The average wage for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is C$17.54 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$30,275 - C$63,142
C$30K
C$41K
C$63K
MEDIAN: C$40,670
10%
50%
90%
C$12.05 - C$26.14
C$12
C$17
C$26
MEDIAN: C$16.69
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$63K
Salary C$30,275 - C$63,142
Bonus C$502 - C$7,796
Profit Sharing C$1,017
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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C$27,312 - C$59,929
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 157
Hourly Data C$0C$49
Hourly Rate C$12.05 - C$26.14
Overtime C$2.01 - C$49.81
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$502 - C$7,796
Profit Sharing C$1,017
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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C$27,312 - C$59,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 240

Job Description for Chemical Laboratory Technician

A chemical laboratory technician holds a general scientific position whose tasks vary greatly by organization type; this position is typically found at organizations that conduct scientific research or testing. Chemical laboratory technicians typically are responsible for the day-to-day operations performed by the company. They may perform chemical tests on products and compounds, analyze compounds and chemicals for a variety of qualities and concentrations of substances, and maintain quality across all products. In addition to these tasks, most chemical laboratory technician must perform a variety of housekeeping tasks for their laboratory, ensuring that all facilities and instruments are clean and that any hazardous substances have been removed from the premises.

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Chemical Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Perform lab-based chemical tests.
  • Create and effectively manage documentation related to research.
  • Contribute to upkeep of lab equipment and materials.

Chemical Laboratory Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 136 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$45,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Chemical Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 20 salaries. A Chemical Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$57,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$37,668

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Chemical Laboratory Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chemical Laboratory Technician?

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Cranbrook:
"Working at Skookumchuck"
Pros: I'm very good at it.
Cons: Nowhere to move up.

Key Stats for Chemical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Chemical Laboratory Technician Salaries

▲53%

▲24%

▲20%

National Average
C$38,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 22%