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
$28,270
25th Percentile Wage
$35,720
50th Percentile Wage
$46,760
75th Percentile Wage
$61,600
90th Percentile Wage
$78,780

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 $78,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid health technologists and technicians is $28,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,760
1.56% 7.49%
2016
$46,030
1.30% -
2015
$45,430
1.83% -
2014
$44,600
1.57% -
2013
$43,900
1.46% -
2012
$43,260
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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 $73,750. The lowest paying industry is the ambulance services industry (annual salary $30,800). 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
$73,750
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$55,230
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$53,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$50,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$49,480
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$49,020
Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,950
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,800
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,300
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$48,130
Hospitals - State government owned
$48,030
Child Day Care Services
$46,750
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,480
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$46,400
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$45,530
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$45,140
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,990
Home Health Care Services
$44,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,330
Hospitals - Local government owned
$44,240
Outpatient Care Centers
$43,520
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$43,490
Offices of Physicians
$43,290
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$43,210
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$42,290
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$41,970
Social Assistance
$40,840
Individual and Family Services
$40,840
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$40,770
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$39,590
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$39,080
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$36,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$36,340
Offices of Chiropractors
$36,170
Other Residential Care Facilities
$35,960
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$35,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,350
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$34,380
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$33,870
Offices of Optometrists
$33,710
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$32,260
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$32,080
Ambulance Services
$30,800

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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