The average wage for a Medical Laboratory Technician is C$17.20 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$22,468 - C$60,785
C$22K
C$37K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$37,281
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50%
90%
C$13.05 - C$26.20
C$13
C$17
C$26
MEDIAN: C$17.02
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$60K
Salary C$22,468 - C$60,785
Bonus C$1,000
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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C$26,757 - C$58,055
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data C$0C$42
Hourly Rate C$13.05 - C$26.20
Hourly Tips C$0.00
Overtime C$9.30 - C$42.89
Annual Data C$0C$58K
Bonus C$1,000
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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C$26,757 - C$58,055
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 295

Job Description for Medical Laboratory Technician

Medical laboratory technicians perform standard medical lab tests such as blood tests, immunoassays, and cultures. They must be able to work independently to take lab tests and interpret patient results. They also must work with other health care professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to solve medical problems. Additionally, they are responsible for phlebotomy work, which includes the collection and preparation of patient samples, such as blood, urine, or stool. They must observe patient confidentiality protocols, as they are often working with sensitive personal information.

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Medical Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Perform calibration, testing, and quality control checks for all laboratory tests.
  • Identify and follow through on potential problems that may negatively affect patient test results.
  • Follow health and safety regulations when obtaining patient specimens.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Medical Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 142 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 23 salaries. A Medical Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,913

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Key Stats for Medical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
C$36,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Medical Laboratory Technician Salaries

ecg
▲3%

National Average
C$36,000

Data Entry
▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 52%