How much does a Laboratory Assistant make?

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$35,794 /yr
Average Base Pay

938 salaries

$26K

Low

$36K

Average

$48K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Laboratory Assistant is $35,794 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Laboratory Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 938 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Laboratory Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Lab Assistant$34,852 /yr
L3
Lab Assistant Supervisor$55,652 /yr
L4
Lead Lab Assistant$42,945 /yr
Career Path

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Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Laboratory Assistant

$43,866

 /yr
Range: $31K - $55K
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$31K

$55K

$30,706 - $55,354 Range

Labcorp
3.3

Labcorp

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $22

$14

$22

$14 - $22 Range

CHRISTUS Health
3.6

CHRISTUS Health

Laboratory Assistant

$27,075

 /yr
Range: $21K - $38K

$21K

$38K

$20,888 - $37,599 Range

Quest Diagnostics
3.5

Quest Diagnostics

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $14 - $20

$14

$20

$14 - $20 Range

Sanford Health
3.4

Sanford Health

Laboratory Assistant

$32,725

 /yr
Range: $31K - $38K

$31K

$38K

$30,706 - $37,599 Range

Greene Resources
4.1

Greene Resources

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18

$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

Virginia Mason
3.9

Virginia Mason

Laboratory Assistant

$33,422

 /yr
Range: $33K - $45K

$33K

$45K

$33,422 - $44,910 Range

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UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $18

$11

$18

$11 - $18 Range

Chromocell Corp.
3

Chromocell Corp.

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $10 - $12

$10

$12

$10 - $12 Range

Piedmont Healthcare
3.8

Piedmont Healthcare

Laboratory Assistant

$44,910

 /yr
Range: $39K - $45K

$39K

$45K

$38,644 - $44,910 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4

Kaiser Permanente

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $16 - $36

$16

$36

$16 - $36 Range

HCA Healthcare
3.5

HCA Healthcare

Laboratory Assistant

$26,241

 /yr
Range: $26K - $27K

$26K

$27K

$26,111 - $27,155 Range

Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii
3.5

Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $20

$16

$20

$16 - $20 Range

Eurofins Scientific
3.4

Eurofins Scientific

Laboratory Assistant

$34,525

 /yr
Range: $19K - $40K

$19K

$40K

$19,493 - $39,688 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $17

$10

$17

$10 - $17 Range

Clinical Pathology Laboratories
2.9

Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $19

$15

$19

$15 - $19 Range

UC San Francisco
4.1

UC San Francisco

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $20

$16

$20

$16 - $20 Range

Stratos Genomics
3.6

Stratos Genomics

Laboratory Assistant

$51,598

 /yr
Range: $40K - $52K

$40K

$52K

$39,790 - $52,473 Range

Boulder Community Health
3.7

Boulder Community Health

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $15 - $17

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

Boston University
4.3

Boston University

Laboratory Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $14

$11

$14

$11 - $14 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Laboratory Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Laboratory Assistant is $35,794 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Laboratory Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 938 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Laboratory Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Laboratory Assistant in United States is $48,416 per year.

The lowest salary for a Laboratory Assistant in United States is $26,462 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$13
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Champaign, IL Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Champaign, IL Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$36
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $36 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$16
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Omaha, NE Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Omaha, NE Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$15
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Fort Wayne, IN Area area reported making $15 per hour
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Fort Wayne, IN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$13
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$11
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$20
hourly
A Lab Assistant in the Cincinnati, OH Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
Cincinnati, OH Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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