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Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician earns approximately $15.92 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $26K and $50K. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$29,417 - $51,452
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,265
10%
50%
90%

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$11.97 - $21.50
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
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
$29,417 - $51,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,659  
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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$26,465 - $50,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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
$11.97 - $21.50  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $33.86  
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 - $2,659  
   
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).
)
$26,465 - $50,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 586

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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+9 percent). New York is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Chicago and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

 
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

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 164 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

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