Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $67K annually, but may range from $45K to $87K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Laboratory Supervisors making up 70 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,480 - $87,776
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $67,375
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$18.33 - $38.44
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MEDIAN: $29.39
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,480 - $87,776  
   
Bonus
$509 - $7,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$44,993 - $87,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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$18.33 - $38.44  
   
Overtime
$3.30 - $57.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$509 - $7,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$44,993 - $87,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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Job Description for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

A medical/clinical laboratory supervisor is responsible for managing all aspects of the lab, including ensuring quality control and that proper protocols are being followed. They compile data and ensure it is collected following approved protocols. Supervising and managing technicians is a prominent part of the job. Laboratory supervisors are also responsible for scheduling staff, scheduling procedures and trials, making reports to various entities within the organization, and ordering supplies. They also ensure the facility is clean and adheres to regulatory guidelines. These supervisors may also be required to work with test subjects and patients.

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Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Tasks

  • Assign, oversee and supervise all phases of work, quality, service, and costs of the lab.
  • Run and direct experiments / studies and supervise employees.
  • Maintain and monitor all laboratory instruments.

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It's not very common for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors to move on to become Laboratory Directors. Average pay for a Laboratory Director is $90K annually. Many Clinical Laboratory Supervisors go on to become Laboratory Managers or Medical Lab Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


The biggest paychecks can be found at Quest Diagnostics — the median salary there is $82K.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Clinical Laboratory Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Clinical Supervision, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Operations Management and Phlebotomy also typically command lower compensation. Skill sets containing Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to include Project Management and Budget Management. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well versed in Budget Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

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


For Clinical Laboratory Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,270

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors, 30 percent higher than the national average. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Tampa (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). Jacksonville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (10 percent less) and Nashville (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$65,000

▼3%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries




Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$65,000


▼13%

Operations Management
▼18%

Scheduling
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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