Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

A typical Medical Laboratory Technician can expect to take home roughly $16.12 per hour. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Female Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians make up most of the field at 73 percent. Most Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary (?
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$23,439 - $50,332
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MEDIAN: $34,760
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Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary (?
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$12.65 - $20.69
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,439 - $50,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $760  
Profit Sharing
$427.29 - $983  
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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$25,996 - $44,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $20.69  
   
Overtime
$9.72 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $760  
   
Profit Sharing
$427.29 - $983  
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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$25,996 - $44,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Seattle
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$34,000
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For Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Seattle, Richmond, San Antonio, and Houston also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 8 percent, 7 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more, respectively. Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Generalist Duties
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Phlebotomy
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National Average
$34,000
Microbiology
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%
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