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Laboratory Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,634 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Laboratory Tester is $52,634 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Laboratory Tester is between $38,660 and $64,309. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Laboratory Tester. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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.
Laboratory Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Chemical Technicians

Job family population: 64,550

Estimated population of Laboratory Tester jobs: 3,615

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Laboratory Tester Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Laboratory Technician - Testing Viscosity of Petroleum Products
May 31
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... Laboratory Technician assignment. Our client is a specialty processor of industrial grade ... Other testing experience considered valuable includes Methyl Titration, ICP, total acid/base ...
Data Entry Laboratory Specimen Accessioning
Apr 9
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Doctor's Data, Inc.
A specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing of several types of human biologic specimens, our laboratory offers a wide array of functional testing. DDI's tests are utilized in ...
Clinical Laboratory Scientific Support Specialist
Mar 28
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Doctor's Data, Inc.
... premier clinical laboratory that has provided innovative specialty testing to healthcare ... A specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing of several types of human ...
Food Safety Technology Specialist
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Bachelor of Science in, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Science * 5+ years of technical sales experience, or 5+ years of experience with Laboratory Testing, or as ...
Medical Technologist
Jun 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Premier Staffing Source, Inc.
Meets basic standards and qualifications for laboratory testing personnel under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Subpart M, Section 493.1489 Contact Premier Staffing Source, Inc. ...
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