The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician is $17.70.
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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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Skills in Generalist Duties, Data Analysis and Microbiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
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. 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. An experienced Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.49 based on 352 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 Seattle, Washington earn an average of 16.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (13.0% more) and New York, New York (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.3% less) and Houston, Texas (0.8% less).
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