An Entry-Level Laboratory Manager earns an average salary of $52,472 per year.

$34,613 - $77,974
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,472
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$13.53 - $30.01
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,613 - $77,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,364  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$32,723 - $78,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $39.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,364  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$32,723 - $78,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,111

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Laboratory Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Laboratory Manager in Alexandria:
"Work Hard."
Never give up, always give your best, don't stop learning, be friendly, help your staff to be better and better, leave your problems at home. They're some of the keys to success.

Laboratory Manager in Swaziland ,Mbabane:
"Very hard."
Challenges I got from work is dealing with clients they too difficult but I manage to deal with them ,but is important is know to be polite in every situation but not allow them to use you.

Laboratory Manager in Honolulu:
"Advance Degrees Important."
Stay flexible. Do not make drastic changes to fit your disposition but learn the culture of the organization before instituting change.

Laboratory Manager in Greenville:
"How stressful and all consuming it is."
Negotiate an appropriate salary before you accept the position. Think as far into the future as possible.

Laboratory Manager in Chapel Hill:
"Don't Go Into Science Unless You Are Obsessed With It."
Plan and organize, plan and organize, organize.

Key Stats for Laboratory Manager

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
067
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
26%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Laboratory Manager Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 7%

Budget Management
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 10%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 14%

Order Inventory
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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