A Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $16.79 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Hematology.
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,796 - $51,783
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MEDIAN: $36,537
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Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $22.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,796 - $51,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,894  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $2,517  
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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$24,988 - $49,406  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $22.45  
   
Overtime
$13.07 - $34.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $2,517  
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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$24,988 - $49,406  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,832
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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
Milwaukee
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New York
up arrow 10%
Boston
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Richmond
up arrow 6%
Birmingham
up arrow 5%
Houston
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Seattle
up arrow 4%
Chicago
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National Average
$36,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 1%
San Antonio
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Cleveland
up arrow 9%
Rochester
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Denver
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Molecular Biology
up arrow 21%
Chemistry
up arrow 12%
Hematology
up arrow 11%
Microbiology
up arrow 7%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%
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
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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