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

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

Average Annual Salary of Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,550
25th Percentile Wage
$37,900
50th Percentile Wage
$52,000
75th Percentile Wage
$65,880
90th Percentile Wage
$79,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical laboratory 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) clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is $79,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is $29,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,000
1.38% 7.75%
2016
$51,280
0.53% -
2015
$51,010
2.53% -
2014
$49,720
1.55% -
2013
$48,950
2.00% -
2012
$47,970
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Compare Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in 38 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 clinical laboratory technologists and technician occupations is the specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $62,240. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $28,340). For detailed clinical laboratory technologists and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$62,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$60,930
Offices of Dentists
$60,620
Offices of Chiropractors
$58,930
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$57,980
Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$55,110
Hospitals - State government owned
$54,950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$54,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$54,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$54,670
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$53,240
Individual and Family Services
$53,170
Hospitals - Local government owned
$51,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$51,310
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$49,600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$47,950
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$47,560
Offices of Physicians
$47,380
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$46,790
Social Assistance
$45,970
Outpatient Care Centers
$45,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$44,370
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$43,370
Home Health Care Services
$43,120
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$42,630
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$42,630
Other Residential Care Facilities
$39,640
Offices of Optometrists
$37,840
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$37,070
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$34,350
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$32,510
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$32,200
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,380
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,380
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$29,730
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$28,340

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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