Salary Differential Eligibility Requirements for Laboratory Specialists

Laboratory specialists are offered one differential:

Differential Name

Differential Code (Salary Schedule*)

First Differential (Laboratory Specialist)


* The code within parentheses—the salary schedule code—will be the code you see on your Certificate of Salary Differential once it is issued.


  • Approved bachelor’s degree AND
  • An additional 30 credits


  • Approved master’s degree

Additional credits (either undergraduate or graduate) may have been earned prior to the conferral of the bachelor’s degree but cannot be credits used toward or required for the bachelor’s degree.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If any credits were earned prior to the conferral of the bachelor’s degree, an original letter signed by the school’s registrar and bearing the school seal must identify the exact number of credits required for the degree and the number of excess credits. This letter must be submitted, along with your supporting transcripts, as part of your application.