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Laboratory Tester Salary

A Laboratory Tester earns an average wage of $15.08 per hour.

$26,726 - $72,730
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$73K
MEDIAN: $39,727
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90%

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$10.40 - $22.41
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,726 - $72,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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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$22,956 - $59,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $22.41  
   
Overtime
$16.56 - $35.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$22,956 - $59,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 36%
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