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Biology Specimen Technician Salary
in Arlington, Virginia

$39,655 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$543

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

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The average pay for a Biology Specimen Technician is $39,655 a year and $19 an hour in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Biology Specimen Technician is between $30,176 and $47,443. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arlington, Virginia.

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Job Summary

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 Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job family: Biological Technicians

Job family population: 74,980

Estimated population of Biology Specimen Technician jobs: 7,570

Rate of error: 2.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$45,972
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington or Arlington, Virginia. The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from the District of Columbia, of which it was once a part. The county is coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau's census-designated place of Arlington. Arlington is considered to be the second-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area. In 2018, the county's population was estimated at 237,521, making Arlington the sixth-largest county in Virginia by population; if it...

Biology Specimen Technician Job Listings for Arlington, Virginia

Medical Technologist/ Medical Laboratory Technician-Columbia, Maryland-FT-135
Jul 12
Columbia, 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 ...
Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician-Alexandria, Virginia-PT-143
Jun 19
Alexandria, VA, 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 ...
Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician-Chantilly, Virginia-PT-FLOAT
Jun 18
Chantilly, VA, 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 ...
Medical Technologist/ Medical Laboratory Technician-Columbia, Maryland-PT-135
Jun 22
Columbia, 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 ...
Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician-Chantilly, Virginia-PRN-154
May 24
Chantilly, VA, 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 ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Biology Specimen Technician is $39,655 a year and $19 an hour in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Biology Specimen Technician is between $30,176 and $47,443. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arlington, Virginia.

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Biology Specimen Technician Job Listings for Arlington, Virginia

Medical Technologist/ Medical Laboratory Technician-Columbia, Maryland-FT-135
Jul 12
Columbia, 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 ...
Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician-Alexandria, Virginia-PT-143
Jun 19
Alexandria, VA, 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 ...
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