$39,806
Avg. Salary
$18.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$781

Bonus

$1,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician is $18.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician is $39,806 per year.

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$0$64K
Salary $28,682 - $64,279
Bonus $115 - $3,747
Profit Sharing $200 - $6,000
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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$27,381 - $54,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 471
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.93 - $25.26
Hourly Tips $0.34
Overtime $12.45 - $35.76
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $115 - $3,747
Profit Sharing $200 - $6,000
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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$27,381 - $54,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,588

Job Description for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician

A medical/clinical laboratory technician performs a number of tasks in a medical laboratory within a hospital or other independent medical laboratory setting; their primary focus is generally specimen collection, processing, and handling. The medical laboratory technician is expected to follow all rules and protocols at all times, ensuring quality control for all collected specimens. Medical laboratory technicians also read, understand, analyze, maintain, and record all test results. They also help identify and resolve inconsistencies in patient results after analyzing the reports.

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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.

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Common Career Paths for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician


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There are some Clinical Laboratory Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Physician Assistants, where earnings are an average $84K annually. More often, however, Clinical Laboratory Technicians go on to become Clinical Laboratory Technologists or Medical Laboratory Technicians.

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician


Clinical Laboratory Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Generalist Duties, Molecular Biology, and Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Service and Phlebotomy as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Generalist Duties are similarly competent in Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for a Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 632 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 196 salaries. An experienced Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 150 salaries. A Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 83 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $38,889

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

Philadelphia offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Laboratory Technicians, 13 percent above the national average. Clinical Laboratory Technicians will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent) and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Rochester is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Charlotte and Salt Lake City (11 percent lower).

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Reviews

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

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician:
Working st MARSHALL Medical Center is very complicated. As far as people you work with in the Lab, for the most part, is a pretty tight group. Benefits are ok but you pay a lot for them. Compensation is sub par- below market by a lot. For the most part the employees live closer to Placerville and take a lot less for closer commute.

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in Seattle:
"Working Ins Seattle."
Pros: Close commute to work
Cons: Rainy and cold most of the year

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in DINDIGUL:
"I love my job."
Pros: My native place so I want work in dindigul.
Cons: The bad travel time so little satisfied.

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in Winston-Salem:
"Life in the lab."
Pros: Working with patients ins the best part about the job.
Cons: Lack of training and advancement.

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in Hixton:
Love your job.

Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in Columbia:
"Pay scale too low."
Look into Physical Therapy or Nursing.

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Key Stats for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salaries

▲23%

▲8%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician Salaries


National Average
$39,000


Molecular Biology
▼3%

▼5%

Customer Service
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%