An average Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Los Angeles, Calif. can expect to take home roughly $40.01 per hour. Women make up a slight majority of Los Angeles Clinical Laboratory Scientists (55 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Clinical Laboratory Scientists in Los Angeles, Calif. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,383 - $108,496
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$34.04 - $51.48
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$28,383 - $108,496  
   
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$983  
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$61,934 - $106,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Hourly Rate
$34.04 - $51.48  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983  
   
Total Pay (?
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$61,934 - $106,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $79K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. Los Angeles Clinical Laboratory Scientists bring in $79K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Laboratory Scientist Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Generalist Duties
0%

National Average
$83,000

Molecular Biology
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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