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
$28,940
25th Percentile Wage
$37,360
50th Percentile Wage
$51,280
75th Percentile Wage
$64,560
90th Percentile Wage
$78,740

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 $78,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is $28,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,2800.53%6.45%
201551,0102.53%-
201449,7201.55%-
201348,9502.00%-
201247,970--

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 36 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 offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $61,020. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $28,120). For detailed clinical laboratory technologists and technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$61,020
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$60,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,230
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$56,340
Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,300
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$53,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$53,870
Hospitals - State government owned
$53,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$53,500
Individual and Family Services
$53,170
Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$50,520
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$50,320
Social Assistance
$49,430
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,180
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$46,830
Offices of Physicians
$46,300
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$45,550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$44,780
Outpatient Care Centers
$44,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,300
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$41,300
Other Residential Care Facilities
$41,170
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$40,580
Home Health Care Services
$39,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,790
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$37,080
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$36,530
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$32,370
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,880
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,880
Offices of Optometrists
$30,100
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$29,900
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$29,620
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$28,120

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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