Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) is $14.85 per hour.
Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Salary (?
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$11.79 - $21.46
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $21.46  
   
Overtime
$17.18 - $30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $894  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,961 - $48,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)

Medical laboratory assistants (MLAs) are responsible for assisting with laboratory duties and completing medical tasks on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of completing administrative tasks, processing laboratory results as required, and interacting with other medical professionals and patients. Medical laboratory assistants also use a computer system to process lab specimens, keep technical records, develop reports, and perform data entry for patients, laboratory results, and other information.
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Experience Affects Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$32,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 21%