Medical Lab Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K per year on average but can range from $34K to $86K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Medical Lab Managers (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,152 - $85,455
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MEDIAN: $62,893
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$9.14 - $45.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,152 - $85,455  
   
Bonus
$1,024  
Total Pay (?
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$34,084 - $85,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $45.37  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,024  
   
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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$34,084 - $85,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Manager Medical Lab

Managers of medical labs help to ensure that medical analysis and research in a laboratory facility takes place in an organized, efficient, and safe manner. Most medical lab managers focus not on specific projects or teams, but rather oversee all work within the facility and ensure proper staffing, the availability of equipment and operating supplies, and adherence to all safety procedures and protocols.

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Manager Medical Lab Tasks

  • Supervise and organize the work of lab technicians, train new employees, and help staff members resolve problems.
  • Ensure health and safety regulations are followed.
  • Introduce new techniques and equipment and evaluates their effectiveness.
  • Develop and enforce lab procedures for conducting tests and reporting results.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manager Medical Lab

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Medical Lab Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $51K. Medical Lab Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $67K.

Key Stats for Manager Medical Lab

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
033
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Manager Medical Lab Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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