$45,038
Avg. Salary
$17.34
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,500

Bonus

$2,501

Profit Sharing

$50.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Lab Technologist is $17.34 per hour.

The average pay for a Lab Technologist is $45,038 per year.

10%
$12.17
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$17.34
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$26.43
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MEDIAN $17.34
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$30k
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$45k
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$76k
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MEDIAN $45,038
$30,216 - $75,833
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$0$75K
Salary $30,216 - $75,833
Bonus $257 - $4,904
Profit Sharing $294 - $7,147
Commission $50.00
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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$26,705 - $63,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 505
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.17 - $26.43
Overtime $17.03 - $39.38
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $257 - $4,904
Commission $50.00
Profit Sharing $294 - $7,147
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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$26,705 - $63,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,486

Job Description for Lab Technologist

Lab technologists are in charge of performing standard laboratory procedures with minimal technical supervision. They complete clerical functions that include identifying, processing, and labeling data, as well as delivering that data to designed areas in their department. Lab technologists complete reports based on their findings and collect samples as required by the project's needs. In all tasks, lab technologists must follow safety and privacy policies to maintain confidentiality, health standards, and experiment quality.

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Lab Technologist Tasks
  • Conduct blood tests and blood counts.
  • Maintain, set up, sterilize, and calibrate medical laboratory equipment.
  • Analyze results of tests using mechanical or electrical devices to identify any abnormalities.
  • Enter any abnormalities or diseases into the database.
  • Perform manual and automated tests for diagnosis.

Popular Employer Salaries for Lab Technologist


Known for taking on a considerable number of Lab Technologists, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), LabCorp of America, Dow Chemical Co, American Red Cross Blood Services, and Arup Laboratories are leading firms in the industry. Lab Technologists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Dow Chemical Co, where the average salary comes to $57K.

Common Career Paths for Lab Technologist


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Though some Lab Technologists move into positions like Research Scientist (where the average salary is $75K), this progression is not the norm. Lab Technologists typically move into roles as Clinical Laboratory Technologists or Chemists, and those positions pay $9K more and $10K more, respectively.

Lab Technologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Lab Technologist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Troubleshooting and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Machine Operation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Order Inventory and Phlebotomy also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Lab Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Lab Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Lab Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 602 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lab Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 257 salaries. An experienced Lab Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 175 salaries. A Lab Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 92 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

46%

6%

2%

National Average: $39,092

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

For Lab Technologists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Lab Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), Pittsburgh (+12 percent), Cincinnati (+11 percent), and Midland (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Burlington, 12 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Baltimore (12 percent less) and Greensboro (7 percent less).

Lab Technologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Lab Technologist?

Lab Technologist in Lancaster:
"None."
This is a dead end job. There is no respect for people in the profession. Extremely stressful.

Lab Technologist in Grand Junction:
"Very busy, thinking quickly physical wirk."
Pros: Thinking quickly, being very busy.
Cons: Office politics.

Lab Technologist in Pensacola:
Pros: I enjoy working on different projects andbwithbmultiplenscientsist.
Cons: The thing I like least about my job is the days when there is nothing to do.

Lab Technologist in Mesa:
"You know the drill."
Have a lot of patience. Take your time speed will come. When in doubt run a test.

Lab Technologist in Willow Grove:
"Work is work."
Pros: Really good benefits here at DOW.
Cons: Anyone who is not considered an individual contributor or above is treated like dirt.

Lab Technologist in Pittsburgh:
N o room for advancement.

Lab Technologist in Wellsboro:
"Prepare to work."
I work twelve hours shifts and work for twelve hours of it! Breaks are for wimps.

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Key Stats for Lab Technologist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Lab Technologist Salaries

▲38%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Lab Technologist Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲22%

Research Analysis
▲7%

National Average
$39,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

PCR Analysis
▼3%


Chemistry
▼11%

Training
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

▼14%

Order Inventory
▼21%

Machine Operation
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 301 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 20%