Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (United States)

Median pay for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States comes out to approximately $59,469 per year, but employers in New York pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $77K. Other big spenders include Boston, Tampa, Minneapolis, and Atlanta, top-paying cities where Clinical Laboratory Supervisors see paychecks higher than average (+29 percent, +16 percent, +13 percent, and +12 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (?
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$43,022 - $84,319
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MEDIAN: $61,732
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Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (?
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$16.68 - $34.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,022 - $84,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $5,000  
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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$40,029 - $81,591  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 596
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.68 - $34.74  
   
Overtime
$13.53 - $47.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $5,000  
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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$40,029 - $81,591  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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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 some Clinical Laboratory Supervisors move into positions like Laboratory Director (where salaries climb a decent $29K), this progression is not the norm. However, Clinical Laboratory Supervisors typically graduate to Laboratory Managers or Manager Medical Labs.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Clinical Laboratory Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Quest Diagnostics, where typical salaries come to $69,084, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($50K) and those starting out ($100K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $59,140, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $88,084.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Survey results imply that Clinical Laboratory Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Budget Management, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Phlebotomy. A tool kit that includes Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically contains Project Management and Budget Management. Those proficient in Clinical Supervision are, more often than not, also skilled 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting at around $55K, salaries see a boost to $57K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $60K after 10 to 20 years. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors and pay is expected at $65K. The range of experience in this workforce varies greatly: 40 percent of respondents have between one and nine years of experience; 31 percent have between 10 and 20 years, and 28 percent boast more than two decades of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
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Tampa
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Minneapolis
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Seattle
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San Diego
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National Average
$59,000
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Experience Affects Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries

Clinical Supervision
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$59,000

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Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

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: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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