Lab Section Supervisor Salary

With approximately one-half 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 $69K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Lab Section Supervisors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Job satisfaction for Lab Section Supervisors is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,256 - $100,671
$36K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,954
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$15.27 - $42.67
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MEDIAN: $24.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,256 - $100,671  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $13,500  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,399 - $93,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $42.67  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.00 - $13,500  
   
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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$34,399 - $93,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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.


Lab Section Supervisors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. For Lab Section Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $84K.

Key Stats for Lab Section Supervisor

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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