Becoming a Biological Science Laboratory Technician via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering laboratory technician courses to train individuals to become top-notch laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory technicians, biological science laboratory technicians, medical laboratory technicians, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 74,560 people employed as biological technicians alone in America, and their average annual salary is $41,140. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Biological Science Laboratory Technician Salary Information

Category: Biological technicians

Total # Employed in the US 74,560
Average Hourly Wage: $19.78/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.8 $14.74 $18.61 $23.72 $29.51
Average Yearly Salary $41,140
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$24,540 $30,650 $38,700 $49,340 $61,380
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.9% 18.9% 17.4% 10.7% 35.3% 6.9% 7.8%
Biological technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Missouri $25.2/hr $52,420
Delaware $23.79/hr $49,490
Nebraska $22.71/hr $47,250
Mississippi $22.69/hr $47,190
Colorado $21.98/hr $45,710
North Dakota $21.76/hr $45,250
Utah $20.71/hr $43,070
Oklahoma $20.62/hr $42,890
Oregon $20.12/hr $41,850
Louisiana $19.87/hr $41,330
District of Columbia $19.8/hr $41,180
Kansas $19.55/hr $40,660
Idaho $19.51/hr $40,580
North Carolina $19.21/hr $39,950
Michigan $18.84/hr $39,180
Ohio $18.78/hr $39,060
Virginia $18.76/hr $39,020
Puerto Rico $18.65/hr $38,780
New Hampshire $18.55/hr $38,590
Maine $18.52/hr $38,520
Nevada $18.16/hr $37,780
Alabama $18.15/hr $37,740
South Carolina $17.89/hr $37,210
Wisconsin $17.62/hr $36,650
Tennessee $17.59/hr $36,580
Washington $17.59/hr $36,580
Alaska $17.55/hr $36,500
Hawaii $17.34/hr $36,070
New Mexico $17.32/hr $36,020
Wyoming $17.26/hr $35,900
Kentucky $17.2/hr $35,780
California $16.91/hr $35,180
Indiana $16.31/hr $33,930
Arkansas $16.23/hr $33,760
Massachusetts $16.2/hr $33,700
Guam $16.14/hr $33,570
Maryland $16.06/hr $33,410
New Jersey $15.84/hr $32,950
South Dakota $15.7/hr $32,660
New York $15.14/hr $31,500
Iowa $14.96/hr $31,110
West Virginia $14.54/hr $30,240


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