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Laboratory technician salary in United States

How much does a Laboratory Technician make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $24.07
Low $12.63
High $45.88
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a laboratory technician is $24.07 per hour in the United States. 33.1k salaries reported, updated at October 1, 2023

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Top companies for Laboratory Technicians in United States

  1. Labcorp
    7,903 reviews92 salaries reported
    $24.55per hour
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Highest paying cities for Laboratory Technicians near United States

  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $37.17 per hour
    96 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $29.30 per hour
    157 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $23.74 per hour
    364 salaries reported
  1. Nashville, TN
    $22.88 per hour
    120 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $22.33 per hour
    148 salaries reported
  3. Madison, WI
    $22.11 per hour
    136 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $21.82 per hour
    137 salaries reported
  2. Birmingham, AL
    $21.62 per hour
    180 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $21.15 per hour
    312 salaries reported
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Where can a Laboratory Technician earn more?

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Most common benefits for Laboratory Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,222 ratings

46% of Laboratory Technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Laboratory Assistant

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Average $19.47 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Laboratory Technician

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