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Average Medical Laboratory Technician Hourly Pay

$20.23
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$528
Bonus
$1,474
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The average hourly pay for a Medical Laboratory Technician is $20.23.
10%
$15.71
MEDIAN
$20.23
90%
$26.53
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $27
Bonus
$100 - $2,750
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$370 - $5,068
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$32,571 - $56,309
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What Do Medical Laboratory Technicians Do?

Medical Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Perform calibration, testing, and quality control checks for all laboratory tests.
  • Identify and follow through on potential problems that may negatively affect patient test results.
  • Follow health and safety regulations when obtaining patient specimens.

Job Satisfaction for Medical Laboratory Technician

3.7 out of 5
(600)
Highly Satisfied
49Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Medical Laboratory Technician are from the companies Quest Diagnostics, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and HCA, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at HCA, Inc. where the average pay is $20.35. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), earning around $19.67 and $19.22, respectively. Baptist Hospital pays the lowest at around $17.86. Idexx Laboratories, Inc. and Ascension Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.19 and $18.26, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Medical Laboratory Technicians?

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

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

An entry-level Medical Laboratory Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.97 based on 271 salaries. An early career Medical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.66 based on 1,339 salaries. A mid-career Medical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.35 based on 723 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.69 based on 652 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Medical Laboratory Technician in their job title in Nashville, Tennessee earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (4.4% more) and Houston, Texas (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, Alabama (9.9% less), San Antonio, Texas (8.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,625 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
36.9%
Mid Career
19.9%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
17.7%