The average wage for a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) is $13.72 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$20,030 - $69,043
(Median)
$20K
$37K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,000
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$11.15 - $19.94
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,030 - $69,043  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
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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$23,758 - $43,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $28.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$23,758 - $43,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)

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

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Experience Affects Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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