Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Clinical Laboratory Supervisors. Salaries average out to around $67K per year and spread from $46K to $88K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Female Clinical Laboratory Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,297 - $87,875
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$67K
$88K
MEDIAN: $67,000
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$18.45 - $40.25
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$0$87K
Salary $48,297 - $87,875
Bonus $715 - $6,787
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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$45,639 - $87,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 438
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $18.45 - $40.25
Overtime $3.14 - $61.06
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $715 - $6,787
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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$45,639 - $87,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 276

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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.

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


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Clinical Laboratory Supervisors who advance into the role of a Laboratory Director are fairly uncommon. Laboratory Directors on average earn $90K per year. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors most often advance into Laboratory Manager and Medical Lab Manager positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Clinical Laboratory Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Quest Diagnostics, where the average salary comes to $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. Those educated in Clinical Supervision tend to be well versed in Budget Management and Project Management. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in Project Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Pay by Experience for a Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical has a positive trend. An entry-level Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 186 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 257 salaries. A Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,394

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

Home to some of the best pay for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Tampa (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Nashville (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical?

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Seattle:
"As a Clinic Support Supervisor,"
Pros: I love being a part of a team. I enjoy the interactions between the intra-deparments and sharing of ideas to help improve our workflow as well as customer services.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%
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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




National Average
$65,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%


▼14%

Operations Management
▼18%

Scheduling
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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