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Highest Paying Industries for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

The top 77 highest paying industries for medical and clinical laboratory 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 $53,960, colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for medical and clinical laboratory technicians. It is followed by offices of dentists industry (average annual salary $53,270). 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 technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 77 Highest Paying Industries for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$53,960
120
2 Offices of Dentists
$53,270
1,050
3 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$52,610
370
4 Individual and Family Services
$52,350
160
5 Chemical Manufacturing
$51,840
380
6 Manufacturing
$48,300
450
7 Educational Services - Local government owned
$48,100
190
8 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$46,030
1,330
9 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$45,590
40
10 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,220
1,540
11 Federal government, including USPS
$42,290
3,360
12 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$42,290
3,360
13 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$40,950
40
14 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,950
40
15 Junior colleges - State government owned
$40,930
80
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$40,880
5,070
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,880
5,070
18 Other Residential Care Facilities
$40,460
n/a
19 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$40,310
400
20 Testing Laboratories
$40,260
370
21 Outpatient Care Centers
$40,240
6,630
22 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$40,010
8,420
23 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,880
820
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$39,880
7,400
25 Social Assistance
$39,860
240
26 Hospitals - Local government owned
$39,860
7,410
27 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$39,590
18,150
28 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,570
170
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$39,250
2,270
30 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$39,210
2,970
31 Educational Services - Privately owned
$39,190
2,980
32 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$39,050
70,680
33 Scientific Research and Development Services
$39,020
4,740
34 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$39,000
4,700
35 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$38,990
68,870
36 Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,960
60,710
37 Hospitals - State government owned
$38,940
2,560
38 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,870
59,200
39 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,850
5,330
40 Offices of Physicians
$38,570
19,560
41 Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,350
139,160
42 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$38,250
150
43 Educational Services
$38,020
6,080
44 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$38,000
5,920
45 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,760
67,470
46 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$37,390
200
47 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$37,360
30,520
48 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$37,120
90
49 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$36,940
260
50 State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,870
6,370
51 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$36,840
60
52 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$35,940
40
53 Temporary Help Services
$35,760
3,310
54 Educational Services - State government owned
$35,630
2,910
55 Employment Services
$35,480
3,680
56 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$35,450
2,830
57 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,270
8,490
58 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,270
8,490
59 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,100
3,920
60 Administrative and Support Services
$35,090
3,910
61 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,030
890
62 Home Health Care Services
$34,870
520
63 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$34,340
60
64 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,190
710
65 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$33,610
330
66 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$33,520
270
67 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$32,010
300
68 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$31,970
50
69 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$31,840
760
70 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,720
180
71 Offices of Optometrists
$31,630
150
72 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$31,340
n/a
73 Veterinary Services
$30,480
n/a
74 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,310
n/a
75 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,880
n/a
76 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$29,290
90
77 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$26,650
230
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