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Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (United States)

Median pay for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States comes out to approximately $62K annually, but employers in New York pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $77K. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+29 percent), Portland (+16 percent), Tampa (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (?
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$43,865 - $83,742
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MEDIAN: $62,162
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Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (?
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$16.82 - $34.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,865 - $83,742  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,908  
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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$40,825 - $81,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 598
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.82 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$12.92 - $48.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,908  
   
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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$40,825 - $81,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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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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While Clinical Laboratory Supervisors do not often become Laboratory Directors, the job pays $88K per year on average. Moving from a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor to Laboratory Manager or Medical Lab Manager is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Bringing up the rear, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)'s median pay of $58K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $86K.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Survey results suggest that Clinical Laboratory Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Phlebotomy. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Budget Management. Most people experienced in Clinical Supervision also know 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Laboratory Supervisors make a median salary of $61K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $65K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
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Portland
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Tampa
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Atlanta
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Minneapolis
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Houston
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Nashville
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Dallas
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National Average
$60,000
Chicago
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Phoenix
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Jacksonville
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Fort Lauderdale
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Experience Affects Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries

Clinical Supervision
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%