Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians lies in the neighborhood of $17.70 per hour. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians making up 72 percent. Most Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,658 - $52,785
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$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,874
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$14.11 - $22.60
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$0$52K
Salary $24,658 - $52,785
Bonus $352.35 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $500
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$28,839 - $49,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $14.11 - $22.60
Overtime $7.53 - $32.64
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $352.35 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $500
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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$28,839 - $49,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,002

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Medical Laboratory Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Laboratory Technician


Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $57K, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $34K, the lowest in the field.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,223

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians that is 26 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Birmingham is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville and Atlanta (2 percent lower).

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.

Medical Laboratory Technician in Trinidad:
"UNDER PAYED AND TAKEN FOR GRANTED."
ENCOURAGE MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AWARENESS.

Medical Laboratory Technician in Dartmouth:
"Most labs ate trying to streamline."
Many labs are down sizing and sending the work to one area.

Medical Laboratory Technician in Anchorage:
"Pay is increased about 5% more when working for Federal Gov."
Head to the VA hospitals.

Key Stats for Medical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

blood bank
▲8%

Microbiology
▲7%


National Average
$37,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Phlebotomy
▼5%

Generalist
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%
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