A Lab Technologist earns an average wage of $15.51 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Lab Technologist Total Pay (?
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$28,608 - $60,450
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MEDIAN: $40,318
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Lab Technologist Total Pay (?
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$10.56 - $23.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,608 - $60,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,490  
Profit Sharing
$127.66 - $2,936  
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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$24,265 - $55,789  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $23.35  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $37.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$127.66 - $2,936  
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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$24,265 - $55,789  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,127
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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
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Seattle
up arrow 41%
Houston
up arrow 30%
Detroit
up arrow 25%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 24%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Charlotte
up arrow 8%
Denver
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
National Average
$36,000
Chicago
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Cincinnati
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Lab Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Lab Technologist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$36,000
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
PCR Analysis
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
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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