Average Laboratory Assistant Hourly Pay

$15.15
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$525
Bonus
$700
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The average hourly pay for a Laboratory Assistant is $15.15.
10%
$11.53
MEDIAN
$15.15
90%
$20.47
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Bonus
$98 - $2,936
Profit Sharing
$148 - $2,530
Total Pay
$24,320 - $44,341
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What Do Laboratory Assistants Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Laboratory Assistant

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Laboratory Assistant are from the companies Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp of America and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $23.24. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ascension Health and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), earning around $16.37 and $15.43, respectively. Indiana University (IU) Health pays the lowest at around $13.04. Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc. and LabCorp of America also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.92 and $15.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Laboratory Assistants?

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Phlebotomy, Clinical Data Processing and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Assistants?

An entry-level Laboratory Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.87 based on 254 salaries. An early career Laboratory Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.59 based on 877 salaries. A mid-career Laboratory Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.47 based on 334 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.45 based on 288 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Laboratory Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.9% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (14.7% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (11.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,932 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.1%
Early Career
45.4%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
14.9%
Late Career
9.3%