Health Technologists and Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of health technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare health technologists and technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Health Technologists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,760
25th Percentile Wage
$35,120
50th Percentile Wage
$46,030
75th Percentile Wage
$60,760
90th Percentile Wage
$77,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for health technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) health technologists and technicians is $77,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid health technologists and technicians is $27,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of health technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,0301.30%6.02%
201545,4301.83%-
201444,6001.57%-
201343,9001.46%-
201243,260--

Compare Health Technologists and Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of health technologists and technicians in 43 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for health technologists and technician occupations is the offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $72,490. The lowest paying industry is the ambulance services industry (annual salary $30,380). For detailed health technologists and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$72,490
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$55,010
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$53,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$49,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,620
Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$47,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,810
Hospitals - State government owned
$47,560
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$47,460
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$46,940
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$46,070
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$45,920
Child Day Care Services
$44,890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$44,630
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,120
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$44,070
Home Health Care Services
$43,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,430
Hospitals - Local government owned
$43,350
Outpatient Care Centers
$42,740
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$42,640
Offices of Physicians
$42,450
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$42,240
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$42,160
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,520
Individual and Family Services
$40,940
Social Assistance
$40,600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$39,730
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$38,520
Other Residential Care Facilities
$37,630
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$37,490
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$36,680
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$35,920
Offices of Chiropractors
$35,280
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$34,850
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$33,390
Offices of Optometrists
$33,090
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,930
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$32,620
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$31,570
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,560
Ambulance Services
$30,380

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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