Laboratory Assistant Salary

A Laboratory Assistant earns an average wage of $14.35 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$23,844 - $48,674
$24K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,970
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$11.05 - $19.22
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.48
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$0$48K
Salary $23,844 - $48,674
Bonus $0.00 - $3,907
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $3,477
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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$23,281 - $41,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.05 - $19.22
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $15.08 - $29.91
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,907
Profit Sharing $201.34 - $3,477
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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$23,281 - $41,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,107

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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.

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Assistant


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Popular Skills for Laboratory Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Laboratory Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Laboratory Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 820 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laboratory Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 204 salaries. A Laboratory Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 84 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

16%

15%

7%

5%

-1%

-4%

-12%

-13%

National Average: $30,894

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

Laboratory Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Laboratory Assistant?

Laboratory Assistant in Norman:
"I like it."
Pros: I have a sense of accomplishment with my daily tasks.
Cons: I don't feel appreciated and or compensated well.

Laboratory Assistant in Miami:
"Iffy."
Pros: Affordable health and visual insurance and metrorail pass.
Cons: The people talk bad about each other all the time. The pay is terrible and no raises.

Laboratory Assistant in Hemet:
Pros: Working the chemistry department.
Cons: Lazy coworkers.

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Key Stats for Laboratory Assistant

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Assistant Salaries

▲16%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Assistant Salaries

Biotechnology
▲8%

Microbiology
▲5%

Molecular Biology
▲4%


Microsoft Excel
▲1%


▼0%


Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Specimen Processing
▼2%

▼3%

PCR Analysis
▼7%

Data Analysis
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 26%
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