Updated August 18, 2021
Average Laboratory Aide Salary
$13.45 hourly
$27,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$22,000 yearly
$22,000
10 %
$27,000
Median
$35,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17
75th Percentile
$31,000
$2,583
$15
Average
$27,984
$2,332
$13
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Laboratory Aide Salary By State

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Laboratory Aide average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$20,721
$9.96
Alaska
$26,711
$12.84
Arizona
$23,562
$11.33
Arkansas
$22,534
$10.83
California
$29,470
$14.17
Colorado
$24,747
$11.90
Connecticut
$26,973
$12.97
Delaware
$32,194
$15.48
District of Columbia
$31,994
$15.38
Florida
$23,259
$11.18
Georgia
$27,195
$13.07
Hawaii
$27,525
$13.23
Idaho
$20,017
$9.62
Illinois
$25,210
$12.12
Indiana
$22,707
$10.92
Iowa
$23,779
$11.43
Kansas
$23,853
$11.47
Kentucky
$21,606
$10.39
Louisiana
$26,629
$12.80
Maine
$27,038
$13.00
Maryland
$28,524
$13.71
Massachusetts
$28,094
$13.51
Michigan
$23,885
$11.48
Minnesota
$26,433
$12.71
Mississippi
$26,677
$12.83
Missouri
$21,911
$10.53
Montana
$25,352
$12.19
Nebraska
$24,065
$11.57
Nevada
$28,232
$13.57
New Hampshire
$25,837
$12.42
New Jersey
$32,503
$15.63
New Mexico
$22,278
$10.71
New York
$29,121
$14.00
North Carolina
$25,664
$12.34
North Dakota
$26,690
$12.83
Ohio
$26,062
$12.53
Oklahoma
$19,777
$9.51
Oregon
$27,191
$13.07
Pennsylvania
$27,858
$13.39
Rhode Island
$32,557
$15.65
South Carolina
$23,849
$11.47
South Dakota
$27,519
$13.23
Tennessee
$22,797
$10.96
Texas
$21,825
$10.49
Utah
$18,948
$9.11
Vermont
$25,899
$12.45
Virginia
$25,423
$12.22
Washington
$27,633
$13.29
West Virginia
$26,501
$12.74
Wisconsin
$26,147
$12.57
Wyoming
$26,207
$12.60

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Highest Paying Cities For Laboratory Aide

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Modesto, CA
$29,576
$14.22
Reno, NV
$29,048
$13.97
Baltimore, MD
$28,635
$13.77
Rochester, MN
$26,131
$12.56
Asheville, NC
$24,893
$11.97
Ann Arbor, MI
$23,804
$11.44

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How much does a Laboratory Aide make?

  • The average laboratory aide makes $27,984 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a laboratory aide is $13.45.
  • The average entry-level laboratory aide salary is $22,000.
  • Highest paying states for laboratory aide are Rhode Island ($32,557), New Jersey ($32,503), Delaware ($32,557) and California ($32,557).
  • Highest paying cities for laboratory aide are Modesto, CA ($29,576), Reno, NV, Baltimore, MD, Rochester, MN and Asheville, NC.
  • Laboratory aides on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $31,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $24,000
  • Industries with the highest laboratory aide salaries are education, media and health care.

Average Laboratory Aide Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $28,000
    $13.45
    +2.5%
    2020
    $27,300
    $13.12
    +1.9%
    2019
    $26,800
    $12.87
    -0.1%
    2018
    $26,800
    $12.87
    +1.5%
    2017
    $26,400
    $12.68
    +1.0%

    How Much Do Laboratory Aides Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, laboratory aide salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that education, media, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for laboratory aides. For example, laboratory aides make a whopping average salary of $22,557 while working for education companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $22,534 at media companies and $22,372 at health care companies. But laboratory aides may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $18,508.
    RankIndustryAverage Laboratory Aide SalaryLaboratory Aide Salary Range
    1Education
    $22,557
    $16k
    $25k
    2Media
    $22,534
    $16k
    $25k
    3Health Care
    $22,372
    $16k
    $25k
    4Government
    $18,508
    $16k
    $25k

    High Paying Laboratory Aide Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Medical Technologist

    Avg. salary: $49,558

    A medical technologist's role is to conduct laboratory tests with accuracy and speed. It is their responsibility to gather, prepare, and analyze samples such as blood, tissues, and bodily fluid. The produced results will be crucial to a patient's diagnosis and further treatments. It is also essential for medical technologists to keep a precise record of data and coordinate with fellow team members and physicians to ensure the fast and efficient delivery of results. Furthermore, a medical technologist can choose to work in different establishments such as a hospital, laboratory, or private clinic.
    91,007 Medical Technologist Jobs
    Histologic Technician

    Avg. salary: $50,955

    A Histologic Technician prepares tissue specimens for routine and special procedures to confirm a patient diagnosis. They work in hospital laboratories, government agencies, public health departments, and other institutions.
    54,414 Histologic Technician Jobs
    Certified Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $35,134

    A certified pharmacist technician is responsible for assisting patients by providing medicines based on their needs or their physicians' prescriptions. Certified pharmacist technicians must be able to supply the correct medications, including the right dosage to patients. They must also have a broad understanding of the medical industry, providing medicinal information to patients and referring them to the right health professionals as needed. Certified pharmacist technicians also monitor medicine inventories, manage supplies, and create sales reports.
    117,985 Certified Pharmacist Technician Jobs
    Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $34,418

    Pharmacist technicians assist pharmacists in their daily activities. They receive prescription medicine order requests of customers, validate the prescription, prepare the medicines, properly label medicine bottles, and hand them off to customers. They also answer customer inquiries and attend to customer concerns. Pharmacist technicians also manage the pharmacy's inventory and ensure that all records are up to date. They are also authorized to create purchase requisition requests for medicines that are running low and need to be refilled, but these requests should still be authorized by a doctor.
    91,387 Pharmacist Technician Jobs
    Aide

    Avg. salary: $28,743

    Aides are personal employees of their clients who commonly have health issues that render them unable to do certain tasks. They help out their clients with activities they may need assistance in. They may do personal errands such as grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking. They also provide care for their clients by helping them bathe, dress, brush their teeth, and other personal hygiene activities. Aides also help their clients walk, sit, and eat if their clients' motor functions are compromised. Aides are expected to be patient, caring, and trustworthy.
    50,522 Aide Jobs
    Medical Laboratory Technologist Internship

    Avg. salary: $31,786

    A medical laboratory technologist intern is responsible for assisting laboratory technologists in performing examinations and medical procedures. Medical laboratory technologist interns perform administrative duties under the supervision of a medical professional such as collecting laboratory samples, sending out reports, responding to patients' inquiries and concerns, and ensuring the adequacy of laboratory inventories. They also maintain the cleanliness of the facility, including the sterilization of equipment and segregation of disposable materials to avoid contamination and potential hazards that may affect medical results and processes.
    153,981 Medical Laboratory Technologist Internship Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Medical Technologist
    $49,558
    $4,130
    $23.83
    91,007
    Histologic Technician
    $50,955
    $4,246
    $24.50
    54,414
    Certified Pharmacist Technician
    $35,135
    $2,928
    $16.89
    117,985
    Pharmacist Technician
    $34,419
    $2,868
    $16.55
    91,387
    Aide
    $28,743
    $2,395
    $13.82
    50,522
    Medical Laboratory Technologist Internship
    $31,786
    $2,649
    $15.28
    153,981
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    Which Companies Pay Laboratory Aides The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a laboratory aide, being employed by a company such as Kelly Services or Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Aerotek and Mayo Clinic also report highly competitive salaries for laboratory aides.
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    Recently Added Laboratory Aide Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    University of Oregon
    Laboratory Aide
    Laboratory Aide
    Eugene, OR
    08/27/2021
    $28,655
    08/27/2021
    University of Utah
    Lab Aide, Courier
    Lab Aide, Courier
    Salt Lake City, UT
    08/26/2021
    $27,131
    08/26/2021
    Johnson County Community College
    Lab Aide, Interior Design
    Lab Aide, Interior Design
    Overland Park, KS
    08/20/2021
    $24,272
    08/20/2021
    State of Georgia
    Laboratory Aide 3
    Laboratory Aide 3
    Nunez, GA
    08/02/2021
    $28,000
    08/02/2021
    Lab Aide Fire Science
    Overland Park, KS
    07/29/2021
    $39,256
    07/29/2021
    Kelly Services
    Laboratory Aide
    Laboratory Aide
    Madison, WI
    07/29/2021
    $35,479
    07/29/2021
    Yavapai College
    Verde Lab Aide, Engineering and Manufacturing
    Verde Lab Aide, Engineering and Manufacturing
    Prescott, AZ
    07/28/2021
    $41,740
    07/28/2021
    University of Utah
    Lab Aide
    Lab Aide
    Salt Lake City, UT
    07/15/2021
    $21,914
    07/15/2021
    Yavapai College
    Verde Lab Aide, Engineering and Manufacturing
    Verde Lab Aide, Engineering and Manufacturing
    Prescott, AZ
    07/08/2021
    $41,740
    07/08/2021
    Lab Aide Fire Science
    Overland Park, KS
    07/08/2021
    $39,256
    07/08/2021

    Average Laboratory Aide Salary by Demographic

    Laboratory Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $28,842
    female-income
    Female Income
    $28,045
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$28,842
    Female$28,045
    Median Laboratory Aide Income by Race
    Asian laboratory aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian laboratory aides have the lowest average salary at $27,638.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$28,540
    Black or African American$27,869
    Asian$29,673
    Hispanic or Latino$28,498
    Average Laboratory Aide Salary by Education Level
    Laboratory aides with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $30,413 annually. With a Bachelors degree, laboratory aides earn a median annual income of $28,045 compared to $24,731 for laboratory aides with an Associate degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$22,114
    Master's Degree$30,413
    Bachelor's Degree$28,045
    Some College/ Associate Degree$24,731