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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 2017 [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 Connecticut
$44,470
$31,560 1,610
10 Nevada
$44,230
$31,370 820
11 Washington
$43,800
$28,670 3,250
12 Ohio
$42,310
$29,040 6,350
13 Oregon
$42,170
$28,250 1,460
14 Illinois
$42,020
$26,570 5,440
15 Wisconsin
$41,950
$29,710 2,850
16 New Hampshire
$41,520
$29,910 290
17 Iowa
$41,470
$27,810 1,330
18 District of Columbia
$41,450
$33,320 480
19 North Dakota
$41,390
$31,930 270
20 Maine
$41,270
$29,860 420
21 West Virginia
$40,980
$24,530 830
22 Massachusetts
$40,530
$30,840 5,320
23 Colorado
$40,270
$27,380 2,000
24 Delaware
$39,930
$29,660 160
25 Arizona
$39,590
$26,690 3,180
26 Montana
$39,010
$26,160 470
27 Maryland
$38,860
$27,430 5,310
28 Nebraska
$38,760
$25,920 1,400
29 North Carolina
$38,550
$27,900 5,300
30 Pennsylvania
$38,140
$26,040 7,590
31 Texas
$37,990
$25,870 11,780
32 Kentucky
$37,910
$26,670 2,200
33 Virginia
$37,440
$25,710 4,060
34 South Carolina
$36,860
$22,620 2,050
35 Wyoming
$36,810
$26,110 160
36 New Mexico
$36,280
$25,670 560
37 Tennessee
$36,210
$23,380 7,480
38 Indiana
$35,630
$25,300 3,150
39 Kansas
$35,460
$25,560 1,420
40 Florida
$35,360
$25,300 7,070
41 South Dakota
$34,830
$24,130 370
42 Georgia
$34,300
$23,550 5,180
43 Mississippi
$34,180
$22,520 1,670
44 Alabama
$34,090
$22,750 2,170
45 Missouri
$34,040
$23,220 4,730
46 Arkansas
$33,980
$21,370 1,360
47 Guam
$33,380
$25,220 50
48 Louisiana
$32,970
$21,340 2,540
49 Michigan
$31,840
$22,480 6,390
50 Utah
$31,800
$23,300 2,320
51 Idaho
$31,480
$24,220 570
52 Oklahoma
$31,170
$21,000 2,160
53 Puerto Rico
$20,150
$16,260 620
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