul (+2 percent), and Fort Collins (+2 percent). In Houston, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Seattle (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

▲19%

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$37,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

cell culture
▲7%

Microbiology
▲6%

Biotechnology
▲4%


▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼3%

DNA
▼5%

Aseptic Processing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 17%
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