The average wage for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is $16.85 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$29,711 - $61,997
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$30K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,286
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$12.74 - $23.78
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$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,711 - $61,997  
   
Bonus
$492.94 - $5,115  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,470  
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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$27,760 - $58,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$492.94 - $5,115  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,470  
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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$27,760 - $58,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 701
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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

National Average: $38,395

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Experience Affects Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
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Technical Analysis
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Instrument Control
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Troubleshooting
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$38,000

Product Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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