Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Lab Technician make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$69,399 / yrTotal Pay
$36,764 / yrBase Pay
$32,635 / yrAdditional Pay

$69,399

 / yr
$28K$587K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Lab Technician is $69,399 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,764 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 $32,635 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 Technician

$69,399 /yr
Lab Technician
$82,815 /yr
Senior Lab Technician
$76,923 /yr
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Some related job titles are Lab Assistant Salaries with median pay of $66,414, Laboratory Technician Salaries with median pay of $78,014, Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries with median pay of $91,917, Microbiology Salaries with median pay of $101,256.

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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.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$21

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Engineering Laboratory Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$61,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
QC Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$48,200

/yr

$46K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Lab Tech

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Quality Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$72,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$7

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday

Lab Technician pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Lab Technician is $36,764 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lab Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 15470 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lab Technician employees.

The highest salary for a Lab Technician in United States is $52,051 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lab Technician in United States is $25,967 per year.

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