Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Laboratory Assistant is $15.92
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 $14.74 based on 244 salaries. An early career Laboratory Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.25 based on 757 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Laboratory Assistants Do?
A laboratory assistant generally holds is an entry-level support position requiring a high school diploma (or equivalent) and some college-level lab experience.
Laboratory assistants aid the lab director in a variety of tasks, and their specific duties generally depend on the nature of the lab. This position may involve helping to carry out experiments, analyzing results, preparing slides for review, storing and pulling specimens for use, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, completing …Read more
- 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.