What are you paying your Clinical Laboratory Scientists?

by Chris Toon | Dec. 9th, 2019 | CLS Connect

With Clinical Laboratory Scientists in its highest demand, were constantly asked by our clients what the average market rate is for a CLS/MLT.  Currently, the average salary for a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the United States is $74,000 and growing.  But let’s break it down even further by state and demand:

What can you expect from the CLS job market in 2020 and on?

According to information posted on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were over 450,000 medical and clinical laboratory scientists and technicians employed in the United States in 2019.  This is an estimate, because without licensure, a firm number of practicing laboratory professionals is not available.  This personnel includes generalist technologists and technicians, specialists with roles in immunohematology, clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology, and cytotechnologists, histotechnologists and histotechnicians.  The BLS projects a nationwide need for a 15% average increase in medical laboratory technologists and technicians between 2020 and 2026, which is double the underlying average increase in all occupations of 7%.3   Another data source, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Human Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), projects a substantial increase in demand/growth for medical and clinical laboratory technologists and technicians between 2020 and 2025 of 22%!

If you’re curious about your city average or just have a general question regarding the CLS community, please email me at Chris@CLS-Connect.com.

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