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Highest Paying Industries for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

The top 66 highest paying industries for medical and clinical laboratory technologists (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 $72,000, chemical manufacturing is the highest paying industry for medical and clinical laboratory technologists. It is followed by pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industry (average annual salary $71,950). 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 medical and clinical laboratory technologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 66 Highest Paying Industries for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chemical Manufacturing
$72,000
120
2 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$71,950
120
3 Manufacturing
$71,680
160
4 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$68,520
80
5 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$67,680
350
6 Educational Services - Local government owned
$64,740
80
7 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$64,270
1,920
8 Federal government, including USPS
$63,320
5,100
9 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$63,320
5,100
10 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,850
30
11 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$62,740
2,540
12 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$62,300
6,780
13 Federal, State, and Local Government
$62,300
6,780
14 Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,920
82,070
15 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$60,890
60
16 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,860
80,120
17 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,710
250
18 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$60,430
95,210
19 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$60,380
92,490
20 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$60,130
2,990
21 Employment Services
$59,870
680
22 Hospitals - State government owned
$59,760
3,720
23 Administrative and Support Services
$59,680
690
24 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$59,570
700
25 Health Care and Social Assistance
$59,530
144,470
26 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$59,310
28,740
27 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$59,210
580
28 Temporary Help Services
$59,170
530
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,460
2,260
30 Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,460
2,260
31 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,120
23,690
32 Outpatient Care Centers
$58,000
2,730
33 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,620
49,060
34 Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,920
9,420
35 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$56,900
9,380
36 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,850
10,040
37 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,720
3,160
38 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$56,340
180
39 Home Health Care Services
$56,290
140
40 Offices of Physicians
$55,590
12,570
41 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$55,240
150
42 Junior colleges - State government owned
$55,170
30
43 Scientific Research and Development Services
$54,970
2,710
44 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,910
8,540
45 Offices of Dentists
$54,900
160
46 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,590
30
47 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$54,550
2,630
48 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,800
550
49 Educational Services
$53,660
6,030
50 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,610
5,980
51 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,110
4,480
52 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,110
4,480
53 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$53,090
90
54 Educational Services - State government owned
$51,620
3,690
55 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$51,600
3,660
56 Social Assistance
$49,900
60
57 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$48,540
50
58 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$47,850
1,130
59 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,200
80
60 Testing Laboratories
$45,510
70
61 Individual and Family Services
$42,420
30
62 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$42,220
n/a
63 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$37,010
260
64 Offices of Optometrists
$32,310
n/a
65 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$23,480
140
66 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$22,970
n/a
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