Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technician Salary

For Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, hourly average wages total $15.99 per hour. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians range from $27K on the low end to $51K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $4K and $3K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one in five claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,367 - $51,789
$29K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,426
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$12.37 - $21.41
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MEDIAN: $15.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,367 - $51,789  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $4,102  
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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$26,950 - $50,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $21.41  
   
Overtime
$18.96 - $33.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$290.87 - $4,102  
   
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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$26,950 - $50,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 520

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For Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at BASF Corporation; in fact, median earnings sit around $49K, the highest in the area.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,099

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Baton Rouge offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Chemical Laboratory Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Ann Arbor (+9 percent), Auburn (+6 percent), Cleveland (+5 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers in Grand Rapids and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
9%
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Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
▲4%

Technical Analysis
▲1%

Data Analysis
▲1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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