A Clinical Laboratory Scientist earns an average wage of $29.77 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Oncology, blood bank, and Project Management.

$39,920 - $90,260
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$90K
MEDIAN: $57,959
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$20.32 - $46.83
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,920 - $90,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,091 - $97,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$20.32 - $46.83  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $69.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$42,091 - $97,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,039
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Job Description for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical laboratory scientists generally work for hospitals and independent medical laboratories. Candidates for this position are generally required to have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, laboratory science, or a related field, as well as necessary certifications as required by employers.

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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 by Experience Level for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,883

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Experience Affects Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salaries

up arrow 24%

blood bank
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Generalist
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
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Molecular Biology
0%

National Average
$61,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%


Microbiology
up arrow 9%

Flow Cytometry
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Chemistry
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Hematology
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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