Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Lab Assistant make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$37,099 / yrTotal Pay
$35,337 / yrBase Pay
$1,762 / yrAdditional Pay

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The estimated total pay for a Lab Assistant is $37,099 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,337 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $1,762 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Lab Assistant

$37,099 /yr
Lab Assistant
$37,732 /yr
Lab Assistant Supervisor
$41,349 /yr
Lead Lab Assistant
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Related Job Titles

For Lab Assistant

Some related job titles are Clinical Research Assistant Salaries with median pay of $52,473, Laboratory Technician Salaries with median pay of $42,316, Medical Assistant Salaries with median pay of $38,701, Medical Lab Assistant Salaries with median pay of $37,183.

Top Paying Companies

For a Lab Assistant in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Lab Assistant in United States. Employers include Agilent Technologies, Pfizer and Nera.

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Agilent Technologies
$56,657/yr
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Nera
$49,344/yr
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IGeneX
$48,952/yr
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Histogenetics
$45,988/yr

Top Paying Cities

For a Lab Assistant compared to United States

The top 5 paying locations for a Lab Assistant are Seattle, WA with a median total pay of $83,706, New York, NY with a median total pay of $56,350, Minneapolis, MN with a median total pay of $54,642, Detroit, MI with a median total pay of $48,649, and Tampa, FL with a median total pay of $48,384.

CityTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Seattle, WASeattle, WA$83,706

    46% Higher than other cities

  • New York, NYNew York, NY$56,350

    21% Higher than other cities

  • Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis, MN$54,642

    18% Higher than other cities

  • Detroit, MIDetroit, MI$48,649

    8% Higher than other cities

  • Tampa, FLTampa, FL$48,384

    8% Higher than other cities

Seattle, WA

Top paying companies in Seattle, WA for Lab Assistant are Cellnetix, Labcorp, and University of Washington.

CellnetixCellnetix$103,261/yr
LabcorpLabcorp$83,706/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Lab Assistant in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Lab Assistant in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $45,511, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $45,101, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $41,097, Agriculture with a median total pay of $40,882, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $39,812.

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Information Technology

The top paying company in Information Technology for Lab Assistant is Amazon.

AmazonAmazon$45,511/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Research & Science?

Research and science jobs offer pay well above the national average. Increased demand for STEM workers is increasing salaries in research and science. Jobs in these fields, however, often require higher education at the graduate level and/or specialized training. While domain-specific expertise gives workers in these fields access to very specialized jobs, there are also many employers who hire STEM workers for their general data and technology skills.

A Lab assistant salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Lab assistant in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $26,655 to $56,369 per year, based on 4,903 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Lab assistant in US can make a salary range of $28,136 to $58,625 with at least 2 years of experience, based on 12 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Lab assistant gets the highest compensation are Apple Inc., Focus Staff and Houston Methodist. Bigger companies typically pay 26.59% more than smaller companies for a Lab assistant.

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Laboratory Assistant

United States of America

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$14

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Student Laboratory Assistant

United States of America

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Clinical Lab Assistant

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Lab Assistant pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Lab Assistant is $35,337 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lab Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5271 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lab Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Lab Assistant in United States is $51,138 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lab Assistant in United States is $24,418 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Lab Assistant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Lab Assistant.