The majority of Lab Section Supervisors in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $99K per year, and the median is $68K annually. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The majority of Lab Section Supervisors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lab Section Supervisors. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,181 - $99,778
(Median)
$41K
$68K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,745
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$16.49 - $44.65
(Median)
$16
$26
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$41,181 - $99,778  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $11,920  
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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$35,594 - $98,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $44.65  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.27 - $11,920  
   
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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$35,594 - $98,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Lab Section Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $81K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Lab Section Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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