A Medical Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $17.87 per hour.
Medical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$24,431 - $50,982
(Median)
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51K
MEDIAN: $36,454
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Medical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.54 - $23.02
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,431 - $50,982  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,067  
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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$28,123 - $49,362  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$8.43 - $34.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,067  
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).
)
$28,123 - $49,362  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,830
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Job Description for Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical laboratory technicians perform standard medical lab tests such as blood tests, immunoassays, and cultures. They must be able to work independently to take lab tests and interpret patient results. They also must work with other health care professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to solve medical problems. Additionally, they are responsible for phlebotomy work, which includes the collection and preparation of patient samples, such as blood, urine, or stool. They must observe patient confidentiality protocols, as they are often working with sensitive personal information.
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Medical Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Follow health and safety regulations when obtaining patient specimens.
  • Identify and follow through on potential problems that may negatively affect patient test results.
  • Perform calibration, testing, and quality control checks for all laboratory tests.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
up arrow 9%
Cleveland
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Dallas
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Richmond
0%
National Average
$37,000
Memphis
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Nashville
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Birmingham
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Tulsa
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Sioux Falls
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Experience Affects Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Microbiology
up arrow 7%
Hematology
up arrow 6%
Generalist Duties
up arrow 3%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
Chemistry
up arrow 1%
National Average
$37,000
Phlebotomy
up arrow 1%
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%
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