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Laboratory Tester Salary (United States)

A Laboratory Tester earns an average wage of $15.30 per hour.
Laboratory Tester Salary (?
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$26,631 - $72,985
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,925
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Laboratory Tester Salary (?
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$10.07 - $22.62
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,631 - $72,985  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$23,304 - $62,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $22.62  
   
Overtime
$16.51 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
   
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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$23,304 - $62,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Laboratory Tester

A laboratory tester carries out tests relating to chemistry and physics. The projects worked on may be for private companies to better their products, for onsite projects such as mining, or for general scientific research. The laboratory tester may then hand the results to a scientist for them to be analyzed. In some positions, the laboratory tester may also be expected to carry out certain analyses based on the results.
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Experience Affects Laboratory Tester Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$37,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 32%