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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Laboratory Analyst Salary

$44,766 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$21.52 hourly

Entry level Salary
$32,000 yearly
$32,000
10 %
$44,766
Median
$62,000
90 %

How much does a Laboratory Analyst make?

Laboratory analysts make $44,766 per year on average, or $21.52 per hour, in the United States. Laboratory analysts on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $62,000.

Location impacts how much a laboratory analyst can expect to make. Laboratory analysts make the most in Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Laboratory Analysts

The darker areas on the map show where laboratory analysts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Laboratory Analyst average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$55,764$26.811,669
2Massachusetts$51,953$24.981,529
3Connecticut$54,612$26.26358
4Alaska$61,989$29.8087
5Washington$47,510$22.841,079
6Vermont$46,621$22.4197
7Hawaii$56,536$27.1884
8Maryland$48,750$23.44879
9Virginia$49,105$23.61898
10Pennsylvania$45,151$21.711,223
11Illinois$46,671$22.441,154
12Texas$47,213$22.701,656
13North Carolina$46,482$22.35836
14South Dakota$41,739$20.07149
15North Dakota$43,054$20.70104
16California$46,102$22.164,481
17Michigan$45,267$21.76660
18Florida$45,078$21.671,663
19New Jersey$46,109$22.17991
20Indiana$43,624$20.97590
21Delaware$44,914$21.59131
22Minnesota$43,547$20.94647
23New Mexico$42,045$20.21196
24Mississippi$45,110$21.69135
25Louisiana$45,414$21.83212
26South Carolina$45,411$21.83295
27Missouri$43,037$20.69511
28West Virginia$41,922$20.15139
29District of Columbia$44,578$21.43195
30Montana$42,191$20.28105
31Arkansas$39,897$19.18264
32Idaho$40,518$19.48181
33Iowa$39,110$18.80480
34New Hampshire$40,968$19.70214
35Ohio$40,908$19.67904
36Alabama$40,389$19.42372
37Utah$39,548$19.01298
38Maine$40,657$19.55120
39Rhode Island$41,862$20.1386
40Oregon$39,882$19.17394
41Wyoming$38,176$18.3554
42Arizona$37,211$17.89664
43Wisconsin$36,796$17.69641
44Tennessee$38,716$18.61494
45Kansas$38,845$18.68256
46Kentucky$38,976$18.74259
47Nevada$38,853$18.68158
48Georgia$39,690$19.08762
49Colorado$36,164$17.39552
50Nebraska$36,188$17.40165
51Oklahoma$36,515$17.56189

Highest Paying Cities For Laboratory Analysts

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Urban Honolulu, HI$56,604$27.21
2New York, NY$56,253$27.04
3Worcester, MA$52,181$25.09
4Pasadena, TX$48,903$23.51
5Silver Spring, MD$48,715$23.42
6Seattle, WA$48,523$23.33
7Greenville, NC$47,886$23.02
8Hayward, CA$47,395$22.79
9Metairie, LA$46,125$22.18
10Nutley, NJ$45,762$22.00
11Fort Myers, FL$45,725$21.98
12Ann Arbor, MI$45,415$21.83
13Erie, PA$42,650$20.50
14Kansas City, MO$42,288$20.33
15Twin Falls, ID$39,951$19.21

Laboratory Analyst Salary Details

Laboratory Analyst Salary

What is a Laboratory Analyst's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$62,000$5,167$30
75th Percentile$53,000$4,417$25
Average$44,766$3,731$22
25th Percentile$37,000$3,083$18
10th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Chemical Technician$39,796$3,316$19.1340,191
Chemist$58,294$4,858$28.0320,221
Research Technician$41,218$3,435$19.8264,786
Research Chemist$78,999$6,583$37.9853,769
Research And Development Scientist$87,961$7,330$42.29129,803
Microbiologist$56,411$4,701$27.1211,444

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Eastman Jobs (45)
  2. Pfizer Jobs (75)
  3. The Dow Chemical Company Jobs (27)
  4. Abbott Jobs (22)
  5. Merck Jobs (38)

Which Companies Pay Laboratory Analysts The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Honeywell and Estée Lauder are the highest paying companies for laboratory analysts.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Honeywell$66,308$31.888
2Estée Lauder$62,513$30.0593
3Empire Electronics$58,840$28.29
4Gillette$56,311$27.07
5ATI Physical Therapy$55,623$26.749
6Evonik$54,772$26.333
7Precision Castparts$54,408$26.163
8Eastman$53,219$25.5911
9Lockheed Martin$53,110$25.5316
10Pfizer$52,915$25.4419
11Bayer$52,578$25.2810
12Threshold Enterprises$52,275$25.132
13Citi$52,216$25.1011
14SAIC$52,001$25.00
15Emory Healthcare$51,660$24.8488
16AbbVie$51,652$24.8330
17Occidental Petroleum$50,991$24.516
18Optimum Nutrition$50,829$24.449
19Memorial Healthcare System$50,687$24.3749
20Givaudan$50,664$24.362

How Much Do Laboratory Analysts Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a laboratory analyst salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The manufacturing industry pays laboratory analysts an average salary of $50,520

  2. The health care industry pay $49,747

  3. The lowest paying industry for laboratory analysts is the government industry. Laboratory analysts in this industry earn an average salary of $46,469

Highest Paying Industries For Laboratory Analysts

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Manufacturing$50,520$24.29
2Health Care$49,747$23.92
3Pharmaceutical$48,507$23.32
4Utilities$48,274$23.21
5Internet$46,987$22.59
6Government$46,469$22.34

High Paying Laboratory Analyst Jobs

Laboratory Analyst Salary Trends

Average Laboratory Analyst Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Laboratory Analyst Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$44,800$21.52+0.4%
    2021$44,600$21.43+3.1%
    2020$43,200$20.77+1.5%
    2019$42,600$20.46+2.9%
    2018$41,300$19.88+2.6%

    Recently Added Laboratory Analyst Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    OCI PeroxygensLab AnalystDecatur, AL05/31/2022$41,740
    XylemXylem Innovation Labs, AnalystRye Brook, NY05/31/2022$95,000
    BergailaLab AnalystFarmington, NM05/31/2022$44,265
    OCI Chemical Decatur FacilityLab AnalystDecatur, AL05/30/2022$41,740
    Metropolitan CouncilLab Analyst 1Saint Paul, MN05/30/2022$60,258
    Environmental Testing CompanyLaboratory Analyst-Mold/AsbestosDenver, CO05/25/2022$37,566
    Lee County Board of County CommissionersEnvironmental Lab AnalystFort Myers, FL05/24/2022$40,008
    Eurofins Scient.Laboratory Analyst IISaint Charles, MO05/20/2022$48,001
    System OneEntry Environmental Lab AnalystArvada, CO05/18/2022$45,914
    Environmental Testing and ConsultingLaboratory AnalystRomulus, MI05/15/2022$31,305

    Laboratory Analyst Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Laboratory Analysts the most?

    Alaska pays Laboratory Analysts the most in the United States, with an average salary of $61,989 per year, or $29.80 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Laboratory Analyst?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Laboratory Analyst if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Hawaii you should be paid close to $56,536 per year.

    What type of Laboratory Analyst gets paid the most?

    Research And Development Scientist gets paid the most. Research And Development Scientist made a median salary of $87,961. The best-paid 10 percent make $105,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $73,000.

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