The average hourly pay for a Biological Science Laboratory Technician is $16.73.
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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 …Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Biological Science Laboratory Technician
The top respondents for the job title Biological Science Laboratory Technician are from the companies Department of Agriculture, Neogen Corporation and Eurofins. Reported salaries are highest at WuXi AppTec where the average pay is $16.73. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Neogen Corporation, earning around $16.27. University of Florida (UF) pays the lowest at around $13.89. Eurofins also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.52.
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Skills in Molecular Biology, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microbiology and Aseptic Processing are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Biological Science Laboratory Technician
An entry-level Biological Science Laboratory Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.48 based on 85 salaries. An early career Biological Science Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.48 based on 337 salaries. A mid-career Biological Science Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.12 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Biological Science Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.72 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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Employees with Biological Science Laboratory Technician in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 21.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.7% less).
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