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.

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$61,934 - $106,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$61,934 - $106,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
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$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
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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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