Lab Technologist Salary (United States)

A Lab Technologist earns an average wage of $15.66 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Lab Technologist Total Pay (?
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$29,096 - $60,473
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,608
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Lab Technologist Total Pay (?
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$10.85 - $23.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,096 - $60,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,918  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $2,051  
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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$24,491 - $56,643  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $23.75  
   
Overtime
$15.29 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $2,051  
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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$24,491 - $56,643  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
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Job Description for Lab Technologist

Lab technologists are in charge of performing standard laboratory procedures with minimal technical supervision. They complete clerical functions that include identifying, processing, and labeling data, as well as delivering that data to designed areas in their department. Lab technologists complete reports based on their findings and collect samples as required by the project's needs. In all tasks, lab technologists must follow safety and privacy policies to maintain confidentiality, health standards, and experiment quality.
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Lab Technologist Tasks
  • Enter any abnormalities or diseases into the database.
  • Perform manual and automated tests for diagnosis.
  • Analyze results of tests using mechanical or electrical devices to identify any abnormalities.
  • Conduct blood tests and blood counts.
  • Maintain, set up, sterilize, and calibrate medical laboratory equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lab Technologist

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 66%
Seattle
up arrow 39%
Houston
up arrow 27%
Detroit
up arrow 24%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 23%
Philadelphia
up arrow 11%
Charlotte
up arrow 10%
San Diego
up arrow 9%
Denver
up arrow 7%
National Average
$36,000
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
Chicago
up arrow 5%
San Antonio
up arrow 5%
Cincinnati
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Lab Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Lab Technologist Salaries

National Average
$36,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 4%
PCR Analysis
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%
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