Laboratory Manager Statistics in the US

The average employee age for laboratory managers is 47 years. The laboratory manager workforce reached a whopping 37,043 in 2020!

Among laboratory managers, we discovered that 39.8% of them are women, while 54.7% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among laboratory managers is White, which makes up 75.0% of all laboratory managers. Comparatively, there are 12.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.8% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of laboratory managers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Laboratory managers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, laboratory managers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at laboratory manager statistics, we found was that Washington, New Jersey, California, New York and Colorado are where laboratory managers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about laboratory manager demographics? We analyzed 15,249 laboratory managers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Laboratory Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as laboratory managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for laboratory managers were.

Laboratory Manager Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among laboratory managers is White, which makes up 75.0% of all laboratory managers. Comparatively, there are 12.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 6.8% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 75.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.3%
  • Asian, 6.8%
  • Black or African American, 4.3%
  • Unknown, 1.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Laboratory Managers

The chart below shows that 46.9% of laboratory managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.1% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 46.9%
  • French, 10.1%
  • Chinese, 5.8%
  • German, 4.8%
  • Mandarin, 4.5%
  • Other, 27.9%

Most Common Degree for Laboratory Manager

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for laboratory managers. The most common degree for laboratory managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 58% of laboratory managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is master's degree with 11%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 58%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Masters degree, 11%
  • High School Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 16%

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Laboratory Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among laboratory managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Laboratory Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the laboratory manager position over time.


Laboratory Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of laboratory managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of laboratory managers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Laboratory Manager

By looking over 15,249 laboratory managers resumes, we figured out that the average laboratory manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Laboratory Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of laboratory manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of laboratory managers is 40+ years old, which represents 74% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Laboratory Managers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, plant superintendent and maintenance director have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Executive Assistant/Human Resources9%88%
Office Manager Of Human Resources13%84%
Business Office Manager15%81%
Laboratory Manager55%40%
General Road Foreman93%3%
Maintenance Director93%4%
Plant Superintendent93%3%
Plant Superintendent
Maintenance Director
General Road Foreman
Laboratory Manager
Business Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
Executive Assistant/Human Resources

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Laboratory Manager?

Male Income
Female Income

Laboratory Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Laboratory Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$61,617
Some College/ Associate Degree$65,003
Bachelor's Degree$78,862
Master's Degree$88,892

Laboratory Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Laboratory Manager Heatmaps

Where Do Laboratory Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where laboratory managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Laboratory Managers Located?

By looking through more than 15,249 resumes, we found that the most popular places for laboratory managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Laboratory Managers

Where Are Laboratory Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country laboratory managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Laboratory Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ laboratory managers. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most laboratory managers is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire laboratory managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Laboratory Manager Work In

Employees with the laboratory manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most laboratory managers prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ laboratory managers. Those industries include education, health care and manufacturing.

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Fortune 500

Health Care



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