Laboratory Assistant Salary (United States)

A Laboratory Assistant earns an average wage of $13.82 per hour. A skill in Quality Assurance / Quality Control is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Laboratory Assistant Total Pay (?
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$20,769 - $48,013
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,930
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Laboratory Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.11 - $18.93
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,769 - $48,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $909  
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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$21,157 - $40,813  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $18.93  
   
Overtime
$6.98 - $27.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $909  
   
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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$21,157 - $40,813  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,141
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Job Description for Laboratory Assistant

A laboratory assistant generally holds is an entry-level support position requiring a high school diploma (or equivalent) and some college-level lab experience.
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Laboratory Assistant Tasks
  • Create and transmit individual, summary, and inventory reports.
  • Maintain inventory and equipment for the laboratory, including maintenance.
  • Obtain, process, and analyze laboratory specimens, and log all intake and results.
  • Order, distribute, and perform upkeep on stock and inventory.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 22%
Boston
up arrow 17%
Los Angeles
up arrow 14%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Dallas
up arrow 8%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 4%
Raleigh
up arrow 4%
Chicago
up arrow 2%
San Antonio
up arrow 2%
National Average
$29,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 2%
Austin
up arrow 2%
Baltimore
up arrow 5%
St. Louis
up arrow 6%
Orlando
up arrow 10%
Detroit
up arrow 11%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Laboratory Assistant Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 14%
Data Processing
up arrow 3%
Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%
Data Entry
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000
PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%
Customer Service
up arrow 6%

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Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 27%
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