Average Laboratory Director Salary

$93,661
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$5,164
Bonus
$6,000
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The average salary for a Laboratory Director is $93,661.
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$61k
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$94k
90%
$147k
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What Do Laboratory Directors Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Laboratory Directors?

Skills in Operations Management, Budget Management and Total Quality Management (TQM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and People Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Directors?

An entry-level Laboratory Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,227 based on 9 salaries. An early career Laboratory Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,651 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Laboratory Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,250 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,075 based on 183 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,352.
Employees with Laboratory Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (21.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (20.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (4.9% less) and Houston, Texas (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 614 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.5%
Early Career
14.5%
Mid Career
15.0%
Experienced
29.8%
Late Career
39.3%