A Biological Science Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $16.51 per hour.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Biological Science Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,248 - $56,463
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56K
MEDIAN: $38,504
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Biological Science Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.81 - $23.96
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,248 - $56,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$26,209 - $51,948  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $23.96  
   
Overtime
$9.21 - $35.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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).
)
$26,209 - $51,948  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Experience Affects Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 34 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%
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