Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical and clinical laboratory technicians amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,960
25th Percentile Wage
$34,510
50th Percentile Wage
$45,420
75th Percentile Wage
$58,330
90th Percentile Wage
$69,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.44
25th Percentile Wage
$16.59
50th Percentile Wage
$21.84
75th Percentile Wage
$28.04
90th Percentile Wage
$33.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.43. The median hourly salary is $21.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.44.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,420-0.81%10.00%
201545,7904.61%-
201443,6803.62%-
201342,1002.90%-
201240,880--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in state of California ranges from $31,600 to $58,260. The highest paying area for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $58,260. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $55,600). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$58,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$55,600
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$55,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$53,860
Vallejo-Fairfield
$53,780
Modesto
$52,550
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$52,380
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$51,120
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$50,900
Fresno
$50,270
Visalia-Porterville
$48,040
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$46,190
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$45,560
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$44,170
Stockton
$43,190
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$42,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$41,700
Bakersfield-Delano
$41,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$41,200
Napa
$40,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$39,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$39,790
Chico
$39,670
Redding
$38,500
Salinas
$38,100
Merced
$37,890
El Centro
$35,170
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$31,600



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