How much does a Lab Technician make?

Updated May 11, 2021
CA$43k /yr
Average Base Pay

457 salaries

CA$30k

Low

CA$43k

Average

CA$63k

High

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The national average salary for a Lab Technician is $43,301 in Canada. Filter by location to see Lab Technician salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 457 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lab Technician employees.

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Lab TechnicianCA$43k /yr
L3
Senior Lab TechnicianCA$62k /yr
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AGAT Laboratories
2.8

AGAT Laboratories

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$17

 /hr
Range: CA$13 - CA$21
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CA$13

CA$21

CA$13 - CA$21 Range

Maxxam Analytics
2.5

Maxxam Analytics

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$16

 /hr
Range: CA$14 - CA$19

CA$14

CA$19

CA$14 - CA$19 Range

Maxxam Analytics
2.5

Maxxam Analytics

Lab Technician - Hourly Contractor

CA$15

 /hr
Range: CA$14 - CA$20

CA$14

CA$20

CA$14 - CA$20 Range

SGS
3.2

SGS

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$18

 /hr
Range: CA$15 - CA$27

CA$15

CA$27

CA$15 - CA$27 Range

Bureau Veritas
3.2

Bureau Veritas

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$16

 /hr
Range: CA$13 - CA$17

CA$13

CA$17

CA$13 - CA$17 Range

CARO Analytical Services
3.6

CARO Analytical Services

Lab Technician

CA$36,752

 /yr
Range: CA$32k - CA$40k

CA$32k

CA$40k

CA$32,263 - CA$40,010 Range

LensCrafters
3.4

LensCrafters

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$15

 /hr
Range: CA$12 - CA$22

CA$12

CA$22

CA$12 - CA$22 Range

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LifeLabs
3.1

LifeLabs

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$21

 /hr
Range: CA$16 - CA$40

CA$16

CA$40

CA$16 - CA$40 Range

Jean Coutu
4

Jean Coutu

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$15

 /hr
Range: CA$13 - CA$16

CA$13

CA$16

CA$13 - CA$16 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Lab Technician

CA$43,821

 /yr
Range: CA$36k - CA$64k

CA$36k

CA$64k

CA$35,901 - CA$63,656 Range

Fluid Life
2.7

Fluid Life

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$20

 /hr
Range: CA$19 - CA$23

CA$19

CA$23

CA$19 - CA$23 Range

LifeLabs
3.1

LifeLabs

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$19

 /hr
Range: CA$16 - CA$24

CA$16

CA$24

CA$16 - CA$24 Range

AGAT Laboratories
2.8

AGAT Laboratories

Lab Technician - Hourly Contractor

CA$15

 /hr
Range: CA$14 - CA$16

CA$14

CA$16

CA$14 - CA$16 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Lab Technician

CA$57,336

 /yr
Range: CA$25k - CA$73k

CA$25k

CA$73k

CA$25,412 - CA$72,764 Range

ALS
3.1

ALS

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$18

 /hr
Range: CA$15 - CA$31

CA$15

CA$31

CA$15 - CA$31 Range

Activation Laboratories
3

Activation Laboratories

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$16

 /hr
Range: CA$13 - CA$18

CA$13

CA$18

CA$13 - CA$18 Range

SGS
3.2

SGS

Lab Technician - Hourly Contractor

CA$16

 /hr
Range: CA$15 - CA$17

CA$15

CA$17

CA$15 - CA$17 Range

Bureau Veritas
3.2

Bureau Veritas

Lab Technician - Hourly Contractor

CA$15

 /hr
Range: CA$13 - CA$15

CA$13

CA$15

CA$13 - CA$15 Range

Exova
2.2

Exova

Lab Technician - Hourly

CA$21

 /hr
Range: CA$16 - CA$23

CA$16

CA$23

CA$16 - CA$23 Range

University of Calgary
4.1

University of Calgary

Lab Technician

CA$52,140

 /yr
Range: CA$43k - CA$57k

CA$43k

CA$57k

CA$43,130 - CA$57,312 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Lab Technician salaries

The average salary for a Lab Technician is CA$43,301 in Canada. Salaries estimates are based on 457 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lab Technician employees in Canada.

The highest salary for a Lab Technician in Canada is CA$63,441 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lab Technician in Canada is CA$29,554 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lab technician salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$16
hourly
A Lab Technician in the Vancouver Area area reported making $16 per hour
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Vancouver Area area
Intern
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A Laboratory Technician in the Toronto Area area reported making $50,000 per year
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$55,000
per year
A QC Lab Technician in the Toronto Area area reported making $55,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Lab Technician in the Toronto Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Lab Technician in the Toronto Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Computer Lab Technician in the London Area area reported making $75,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
London Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$19
hourly
A Laboratory Technician in the Montreal Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Photo Lab Specialist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$61,000
per year
An Engineering Lab Technician in the Toronto Area area reported making $61,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public