The average hourly pay for an Experienced Medical Laboratory Technician is $21.22.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Laboratory Technician
The top respondents for the job title Medical Laboratory Technician are from the companies Baptist Hospital, Quest Diagnostics and Cone Health. Reported salaries are highest at Baptist Hospital where the average pay is $20.15. Quest Diagnostics pays the lowest at around $19.56.
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Popular Skills for Medical Laboratory Technician
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Skills in Generalist Duties, Troubleshooting and Technical Analysis 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 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 $17.50 based on 333 salaries. An early career Medical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.32 based on 1,528 salaries. A mid-career Medical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.05 based on 732 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Medical Laboratory Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (9.8% more) and Columbus, Ohio (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.9% less), Tyler, Texas (7.9% less) and Knoxville, Tennessee (6.0% less).
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