hold about 79,500 jobs in the United States. This is the largest
specialty area of all science technicians.
About 30 percent of
biological technicians work in professional, scientific, or technical
services firms; most other biological technicians work in educational
services, Federal, state, and local governments, or pharmaceutical and
The median hourly
earnings of biological technicians is about $18.46
per hour. In 2009, the average annual salary in the Federal Government
was $39,538 for biological science technicians.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by
the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.