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New York Mets in new york, New York

65 months ago

i would like to start a thread where active (scientist/technologist) and (Techs) can post their salaries, and other information. This only applies to the United States and it's possessions.

Position: (Technologist or Tech)
Salary: $_______
State: _________
Years worked____
(If more than 5 years, state starting salary.)

This would give a good idea to prospective students and idea of the salary since CLS/T is SO varying according to state and it's rules.

This isn't meant to be intrusive, but since we are pretty much anonymous here - you need not worry. Payscale, etc are too broad, and probably many make it up. But, I believe this forum has many honest people =)

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CLS48 in California

65 months ago

Good idea.

Position: CLS
Salary: 70K in FT job, 12K in per diem job
State: CA
Years worked: 3

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debar1106 in Dundalk, Maryland

65 months ago

Position: MT(ASCP)
Salary $54k
State: PA
Years Worked: 19

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New York Mets in new york, New York

65 months ago

thank you to you both. I hope this thread can be a future lookup for people interested in the CLS/T field like me. I hate payscale.com, and etc. To the rest of the people here, I hope you can contribute!

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John1104 in Plano, Texas

65 months ago

Position: BS MT (ASCP) generalist
Salary: 45k (Fl is so cheap)
State: FL
Years: 7

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New York Mets in new york, New York

65 months ago

thank you.

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CLS48 in California

65 months ago

I don't think people like posting their salary information.

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Rodger in Mesquite, Texas

65 months ago

Position: BS MT(ASCP)
Salary: 50k ( they hire MLTs here)
Years: 5

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New York Mets in new york, New York

65 months ago

thank you

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SmithRoxy in Bhubaneswar, India

65 months ago

I don't think people like posting their salary information.A detailed job description on Jobbi.com helps the job seekers to match their skills, expertise and experience with the job requirements so that they get the best job.

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Ariana in Riverview, Florida

65 months ago

This is what I was told by the hospital I did my clinicals at:

Technician
$15 or $16/hour for day shift. The same pay I was making in insurance. Evening shift offers a $2.50 more an hour shift diff.
Experience doesn't matter. That's what they start at.

Fortunately, I've found a technician job that pays more to start: $19.50/hour. The manager said a Technologist at the hospital starts around $19 or $20/hour. She was saying that the pay isn't good in this field, period. She said that she wished she'd gone into nursing.

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Sam in Dallas, Texas

65 months ago

Florida is a extremely bad state when it comes to health care. They are downsizing retail pharmacy by creatig a central supply area, MTs even though they need a license are paid extremely low, it's a terrible state to wok in when it comes to making any sort of money in health care.

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NicolasPaul in Bhubaneswar, India

65 months ago

This is a wonderful post. It is important to stay positive and I like how this post reinforces that!Florida is a extremely bad state when it comes to health care.

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ifwishwerehorses in Centereach, New York

65 months ago

Position: CLS (ASCP national certification, not just NY)
Salary: 60k
State: NY
Years: 2

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LaurieO in Austin, Texas

65 months ago

MLT(ASCP) MT(HEW) CLS(NCA) grandfathered without taking test with an Assoc Degree. Assoc cost 400 dollars and whew those loans. Starting pay was $4.50 per hour.
MT
28 per hour. They stopped the salary pay and exempt status for all Techs.
TX
26 years

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Brina in Beaverton, Oregon

65 months ago

Position: MLT/Lab Coordinator ASCP/NCA
Salary: 60K
State: Portland, OR
Years worked 18 years
Starting salary in Arizona was $13.80/hour in 1991

I am currently going to take the AAB-MT this month, not because it is required but just I want to add to my resume. Also just an FYI some of the hospitals in Oregon will consider an MLT an MT after 3 years of service.

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Larry in Richardson, Texas

65 months ago

Brina in Beaverton, Oregon said:
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Also just an FYI some of the hospitals in Oregon will consider an MLT an MT after 3 years of service.

Good for Oregon. If you do the same job you should receive the same pay and experience is a good route. If you hire them don't discriminate because it will be against the law in the future.

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Rohan in Forest Hills, New York

65 months ago

It wouldn't be against the law because standards don't allow one to do certain things as the other in some states.

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Rick in Frisco, Texas

65 months ago

Yea pharmacy techs an pharmacist do the same job, get paid differently, lpn and and rn's do the same job and get paid differently.

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Todd in Azle, Texas

65 months ago

In new York, mlt were not allowed to work by themselves. In some hospitals mlt cannot work on blood bank or micro.

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Daniel in Houston, Texas

64 months ago

Question regarding your salary - I assume ~60K is your annual gross income. But is that the base pay, or does that include overtime, shift/weekend differentials, etc.?

Also - does anybody here know what the average going rate is for someone who has an MP (ASCP) certification? And just so I'm clear, that's a molecular pathologist specialization (ie., molecular diagnostics specialists), correct? Thank you.

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Brina in Beaverton, Oregon

64 months ago

My salary is gross income-60K with no overtime, no weekends and day shift. I work in a high complexity pediatric physicians office lab.

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crazyMT in Boston, Massachusetts

64 months ago

i would like to start a thread where active (scientist/technologist) and (Techs) can post their salaries, and other information. This only applies to the United States and it's possessions.

Position: (Core LAb Generalist)
Salary: $_65,000______
State: ___MA______
Years worked___8 15.60_
(If more than 5 years, state starting salary.)

This would give a good idea to prospective students and idea of the salary since CLS/T is SO varying according to state and it's rules.

This isn't meant to be intrusive, but since we are pretty much anonymous here - you need not worry. Payscale, etc are too broad, and probably many make it up. But, I believe this forum has many honest people =)

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Ciduadnax in Saint Louis, Missouri

64 months ago

Position: Tech
Salary: $47k_______
State: MO_________
Years worked 3____
(If more than 5 years, state starting salary.)

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cmoney in Providence, Rhode Island

64 months ago

Position: CLS/MT
Salary: $45k
State: RI
Years worked: 0

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ST IN NM in Gallup, New Mexico

63 months ago

Position: MT (ASCP)
Salary: $___45K____
State: ___NM______
Years worked__3.5__
(If more than 5 years, state starting salary.)

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JhonThomson in Bhubaneswar, India

61 months ago

This would give a good idea to prospective students and idea of the salary since CLS/T is SO varying according to state and it's rules.

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-Daniel- in Houston, Texas

61 months ago

Have any of you seen any changes in your paycheck since the ASCP/NCA merger? It's probably too early at this point, but are you hearing any news in your workplace how the merger is going to affect laboratorian salaries?

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StevenJack in Bhubaneswar, India

61 months ago

My salary is gross income-60K with no overtime, no weekends and day shift. I work in a high complexity pediatric physicians office lab.

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KMur4kits in Valdosta, Georgia

61 months ago

-Daniel- in Houston, Texas said: Have any of you seen any changes in your paycheck since the ASCP/NCA merger? It's probably too early at this point, but are you hearing any news in your workplace how the merger is going to affect laboratorian salaries?

No, and again, No.

I doubt anything will be made of this important change in our title and no salary increase will result from it. Just another day at the office as far as they're concerned.

If I'm wrong, I'll call and personally apologize. But I know I won't be making any phone calls in the near future.

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CLS2009 in Sacramento, California

60 months ago

position: CLS, MT (ASCP)
salary: $78k
state: CA
years: <1

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medtech74 in New Hampshire

60 months ago

started as MLT(ASCP)then BS in Med Tech (no ASCP test needed again)
salary:$33/hr as Sr Tech
state:NH
yrs: 25+
starting salary: who can remember that far back? :)

uh, Cali pays 78K for practically being right out of school??

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CLS48 in California

60 months ago

Northern CA does. Southern CA is a bit less. Northern CA starts CLSs at $36 an hr or around there. I believe it's probably the highest in the country. I'm not quite there yet and I have a little over 2 years of experience. But I've come to believe that's it's not all about the money, it's about liking your job and I can say that right now, I'm satisfied with my job.

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terryaki in Chicago, Illinois

60 months ago

Position: Sr Technologist
Salary: $ 49k
State: IL
Years worked: 2.5

If you are right out of college and work at one of the better hospitals in Chicago, you can be sure to start somewhere around 42-44k, suburb hospitals pay slightly less according to coworkers.

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Larry in Richardson, Texas

60 months ago

Position: MLT (AMT) (I could not pass the ASCP)
Salary: 12/hour (I love lowering MT wages bc the field has no standards!)
State: Texas (This state will hire any one with a pulse, no licensure here!)
Years worked: 30+, I failed out to get my BS in MT so I am stuck as a lonely MLT

California has the highest salary because they have standards and have not started hirin MLT yer, this is what happens when you have no standards an hire anyone with a plus, lower wages!!

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Larry in Richardson, Texas

60 months ago

I must have really got to you and I'm better than I thought I was. Thanks

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Larry in Richardson, Texas

60 months ago

Yes I love to lower wages, my MLT degree is the greatest degree out there. I wish there was a associate level pharmacist or PT so I can lower their wages too!!

I have a question, what is the difference from a mono and lymph?

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Larry in Richardson, Texas

60 months ago

Why do you blame MLT's for lower wages? It was your beloved ASCP that came up with the program in the first place. This was to solve a worker shortage and increase profits for Pathologists. By the way, it's not a good thing that a Tech run organization (NCA) has become a Pathologist run company.
Maybe it's you that can't tell the difference from a mono and lymph and you just want to hide behind a cert to make up for something. Now reply using your dial up connection.

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Angel in Riverview, Florida

60 months ago

Hahahaha....I love that comment about the mono and the lymph. We know just as much as they do and we paid less AND spent less time on our education. Yes, we may make less, but we have the same knowledge. Great comments, Larry!

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Angel in Riverview, Florida

60 months ago

Larry, you make $12/hr as a MLT with 30 years experience??? I am SO not moving to Texas! That pay is too low. You should tell them you want more, or move jobs.

I haven't started working as a MLT yet (still waiting for my license), but the pay here in Florida is around $15 or $16 to start for hospital day shift.

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Larry in Richardson, Texas

60 months ago

Angel there at two SEPERATE tests for MLT and MT bc the level of knowledge is much more for the MT ASCP hence more years in school.

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Angel in Riverview, Florida

60 months ago

I know that there are two different tests for MT versus MLT; however, an ASCP certified MT will be doing the SAME work on the bench here that an MLT will be doing.

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CLS48 in California

60 months ago

bump or maybe not.

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. in Kirkland, Washington

60 months ago

Why was the other thread deleted?

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microjuju in Winnetka, California

60 months ago

Angel in Riverview, Florida said: Larry, you make $12/hr as a MLT with 30 years experience??? I am SO not moving to Texas! That pay is too low. You should tell them you want more, or move jobs.

I haven't started working as a MLT yet (still waiting for my license), but the pay here in Florida is around $15 or $16 to start for hospital day shift.

$15 or $16, that's a joke, I was making that as a phlebotomist in Bev Hills.....
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CLS48 in California

60 months ago

microjuju in Winnetka, California said: $15 or $16, that's a joke, I was making that as a phlebotomist in Bev Hills.....
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He's talking about MLT, or medical lab technician, which is basically on the level as a phlebotomist.

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CLS2009 in Sacramento, California

60 months ago

medtech74 in New Hampshire said: started as MLT(ASCP)then BS in Med Tech (no ASCP test needed again)
salary:$33/hr as Sr Tech
state:NH
yrs: 25+
starting salary: who can remember that far back? :)

uh, Cali pays 78K for practically being right out of school??

Yes, they do; plus I got a signing bonus. CLS48 is accurate in his/her info, Northern CA seems to pay the most. I looked at jobs in both the Bay Area and So CA and they all paid less, and it was really not worth it when the higher cost of living was factored in.

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Medical Technologist in Atlanta, Georgia

60 months ago

salary 62+ annual (non-supervisory position).. due for promotion(will continue to be in a non-supervisory position)... salary will be 72+
Agency: Federal Employee
state: GA
years: 12

originally started in Mississippi as a MLT 11 dollars an hour for working nights.

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Bistyb69 in Smyrna, Tennessee

60 months ago

I work nights for a large hospital corporation in Nashville,TN. I work nights, primarily weekends (12 hours Sat, 12 hours Sun, plus Mon and Tues). With 17 years experience, I make 87k plus about 10-12k more in overtime.

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Jill in Mundelein, Illinois

59 months ago

position - MLT (ASCP), BS Microbiology
salary - 45k
years experience - 5 months
state - IL

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