The average rate for an Entry-Level Research Laboratory Technician is $16.11 per hour. A skill in Clinical Research is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,873 - $49,466
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MEDIAN: $36,480
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$11.99 - $21.42
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MEDIAN: $16.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,873 - $49,466  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $4,795  
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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$25,748 - $48,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $21.42  
   
Overtime
$17.24 - $33.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$402.68 - $4,795  
   
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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$25,748 - $48,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 261

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,412

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Research Laboratory Technician Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Research Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Research Laboratory Technician Salaries

Clinical Research
up arrow 10%

Surgery
up arrow 7%


National Average
$35,000



PCR Analysis
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Biotechnology
up arrow 3%

DNA
up arrow 3%

cell culture
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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