Biological technicians

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Total Workforce

21.8k

Average Age

39.8

Estimated Job Growth

10.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$52,707

Average Male Salary

$55,880

Average Female Salary

$49,862

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biological technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Scientific research & development services is the industry that employs the most Biological technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Biological technicians, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Biological technicians are paid most in San Mateo (South) & Half Moon Bay Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in San Mateo (South) & Half Moon Bay Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,707

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,981

In 2017, Biological technicians earned an average of $52,707, $642 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Electricians make somewhat more than Biological technicians while Brokerage clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Biological technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.331

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Biological technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.331, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Biological technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Biological technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Biological technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Biological technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Biological technicians, by number of employees, are Scientific research & development services, Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, and Other health care services.

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Industries by Share

21.8k

2017 Workforce

± 3,629

2.97%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 23%

The number of people employed as Biological technicians has been growing at a rate of 2.97%, from 21,215 people in 2016 to 21,846 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Biological technicians employed by various industries. Scientific research & development services employs the largest share of Biological technicians at  25.8%, followed by Animal food, grain & oilseed milling with 13.7% and Other health care services with 7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Biological technicians in the US. The average age of male Biological technicians in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Biological technicians is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Biological technicians is White.

Gender Composition

10.3k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,495

11.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,635

52.7% of Biological technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Biological technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Biological technicians

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

73.6% of Biological technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.3% of Biological technicians, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Biological technicians.

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Age by Gender

39.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.55

39.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.27

The median age of Biological technicians is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 0.0401 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Biological technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Biological technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Biological technicians hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Biological technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biological technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biological technicians need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Biological technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Biological technicians are expected to see a growth of 10.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

10.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Biological technicians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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