Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical and clinical laboratory technologists 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 technologists amongst California metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,330
25th Percentile Wage
$63,870
50th Percentile Wage
$82,650
75th Percentile Wage
$98,360
90th Percentile Wage
$115,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$82,650
-0.58% 3.84%
2015
$83,130
2.61% -
2014
$80,960
0.61% -
2013
$80,470
1.23% -
2012
$79,480
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in state of California ranges from $69,160 to $109,790. The highest paying area for medical and clinical laboratory technologists in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $109,790. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Merced (mean annual salary $106,260). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $69,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$109,790
Merced
$106,260
Stockton
$98,670
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$97,260
Fresno
$93,500
Redding
$91,300
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$90,850
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$90,790
Salinas
$90,600
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$88,200
Bakersfield-Delano
$88,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$87,430
Hanford-Corcoran
$87,240
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$87,080
Yuba City
$87,070
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$85,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$83,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$82,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,490
El Centro
$81,300
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$80,280
Modesto
$80,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$79,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$77,710
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$77,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$74,670
Chico
$72,220
Vallejo-Fairfield
$71,690
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$70,770
Visalia-Porterville
$69,160




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