Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians come in at around $16.02 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians bottoms out near $27K and approaches $51K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men working as Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,403 - $51,434
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,231
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$12.17 - $21.82
(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
$29,403 - $51,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,818  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $3,945  
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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$26,766 - $50,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $21.82  
   
Overtime
$17.99 - $35.00  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,818  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $3,945  
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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$26,766 - $50,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 625
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Pay Difference by Location


Baton Rouge is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, 38 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, New York is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Chicago and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Technical 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 156 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%
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