Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Laboratory Technician make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$42,483 / yrTotal Pay
$40,503 / yrBase Pay
$1,980 / yrAdditional Pay

$42,483

 / yr
$29K$62K
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The estimated total pay for a Laboratory Technician is $42,483 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $40,503 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 $1,980 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

$39,950 /yr
Lab Technician
$45,610 /yr
Senior Lab Technician
$44,841 /yr
Lab Technician IV
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Related Job Titles

For Laboratory Technician

Some related job titles are Lab Tech Salaries with median pay of $42,937, Lab Technician Salaries with median pay of $39,950, Laboratory Research Technician Salaries with median pay of $46,829, Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries with median pay of $54,910.

Top Paying Industries

For a Laboratory Technician in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Laboratory Technician in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $63,446, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $62,650, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $62,037, Financial Services with a median total pay of $57,240, and Information Technology with a median total pay of $56,246.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$63,446

    24% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$62,650

    23% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$62,037

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$57,240

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$56,246

    15% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Laboratory Technician are Phillips 66, Chevron, and Hunt Refining Company.

Phillips 66Phillips 66$84,996/yr
ChevronChevron$84,692/yr
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$3,661

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 / mo

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 / yr

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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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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

QC Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$28

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
QA Lab Analyst

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$27

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Chemistry Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$83,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$4,028

/hr

$28 | $4K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Lab Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Clinical Laboratory Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Molecular Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Laboratory Technician pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Laboratory Technician is $40,503 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Laboratory Technician salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6473 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Laboratory Technician employees.

The highest salary for a Laboratory Technician in United States is $58,465 per year.

The lowest salary for a Laboratory Technician in United States is $28,059 per year.

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