The average wage for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is $16.42 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Chemical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$30,162 - $58,994
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MEDIAN: $41,287
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Chemical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.05 - $23.38
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,162 - $58,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,407  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,404  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,137 - $57,042  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$17.90 - $36.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,407  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,404  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,137 - $57,042  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,127
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Job Description for Chemical Laboratory Technician
A chemical laboratory technician holds a general scientific position whose tasks vary greatly by organization type; this position is typically found at organizations that conduct scientific research or testing. Chemical laboratory technicians typically are responsible for the day-to-day operations performed by the company. They may perform chemical tests on products and compounds, analyze compounds and chemicals for a variety of qualities and concentrations of substances, and maintain quality across all products. In addition to these tasks, most chemical laboratory technician must perform a variety of housekeeping tasks for their laboratory, ensuring that all facilities and instruments are clean and that any hazardous substances have been removed from the premises.
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Chemical Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Contribute to upkeep of lab equipment and materials.
  • Create and effectively manage documentation related to research.
  • Perform lab-based chemical tests.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Laboratory Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$38,000
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Experience Affects Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

HPLC
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Instrument Control
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
0%
National Average
$38,000
Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%
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