Laboratory Researcher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
GKN Aerospace North America
Highest Paying City
New Brunswick, NJ
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Average Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a laboratory researcher make?
Laboratory Researchers in America make, on average, $40,604 a year or $19.52 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $67,000. Most Laboratory Researcher jobs are in Health Care companies and Manufacturing companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Laboratory Researcher salaries are New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The typical tenure for a Laboratory Researcher is 1.6 years.
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Average Laboratory Researcher Salary By Location

Laboratory Researchers in the United States of America make on average $40,604 a year or $19.52 per hour. The top city when it comes to Laboratory Researcher salaries is New Brunswick, NJ at $72,297 per year. The average entry-level salary in New Brunswick, NJ is $32,000. New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are the top 5 highest earning states for Laboratory Researchers. Nebraska, Texas, and Mississippi have the lowest Laboratory Researcher salaries.

Map of Laboratory Researcher Salaries

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

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Average Laboratory Researcher Salary By Company

Laboratory Researchers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Manufacturing companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Laboratory Researchers at GKN Aerospace North America and Genentech report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like The Family Health Centers of Asheville and Hitachi America report highly competitive salaries for Laboratory Researchers.

Average Laboratory Researcher Pay By Industry

Laboratory Researcher salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Laboratory Researchers. Salaries for Laboratory Researchers in Manufacturing companies average $47,055 annually, while Technology companies and Health Care companies pay $42,365 and $41,595, respectively. The types of companies that pay Laboratory Researchers the least are in the Education industry, where the average annual salary is $39,063.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care

Laboratory Researcher Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Laboratory Researcher Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Laboratory Researcher can range from $30,753 to $53,022 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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