Manager Medical Lab Salary
An average Medical Lab Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $71K per year. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Lab Managers (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Manager Medical Lab
Managers of medical labs help to ensure that medical analysis and research in a laboratory facility takes place in an organized, efficient, and safe manner. Most medical lab managers focus not on specific projects or teams, but rather oversee all work within the facility and ensure proper staffing, the availability of equipment and operating supplies, and adherence to all safety procedures and protocols.Read More...
Most medical lab managers have prior experience working in a laboratory environment with biological samples and analysis equipment, and they are responsible for ensuring that qualified technicians and medical professionals are hired to staff all specialized teams and ongoing projects within the facility. They may also make necessary decisions about how to divide labor, and work with project managers and team leads to ensure that proper staffing is maintained and reflected in billing and invoicing.
Medical lab managers also ensure that equipment within the lab is up-to-date and meets the necessary requirements for lab workers and the assignments at hand. They may regularly inspect and log information related to heavy equipment, including coolers and medical sample holding appliances, and must also ensure that equipment expenditures, rentals, and ongoing supply purchases remain within budget constraints. It's important that they also ensure compliance with federal and state laws for safe work conditions in the laboratory, and they must maintain material safety data sheets for all chemicals, compounds, and cleaning supplies in the lab and ensure adherence to privacy laws and chain of custody.
A college degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience as a project manager or team lead within a laboratory facility is also necessary. Medical lab managers typically work during regular business hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Manager Medical Lab Tasks
- Introduce new techniques and equipment and evaluates their effectiveness.
- Develop and enforce lab procedures for conducting tests and reporting results.
- Supervise and organize the work of lab technicians, train new employees, and help staff members resolve problems.
- Ensure health and safety regulations are followed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Manager Medical Lab
Pay by Experience for a Manager Medical Lab has a positive trend. An entry-level Manager Medical Lab with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manager Medical Lab with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Manager Medical Lab which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 8 salaries. A Manager Medical Lab with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 7 salaries.
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