Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

A Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $16.75 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Hematology, and Chemistry.
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$25,509 - $52,105
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MEDIAN: $36,985
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Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $22.56
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,509 - $52,105  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,493  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $2,576  
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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$25,221 - $49,484  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,499
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $22.56  
   
Overtime
$10.49 - $35.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,493  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $2,576  
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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$25,221 - $49,484  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,499
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Job Description for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician

A medical/clinical laboratory technician performs a number of tasks in a medical laboratory within a hospital or other independent medical laboratory setting; their primary focus is generally specimen collection, processing, and handling. The medical laboratory technician is expected to follow all rules and protocols at all times, ensuring quality control for all collected specimens. Medical laboratory technicians also read, understand, analyze, maintain, and record all test results. They also help identify and resolve inconsistencies in patient results after analyzing the reports.
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Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Maintain laboratory by cleaning and sterilizing the equipment, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.
  • Analyze test results, produce reports, and consult with specialists as needed to reach diagnosis.
  • Conduct chemical tests on patient samples according to policies and guidelines.
  • Prepare standard volumetric solutions and reagents.
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 17%
Milwaukee
up arrow 16%
Houston
up arrow 11%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Seattle
up arrow 6%
Richmond
up arrow 6%
Birmingham
up arrow 5%
St. Paul
up arrow 2%
National Average
$36,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 1%
San Antonio
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Rochester
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Cleveland
up arrow 9%
Denver
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Experience Affects Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Microbiology
up arrow 32%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 21%
Hematology
up arrow 13%
Chemistry
up arrow 13%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
Phlebotomy
0%
National Average
$36,000

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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