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Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians is around $15.90 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians approaches anywhere from $26K on the lower end to $50K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$29,214 - $50,813
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MEDIAN: $39,712
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$11.95 - $21.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,214 - $50,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,595  
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $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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$26,338 - $50,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $21.47  
   
Overtime
$17.60 - $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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,595  
   
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $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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$26,338 - $50,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 543
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
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Technical Analysis
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%