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Highest Paying States for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

The highest paying states 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 of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $57,470, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for medical and clinical laboratory technicians. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $51,160). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$57,470
$42,430 420
2 New Jersey
$51,160
$33,890 3,080
3 Alaska
$49,640
$34,820 420
4 Vermont
$49,270
$31,210 250
5 New York
$47,610
$28,050 7,740
6 Hawaii
$46,790
$35,890 720
7 California
$45,420
$27,960 18,580
8 Minnesota
$44,920
$33,600 3,480
9 Virgin Islands
$44,640
$31,540 50
10 Connecticut
$44,470
$31,560 1,610
11 Nevada
$44,230
$31,370 820
12 Washington
$43,800
$28,670 3,250
13 Ohio
$42,310
$29,040 6,350
14 Oregon
$42,170
$28,250 1,460
15 Illinois
$42,020
$26,570 5,440
16 Wisconsin
$41,950
$29,710 2,850
17 New Hampshire
$41,520
$29,910 290
18 Iowa
$41,470
$27,810 1,330
19 District of Columbia
$41,450
$33,320 480
20 North Dakota
$41,390
$31,930 270
21 Maine
$41,270
$29,860 420
22 West Virginia
$40,980
$24,530 830
23 Massachusetts
$40,530
$30,840 5,320
24 Colorado
$40,270
$27,380 2,000
25 Delaware
$39,930
$29,660 160
26 Arizona
$39,590
$26,690 3,180
27 Montana
$39,010
$26,160 470
28 Maryland
$38,860
$27,430 5,310
29 Nebraska
$38,760
$25,920 1,400
30 North Carolina
$38,550
$27,900 5,300
31 Pennsylvania
$38,140
$26,040 7,590
32 Texas
$37,990
$25,870 11,780
33 Kentucky
$37,910
$26,670 2,200
34 Virginia
$37,440
$25,710 4,060
35 South Carolina
$36,860
$22,620 2,050
36 Wyoming
$36,810
$26,110 160
37 New Mexico
$36,280
$25,670 560
38 Tennessee
$36,210
$23,380 7,480
39 Indiana
$35,630
$25,300 3,150
40 Kansas
$35,460
$25,560 1,420
41 Florida
$35,360
$25,300 7,070
42 South Dakota
$34,830
$24,130 370
43 Georgia
$34,300
$23,550 5,180
44 Mississippi
$34,180
$22,520 1,670
45 Alabama
$34,090
$22,750 2,170
46 Missouri
$34,040
$23,220 4,730
47 Arkansas
$33,980
$21,370 1,360
48 Guam
$33,380
$25,220 50
49 Louisiana
$32,970
$21,340 2,540
50 Michigan
$31,840
$22,480 6,390
51 Utah
$31,800
$23,300 2,320
52 Idaho
$31,480
$24,220 570
53 Oklahoma
$31,170
$21,000 2,160
54 Puerto Rico
$20,150
$16,260 620
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