Laboratory Worker - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Laboratory Worker"How much does a Laboratory Worker in the federal government get paid? $38,465.08* *Based on the 2017 average.
Laboratory Worker was the 443rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 28 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.
In 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hired the most employees titled Laboratory Working, with an average salary of $34,837.
Government Laboratory Working jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Laboratory Working job is FWS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-4. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This standard covers nonsupervisory work requiring ability to clean, prepare for sterilization, sterilize, and assemble laboratory and hospital glassware, instruments, and related items. This work includes such tasks as sorting and loading items into washing machine baskets; operating washing machines, sterilizers, water stills, and centrifuges; preparing flasks, beakers, vials, test tubes, and dishes by capping, corking, plugging, and wrapping; of glassware, instruments, tubing, adapters, connectors, etc., into a composite unit.
Agencies that have hired a Laboratory Worker
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||8||$34,837.13|
|National Institutes of Health||5||$40,333.20|
|Food and Drug Administration||5||$38,755.60|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||4||$0.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||3||$43,367.67|
|Agricultural Research Service||1||$27,256.00|
Laboratory Worker Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Laboratory Worker is $38,465.08. The highest paid Laboratory Worker made $51,027 in 2017.
Common Laboratory Worker Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Laboratory Working Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W||27|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$7.63 to $15.54 / hour at paygrade FWS-1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$8.89 to $19.03 / hour at paygrade FWS-4|
|Occupation Family:||GENERAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT WORK FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-1 Paygrade
FWS-1 is the starting paygrade for Laboratory Working jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Mobile Equipment Servicing||FWS-1||FWS-6|
Average Laboratory Working Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017
In 2004, the average pay for a Laboratory Worker was $29,417. Since then, the average pay has increased to $38,465 in 2017.
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