Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical and clinical laboratory technicians among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,040
25th Percentile Wage
$30,730
50th Percentile Wage
$38,140
75th Percentile Wage
$49,360
90th Percentile Wage
$62,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,040.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.52
25th Percentile Wage
$14.77
50th Percentile Wage
$18.34
75th Percentile Wage
$23.73
90th Percentile Wage
$30.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.20. The median hourly salary is $18.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.52.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,140-0.97%5.79%
201538,5101.32%-
201438,0003.66%-
201336,6101.86%-
201235,930--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $28,960 to $50,070. The highest paying area for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $50,070. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $42,240). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $28,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$50,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$42,240
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$41,510
Lancaster
$41,300
State College
$41,220
Philadelphia
$41,090
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$39,810
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,100
Reading
$38,520
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,240
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$37,550
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,060
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,980
Pittsburgh
$34,910
Johnstown
$33,900
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$33,090
Altoona
$31,230
Erie
$30,580
Williamsport
$29,890
York-Hanover
$28,960


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