For Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, hourly average wages total $15.98 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians bottoms out near $27K and approaches $50K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians (60 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$29,236 - $51,661
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,186
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$12.39 - $21.36
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,236 - $51,661  
   
Bonus
$478.58 - $4,041  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $2,980  
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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$26,877 - $50,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $21.36  
   
Overtime
$18.72 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$478.58 - $4,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $2,980  
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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$26,877 - $50,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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Those at BASF Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,080

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Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians will find that Baton Rouge offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent), Auburn (+6 percent), Cleveland (+5 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Raleigh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Grand Rapids and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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