Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salary (United States)

A Clinical Laboratory Scientist earns an average wage of $29.32 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microbiology and Project Management.
Clinical Laboratory Scientist Total Pay (?
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$36,431 - $83,651
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,158
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Total Pay (?
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$18.72 - $44.24
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,431 - $83,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
Profit Sharing
$128.00 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,634 - $92,462  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.72 - $44.24  
   
Overtime
$21.72 - $65.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$128.00 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$38,634 - $92,462  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,269
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Job Description for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical Laboratory Scientists typically engage in high-level testing and research on a range of biological, or chemical, agents and specimens, dependent upon the focus of the company, or laboratory. It is usually conducting inside a secure laboratory facility, often with strict rules concerning contamination and use of potentially dangerous chemicals. Standard safety equipment can include a lab coat, safety glasses, surgical gloves, booties and hair nets.
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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Tasks
  • Investigate cause, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites.
  • Evaluate effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites, and microorganisms at various levels.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Prepare and analyze organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms, or to study cell structure.

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Pay Difference By Location

Sacramento
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Palo Alto
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San Francisco
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Irvine
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San Jose
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National Average
$60,000
Minneapolis
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Chicago
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New York
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Houston
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Austin
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Baltimore
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San Antonio
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Richmond
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Experience Affects Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salaries

Microbiology
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
Oncology
0%
National Average
$60,000
Data Analysis
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Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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