Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary (United States)

Salaries for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States average out at around $59,469 annually, but New York employers pay the most, offering approximately $77K on average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Boston, Tampa, Minneapolis, and Atlanta, top-paying markets where Clinical Laboratory Supervisors rake in more than the national norm (+29 percent, +16 percent, +13 percent, and +12 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took 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  
PayScale
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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Clinical Laboratory Supervisors who transition into Laboratory Directors are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $29K per year. A more likely transition for Clinical Laboratory Supervisors is Laboratory Manager or Manager Medical Lab.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Quest Diagnostics attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $69,084—but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $50K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $100K. Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $59,140.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Clinical Laboratory Supervisors report using a wide range 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 of 7 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy. Most people skilled in Clinical Supervision are similarly competent in Budget Management and Project Management. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know 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.
In most cases, Clinical Laboratory Supervisors can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Starting at around $55K, salaries see a boost to $57K after five to 10 years. Salary comes to $60K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Clinical Laboratory Supervisors tend to earn $65K at this point in time. 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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Houston
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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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