Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

With over one-half of Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors is $67K per year and can range from $46K on the lower end to $88K per year near the higher end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Laboratory Supervisors making up 71 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,651 - $88,731
$49K
$67K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,066
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50%
90%

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$18.58 - $39.10
$19
$29
$39
MEDIAN: $29.38
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,651 - $88,731  
   
Bonus
$398.66 - $7,023  
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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$45,587 - $87,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.58 - $39.10  
   
Overtime
$13.02 - $53.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$398.66 - $7,023  
   
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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$45,587 - $87,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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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While Clinical Laboratory Supervisors do not often become Laboratory Directors, the job pays $91K per year on average. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors most frequently become Laboratory Managers and Medical Lab Managers even though median compensation is $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Clinical Laboratory Supervisors flock to Quest Diagnostics for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $82K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Survey results suggest that Clinical Laboratory Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Clinical Supervision, and People Management 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. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Project Management and Budget Management. Most people skilled in Clinical Supervision are similarly competent 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.


Clinical Laboratory Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $71K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,245

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

With a pay rate for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Austin (+8 percent), and Tampa (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (10 percent less) and Houston (7 percent less).

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Key Stats for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 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%

▲5%

National Average
$65,000

▼2%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries




People Management
▼0%

National Average
$65,000


▼14%

Operations Management
▼17%

Scheduling
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

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: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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