Biological Science Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Biological Science Technician"How much does a Biological Science Technician in the federal government get paid? $47,433.58* *Based on the 2020 average.
Biological Science Technician was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 5,842 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Biological Science Technician, with an average salary of $48,258.
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.
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 $47,433.58. The highest paid Biological Science Technician made $132,739 in 2020.
Common Biological Science Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Biological Science Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||5,287|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||195|
|ZZ - Nonapplicable||189|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||92|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||77|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / 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|
|Secretary||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Equipment, Facilities, and Services Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Closed Microphone Reporting||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Accounting Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Voucher Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Biological Science Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Biological Science Technician was $32,171. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,434 in 2020.
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