The average pay for an Entry-Level Laboratory Assistant is AU$20.55 per hour.

AU$30,134 - AU$57,169
AU$30K
AU$44K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$44,385
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.67 - AU$24.87
AU$18
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.59
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$57K
Salary AU$30,134 - AU$57,169
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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AU$35,267 - AU$52,906
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$17.67 - AU$24.87
Overtime AU$3.04 - AU$50.51
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
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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AU$35,267 - AU$52,906
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 145

Job Description for Laboratory Assistant

A laboratory assistant generally holds is an entry-level support position requiring a high school diploma (or equivalent) and some college-level lab experience.

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Laboratory Assistant Tasks

  • Obtain, process, and analyze laboratory specimens, and log all intake and results.
  • Order, distribute, and perform upkeep on stock and inventory.
  • Create and transmit individual, summary, and inventory reports.
  • Maintain inventory and equipment for the laboratory, including maintenance.

Laboratory Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,106

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Laboratory Assistant Advice

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

Laboratory Assistant in Townsville:
You cannot, & will not, be able to learn all of the requirements and duties by reading a manual, or within 6 months. This is an on-going challenge and constantly changing role. You must learn how to adapt and think out side the box as well as step in to other roles without direct instruction.

Key Stats for Laboratory Assistant

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 86%