Laboratory Technician Salary

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


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aseptic preparation of samples,preparation of media, dilution of samples, pipetting, streaking, incubation, reading and interpretation of plates,documentation

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £18,875.

The average salary in 2009 was £18,350, based on 17 respondents (a difference of -3% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £17,772, based on 27 respondents (a difference of -3% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £21,893, based on 21 respondents (a difference of 23% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £16,553, based on 20 respondents (a difference of -24% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Laboratory Technician based on all salary survey responses is: £18,600

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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 Laboratory Technician is £9.87.

Assorted Laboratory Technician Salary Information

£20,000South East18-October-17
£16,000South East18-November-16
£18,000South East8-July-16
£22,249East of England27-May-16
£17,200North West12-May-16
£23,000South East29-April-15
£22,792South East16-April-14
£22,002Yorkshire and North East8-July-13
£22,002Yorkshire and North East8-July-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Laboratory Technician salary data

Laboratory Technician Salary By UK Region

£18,269South East
£17,901North West
£25,680Yorkshire and North East
£18,000South West
£22,375East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Laboratory 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: £14,798 for a worker in their 20s, £19,336 (30s), £22,887 (40s) and £22,887 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Laboratory 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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