Lab Section Supervisor Salary

With just under two-thirds of Lab Section Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $92K per year and averages out to $67K annually. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Lab Section Supervisors (53 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lab Section Supervisors. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,823 - $95,317
(Median)
$40K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $66,620
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$15.43 - $34.90
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,823 - $95,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,324  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,114 - $92,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $34.90  
   
Overtime
$20.89 - $50.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,324  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$35,114 - $92,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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.


Lab Section Supervisors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. On average, Lab Section Supervisors make $67K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $79K.

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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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