An Entry-Level Research Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $16.21 per hour.

$27,089 - $49,749
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,778
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$12.10 - $21.27
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,089 - $49,749  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $4,881  
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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$26,131 - $48,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$17.19 - $34.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$450.00 - $4,881  
   
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).
)
$26,131 - $48,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,748

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Research Laboratory Technician Advice

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

Research Laboratory Technician in Cleveland:
"Continuous Learning."
Do work- every day. Push yourself to get better. There is always something new to learn, in the industry or with the company. You can always improve basic skills and make things better in the area you work.

Research Laboratory Technician in Ann Arbor:
"Can't Do Much With Only A Bachelor's Degree."
Make sure you understand that you will probably need an advanced degree before you make a decent salary.

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Skills That Affect Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 9%

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%

DNA
up arrow 3%

Biotechnology
up arrow 4%

cell culture
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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