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Lab Technician Salary

$49,894 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$858

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Lab Technician is $49,894 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Lab Technician is between $36,648 and $60,961. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Lab Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Performs laboratory tests or other laboratory work using conventional and computerized machines and work aids.
  • Performs laboratory work and tests according to prescribed standards.
  • Determines chemical and physical characteristics or composition.
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Usual requirement is two years of post secondary education in field of specialty; however, some companies may accept equivalent education and experience combined.
Lab Technician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Chemical Technicians

Job family population: 65,500

Estimated population of Lab Technician jobs: 3,668

Rate of error: 1.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,841
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Lab Technician Job Listings for United States

Lab Technician
Nov 21
Eddyville, IA, USA
Cynet Systems
Lab Technician Job Location: Eddyville, IA Job Type: Contract "W2 candidates are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b or work with third-party candidates at this time" Job Description
Biotech Lab Technician - Entry Level
Nov 21
St Louis, MO, USA
Yoh Enterprise
Lab Technician needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh Scientific's client located in St. Louis, MO area. This position is in the Production department of a multinational biotechnology company ...
Lab Technician II
Nov 20
Richmond, CA, USA
Yoh Client Talent and Client Solutions
Lab Technician II Contract position Description: * The successful candidate will join a laboratory team focused on supporting a "safety first" environment while delivering accurate, timely bench ...
Lab Technician
Nov 20
Chester, VA, USA
Talium Advisors
The Lab Technician will be responsible for calibrating a variety of laboratory equipment. This is a second shift position from 3:00pm-11:00pm Basic Qualifications: * Basic laboratory skills
QC Lab Technician
Nov 20
Bloomington, IN, USA
BCforward
The primary responsibilities of a QC Lab Technician are to support the manager and group by performing lab maintenance and basic experimental work. Responsibilities: Keep lab spaces clean and stocked ...

The average pay for a Lab Technician is $49,894 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Lab Technician is between $36,648 and $60,961. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Lab Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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