Lab Assistant Salary in the US

$36,320
per year
per hour
$15.70
per hour
per year
Bonus
$650/year

Lab Assistant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Lab Assistant is $36,320 per year ($15.70 per hour), which is $17,170 (-32%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Lab Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $28,230. The highest salaries can exceed $52,230.
$28,230
Low
$36,320
Average salary
$52,230
High
$11.90
Low
$15.70
Average salary
$22.10
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$27,800
$55,630
Salary$28,230 - 52,230
Bonus$0 - 3,400
Total Pay$28,230 - 55,630
$11.90
$5.10
$22.10
Salary$11.90 - 22.10
Total Pay$11.90 - 22.10

Lab Assistant Salary Range

Low
$28,230
Average salary
$36,320
Senior
$43,490
High
$52,230
Low
$11.90
Average salary
$15.70
Senior
$18.50
High
$22.10
Among Laboratory Assistants in the US, Entry Level Laboratory Assistants and Lab Technical Assistants tend to have lower salaries, while Microbiology Lab Assistants, Medical Lab Assistants and Clinical Lab Assistants enjoy the highest salaries.

Lab Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Clinical Lab Assistant$43K/year
+18% 
Medical Lab Assistant$42K/year
+16% 
Microbiology Lab Assistant$42K/year
+15% 
Research Lab Assistant$40K/year
+9% 
Hospital Lab Assistant$39K/year
+8% 
Histology Lab Assistant$38K/year
+5% 
Phlebotomy Lab Assistant$37K/year
+3% 
Lab Technical Assistant$33K/year
 -9%
Entry Level Lab Assistant$31K/year
 -14%

Lab Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Lab Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $31,240 per year. A mid level Lab Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $34,780, while a Senior Lab Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $42,260. Laboratory Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $43,320 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Lab Assistant

Late Career▲ +19%
Senior▲ +16%
Average Salary$36,320/year
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -14%

Gender Breakdown

Female
75%
Male
25%

Lab Assistant - Jobs by Location

Lab Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Lab Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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