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Highest Paying States for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

The highest paying states 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 of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $82,650, California is the highest paying state for medical and clinical laboratory technologists. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $75,420). 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 technologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$82,650
$44,330 11,780
2 Rhode Island
$75,420
$53,000 500
3 Alaska
$75,180
$50,650 230
4 Nevada
$72,800
$52,140 820
5 Massachusetts
$72,390
$50,480 6,210
6 Connecticut
$71,920
$52,070 2,350
7 Oregon
$70,260
$52,230 2,170
8 New Jersey
$69,760
$51,800 4,990
9 Washington
$69,540
$46,880 3,380
10 Hawaii
$68,410
$50,490 640
11 New York
$67,770
$50,590 10,380
12 Vermont
$67,010
$44,790 180
13 District of Columbia
$66,930
$46,230 750
14 Delaware
$66,400
$51,290 440
15 New Hampshire
$66,220
$48,930 580
16 Minnesota
$65,770
$48,820 4,050
17 Colorado
$65,760
$46,070 2,620
18 Wyoming
$62,300
$41,450 290
19 Maryland
$61,760
$41,110 3,840
20 Idaho
$61,710
$46,990 580
21 Montana
$60,920
$43,370 540
22 Tennessee
$60,270
$41,890 4,620
23 Florida
$59,870
$45,400 10,150
24 Illinois
$59,840
$42,650 6,070
25 Ohio
$59,400
$44,630 6,860
26 Texas
$58,770
$40,360 12,380
27 Virginia
$58,560
$40,900 4,340
28 Indiana
$58,450
$38,110 3,920
29 North Carolina
$58,090
$41,550 5,020
30 Arizona
$58,050
$37,860 4,200
31 Georgia
$57,930
$39,660 4,710
32 Missouri
$57,640
$41,630 3,780
33 Pennsylvania
$57,530
$39,680 7,970
34 Michigan
$57,200
$36,670 7,090
35 Wisconsin
$57,070
$40,740 3,430
36 Nebraska
$56,560
$41,540 1,460
37 Kentucky
$56,510
$37,700 1,760
38 Maine
$56,380
$39,570 900
39 Mississippi
$56,130
$36,060 1,490
40 West Virginia
$55,830
$40,720 830
41 Oklahoma
$55,790
$37,490 2,030
42 Iowa
$55,570
$38,790 1,230
43 Kansas
$55,560
$34,290 1,690
44 Alabama
$54,820
$36,310 2,550
45 North Dakota
$54,710
$40,570 700
46 New Mexico
$53,890
$33,040 680
47 Utah
$53,810
$34,600 2,280
48 Arkansas
$51,480
$34,070 1,040
49 South Dakota
$51,470
$38,300 760
50 Louisiana
$51,140
$31,600 2,650
51 South Carolina
$50,860
$31,710 2,820
52 Puerto Rico
$30,450
$21,510 2,610
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