Average Experienced Medical Laboratory Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Medical Laboratory Technician is $21.22.
MEDIAN $21.22
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $27
$198 - $4,150
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,800
Total Pay
$35,328 - $57,684

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Job Description for Medical Laboratory Technician

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Medical Laboratory Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Technologist
Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technician
Medical Laboratory Scientist
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Medical Laboratory Technician

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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