Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

The average wage for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is $16.82 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$30,117 - $61,938
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$42K
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MEDIAN: $41,784
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$12.91 - $24.31
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$0$61K
Salary $30,117 - $61,938
Bonus $204.93 - $6,383
Profit Sharing $500 - $4,096
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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$28,414 - $58,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $24.31
Overtime $19.56 - $37.43
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $204.93 - $6,383
Profit Sharing $500 - $4,096
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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$28,414 - $58,487
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 616

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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

  • Perform lab-based chemical tests.
  • Create and effectively manage documentation related to research.
  • Contribute to upkeep of lab equipment and materials.

Common Career Paths for Chemical Laboratory Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 701 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 189 salaries. An experienced Chemical Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 125 salaries. A Chemical Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,671

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Chemical Laboratory Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chemical Laboratory Technician?

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Baton Rouge:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: The availability of overtime.
Cons: The switching between day and night shifts.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Highlands:
"Challenging Work."
Pros: The chemical & precise aspect. Continuous learning process.
Cons: Low salary not commensurate to my degree. Some fellow workers don't have relevant lab education & most don't have degree.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Worcester:
Pros: Constant work. Weekly goals/objectives. Friendly culture. Flexible hours.
Cons: Pay is not equivalent to job. Many potential hazards. No to minimal pay raises.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Houston:
"Love."
Pros: I like getting hands on with different products and learning different methods of testing.
Cons: I feel that not everyone is passionate about what they do at the work place.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Madison Heights:
"My office is very laid back and I enjoy where I'm at."
Pros: The people I work with are excellent.
Cons: The tasks I'm presented with are not very stimulating.

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Key Stats for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

▲50%

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$39,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries


Instrument Control
▲2%



Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$39,000


Product Development
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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