How much does a Lab Technician make?

Updated Jun 12, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$40,258 /yr
Average Base Pay

6,672 salaries

$29K

Low

$40K

Average

$56K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Lab Technician is $40,258 in United States. Filter by location to see Lab Technician salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 6,672 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lab Technician employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Lab Technician$40,258 /yr
L3
Senior Lab Technician$51,599 /yr
L4
Lab Technician IV$46,429 /yr
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Labcorp
3.3

Labcorp

Lab Technician - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $15 - $28
92 salaries
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$15

$28

$15 - $28 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Lab Technician - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $11 - $26

$11

$26

$11 - $26 Range

University of Utah
4.3

University of Utah

Lab Technician

$34,537

 /yr
Range: $27K - $45K

$27K

$45K

$26,692 - $45,233 Range

Pace Analytical
3.1

Pace Analytical

Lab Technician - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $22

$13

$22

$13 - $22 Range

LensCrafters
3.3

LensCrafters

Lab Technician - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $17

$10

$17

$10 - $17 Range

Intertek
2.9

Intertek

Lab Technician - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $29

$14

$29

$14 - $29 Range

American Red Cross
3.5

American Red Cross

Lab Technician - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $26

$13

$26

$13 - $26 Range

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SGS
3.3

SGS

Lab Technician - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $13 - $26

$13

$26

$13 - $26 Range

BASF
3.9

BASF

Lab Technician - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $18 - $33

$18

$33

$18 - $33 Range

Quest Diagnostics
3.5

Quest Diagnostics

Lab Technician - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $13 - $28

$13

$28

$13 - $28 Range

Kelly
3.5

Kelly

Lab Technician - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $14 - $26

$14

$26

$14 - $26 Range

Myriad Genetics
3.7

Myriad Genetics

Lab Technician - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $18 - $22

$18

$22

$18 - $22 Range

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
4

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Lab Technician - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $13 - $30

$13

$30

$13 - $30 Range

ALS
3.2

ALS

Lab Technician - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18

$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

LensCrafters
3.3

LensCrafters

Lab Technician - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $11 - $22

$11

$22

$11 - $22 Range

Eastman
3.9

Eastman

Lab Technician

$60,000

 /yr
Range: $51K - $71K

$51K

$71K

$51,202 - $71,211 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Lab Technician - Hourly Contractor

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $25

$14

$25

$14 - $25 Range

Medical Diagnostic Laboratories
2.4

Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

Lab Technician - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $15 - $21

$15

$21

$15 - $21 Range

EMSL Analytical
2.6

EMSL Analytical

Lab Technician - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $18

$14

$18

$14 - $18 Range

Stanton Optical
2.5

Stanton Optical

Lab Technician

$40,090

 /yr
Range: $26K - $45K

$26K

$45K

$25,804 - $45,461 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Lab Technician salaries

The average salary for a Lab Technician is $40,258 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 6672 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lab Technician employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Lab Technician in United States is $56,189 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lab Technician in United States is $28,844 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$17
hourly
A Quality Control Lab Technician in the St. Cloud, MN Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
St. Cloud, MN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$3,480
monthly
A Laboratory Technician in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $3,480 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$21
hourly
A Laboratory Technician in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital
$24
hourly
A CLT (Central Lab Technician) in the Frankfort, IN Area area reported making $24 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Frankfort, IN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$78,332
per year
A Lab Tech in the Omaha, NE Area area reported making $78,332 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Omaha, NE Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Lab Technician in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$11
hourly
An Academic Lab Technician in the Boise, ID Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boise, ID Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$60,000
per year
A Laboratory Technician in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University