Lab Technician Salary

The average salary for a Lab Technician in the UK is:


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quality testing of raw materials,finished products.Devise and verify certificates of analysis/conformance. Calibrating equipment. Internal auditing.

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Lab Technician Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £45,000.

The average salary in 2009 was £39,073, based on 11 respondents (a difference of -13% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £14,337, based on 14 respondents (a difference of -173% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £16,901, based on 14 respondents (a difference of 18% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £21,571, based on 7 respondents (a difference of 28% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Lab Technician based on all salary survey responses is: £19,800

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Lab Technician is £11.26.

Assorted Lab Technician Salary Information

£21,212South East4-June-15
£16,500South West14-January-14
£22,000Yorkshire and North East26-June-13
£17,000South East24-May-13
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Graph of Lab Technician salary data

Lab Technician Salary By UK Region

These figures use non-job specific statistical weighting from our salary data pool and also include for comparison the salaries for a Lab Technician job in US Dollars based on a recent exchante rate (last rate update 02/05/2013 with a pound to dollar exchange rate 1.56) for comparisons for our international visitors
Salary US Dollars Region
£19813 $30908.28 North West
£24541 $38283.96 London
£18012 $28098.72 Yorkshire and North East
£19588 $30557.28 South West
£23190 $36176.4 South East
£19137 $29853.72 Scotland
£20263 $31610.28 Northern Ireland
£18912 $29502.72 Wales
£20939 $32664.84 Midlands
£18687 $29151.72 East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Lab Technician, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £16,886 for a worker in their 20s, £22,064 (30s), £26,117 (40s) and £26,117 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Lab Technician is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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