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Lab Assistant Salary

How much does a Lab Assistant make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Lab Assistant

$45,190 (USD)/yr

$22 (USD)/hr

$700 (USD)/yr

$44,679 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$700 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average lab assistant salary in United States is $45,190 or an equivalent hourly rate of $22. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $700. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$33,652 (USD)

$54,799 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$52,387 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Lab Assistant will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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