​​Welcome to the APHL Public Health Laboratory (PHL) Salary Comparison Dashboard! The dashboard uses data generated from the APHL 2022 Workforce Profiles survey based on 1,464 individual laboratorian responses collected across APHL's membership. The dashboard provides interactive tables and maps, with benchmarking data to support leaders, policy and decision-makers to advocate for competitive and equitable salaries for public health laboratorians. This directly impacts PHLs' ability to recruit and retain essential workforce.

​Some important information regarding the data:

  • For ASCP wage comparison, the hourly rate is based on a 40-hour workweek. 

  • The data explicitly contains only PHL employee salary and does not include other compensation such as overtime, hazard pay, or other financial benefits.

  • The dashboard uses descriptive statistics (minimum, mean, median and max) to compute and cluster salary data.

  • The Administrative Staff job class is excluded due to a lack of MLO and ASCP studies comparison data.

DEI and Gender

The disparity in salary based on gender is depicted in the dashboard. These findings were validated through statistical analyses, and future publications will include further details. However, on average, female respondents were paid significantly less than male respondents for yearly salaries (P(T<=t) two-tail 0.001). See Table 1. Female respondents earned approximately 86 cents for every dollar that male respondents earned. Note also that only female and male respondents could be used for comparisons in the dashboard due to the small sample size of respondents who identified differently.

Table 1. Salary Comparison: Female vs. Male

Standard Deviation$26,040.60$31,286.72
P(T<=t) two-tail0.001


These findings align with other similar published studies:

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This page and the dashboard will continue to be updated as new analyses and benchmarking data are available. For further information, please contact: