Medical Laboratory Technician Salary in the US

$46,230
per year
per month
$3,850
per month
per year

Medical Laboratory Technician - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for a Medical Laboratory Technician is $46,230 per year ($3,850 per month), which is $7,260 (-14%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Medical Lab Technician (MLT) can expect an average starting salary of $27,190. The highest salaries can exceed $78,060.
$27,190
Low
$46,230
Average salary
$78,060
High
$2,270
Low
$3,850
Average salary
$6,510
High

Medical Lab Technician Salary Range

Low
$27,190
Average salary
$46,230
Senior
$53,220
High
$78,060
Low
$2,270
Average salary
$3,850
Senior
$4,440
High
$6,510
Among Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists (MLTs) in the US, Lab Support Technicians and Dental Lab Technicians tend to have the lowest hourly pay rates, while specialized professionals like Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, Cath Lab Technicians / Cardiovascular Technologists and Traveling Medical Technologists enjoy the highest wages.

Medical Laboratory Technician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Nuclear Medicine Technologist$74K/year
+60% 
Travel Medical Technologist$62K/year
+34% 
Cath Lab Tech$58K/year
+26% 
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)$50K/year
+7% 
Lab Support Technician$40K/year
 -13%
Dental Lab Technician$39K/year
 -16%

Medical Laboratory Technician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Medical Laboratory Technician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $15 per hour. A mid level Medical Lab Tech with 4-9 years of experience earns an average pay of $20, while a Senior Medical Laboratory Technician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $24. Medical Lab Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn $30 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Medical Laboratory Technician

Average Salary$3,850/month
Late Career▼ -44%
Senior▼ -55%
Mid Level▼ -63%
Entry Level▼ -72%

Gender Breakdown

Female
79%
Male
21%

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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Medical Laboratory Technician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Medical Laboratory Technician

How much does a Medical Laboratory Technician make in the US?
A Medical Laboratory Technician in the US earns an average of $46,230 gross per year, which is about $3,850 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Medical Laboratory Technician updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Medical Laboratory Technician in the US?
The starting salary of a Medical Laboratory Technician in the US is around $27,190 gross per year. Lab Support Technicians and Dental Lab Technicians usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Medical Laboratory Technician in the US?
The highest salary of a Medical Laboratory Technician in the US can reach and exceed $78,060 gross per year. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, Cath Lab Technicians / Cardiovascular Technologists and Traveling Medical Technologists usually have the highest salaries.
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