Lab Section Supervisor Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Lab Section Supervisors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $92K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Lab Section Supervisors (53 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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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