Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians sits in the ballpark of $15.99 per hour. 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. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The majority of Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,303 - $51,947
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,127
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$12.14 - $21.74
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$12
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,303 - $51,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,826  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $3,500  
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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$26,662 - $50,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $21.74  
   
Overtime
$17.79 - $34.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $3,500  
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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$26,662 - $50,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 719
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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: $36,129

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For Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, busy Baton Rouge offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Charlotte (+12 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Auburn (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, New York is the market with the smallest paychecks. San Antonio and Grand Rapids are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect 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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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