Training Requirements for Biological Technicians

Biological technicians need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Biological technicians
Percent
Less than High School 4.4
High School 17.6
Some College 23.6
Associates Degree 16.0
Bachelors Degree 28.4
Masters Degree 5.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.8

Employment Outlook for Biological Technicians

This represents about 79,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 4,000 more biological technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 26,000 more.

Typical Income for Biological Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,biological technicians make $22.18 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biological technicians $13.30 $16.27 $20.44 $26.44 $33.46
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life, physical, and social science technicians $12.79 $16.17 $21.27 $28.34 $37.01
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, biological technicians make $46,130 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Biological technicians $27,660 $33,840 $42,520 $54,990 $69,590
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life, physical, and social science technicians $26,610 $33,630 $44,250 $58,950 $76,980
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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