Lab Section Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $69K per year. Work is enjoyable for Lab Section Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Lab Section Supervisors (67 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,250 - $100,000
$38K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,954
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$15.52 - $44.29
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MEDIAN: $25.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,250 - $100,000  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,685 - $95,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $44.29  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$193.92 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$34,685 - $95,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Lab Section Supervisor

Lab section supervisors provide point-of-care services to meet customers' needs in accordance with standard practices, and also coordinate functions and activities and work with managers and directors on department budgets. They also investigate customer service actions and incident reports and report these issues to the appropriate department heads.

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Lab Section Supervisor Tasks

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

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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. Lab Section Supervisors see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $83K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Lab Section Supervisor

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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