Medical Lab Technician Salary in the United States

How much does a Medical Lab Technician make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Medical Lab Technician in the United States is $19 as of November 25, 2019, but the range typically falls between $18 and $21. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$18 to $21
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Medical Lab Technician performs the most basic and routine laboratory procedures under the direction of a certified lab technician. May perform other non-technical tasks to support lab operations such as stocking supplies, sterilizing instruments, and preparing culture media. Being a Medical Lab Technician follows all required privacy and safety procedures and standards. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, Medical Lab Technician typically reports to a supervisor. The Medical Lab Technician works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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Fiscal Year Ended in 2016
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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

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