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Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

The average salary for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States is $63K per year, and pay runs especially high in New York, where the average is $78K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), Tampa (+13 percent), Austin (+6 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,466 - $84,680
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,739
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$17.22 - $34.83
(Median)
$17
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,466 - $84,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,149  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,034  
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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$41,421 - $82,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 632
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.22 - $34.83  
   
Overtime
$13.65 - $49.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,034  
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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$41,421 - $82,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


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Though it's uncommon, some Clinical Laboratory Supervisors move into roles as Laboratory Directors, where pay is an average $88K per year. A more likely transition for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors is Laboratory Manager or Manager Medical Lab.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


While select Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) employees may bring in up to $86K, a median salary of only $57K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Clinical Laboratory Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Phlebotomy. Most people skilled in Clinical Supervision are similarly competent in Project Management and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $67K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries



National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries



People Management
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National Average
$61,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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