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Laboratory Assistant Salary

$46,709 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$724

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Laboratory Assistant is $46,709 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Laboratory Assistant is between $34,783 and $56,642. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Laboratory Assistant. 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:
  • Assists researchers and scientists by performing routine laboratory tasks, experiments, and maintenance.
  • Prepares lab equipment, supplies, and proper setup for testing and experiments.
  • Prepares and arranges slides, solutions, media, buffers, plates, and specimens for laboratory testing, following procedures and ensuring proper handling.
Laboratory Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other

Job family population: 65,220

Estimated population of Laboratory Assistant jobs: 7,138

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$54,149
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...

Laboratory Assistant Job Listings for United States

Laboratory Assistant
Dec 5
Clinton Township, MI, USA
Midwest Skin Pathology Laboratory
We are seeking a part-time Laboratory Assistant to join our team! You will be responsible for assisting the Histotechnologists in the preparation of diagnostic tissue microscopic slides for our ...
Laboratory Assistant
Nov 29
San Diego, CA, USA
#twiceasnice Recruiting
Laboratory Assistant Location: San Diego, CA Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 + Bonus + Stock Options + Benefits Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO Job Type: Full-Time Typical Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5 ...
Laboratory Assistant
Dec 5
North Canton, OH, USA
Accurate Staffing
Day and night shift lab techs needed immediately!!! 60 day hire in process with health benefit opportunities! Hours: Both positions are M-F 1st shift- 8am to 4:30pm 2nd shift- 4pm to 12:30am Pay: $13 ...
Manufacturing - Laboratory Assistant
Nov 26
Anderson, SC, USA
Poly-Med, Inc.
Position Description for Laboratory Assistant: This is an entry-level position requiring a high school diploma or equivalent. The role will assist in the key functions of the polymer production area
Laboratory Assistant
Nov 24
Bay Shore, NY, USA
RST Analytical Inc
Looking for an individual with interest in Chemistry or background in chemistry who would assist in maintaining certain aspects of our laboratory flow. He or she must have a "learners" mindset, open ...

The average pay for a Laboratory Assistant is $46,709 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Laboratory Assistant is between $34,783 and $56,642. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Laboratory Assistant. 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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We are seeking a part-time Laboratory Assistant to join our team! You will be responsible for assisting the Histotechnologists in the preparation of diagnostic tissue microscopic slides for our ...
Laboratory Assistant
Nov 29
San Diego, CA, USA
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Laboratory Assistant Location: San Diego, CA Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 + Bonus + Stock Options + Benefits Benefits: Medical, Dental, PTO Job Type: Full-Time Typical Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5 ...
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