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Biology Specimen Technician Salary

$36,166 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$495

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Biology Specimen Technician is $36,166 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Biology Specimen Technician is between $27,521 and $43,268. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Description:
  • Prepares and embeds in plastic, biological specimens of plant and animal life for use as instructional aids: selects plant or animal specimen in preserved or dried state.
  • Dissects animal and cleans all matter from skeletal structures.
  • Prepares slices or cross sections of small animals, embryos, or cross sections of animal organs, such as glands, kidneys, hearts, or eyes.
  • Selects, trims, and stains a variety of stalks, flowers, and leaves to show plant structure and systems.
  • Selects different stains to clearly indicate support structure, circulatory system, or other feature of plant or animal.
  • Assembles and positions components of specimen in mold, using pins and holding devices.
  • Mixes polylite plastic or other material and completes embedding by varied molding techniques.
  • Works with plants, animals, mollusks, insects, and other classes of plants and animals.
  • Identifies type and age of specimen, date of preparation, and type of embedding material used.
  • May operate incubator to grow chicken eggs for embryo specimens.
  • May prepare ecological kits which demonstrate polluting conditions in water, soil, or air.
Biology Specimen Technician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Biological Technicians

Job family population: 77,450

Estimated population of Biology Specimen Technician jobs: 7,819

Rate of error: 2.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,927
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Biology Specimen Technician Job Listings for United States

Cryogenics Technician
Dec 6
Los Angeles, CA, USA
California Cryobank Inc
CBR's forward-thinking laboratory technicians, marketers, educators, and support staff are helping ... biological specimens. * Specimen inventory management to include transfer initiation from the ...
Technician Trainee - Histology (PAID training to become a Histotech!)
Dec 4
South Bend, IN, USA
South Bend Medical Foundation
The process of accepting specimens into the lab and entering specimen detail into a laboratory ... Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical or biological science that includes: a combination of 30 ...
Histology Technician--$10,000 sign-on bonus!
Nov 20
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories
Maintains specimen identification throughout entire process. Recognizes STAT specimens and follows ... biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), OR * An associate degree from a ...
Technician I
Nov 25
Salt Lake, UT, USA
ARUP Laboratories
Duties include data handling, specimen processing, performance of select laboratory testing ... Some college level courses in biology or related life sciences is preferred. About ARUP : ARUP ...
Medical Technologist/ Medical Laboratory Technician-Rockville, Maryland-PT-157
Nov 26
Rockville, MD, USA
Patient First
Following the laboratory's procedure for specimen collection, handling, and processing, as well as ... Minimum 60 semester hours from a regionally accredited college, including chemistry, biology, and ...

The average pay for a Biology Specimen Technician is $36,166 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Biology Specimen Technician is between $27,521 and $43,268. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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CBR's forward-thinking laboratory technicians, marketers, educators, and support staff are helping ... biological specimens. * Specimen inventory management to include transfer initiation from the ...
Technician Trainee - Histology (PAID training to become a Histotech!)
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South Bend, IN, USA
South Bend Medical Foundation
The process of accepting specimens into the lab and entering specimen detail into a laboratory ... Bachelor's degree in chemical, physical or biological science that includes: a combination of 30 ...
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