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Highest Paying Industries for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

The top 86 highest paying industries for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $72,350, wholesale trade is the highest paying industry for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians. It is followed by management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (average annual salary $66,170). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 86 Highest Paying Industries for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wholesale Trade
$72,350
n/a
2 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,170
390
3 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$60,490
120
4 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$59,260
490
5 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$58,840
180
6 Chemical Manufacturing
$58,670
510
7 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$57,590
3,250
8 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$56,960
4,080
9 Federal government, including USPS
$56,400
8,460
10 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$56,400
8,460
11 Manufacturing
$55,860
610
12 Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,460
270
13 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$54,800
780
14 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$53,440
n/a
15 Finance and Insurance
$53,440
n/a
16 Offices of Dentists
$53,410
1,210
17 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,390
420
18 Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,930
142,780
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,850
139,320
20 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,730
11,850
21 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,730
11,850
22 Hospitals - State government owned
$52,630
6,280
23 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$52,600
165,890
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$52,510
161,370
25 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$52,420
5,270
26 Repair and Maintenance
$51,310
50
27 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,500
41,840
28 Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,010
16,830
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$49,990
16,780
30 Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,720
283,630
31 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$49,700
18,470
32 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$49,510
60
33 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$49,510
60
34 Individual and Family Services
$48,890
200
35 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$48,560
240
36 State government, including schools and hospitals
$47,740
14,910
37 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$47,710
59,250
38 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,820
n/a
39 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,450
116,540
40 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,340
11,890
41 Educational Services
$45,300
12,110
42 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,210
6,480
43 Educational Services - State government owned
$45,170
6,600
44 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$45,110
5,230
45 Educational Services - Privately owned
$45,090
5,240
46 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,880
8,490
47 Outpatient Care Centers
$44,840
9,360
48 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,820
1,370
49 Offices of Physicians
$44,720
32,120
50 Scientific Research and Development Services
$44,610
7,450
51 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$44,440
7,330
52 Social Assistance
$44,300
300
53 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$43,910
80
54 Junior colleges - State government owned
$43,510
120
55 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$42,860
210
56 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$42,450
40
57 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$42,450
40
58 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$42,140
450
59 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$42,130
90
60 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$41,950
480
61 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,910
2,020
62 Testing Laboratories
$41,530
430
63 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$41,200
n/a
64 Other Residential Care Facilities
$41,160
n/a
65 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,620
12,970
66 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$39,620
12,970
67 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$39,440
180
68 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$39,330
70
69 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$38,340
370
70 Home Health Care Services
$38,060
660
71 Temporary Help Services
$37,470
3,840
72 Employment Services
$37,470
4,370
73 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,040
4,620
74 Administrative and Support Services
$37,010
4,600
75 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,990
960
76 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,280
210
77 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$33,170
340
78 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,560
n/a
79 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$31,910
n/a
80 Offices of Optometrists
$31,890
210
81 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$31,110
430
82 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,780
900
83 Veterinary Services
$30,480
n/a
84 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,880
n/a
85 Retail Trade
$28,270
30
86 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$26,290
250