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Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians can expect to earn an average of $16.12 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians making up 73 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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MEDIAN: $16.00
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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  
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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  
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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San Antonio
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National Average
$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. Other big spenders include Seattle, Richmond, San Antonio, and Houston, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Medical Laboratory Technicians see paychecks higher than average (+8 percent, +7 percent, +7 percent, and +5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 3 percent below the national average.
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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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Highly satisfied
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%