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Research Laboratory Technician Demographics in the US

The average employee age for research laboratory technicians is 40 years. The research laboratory technician workforce reached a whopping 44,579 in 2020!

Among research laboratory technicians, we discovered that 47.4% of them are women, while 45.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among research laboratory technicians is White, which makes up 55.3% of all research laboratory technicians. Comparatively, there are 14.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 13.8% of the Asian ethnicity.

Research Laboratory Technician Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 44,579 research laboratory technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 47.4% of all research laboratory technicians are women, while only 45.6% are men.
  • The average age of an employed research laboratory technician is 40 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of research laboratory technicians is White (55.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.6%) and Asian (13.8%).
  • The majority of research laboratory technicians are located in MA, Boston and NY, New York.
  • Research laboratory technicians are most in-demand in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Research laboratory technicians are paid an average annual salary of $38,338.
  • Urban Honolulu, HI pays an annual average wage of $52,743, the highest in the US.
  • Research laboratory technicians average starting salary is $31,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid research laboratory technicians earn as much as $47,000 or more.
  • New Hampshire is the best state for research laboratory technicians to live.
  • Research laboratory technicians are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Research Laboratory Technician Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among research laboratory technicians is White, which makes up 55.3% of all research laboratory technicians. Comparatively, there are 14.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 13.8% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 55.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.6%
  • Asian, 13.8%
  • Black or African American, 9.0%
  • Unknown, 4.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Research Laboratory Technicians

The chart below shows that 42.1% of research laboratory technicians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.3% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 7.9%.

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  • Spanish, 42.1%
  • French, 9.3%
  • Chinese, 7.9%
  • German, 7.1%
  • Mandarin, 6.4%
  • Other, 27.2%

Types of Research Laboratory Technician Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for research laboratory technicians. The most common degree for research laboratory technicians is bachelor's degree. In fact, 68% of research laboratory technicians earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is master's degree with 9%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 68%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Masters degree, 9%
  • High School Diploma degree, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

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Research Laboratory Technician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Research Laboratory Technician Work In

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

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Education

Private

Public

Government

Top Industries Hiring Research Laboratory Technicians

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

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Education

Health Care

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Pharmaceutical

Research Laboratory Technician Diversity

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

Research Laboratory Technician 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 research laboratory technicians.

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

Research Laboratory Technician Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
63%
60%
58%
55%
53%
50%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Research Laboratory Technician 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 research laboratory technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

The Average Number of Years That Research Laboratory Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,509 research laboratory technicians resumes, we figured out that the average research laboratory technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Research Laboratory Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of research laboratory technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of research laboratory technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 48% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Research Laboratory Technician Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior field service technician and installer/lead technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Taste Tester13%78%
Feed Research Aide18%70%
Psychologist Research Assistant23%70%
Research Laboratory Technician46%47%
Field Installation Technician92%5%
Installer/Lead Technician92%4%
Senior Field Service Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Field Service Technician
Installer/Lead Technician
Field Installation Technician
Research Laboratory Technician
Psychologist Research Assistant
Feed Research Aide
Taste Tester
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Research Laboratory Technicians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to research laboratory technicians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Analytical Chemist7.15%
Feed Research Aide7.37%
Meteorologist15.19%
Cloth Tester16.29%
Park Manager17.71%
Research Laboratory Technician23.15%
Archaeologist31.58%

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Research Laboratory Technician Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$42,478
female-income
Female Income
$40,217

Research Laboratory Technician Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$47,199
$45,777
$44,356
$42,934
$41,513
$40,092
$38,670
$37,249
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Research Laboratory Technician 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
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$40,295
Bachelor's Degree$40,809
Some College/ Associate Degree$44,356
Master's Degree$46,820
Doctorate Degree$51,288

Research Laboratory Technician 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
$54,834
$51,288
$47,742
$44,196
$40,650
$37,104
$33,558
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Research Laboratory Technician Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a research laboratory technician can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of research laboratory technicians is $46,256. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Research Laboratory Technicians Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Research Laboratory Technicians Located?

By looking through more than 2,509 resumes, we found that the most popular places for research laboratory technicians are MA, Boston and NY, New York.

Number of Research Laboratory Technicians

Where Are Research Laboratory Technicians In High Demand?

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

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