Average Laboratory Director Salary
$88,000 yearly
$31.43 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$53,000
10 %
$88,000
Median
$147,000
90 %
Laboratory directors in the United States make an average salary of $88,627 per year or $42.61 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $53,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $147,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Delaware, Rhode Island, New York, Oregon, and North Carolina provide the highest laboratory director salaries.

Average Laboratory Director Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Laboratory Director average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$89,683
$89,683
$43.12
$43.12
Alaska
Alaska
$78,440
$78,440
$37.71
$37.71
Arizona
Arizona
$83,167
$83,167
$39.98
$39.98
Arkansas
Arkansas
$74,106
$74,106
$35.63
$35.63
California
California
$91,202
$91,202
$43.85
$43.85
Colorado
Colorado
$93,082
$93,082
$44.75
$44.75
Connecticut
Connecticut
$102,522
$102,522
$49.29
$49.29
Delaware
Delaware
$116,049
$116,049
$55.79
$55.79
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$111,129
$111,129
$53.43
$53.43
Florida
Florida
$77,096
$77,096
$37.07
$37.07
Georgia
Georgia
$104,014
$104,014
$50.01
$50.01
Hawaii
Hawaii
$71,497
$71,497
$34.37
$34.37
Idaho
Idaho
$85,166
$85,166
$40.95
$40.95
Illinois
Illinois
$91,287
$91,287
$43.89
$43.89
Indiana
Indiana
$77,739
$77,739
$37.37
$37.37
Iowa
Iowa
$79,482
$79,482
$38.21
$38.21
Kansas
Kansas
$88,894
$88,894
$42.74
$42.74
Kentucky
Kentucky
$81,353
$81,353
$39.11
$39.11
Louisiana
Louisiana
$77,579
$77,579
$37.30
$37.30
Maine
Maine
$74,853
$74,853
$35.99
$35.99
Maryland
Maryland
$87,218
$87,218
$41.93
$41.93
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$99,256
$99,256
$47.72
$47.72
Michigan
Michigan
$79,638
$79,638
$38.29
$38.29
Minnesota
Minnesota
$81,302
$81,302
$39.09
$39.09
Mississippi
Mississippi
$68,227
$68,227
$32.80
$32.80
Missouri
Missouri
$99,337
$99,337
$47.76
$47.76
Montana
Montana
$94,200
$94,200
$45.29
$45.29
Nebraska
Nebraska
$84,007
$84,007
$40.39
$40.39
Nevada
Nevada
$93,938
$93,938
$45.16
$45.16
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$81,502
$81,502
$39.18
$39.18
New Jersey
New Jersey
$96,219
$96,219
$46.26
$46.26
New Mexico
New Mexico
$80,475
$80,475
$38.69
$38.69
New York
New York
$108,063
$108,063
$51.95
$51.95
North Carolina
North Carolina
$105,597
$105,597
$50.77
$50.77
North Dakota
North Dakota
$88,490
$88,490
$42.54
$42.54
Ohio
Ohio
$85,798
$85,798
$41.25
$41.25
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$66,122
$66,122
$31.79
$31.79
Oregon
Oregon
$106,698
$106,698
$51.30
$51.30
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$79,731
$79,731
$38.33
$38.33
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$111,442
$111,442
$53.58
$53.58
South Carolina
South Carolina
$80,768
$80,768
$38.83
$38.83
South Dakota
South Dakota
$93,765
$93,765
$45.08
$45.08
Tennessee
Tennessee
$75,851
$75,851
$36.47
$36.47
Texas
Texas
$99,651
$99,651
$47.91
$47.91
Utah
Utah
$77,287
$77,287
$37.16
$37.16
Vermont
Vermont
$76,989
$76,989
$37.01
$37.01
Virginia
Virginia
$95,717
$95,717
$46.02
$46.02
Washington
Washington
$79,701
$79,701
$38.32
$38.32
West Virginia
West Virginia
$82,665
$82,665
$39.74
$39.74
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$93,063
$93,063
$44.74
$44.74
Wyoming
Wyoming
$86,204
$86,204
$41.44
$41.44

Highest Paying Cities For Laboratory Director

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$112,550
$112,550
$54.11
$54.11
New York, NY
New York, NY
$109,983
$109,983
$52.88
$52.88
Eugene, OR
Eugene, OR
$108,720
$108,720
$52.27
$52.27
Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill, NC
$107,195
$107,195
$51.54
$51.54
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
$105,334
$105,334
$50.64
$50.64
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
$102,793
$102,793
$49.42
$49.42

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Clinical Manager

    Avg. salary: $80,982

    A clinical manager is responsible for monitoring medical procedures and administrative duties to ensure the smooth flow of operations in a healthcare facility. Clinical managers manage the facility's staffing needs, evaluate budget reports, assist healthcare professionals on administering medical duties, and develop strategic procedures to optimize treatments and maximize productivity. A clinical manager enforces strict sanitary and safety regulations for everyone's strict compliance. They also need to have excellent knowledge of the medical industry to promote medical processes and provide the highest quality care.
    53,279 Clinical Manager Jobs
    Nurse Manager

    Avg. salary: $80,097

    The primary role of nurse managers is to supervise the nursing staff in a clinical or hospital setting. They are the ones who are in charge of patient care, setting work schedules, and making budgetary and management decisions. They are also responsible for making personnel decisions, coordinating meetings, and creating safe environments that promote patient engagement and aid the healthcare team's work. Their role is vital in promoting a culture in which team members contribute to professional growth and patient outcomes.
    168,044 Nurse Manager Jobs
    Pharmacist Manager

    Avg. salary: $119,649

    A pharmacist manager is responsible for monitoring the daily operations of a pharmacy, ensuring that all pharmacy personnel provides the right medication to the customers based on the prescription. Pharmacist managers assist in advising the customers for the instructions of their medications, including its dosage and instructions of intake. They manage the inventory and keep safe and clean storage for the products at all times. A pharmacist manager must have a comprehensive knowledge of the medical industry, as well as excellent communication skills, especially in responding to the customers' concerns and inquiries.
    43,517 Pharmacist Manager Jobs
    Practice Manager

    Avg. salary: $108,775

    A practice manager is responsible for supervising daily operations, especially on the side of the medical industry. Practice managers monitor staffing needs, train new employees, and evaluate the employees' productivity and performance. They also enforce strict guidelines and procedures, ensuring that the processes adhere to the legal standards and regulatory requirements. Practice managers also maintain budget goals, creating cost estimates and expense reports. A practice manager must have strong communication, analytical, and critical-thinking skills, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the medical industry practices.
    35,647 Practice Manager Jobs
    Patient Care Manager

    Avg. salary: $61,964

    Patient care managers are executives who are in charge of supervising a clinical team. The managers take responsibility for directing patient care within an organization. Also called health care managers, they protect every patient's safety and health in a clinical setting. They interact with the healthcare team members to maintain open communication. It is also part of their duties to supervise the daily operations in the clinical care units. Managing clinical budgets and maintaining quality health services are also their responsibilities.
    72,596 Patient Care Manager Jobs
    Director Of Clinical Operations

    Avg. salary: $128,388

    A director of clinical operations is responsible for monitoring the overall operations of a clinic facility, ensuring the efficiency of staff performance in providing the best quality care services for the patients. Directors of clinical operations enforce safety guidelines and security procedures during operations for everyone's strict compliance to prevent hazards and unforeseen circumstances within the premises. They also assist in clinical trials, as well as reviewing medical procedures, recommending strategic plans to improve medical approaches. A director of clinical operations handles the clinic budget, allocates adequate resources for every department's needs, and tracks medical inventory reports.
    94,313 Director Of Clinical Operations Jobs

    Laboratory Director Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a laboratory director can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Laboratory Directors The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Nacogdoches Medical Center and Union Hospital as they offer the highest salaries for laboratory directors.
    Company

    Recently Added Laboratory Director Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    06/18/2021
    06/18/2021
    $70,000
    $70,000
    06/18/2021
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    05/14/2021
    05/14/2021
    $70,000
    $70,000
    05/14/2021
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City, MO
    05/14/2021
    05/14/2021
    $70,000
    $70,000
    05/14/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Director of Nursing (Don/Dns)-Interim-LAB Director
    Director of Nursing (Don/Dns)-Interim-LAB Director
    Director of Nursing (Don/Dns)-Interim-LAB Director
    Salem, MO
    Salem, MO
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $79,306
    $79,306
    03/24/2021
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Overland Park, KS
    Overland Park, KS
    03/19/2021
    03/19/2021
    $70,000
    $70,000
    03/19/2021
    Embryology Lab Director and Research Scientist I
    Embryology Lab Director and Research Scientist I
    Eagan, MN
    Eagan, MN
    03/04/2021
    03/04/2021
    $85,000
    $85,000
    03/04/2021
    Embryology Lab Director and Research Scientist I
    Embryology Lab Director and Research Scientist I
    Eagan, MN
    Eagan, MN
    03/02/2021
    03/02/2021
    $85,000
    $85,000
    03/02/2021
    Associate Laboratory Director Neutron Sciences
    Associate Laboratory Director Neutron Sciences
    Oak Ridge, TN
    Oak Ridge, TN
    02/04/2021
    02/04/2021
    $288,540
    $288,540
    02/04/2021
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Associate Laboratory Director-Immediate Need
    Overland Park, KS
    Overland Park, KS
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $70,000
    $70,000
    01/29/2021
    State of Indiana
    State of Indiana
    Virology Laboratory Director
    Virology Laboratory Director
    Virology Laboratory Director
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $57,564
    $57,564
    01/28/2021

    Average Laboratory Director Salary by Demographic

    Laboratory Director Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $98,630
    female-income
    Female Income
    $88,384
    Median Laboratory Director Income by Race
    Asian laboratory directors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american laboratory directors have the lowest average salary at $89,213.
    $102,000
    $99,000
    $96,000
    $93,000
    $90,000
    $87,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$94,307
    Black or African American$89,213
    Asian$100,698
    Unknown$92,500
    Hispanic or Latino$90,815
    Average Laboratory Director Salary by Education Level
    Laboratory directors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $131,755 annually. With a Masters degree, laboratory directors earn a median annual income of $105,759 compared to $88,384 for laboratory directors with an Bachelors degree.
    $136,000
    $122,000
    $108,000
    $94,000
    $80,000
    $66,000
    $52,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$65,635
    Some College/ Associate Degree$76,646
    Bachelor's Degree$88,384
    Master's Degree$105,759
    Doctorate Degree$131,755