Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary

Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians pull down an average of $17.57 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians is high. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,824 - $51,499
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$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,213
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$13.94 - $22.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,824 - $51,499  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$28,632 - $48,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $22.46  
   
Overtime
$8.17 - $31.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,135  
   
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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$28,632 - $48,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001
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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: $36,902

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians, New York offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Birmingham.

Key Stats for Medical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

blood bank
▲9%

Microbiology
▲8%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Phlebotomy
▼4%

Generalist
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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