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Biological Science Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Biological Science Technician"

How much does a Biological Science Technician in the federal government get paid? $41,053.13* *Based on the 2016 average.
7,790 EMPLOYEES
$310.03M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Biological Science Technician was the 41st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 7,790 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Biological Science Technician, with an average salary of $41,061.

Government Biological Science Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Biological Science Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes all positions that primarily require a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of one or more of the biological or agricultural sciences when the work is not more appropriately included in another technician occupation of the Biological Sciences Group, GS-0400. Biological science technicians provide practical technical support to production, research, operations, or program administration efforts in laboratories, field, or other settings including greenhouses, barns, caves, or wildlife refuges.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Biological Science Technician

Biological Science Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Biological Science Technician is $41,053.13. The highest paid Biological Science Technician made $110,256 in 2016.

Common Biological Science Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Biological Science Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,931
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 358
ZZ - Nonapplicable 233
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 197
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 67
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support
Occupation Family: 0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Biological Science Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
CodingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equipment, Facilities, and Services AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Biological Science Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Biological Science Technician was $32,171. Since then, the average pay has increased to $41,053 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0404.

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