"laboratory equipment," "lab equipment," and "chemistry" aren't the only skills we found laboratory supervisors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of laboratory supervisor responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 61.6% of laboratory supervisors have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 11.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming a laboratory supervisor. While it's true that most laboratory supervisors have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven laboratory supervisors did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those laboratory supervisors who do attend college, typically earn either biology degrees or chemistry degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for laboratory supervisors include medical technician degrees or business degrees.
When you're ready to become a laboratory supervisor, you might wonder which companies hire laboratory supervisors. According to our research through laboratory supervisor resumes, laboratory supervisors are mostly hired by Abbott Laboratories, Tenet Healthcare, and CSL. Now is a good time to apply as Abbott Laboratories has 15 laboratory supervisors job openings, and there are 15 at Tenet Healthcare and 11 at CSL.
Since salary is important to some laboratory supervisors, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Chevron, Abbott Laboratories, and PerkinElmer. If you were to take a closer look at Chevron, you'd find that the average laboratory supervisor salary is $102,195. Then at Abbott Laboratories, laboratory supervisors receive an average salary of $99,912, while the salary at PerkinElmer is $94,462.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a laboratory supervisor include Johns Hopkins University, CVS Health, and University of California Press. These three companies were found to hire the most laboratory supervisors from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, laboratory supervisors make their living in the health care and education industries. Laboratory supervisors tend to make the most in the pharmaceutical industry with an average salary of $72,925. The laboratory supervisor annual salary in the retail and manufacturing industries generally make $67,735 and $65,814 respectively. Additionally, laboratory supervisors who work in the pharmaceutical industry make 25.2% more than laboratory supervisors in the health care Industry.