Chemical Laboratory Technicians in Houston take home an average $16.24 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Houston Chemical Laboratory Technicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,500 - $55,044
$51K
MEDIAN: $50,817
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$12.42 - $25.76
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.24
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$50,817  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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$26,814 - $58,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$18.69 - $51.58  
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$26,814 - $58,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
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Key Stats for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Research Analysis
up arrow 29%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 11%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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