Medical Lab Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $62K annually on average but can range from $34K to $85K per year. The vast majority of Medical Lab Managers (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,152 - $84,858
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$39K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,562
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$9.07 - $45.69
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$24
$46
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,152 - $84,858  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$33,984 - $84,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $45.69  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$33,984 - $84,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

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

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. On average, Medical Lab Managers make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Manager Medical Lab Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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