Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Medical Laboratory Technician is $18.48
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Laboratory Technicians?
An early career Medical Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.67 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Medical Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 5 salaries. In …Read more
What Do Medical Laboratory Technicians Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.