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Medical Technologist Salary (United States)

A Medical Technologist earns an average wage of $24.07 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Flow Cytometry and blood banking.
Medical Technologist Salary (?
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$38,818 - $70,514
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MEDIAN: $51,094
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Medical Technologist Salary (?
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$18.68 - $30.38
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,818 - $70,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,953  
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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$39,157 - $65,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$18.68 - $30.38  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $46.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $977  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,953  
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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$39,157 - $65,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,040
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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 by Experience Level for Medical Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Indianapolis
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$51,000
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Experience Affects Medical Technologist Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Medical Technologist Salaries

Flow Cytometry
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blood banking
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serology
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Troubleshooting
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blood bank
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Hematology
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Molecular Biology
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Chemistry
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Generalist Duties
0%
National Average
$51,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 442 votes.

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
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%