Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

The median pay for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors comes out to approximately $65K per year in the United States, but employers in Boston offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $79K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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90%

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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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Though some Clinical Laboratory Supervisors move into positions like Laboratory Director (where the average salary is $90K), this progression is not the norm. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors most often move into positions as Laboratory Managers or Medical Lab Managers. Laboratory Managers actually earn $1K less on average, however, and Medical Lab Managers earn $2K less per year than Clinical Laboratory Supervisors do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Although Quest Diagnostics leads the field in pay with a median salary of $72K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $49K on the low end all the way up to $98K at the top.

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $57K) but some workers make up to $83K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Clinical Laboratory Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, People Management, and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management and Phlebotomy. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Project Management and Budget Management. For most people, competency in Clinical Supervision indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $69K.

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
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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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