The average pay for a Laboratory Manager is $65,862 per year. A skill in Regulatory Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$40,678 - $98,451
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$41K
$66K
$98K
MEDIAN: $65,861
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$15.33 - $35.49
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$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,678 - $98,451  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,022  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,582 - $97,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $35.49  
   
Overtime
$17.89 - $46.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,500  
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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$38,582 - $97,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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Job Description for Laboratory Manager

Laboratory managers oversee the day-to-day operations of laboratories. They develop procedures and maintain quality standards for specific lab procedures. Laboratory managers work in a variety of settings from universities to medical facilities to pharmaceutical corporations, and they must work well with project teams. Laboratory managers also work in the manufacturing industry, primarily in research and development. They typically work in laboratories during regular business hours.

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Laboratory Manager Tasks

  • Assist with experiments and procedures.
  • Inventory, stock, audit and organize supplies and chemicals.
  • Train, supervise, and mentor laboratory assistants, students and technicians.
  • Oversee laboratory safety policies, training, and enforcement.

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Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Manager

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,820

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Experience Affects Laboratory Manager Salaries



National Average
$63,000



Skills That Affect Laboratory Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 27%





Chemistry
up arrow 5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%


Microbiology
up arrow 13%

Purchasing
up arrow 15%

Production Management
up arrow 32%

Data Analysis
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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