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How Well Paid Are You?

Jul 25, 2013
Phlebotomists surveyed in California made nearly twice as much as those in Ohio”

Every two years, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) surveys the US clinical laboratory workforce to identify where the shortages in the nation’s workforce lie. In 2010, they surveyed more than 10,000 lab workers from a range of different settings to see how their pay varied. Find out how your wages compare.

The survey compares average hourly pay across job roles, workplace setting, and region. Some of the findings include:

  • Medical Lab Scientist supervisors receive on average $31.48 per hour, while medical lab technicians take home $13.52.
  • Medical Lab Scientists are best paid in hospitals with 300-499 beds and worst paid in non-pathologist physicians’ offices.
  • Large regional variations, including for example that Phlebotomists surveyed in California made nearly twice as much as those in Ohio.

Read the full article and see where your salary fits in here.

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