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Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

The average wage for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is $16.72 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
$30,370 - $59,317
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$59K
MEDIAN: $42,781
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$12.41 - $23.75
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,370 - $59,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,040  
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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$27,787 - $57,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $23.75  
   
Overtime
$18.51 - $36.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,898  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,040  
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).
)
$27,787 - $57,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 788
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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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Experience Affects Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Technical Analysis
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Instrument Control
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Data Analysis
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 277 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%