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

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

Average Annual Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,850
25th Percentile Wage
$51,730
50th Percentile Wage
$61,300
75th Percentile Wage
$74,160
90th Percentile Wage
$85,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technologists 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) medical and clinical laboratory technologists is $85,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical and clinical laboratory technologists is $41,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,300
0.98% 6.26%
2015
$60,700
1.93% -
2014
$59,530
2.03% -
2013
$58,320
1.47% -
2012
$57,460
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Compare Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in 33 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 medical and clinical laboratory technologists occupations is the specialty hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $66,360. The lowest paying industry is the continuing care retirement communities and assisted living facilities for the elderly industry (annual salary $27,580). For detailed medical and clinical laboratory technologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$66,360
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$65,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$65,510
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,730
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$63,300
Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,530
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$62,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$61,950
Home Health Care Services
$61,950
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$61,390
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$59,840
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$59,230
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$58,980
Offices of Physicians
$58,330
Outpatient Care Centers
$58,320
Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$58,080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$56,160
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,380
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$55,380
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$55,210
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$54,490
Social Assistance
$53,630
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$52,840
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$44,580
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$44,580
Offices of Dentists
$44,570
Individual and Family Services
$41,080
Offices of Optometrists
$33,170
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,690
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$27,580

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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