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Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician earns approximately $16.04 per hour. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians — including $3K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $27K to $50K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians making up 59 percent of survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,224 - $51,611
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,340
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$12.03 - $21.58
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,224 - $51,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,574  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,915  
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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$26,522 - $50,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $21.58  
   
Overtime
$17.64 - $33.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,915  
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).
)
$26,522 - $50,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 568

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Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, 19 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in New York, 13 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
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Technical Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%