Georgia Medical Lab Technician Salaries
Medical Laboratory Tech Salaries in Georgia
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a median at $17.01 per hour or $35,400 for the MLT profession as a whole. However, the ASCP Wage and Salary Survey found that the average salary for medical technicians was slightly higher at $18.48 per hour or $38,438 per year, likely due to the fact that they surveyed only their certified members.
In Georgia, salaries range from $21,100 for entry level to $48,600 for more experienced staff. Cost of living should always be taken into consideration when comparing cities and salaries.
Different cities can be compared at http://www.bestplaces.net/city/. Following is a list of average salaries for major cities in Georgia.
Athens, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary-$40,000
Atlanta, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary -$42,000
Augusta, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary -$41,000
Columbus, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary -$39,000
Hinesville, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary -$38,000
Macon, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary -$33,000
Savannah, Georgia medical laboratory technician salary -$37,000
Professional Associations for Medical Laboratory Technicians
Georgia State Society of American Medical Technologists
2296 Wilkins Cove
Decatur, GA 30035
This state society does provide one scholarship a year to Georgia residents who are pursuing a degree in one of the disciplines certified by AMT.
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
To become a member of the Georgia chapter, complete the ASCLS application at http://www.ascls.org/membership/index.asp. Additional information about the Georgia chapter can be found at http://www.asclsgeorgia.org/.