A Medical Laboratory Scientist earns an average salary of AU$60,385 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$47,832 - AU$88,059
AU$48K
AU$60K
AU$88K
MEDIAN: AU$60,385
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AU$21.80 - AU$40.02
AU$22
AU$28
AU$40
MEDIAN: AU$28.29
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$90K
Salary AU$47,832 - AU$88,059
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,304
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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AU$46,076 - AU$90,078
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data AU$0AU$61
Hourly Rate AU$21.80 - AU$40.02
Overtime AU$2.96 - AU$61.83
Annual Data AU$0AU$90K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,304
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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AU$46,076 - AU$90,078
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

Job Description for Medical Laboratory Scientist

Medical laboratory scientists are responsible for performing laboratory tasks related to the medical field for their organization. They are in charge of completing routine medical analysis, quality control testing, and other research activities. Medical laboratory scientists need to pay strong attention to detail to prevent human error, as well as laboratory instrument failure. These professionals also collect specimens, and process them accordingly. In all tasks, the medical laboratory scientists must follow strict privacy and safety protocols to avoid laboratory and material contamination.

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Medical Laboratory Scientist Tasks

  • Perform medical testing, scientific examinations, and molecular diagnostics.
  • Enter results data and ensure accuracy of test results.
  • Assess functionality of, maintain, and adjust laboratory equipment.
  • Collect and analyze body fluid samples for various diseases, deficiencies, and drug levels.

Medical Laboratory Scientist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Scientist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Laboratory Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Laboratory Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Laboratory Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$71,000 based on 34 salaries. A Medical Laboratory Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,736

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Key Stats for Medical Laboratory Scientist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Medical Laboratory Scientist Salaries

▲32%

▲17%

▲6%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 66%