An Engineering Lab Assistant earns an average wage of $19.99 per hour.

$53,062 - $66,365
(Median)
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$61K
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MEDIAN: $60,852
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$14.43 - $24.33
(Median)
$14
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$24
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$60,852  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$31,585 - $70,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $24.33  
   
Overtime
$24.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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).
)
$31,585 - $70,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Engineering Lab Assistant

Engineering lab assistants perform a wide variety of duties to facilitate the effective operation of an engineering lab; their duties vary depending on the type of laboratory for which they work. These assistants usually work under the direction of scientists, engineers and/or researchers. Tasks commonly performed by engineering lab assistants include helping test materials, ensuring their lab is clean, overseeing inventory, and ordering supplies and materials needed by their lab. If they work at a university’s lab, these assistants may help set up instruments and assist students who are performing research. Additionally, engineering lab assistants may have to troubleshoot minor problems related to lab instruments and tools, as well as perform regular maintenance. They must comply with their company’s safety guidelines and procedures at all times, and they may be required to attend training classes to learn new skills or to keep their current skills up to date.

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Engineering Lab Assistant Tasks

  • Maintain documentation of all test results and distribute results as directed by management.
  • Create and review data-driven reports and presentations.
  • Perform regular testing and analyses, and organize and display test summary results.
  • Review current testing protocols and propose revisions or additions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Lab Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Engineering Lab Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Engineering Lab Assistant Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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