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Lab Section Supervisor Salary

Lab Section Supervisors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $65K annually, but may range from $39K to $91K per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Lab Section Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Lab Section Supervisors (53 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,251 - $92,800
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,272
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$14.67 - $34.40
(Median)
$15
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,251 - $92,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$39,149 - $90,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $34.40  
   
Overtime
$20.83 - $44.76  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$39,149 - $90,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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Job Description for Lab Section Supervisor

  • Write, edit and disseminate reports, manuals, guidelines and findings.
  • Conduct and oversee research to meet schedules and goals.
  • Enforce safety procedures and protocols, ensuring regulatory adherence.
  • Hire, train, evaluate and establish documentation for laboratory staff.
  • Communicate with regulatory bodies, partners, customers and suppliers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lab Section Supervisor

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


For many Lab Section Supervisors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. Lab Section Supervisors see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Lab Section Supervisors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $77K.

 
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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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