Lab Section Supervisor Salary

With close to three-fifths 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 $65K per year and can range from $37K on the lower end to $90K per year near the higher end. For the most part, Lab Section Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Lab Section Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,251 - $92,800

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$14.83 - $33.84

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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  
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$37,472 - $90,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $33.84  
   
Overtime
$20.77 - $44.70  
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: 18 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. Lab Section Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Lab Section Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $77K.

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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

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