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Average Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Hourly Pay

$19.19
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$797
Bonus
$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician is $19.19.
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$13.99
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$19.19
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$26.45
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
Bonus
$130 - $3,041
Profit Sharing
$102 - $8,808
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$29,588 - $56,372
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What Do Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technicians Do?

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Conduct chemical tests on patient samples according to policies and guidelines.
  • Prepare standard volumetric solutions and reagents.
  • Maintain laboratory by cleaning and sterilizing the equipment, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.
  • Analyze test results, produce reports, and consult with specialists as needed to reach diagnosis.

Job Satisfaction for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician

3.9 out of 5
(261)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician are from the companies Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), Idexx Laboratories, Inc. and HCA, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Memorial Hermann Hospital where the average pay is $20.11. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and Idexx Laboratories, Inc., earning around $20.07 and $19.00, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $15.29. Scott & White Hospital and Clinic and Quest Diagnostics also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.00 and $17.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technicians?

Skills in Generalist Duties, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Data Analysis and Microbiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technicians?

An entry-level Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.82 based on 213 salaries. An early career Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.21 based on 757 salaries. A mid-career Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.63 based on 327 salaries. An experienced Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.60 based on 321 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 8.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Louisville, Kentucky (8.1% more) and New York, New York (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,856 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.5%
Early Career
40.8%
Mid Career
17.6%
Experienced
17.3%
Late Career
12.8%