The average hourly pay for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist is $30.89.
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Job Description for Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Clinical laboratory scientists generally work for hospitals and independent medical laboratories. Candidates for this position are generally required to have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, laboratory science, or a related field, as well as necessary certifications as required by employers. These scientists are responsible for both routine and complex clinical laboratory procedures, and they must always follow their employers' guidelines, policies, and procedures. They must practice …Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Laboratory Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Clinical Laboratory Scientist are from the companies Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center where the average pay is $50.29. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and Questdiagnostics, Inc., earning around $42.72 and $37.71, respectively. The Johns Hopkins Hospital pays the lowest at around $24.04. HCA, Inc. and Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $31.77 and $35.11, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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Skills in Generalist Duties are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Clinical Research, Data Analysis, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Molecular Biology.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Laboratory Scientist
An entry-level Clinical Laboratory Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.01 based on 467 salaries. An early career Clinical Laboratory Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.36 based on 942 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Laboratory Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.57 based on 530 salaries. An experienced Clinical Laboratory Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.38 based on 490 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.
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Employees with Clinical Laboratory Scientist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 64.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (34.9% more) and San Diego, California (31.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (24.7% less), San Antonio, Texas (24.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (6.2% less).
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