Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salary

Three in five of Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $46K to $88K per year, and the average comes out to $67K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Clinical Laboratory Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Clinical Laboratory Supervisors survey respondents are women (72 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,842 - $88,212
$49K
$67K
$88K
MEDIAN: $67,414
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50%
90%

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$18.54 - $40.46
$19
$30
$40
MEDIAN: $29.99
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$0$88K
Salary $48,842 - $88,212
Bonus $582 - $7,218
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$46,023 - $88,306
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 441
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $18.54 - $40.46
Overtime $10.07 - $59.49
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $582 - $7,218
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$46,023 - $88,306
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 290

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Job Description for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

A medical/clinical laboratory supervisor is responsible for managing all aspects of the lab, including ensuring quality control and that proper protocols are being followed. They compile data and ensure it is collected following approved protocols. Supervising and managing technicians is a prominent part of the job. Laboratory supervisors are also responsible for scheduling staff, scheduling procedures and trials, making reports to various entities within the organization, and ordering supplies. They also ensure the facility is clean and adheres to regulatory guidelines. These supervisors may also be required to work with test subjects and patients.

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Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Tasks

  • Assign, oversee and supervise all phases of work, quality, service, and costs of the lab.
  • Run and direct experiments / studies and supervise employees.
  • Maintain and monitor all laboratory instruments.

Common Career Paths for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


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Clinical Laboratory Supervisors do not often transition into Laboratory Director roles. The role averages $90K per year. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors most frequently become Laboratory Managers and Medical Lab Managers even though median compensation is $4K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Those at Quest Diagnostics can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $82K.

Popular Skills for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical


Survey results show that Clinical Laboratory Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Clinical Supervision, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Operations Management and Phlebotomy also typically command lower compensation. A tool kit that includes Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically contains Project Management and Budget Management. Those proficient in Clinical Supervision are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Pay by Experience for a Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical has a positive trend. An entry-level Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 186 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 257 salaries. A Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 171 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,904

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Clinical Laboratory Supervisors in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Clinical Laboratory Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Portland (+17 percent), Tampa (+6 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). Jacksonville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Nashville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical?

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Seattle:
"As a Clinic Support Supervisor,"
Pros: I love being a part of a team. I enjoy the interactions between the intra-deparments and sharing of ideas to help improve our workflow as well as customer services.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$66,000

▼4%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical Salaries




National Average
$66,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%


▼14%

Operations Management
▼18%

Scheduling
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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