The average hourly pay for a Medical Laboratory Technician with Troubleshooting skills is $20.89.
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Job Description for Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical laboratory technicians perform standard medical lab tests such as blood tests, immunoassays, and cultures. They must be able to work independently to take lab tests and interpret patient results. They also must work with other health care professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to solve medical problems. Additionally, they are responsible for phlebotomy work, which includes the collection and preparation of patient samples, such as blood, urine, or stool. They must observe patient con…Read more
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.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Microbiology, Phlebotomy, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Generalist Duties.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Technician
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 $18.49 based on 18 salaries. An early career Medical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.26 based on 134 salaries. A mid-career Medical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.40 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Medical Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.23 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
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Employees with Medical Laboratory Technician in their job title in Columbus, Ohio earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hot Springs, Arkansas (15.4% less), San Antonio, Texas (11.5% less) and Austin, Texas (10.6% less).
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