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Average Medical Laboratory Scientist Hourly Pay

$25.74
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$814
Bonus
$700
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The average hourly pay for a Medical Laboratory Scientist is $25.74.
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$20.49
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$25.74
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$32.52
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $33
Bonus
$288 - $4,020
Profit Sharing
$297 - $3,874
Total Pay
$42,923 - $69,438
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What Do Medical Laboratory Scientists Do?

Medical Laboratory Scientist Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Medical Laboratory Scientist

3.7 out of 5
(285)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Medical Laboratory Scientist are from the companies Ascension Health, Sanford Health and Fairview Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Fairview Hospital where the average pay is $30.78. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Allina Hospitals and Clinics and St. Luke's Hospital, earning around $30.14 and $26.69, respectively. Sanford Health pays the lowest at around $22.43. Nebraska Medicine and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.34 and $25.42, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Medical Laboratory Scientists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Scientists?

An entry-level Medical Laboratory Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.87 based on 140 salaries. An early career Medical Laboratory Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.70 based on 720 salaries. A mid-career Medical Laboratory Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.93 based on 423 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.07 based on 281 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Medical Laboratory Scientist in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 18.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (17.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (14.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.6% less) and Houston, Texas (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,691 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
42.6%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
16.6%
Late Career
7.5%