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How much does a Lab Assistant make?

Updated Nov 30, 2021

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Experience

$35,496 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,718 salaries

$26K

Low

$35K

Average

$48K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Lab Assistant is $35,496 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Lab Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1718 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lab Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Lab Assistant$35,496 /yr
L3
Lab Assistant Supervisor$53,382 /yr
L4
Lead Lab Assistant$43,686 /yr
Career Path

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$43,056

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$37,165

per year

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$37,135

per year

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Labcorp
3.7

Labcorp

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $24
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$10

$24

$10 - $24 Range

Quest Diagnostics
3.5

Quest Diagnostics

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $23

$12

$23

$12 - $23 Range

Clinical Pathology Laboratories
3

Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $21

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $22

$11

$22

$11 - $22 Range

Costco Wholesale
4.1

Costco Wholesale

Lab Assistant

$31,579

 /yr
Range: $30K - $37K

$30K

$37K

$30,345 - $37,317 Range

UCLA
4.3

UCLA

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $18

$11

$18

$11 - $18 Range

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)
4.3

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $14

$9

$14

$9 - $14 Range

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NeoGenomics
4

NeoGenomics

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $15 - $24

$15

$24

$15 - $24 Range

UC Davis
4.4

UC Davis

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $18

$9

$18

$9 - $18 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $18

$10

$18

$10 - $18 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $12 - $18

$12

$18

$12 - $18 Range

University of California Berkeley
4.3

University of California Berkeley

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $13 - $22

$13

$22

$13 - $22 Range

Bio-Reference Labs
3.7

Bio-Reference Labs

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $23

$13

$23

$13 - $23 Range

Ascension
3.4

Ascension

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $17

$13

$17

$13 - $17 Range

Santa Cruz Biotechnology
2.6

Santa Cruz Biotechnology

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $18

$12

$18

$12 - $18 Range

Indiana University Health
3.7

Indiana University Health

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18

$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4

Kaiser Permanente

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $20 - $46

$20

$46

$20 - $46 Range

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4.5

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $11 - $30

$11

$30

$11 - $30 Range

American Red Cross
3.3

American Red Cross

Lab Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $13 - $20

$13

$20

$13 - $20 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lab Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Lab Assistant is $35,496 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lab Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1718 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lab Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Lab Assistant in United States is $47,614 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lab Assistant in United States is $26,463 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lab assistant salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$9
hourly
A Computer Lab Assistant in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $9 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$17
hourly
A Laboratory Assistant in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$40,000
per year
A Lab Assistant in the Hawaiian Islands Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Hawaiian Islands Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$10
hourly
A Student Assistant Lab Technician in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
Columbus, OH Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Hospital
$20
hourly
A Shift Assistant in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$11
hourly
A Computer Lab Assistant in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Chicago, IL Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$32,000
per year
A Lab Assistant in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $32,000 per year
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital