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Laboratory Technician Salary

How much does a Laboratory Technician make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Laboratory Technician

$49,727 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$855 (USD)/yr

$49,143 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$855 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average laboratory technician salary in United States is $49,727 or an equivalent hourly rate of $24. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $855. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$36,525 (USD)

$60,757 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$57,647 (USD)

16 %

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

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