Lab Section Supervisor Salary

With just below 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 $37K to $90K per year and averages out to $65K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Lab Section Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Lab Section Supervisors (52 percent) survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,251 - $92,800
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,051
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$14.83 - $33.84
(Median)
$15
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,251 - $92,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
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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$37,472 - $90,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $33.84  
   
Overtime
$20.83 - $44.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
   
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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$37,472 - $90,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $57K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Lab Section Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

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