Occupation | Weston College

Laboratory technician

Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques to assist scientists with their research, development, analysis and testing, and to verify the physical, chemical and other characteristics of materials and products.

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Typical Education Level

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, NAN% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data

£18,077

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for laboratory technician is £18,077

1,642 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,642. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for laboratory technician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £18,077 per year. That is about £1,506 per month or £9.27 per hour. New workers generally start on £0, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £0

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,642 people are employed in the region.

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