Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $21.42 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (45 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $21.22 per hour on average.
Medical Laboratory Scientists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $22.68 per hour; Medical Technologists, Clinical Laboratory Technologists, and Product Marketing Specialists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $22.38, around $21.50, and about $19.60, respectively. Arup Laboratories hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Laboratory Technicians ($15.37 on average).
Certifications and Degrees
ASCP Certified Medical Technologists are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $24.83 per hour. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $21.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Quality Assurance / Quality Control among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $22.64 per hour. Generalist Duties also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 403(b) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of employees, and the vast majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other perks are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and a casual working environment.