Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary

The average Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician can expect to rake in roughly $17.57 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,709 - $50,997
$25K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,424
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$13.92 - $22.40
$14
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,709 - $50,997  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$28,601 - $48,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$4.01 - $31.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$394.53 - $5,152  
   
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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$28,601 - $48,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,054

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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: $36,905

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Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Birmingham ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Medical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

blood bank
▲9%

Microbiology
▲8%


National Average
$37,000


Phlebotomy
▼4%

Generalist
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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