The average hourly pay for an Experienced Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician is $20.49.
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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 h…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician
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Skills in Generalist Duties and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Microbiology and Phlebotomy.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician
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 $16.24 based on 257 salaries. An early career Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.70 based on 884 salaries. A mid-career Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.22 based on 349 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
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Employees with Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (29.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (24.4% less), Birmingham, Alabama (11.8% less) and Houston, Texas (4.7% less).
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