Laboratory Assistant Salary

A Laboratory Assistant earns an average wage of $14.30 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. 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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$23,821 - $47,233
$24K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,627
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50%
90%

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$10.93 - $19.13
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,821 - $47,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,801  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$23,002 - $41,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $19.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.54  
Overtime
$15.10 - $28.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,801  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$23,002 - $41,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,106

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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

  • Obtain, process, and analyze laboratory specimens, and log all intake and results.
  • Order, distribute, and perform upkeep on stock and inventory.
  • Create and transmit individual, summary, and inventory reports.
  • Maintain inventory and equipment for the laboratory, including maintenance.

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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

National Average: $30,436

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Key Stats for Laboratory Assistant

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Assistant Salaries

▲18%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$30,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Assistant Salaries

Biotechnology
▲9%

Microbiology
▲7%

Molecular Biology
▲6%

Microsoft Excel
▲3%


▲1%



Equipment Maintenance
▲1%

Data Processing
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Specimen Processing
▼1%

▼2%

PCR Analysis
▼6%

Data Analysis
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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