The average pay for a Medical Laboratory Scientist is $24.93 per hour.
The average pay for a Medical Laboratory Scientist is $54,395 per year.
|Salary||$40,270 - $71,324|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,587|
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|$41,584 - $67,229|
|Hourly Rate||$19.99 - $31.23|
|Overtime||$4.79 - $44.24|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,587|
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Job Description for Medical Laboratory Scientist
Medical laboratory scientists are responsible for performing laboratory tasks related to the medical field for their organization. They are in charge of completing routine medical analysis, quality control testing, and other research activities. Medical laboratory scientists need to pay strong attention to detail to prevent human error, as well as laboratory instrument failure. These professionals also collect specimens, and process them accordingly. In all tasks, the medical laboratory scientists must follow strict privacy and safety protocols to avoid laboratory and material contamination.Read More...
One of the scientist's main functions include performing laboratory tool maintenance and organizing laboratory supplies. They also create reports based on their findings and report their progress to the medical laboratory supervisor or administrator in their department. Medical laboratory scientists review procedures and draw conclusions, creating knowledge to use during future projects. They take part in regular training sessions and learn about new technology devices and techniques as applicable.
A bachelor's degree in a science-related field is generally the minimal educational requirement for this job. Extensive laboratory training is also necessary for this position. Previous relevant experience is needed as well. Medical laboratory scientists must possess strong analytical skills, be organized, and have excellent communication skills. They should work well in a team setting, and they should also work well on their own with minimal supervision. Medical laboratory scientists must be proficient with basic office software to create detailed reports and communicate through online means with other medical professionals. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Perform medical testing, scientific examinations, and molecular diagnostics.
- Enter results data and ensure accuracy of test results.
- Assess functionality of, maintain, and adjust laboratory equipment.
- Collect and analyze body fluid samples for various diseases, deficiencies, and drug levels.
Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Laboratory Scientist
University of Washington (UW), Sentara Healthcare, Fairview Hospital, Arup Laboratories, and Mercy Hospital are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Medical Laboratory Scientists. For Medical Laboratory Scientists, comfortable salaries can be found at Fairview Hospital; in fact, median earnings sit around $65K, the highest in the area.
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Popular Skills for Medical Laboratory Scientist
Survey results imply that Medical Laboratory Scientists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Chemistry, Molecular Biology, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Hematology. Blood bank and Generalist Duties are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Scientist
Pay by Experience for a Medical Laboratory Scientist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Laboratory Scientist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 492 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Laboratory Scientist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Scientist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 135 salaries. A Medical Laboratory Scientist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 64 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Medical Laboratory Scientists, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Medical Laboratory Scientists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (4 percent lower) and Milwaukee (3 percent lower).
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