Entry-Level Laboratory Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Laboratory Manager earns an average salary of $53,074 per year.

$34,624 - $77,863
$35K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,647
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50%
90%

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$13.53 - $29.10
$14
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,624 - $77,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,803  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$32,619 - $77,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $29.10  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $39.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,803  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$32,619 - $77,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,803

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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 San Antonio:
"Know your role."
Understand the administrative responsibilities of being a Lab Manager vs. The administrative responsibilities of the medical Director.

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
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Laboratory Manager Salaries

Technical Analysis
▲6%

Project Management
▲5%

Budget Management
▲4%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲2%

Operations Management
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Data Analysis
▼3%

Research Analysis
▼5%

Molecular Biology
▼13%

Order Inventory
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 13%
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