Medical Technologist Salary (United States)

A Medical Technologist earns an average wage of $24.11 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Flow Cytometry, blood banking, and Generalist.
Medical Technologist Total Pay (?
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$38,674 - $70,459
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MEDIAN: $51,034
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Medical Technologist Total Pay (?
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$18.80 - $30.37
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,674 - $70,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $963  
Profit Sharing
$315.11 - $6,977  
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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$39,330 - $65,017  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.80 - $30.37  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $46.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $963  
   
Profit Sharing
$315.11 - $6,977  
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).
)
$39,330 - $65,017  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,246
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Job Description for Medical Technologist
Medical technologists work on the side of the hospital that isn’t commonly seen by patients. They run tests, processes samples, and provide information about patients' conditions to doctors. The typical day for a medical technologist includes receiving samples that have been collected from doctors and examining them under a microscope or other device. After the examination, the technologist makes a diagnosis based on the sample. The diagnosis is sent back to the requesting physician, and it is then used to determine what is wrong with a certain patient.
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Medical Technologist Tasks
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Evaluate and interpret laboratory test results.
  • Maintain laboratory and laboratory equipment.
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Phoenix
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Seattle
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Indianapolis
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$51,000
Nashville
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Medical Technologist Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Medical Technologist Salaries

Flow Cytometry
up arrow 26%
blood banking
up arrow 16%
Generalist
up arrow 10%
serology
up arrow 10%
Microbiologist
up arrow 5%
blood bank
up arrow 3%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
Hematology
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Generalist Duties
0%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
Chemistry
0%
National Average
$51,000
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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