$93,553
Avg. Salary
$29.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,102

Bonus

$6,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Laboratory Director is $29.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Laboratory Director is $93,553 per year.

$19.37
10%
$29.48
50%
$47.50
90%
MEDIAN $29.48
$60k
10%
$94k
50%
$141k
90%
MEDIAN $93,553
$60,214 - $140,835
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$140K
MEDIAN: $93,553
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90%

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$0$146K
Salary $60,214 - $140,835
Bonus $25.17 - $16,268
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,342
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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$56,659 - $146,069
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 535
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.37 - $47.50
Overtime $32.77 - $51.41
Annual Data $0$146K
Bonus $25.17 - $16,268
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $25,342
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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$56,659 - $146,069
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69

Job Description for Laboratory Director

Laboratory directors oversee the functioning of the laboratory under their supervision. On a day-to-day basis, laboratory directors are responsible for overseeing staffing needs in the laboratory and hiring appropriate people to fill needed positions. They may also be in charge of conducting background checks if the nature of the work requires it, handling regular performance reviews, and confirming that laboratory staffers are all qualified for the positions they fill. In addition, laboratory directors must balance the budget and other requirements (such as space) for projects performed in the laboratory. These directors may help facilitate the seeking of grants or securing assistance for projects as well. They should have a comprehensive knowledge not only of the facilities and personnel under their direction, but a strong working knowledge of all relevant regulatory and grant requirements involved with projects they supervise.

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Laboratory Director Tasks

  • Provide oversight and management for day-to-day operations.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Coordinate laboratory teams and foster an atmosphere for safety and efficiency.
  • Act as point of contact for planning and executing laboratory services.

Laboratory Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Laboratory Director


Laboratory Directors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Budget Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Director

Pay by Experience for a Laboratory Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Laboratory Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laboratory Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 106 salaries. A Laboratory Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 144 salaries.

Laboratory Director Reviews

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

Laboratory Director in Arizona City, Arizona:
"Ready to get back to work."
Pros: I enjoy the Native American culture and community
Cons: Native American Culture

Laboratory Director in Houma, Louisiana:
Pros: It is a perfect sized city.
Cons: Too far from Home.

Laboratory Director in Castle Rock, Colorado:
"Growing pains."
Pros: The best part of Castle Rock is that you can get pretty much anything you want in a short period of time. It has access to the mountains and there are a lot of trails to walk at lunch.
Cons: Castle Rock is not excellent to get around. It's scattered, and difficult to get around quickly. It's growing and improving everyday.

Laboratory Director in Concord:
"Stress level."
Don't worry about things that are beyond your control.

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Key Stats for Laboratory Director

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

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Experience Affects Laboratory Director Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

National Average
$92,000

▼7%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Director Salaries



National Average
$92,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%