Laboratory Technician Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for laboratory technicians is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Codes (ANZSCO) for science technicians are: 311411 for chemistry technicians, 311412 for earth science technicians, 311413 for life science technicians, 311414 for school laboratory technicians and 311499 for other science technicians.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are laboratory technician, lab technician, chemical laboratory analyst, soil science technical officer and chemical process analyst.
Apart from school laboratory technicians, these occupations are currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Short-term Skilled Occupation List, STSOL).
The average Australian weekly full-time ordinary earnings across all occupations in mid-2018 were $1,586, giving an annual income of approximately $82,472. This was 2.6% higher than in mid-2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 60 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a laboratory technician was $55,380 per annum in Australia.
Laboratory Technician Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Laboratory Technician – Chemistry||50,000 – 60,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Laboratory Technician – Chemistry||50,000 – 55,000||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Laboratory Technician||50,000 – 65,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Production Technician||$25 – $32 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Laboratory Technician||78,000 -88,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Laboratory Technician||55,000 – 65,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Medical Laboratory Technician||58,000 – 78,000||Queensland|
|Laboratory Technician / Sample Preparer||$25 – $30 per hour||Devonport, Tasmania|
|Laboratory Technician||42,000 -60,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Laboratory Technician||$25 – $30 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
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