Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

Salaries for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States average out at around $65K annually, but Boston employers pay the most, offering approximately $79K on average. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,671 - $86,131
(Median)
$47K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,641
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$17.96 - $35.75
(Median)
$18
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$46,671 - $86,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,948  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,106  
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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$43,525 - $84,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 705
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.96 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $50.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,106  
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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$43,525 - $84,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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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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Clinical Laboratory Supervisors do not often transition into Laboratory Director roles. The role averages $90K per year. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors most frequently become Laboratory Managers and Medical Lab Managers even though median compensation is $1K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Quest Diagnostics pays the most with a median salary of $72K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $49K to a high of $98K.

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $57K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $83K.

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 Budget Management, Project Management, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Operations Management and Phlebotomy. A tool kit that includes Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically contains 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors bring in $64K 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 $69K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,215

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Experience Affects Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries


Project Management
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Clinical Supervision
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People Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$62,000


Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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