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Lab Section Supervisor Salary (United States)

With around three in five of Lab Section Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Lab Section Supervisors is $64K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $87K per year near the higher end. Women make up a slight majority of Lab Section Supervisors (54 percent) survey respondents. Most Lab Section Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Lab Section Supervisor Salary (?
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$40,617 - $91,551
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MEDIAN: $64,251
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Lab Section Supervisor Salary (?
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$14.75 - $34.26
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,617 - $91,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,379  
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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$38,589 - $86,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $34.26  
   
Overtime
$20.77 - $44.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,379  
   
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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$38,589 - $86,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $47K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $77K on average.
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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$58,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%