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The average pay for a Laboratory Director with People Management skills is $29.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Laboratory Director with People Management skills is $96,452 per year.

MEDIAN $29.75
MEDIAN $96,452
$69,182 - $138,341
MEDIAN: $96,452

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Salary $69,182 - $138,341
Bonus $0.00 - $19,633
Profit Sharing $22,500
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$69,219 - $149,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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.


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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Laboratory Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Arizona City, Arizona?

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.

Key Stats for Laboratory Director


37 %
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


37 %
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%