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

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

Average Annual Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,960
25th Percentile Wage
$31,050
50th Percentile Wage
$38,770
75th Percentile Wage
$49,830
90th Percentile Wage
$61,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory 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) medical and clinical laboratory technicians is $61,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical and clinical laboratory technicians is $25,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$38,770
-0.34% 4.26%
2015
$38,900
1.41% -
2014
$38,350
1.28% -
2013
$37,860
1.95% -
2012
$37,120
- -

Compare Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in 37 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 technician occupations is the offices of dentists industry with an annual salary $62,390. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $26,420). For detailed medical and clinical laboratory technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Dentists
$62,390
Individual and Family Services
$57,080
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$46,330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,000
Social Assistance
$42,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$41,690
Hospitals - State government owned
$40,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$40,110
Hospitals - Local government owned
$40,100
Other Residential Care Facilities
$40,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$40,030
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$39,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$39,650
Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,540
Offices of Physicians
$39,150
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$38,710
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$38,520
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$38,020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$37,420
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$36,320
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,480
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$35,430
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$35,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$35,160
Home Health Care Services
$34,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$34,830
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$32,200
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$31,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$31,340
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$29,520
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$29,520
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$29,500
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$28,190
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$26,780
Offices of Optometrists
$26,420

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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