$41,888
Avg. Salary
$17.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,505

Bonus

$1,338

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is $17.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Chemical Laboratory Technician is $41,888 per year.

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$13.11
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$17.37
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$24.96
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MEDIAN $17.37
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$30k
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$42k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $41,888
$30,405 - $64,282
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MEDIAN: $41,888
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$0$64K
Salary $30,405 - $64,282
Bonus $208 - $5,163
Profit Sharing $447 - $4,131
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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$28,708 - $59,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 517
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.11 - $24.96
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $19.48 - $38.35
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $208 - $5,163
Profit Sharing $447 - $4,131
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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$28,708 - $59,720
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,205

Job Description

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.

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Pay by Experience Level

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 $36,000 based on 701 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 $44,000 based on 189 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 $47,000 based on 125 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 $58,000 based on 75 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $38,902

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

Job Reviews

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

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Baltimore:
"Convenient."
Pros: Convenient
Cons: unequal pay, overload work assignments

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Baton Rouge:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: The availability of overtime.
Cons: The switching between day and night shifts.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Allentown:
"Think outside the box."
Be observant. Don't look....see.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Highlands:
"Challenging Work."
Pros: The chemical & precise aspect. Continuous learning process.
Cons: Low salary not commensurate to my degree. Some fellow workers don't have relevant lab education & most don't have degree.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Worcester:
Pros: Constant work. Weekly goals/objectives. Friendly culture. Flexible hours.
Cons: Pay is not equivalent to job. Many potential hazards. No to minimal pay raises.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Houston:
"Love."
Pros: I like getting hands on with different products and learning different methods of testing.
Cons: I feel that not everyone is passionate about what they do at the work place.

Chemical Laboratory Technician in Madison Heights:
"My office is very laid back and I enjoy where I'm at."
Pros: The people I work with are excellent.
Cons: The tasks I'm presented with are not very stimulating.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲49%

▲21%

▲12%

National Average
$39,000

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries



Instrument Control
▲1%


Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$39,000


Product Development
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%