Laboratory Tester Salary

A Laboratory Tester earns an average wage of $16.57 per hour.

$38,974 - $58,462
$46K
MEDIAN: $45,775
50%

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$10.17 - $25.06
$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.57
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$45,775  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$22,727 - $58,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
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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$22,727 - $58,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Tester

Pay by Experience for a Laboratory Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Laboratory Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laboratory Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 5 salaries. A Laboratory Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Laboratory Tester

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%