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Laboratory Assistant Salary

A Laboratory Assistant earns an average wage of $13.88 per hour. A skill in Specimen Processing 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.
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$22,500 - $45,828
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,460
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$10.25 - $19.08
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,500 - $45,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $955  
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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$21,475 - $40,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $19.08  
   
Overtime
$6.50 - $27.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $955  
   
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).
)
$21,475 - $40,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,072
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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.

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Assistant


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Popular Skills for Laboratory Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Assistant

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Laboratory Assistant Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Laboratory Assistant Salaries

Specimen Processing
up arrow 12%

Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$30,000

PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%

Clinical Data Processing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 25%