Laboratory Director Salary (United States)

A Laboratory Director earns an average salary of $91,476 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Laboratory Director Total Pay (?
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$52,170 - $133,792
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MEDIAN: $91,476
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Laboratory Director Total Pay (?
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$16.21 - $51.23
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,170 - $133,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,886  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $9,826  
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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$50,640 - $140,821  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$16.21 - $51.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $79.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,886  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $9,826  
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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$50,640 - $140,821  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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Job Description for Laboratory Director
Laboratory directors oversee the functioning of the laboratory under their supervision. On a day-to-day basis, laboratory directors are responsible for overseeing staffing needs in the laboratory and hiring appropriate people to fill needed positions. They may also be in charge of conducting background checks if the nature of the work requires it, handling regular performance reviews, and confirming that laboratory staffers are all qualified for the positions they fill. In addition, laboratory directors must balance the budget and other requirements (such as space) for projects performed in the laboratory. These directors may help facilitate the seeking of grants or securing assistance for projects as well. They should have a comprehensive knowledge not only of the facilities and personnel under their direction, but a strong working knowledge of all relevant regulatory and grant requirements involved with projects they supervise.
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Laboratory Director Tasks
  • Coordinate laboratory teams and foster an atmosphere for safety and efficiency.
  • Act as point of contact for planning and executing laboratory services.
  • Provide oversight and management for day-to-day operations.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Laboratory Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$91,000
Experienced
up arrow 1%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 15%
Operations Management
up arrow 5%
Budget Management
0%
National Average
$91,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 45 votes.
Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
43%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%
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