Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians come in at around $17.66 per hour on average. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,737 - $51,566
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$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,539
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$14.08 - $22.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,737 - $51,566  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$28,927 - $49,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$9.64 - $31.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$394.53 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$28,927 - $49,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,055

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Although Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) hands out the lowest average salary in town at $34K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $24K or as much as $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,115

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New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians, 27 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). In Birmingham, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Nashville and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Medical Laboratory Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Laboratory Technician in Salt Lake City:
"Stressful."
Be careful about the company you work for.....some companies are really good about "spinning" their reputation as great but are a pain to work for in real life. Excellence is great but when you are beaten down until you have no confidence and only are told the negative things you do instead of the myriad of things you do right it can make a toxic environment. Your responsibility at this job includes running tests and QC. Documentation of results and QC performed and interpretation of results.

Key Stats for Medical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

blood bank
▲9%

Microbiology
▲8%


National Average
$37,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Phlebotomy
▼4%

Generalist
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%
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