Medical Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

A Medical Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $18.01 per hour.
Medical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$25,561 - $51,994
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,256
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Medical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.54 - $23.14
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,561 - $51,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $755  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,011  
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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$28,237 - $49,724  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,933
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.54 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$8.14 - $34.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $755  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $2,011  
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).
)
$28,237 - $49,724  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,933
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Austin
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Phoenix
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Memphis
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$38,000
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Microbiology
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Generalist Duties
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Hematology
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Phlebotomy
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National Average
$38,000

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Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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