The median annual wage of biological technicians was $39,020 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,930, and the top 10 percent earned more than $62,890.
Median annual wages in selected industries employing biological technicians in May 2010 were as follows:
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools; private||$44,950|
|Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing||43,010|
|Research and development in the physical, engineering,|
and life sciences
|Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state||38,480|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||32,350|
Most biological technicians work full time and keep regular hours.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition