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|Lab Technician salaries - 63 salaries reported||£21,324/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 45 salaries reported||£21,024/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 43 salaries reported||£26,327/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 41 salaries reported||£30,674/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 30 salaries reported||£24,140/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 29 salaries reported||£20,603/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 26 salaries reported||£24,779/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 22 salaries reported||£24,873/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 18 salaries reported||£30,783/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 18 salaries reported||£27,260/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 17 salaries reported||£27,269/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 16 salaries reported||£24,692/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 16 salaries reported||£26,303/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 16 salaries reported||£20,963/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 15 salaries reported||£22,667/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 15 salaries reported||£21,850/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 15 salaries reported||£26,031/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 15 salaries reported||£15/hr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 13 salaries reported||£22,022/yr|
|Lab Technician salaries - 12 salaries reported||£33,049/yr|
The average salary for a Lab Technician is £26,281 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 1610 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lab Technician employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Lab Technician in United Kingdom is £32,269 per year.
The lowest salary for a Lab Technician in United Kingdom is £22,062 per year.
Working as a laboratory technician allows one to perform challenging and impactful work with intelligent co-workers. They usually progress into roles like senior technician, or laboratory manager, where their earning potential increases. Larger organisations tend to pay more than smaller ones, and they may offer more technician jobs. Laboratory technicians can also improve their earnings by returning to school for a postgraduate degree, and moving into a scientific research position.
Although most employers require a bachelor's degree in laboratory science, a postgraduate degree in laboratory science or a related field is also highly recommended to further enhance your skills and knowledge and make you more competitive in the job market. Specialising in an in-demand field, such as clinical laboratory sciences, medical laboratory technology, or laboratory medicine, can also accelerate your employment opportunities and lead to positions with a higher salary.
The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) offers certifications in areas such as microbiology, histology, and transfusion science. Additional training to develop essential skills such as data analysis, quality control, and safety compliance will also enhance your employability and potentially increase your pay.
Knowing what employers might ask in a lab technician job interview can increase your chances of landing your ideal position. Once you've found a lab technician job that suits you, it's time to negotiate your salary. Companies will expect you to justify your request, so prepare evidence of how your skills benefitted previous employers to make your case convincing. For example, you could outline cost savings from changes you made to inventory management systems. The same applies if you’re looking for a pay rise in your current position. Highlight how you have taken on extra responsibilities and helped things run smoother for the laboratory, or how you've been an excellent team player.
Consider also asking for perks such as enhanced health insurance or extra paid holidays as these too can significantly boost your budget.
About 53.58% of Lab Technician professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £1,247 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Lab Technician in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Lab Technician professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £19,089 and £40,782 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £26,281 following the average career path of a Lab Technician.