Clinical Laboratory Director Salary
A Clinical Laboratory Director earns an average salary of $118,116 per year.
|Salary||$78,182 - $184,220|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $19,866|
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|$75,828 - $188,075|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $19,866|
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Job Description for Clinical Laboratory Director
Clinical laboratory directors have supervisory and managerial responsibilities for laboratories which engage in medical diagnostics and research work. These directors must ensure that systems are in place to ensure the safety, efficiency, and accuracy of work, and they also help set and approve budgets for the laboratory and may submit overall budgets to the hospital or university under which it operates.Read More...
These directors work primarily in the field of medicine and analyze patients' samples, such as blood, tissue, or other specimens, and the laboratory's findings can help doctors and other medical professionals successfully treat patients. The other part of clinical lab work may involve research, as these laboratories may study drug interactions on cell structures or create data sets to be studied by contracted pharmacology companies.
In either case, or if the laboratory does both types of clinical work, the laboratory director must ensure that the facility is properly staffed with qualified research professionals. They also help establish and reinforce hiring parameters and procedures, such as chain of custody and handling, to ensure that efficiency is maintained without compromising the accuracy and reputation of the lab's results.
These directors also maintain all budgets and monitor spending throughout the lab. Many clinical laboratories are attached to hospitals or colleges, but some operate independently, as well. To ensure that there is proper accounting and justification for expenditures within budgetary constraints, clinical laboratory directors must be highly organized and able to perform work duties that may sometimes seem at odds.
Aspiring clinical laboratory directors should have extensive lab work experience as researchers or analysts, and management skills may also be required. Many in this position have post-graduate education which covers these areas, and most work in an office environment attached to a clinical laboratory facility.
Clinical Laboratory Director Tasks
- Coordinate administrative, fiscal, and clinical tasks to ensure efficiency and compliance with standards.
- Manage laboratory personnel and communicate with supervisors.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret data.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Laboratory Director
Pay by Experience for a Clinical Laboratory Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Laboratory Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Laboratory Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Clinical Laboratory Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 32 salaries. A Clinical Laboratory Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 28 salaries.
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