Laboratory Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$40,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$40,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a laboratory technician make?
Laboratory Technicians in America make an average salary of $40,926 per year or $19.68 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $27,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $60,000. Health Care companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Massachusetts, Alaska, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire have the highest paying Laboratory Technician jobs. The typical tenure for a Laboratory Technician is 2.7 years.

Average Laboratory Technician Salary By Location

Across America, Laboratory Technicians make on average $40,926 annually or $19.68 hourly. Laboratory Technicians make the most in Boston, MA at about $48,221 per year. Not only that, Boston, MA also has an average entry-level salary of $24,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Laboratory Technician salaries are Massachusetts, Alaska, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. The lowest earning states are Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia.

Map of Laboratory Technician Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Laboratory Technician Salary By Company

If you are a Laboratory Technician, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Laboratory Technicians are Health Care companies and Professional companies. Laboratory Technicians at Apple and Intel report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Chevron and BP America report highly competitive salaries for Laboratory Technicians.
Company
Average Salary
$110,453
$110k
$100,946
$101k
$92,043
$92k
$74,974
$75k

Average Laboratory Technician Pay By Industry

Wages for Laboratory Technicians can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Pharmaceutical companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Laboratory Technicians well. Health Care companies pay their Laboratory Technicians the highest wages, averaging $42,934 per year. Pharmaceutical companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $42,380 and $40,130, respectively. The types of companies that pay Laboratory Technicians the least are in the Retail industry, where the average annual salary is $39,880.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$42,934
$43k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$42,380
$42k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$40,130
$40k
Retail
Retail
$39,880
$40k

Laboratory Technician Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Laboratory Technician Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Hirelevel
Lab Technician
04/29/2020
$31,305
A-Line Staffing Solutions
Lab Technician
04/28/2020
$37,566
Kelly
Laboratory Technician
04/28/2020
$41,740
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Med Lab Tech-Processing
04/28/2020
$26,088
Aims Community College
Work Study-CIS Dept. Lab Technician
04/27/2020
$34,895
Lab Technologist I
04/27/2020
$45,000
Laboratory Technician (Transportation Construction Technician 3)(Job ID 55141)
04/25/2020
$47,000
Laboratory Technician III
04/24/2020
$30,074
Lab Technician
04/24/2020
$25,044
Lab Technician
04/24/2020
$36,000
Show More