$54,573
Avg. Salary
$25.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$972

Bonus

$978

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Technologist is $25.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Technologist is $54,573 per year.

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MEDIAN $54,573
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$0$76K
Salary $39,415 - $76,045
Bonus $196 - $4,869
Profit Sharing $290 - $4,041
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,179 - $71,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,196
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $19.84 - $33.29
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $11.91 - $49.01
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $196 - $4,869
Profit Sharing $290 - $4,041
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,179 - $71,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,881

Job Description for Medical Technologist

Medical technologists work on the side of the hospital that isn’t commonly seen by patients. They run tests, processes samples, and provide information about patients' conditions to doctors. The typical day for a medical technologist includes receiving samples that have been collected from doctors and examining them under a microscope or other device. After the examination, the technologist makes a diagnosis based on the sample. The diagnosis is sent back to the requesting physician, and it is then used to determine what is wrong with a certain patient.

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Medical Technologist Tasks
  • Evaluate and interpret laboratory test results.
  • Maintain laboratory and laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Technologist


Known for taking on a considerable number of Medical Technologists, Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp of America, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), HCA, Inc., and Parkland Hospital are leading firms in the industry. Mayo Clinic offers the largest salaries in town — $66K on average. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Northside Hospital, Covance, Inc, and HCA, Inc., where Medical Technologists typically earn around $59K, $58K, or $58K, respectively.

LabCorp of America offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $43K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $34K and $60K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include St. John Health System at $47K, Arup Laboratories at $47K, and Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Inc., where $48K is the norm.

Common Career Paths for Medical Technologist


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Medical Technologists who move on to become Clinical Laboratory Scientists, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $60K. With an annual salary of $59K, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor is the most common role for Medical Technologists to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Medical Laboratory Scientist role — which usually pays $51K — is also typical for Medical Technologists, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Medical Technologist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Flow Cytometry, blood bank, Chemistry, and Hematology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Technologist. Most people experienced in Generalist Duties also know Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,614 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 944 salaries. An experienced Medical Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 1,022 salaries. A Medical Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 1,022 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,396

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Medical Technologists, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Medical Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+11 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Denver (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Austin is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Cleveland (8 percent less) and Detroit (5 percent less).

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Key Stats for Medical Technologist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 878 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Medical Technologist Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$54,000

▼3%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Medical Technologist Salaries


▲10%

▲10%

▲6%

▲5%


Microbiologist
▲4%

Team Leadership
▲4%

Generalist
▲1%

National Average
$54,000

Generalist Duties
▼2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%


▼4%

Medical Technologist
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 878 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%