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.

$30,103 - $62,630
$30K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,266
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$12.86 - $24.47
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,103 - $62,630  
   
Bonus
$475.09 - $6,440  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,055  
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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$28,253 - $58,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$19.59 - $37.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$475.09 - $6,440  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $4,055  
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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$28,253 - $58,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 650

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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.

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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: $38,673

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Key Stats for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
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 122 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
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: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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