$68,462
Avg. Salary
$29.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,863

Bonus

$1,977

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical is $29.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical is $68,462 per year.

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$18.83
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$29.62
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$39.76
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MEDIAN $29.62
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$49k
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MEDIAN $68,462
$48,518 - $89,791
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MEDIAN: $68,462
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$0$89K
Salary $48,518 - $89,791
Bonus $302 - $5,917
Profit Sharing $489 - $6,053
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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$45,521 - $88,931
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 821
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $18.83 - $39.76
Overtime $21.00 - $54.80
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $302 - $5,917
Profit Sharing $489 - $6,053
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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$45,521 - $88,931
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 522

Job Description

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


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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.

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Popular Skills


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

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

28%

20%

4%

2%

1%

-8%

National Average: $66,189

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.

Job Reviews

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

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Fort Myers:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Great opportunities
Cons:

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Laredo:
"Very rewarding and educational. Always learning something new."
Pros: It is very challenging.
Cons: Not enough staff.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Birmingham:
"Growing city, many diverse industries, large healthcare center."
Pros: Very diverse city, one of the very few progressive areas in the state.
Cons: It's a 'driving city' meaning the vast majority of workers drive to and from work. Very little carpooling, rideshare, public transportation.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Jena:
Pros: Close to home
Cons: Not appreciated.

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Gainesville:
"Biotechnology Lab."
Pros: Close to family.
Cons: Seems to be a low paying area.

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:

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical / Clinical in Dallas:
"Medical headache."
MANY HOURS WITH LITTLE OR NO RSPECT. PATIENTS ARE WHAT WE ARE ABOUT.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$66,000

▼4%

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries




National Average
$66,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%


▼15%

Operations Management
▼19%

Scheduling
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 12%