Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical and clinical laboratory technicians amongst Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,380
25th Percentile Wage
$28,610
50th Percentile Wage
$36,210
75th Percentile Wage
$45,550
90th Percentile Wage
$52,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.24
25th Percentile Wage
$13.75
50th Percentile Wage
$17.41
75th Percentile Wage
$21.90
90th Percentile Wage
$25.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.18. The median hourly salary is $17.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.24.

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
201636,2101.22%2.24%
201535,7702.26%-
201434,960-0.31%-
201335,070-0.94%-
201235,400--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in state of Tennessee ranges from $28,710 to $42,540. The highest paying area for medical and clinical laboratory technicians in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $42,540. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Cleveland (mean annual salary $41,640). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $28,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$42,540
Cleveland
$41,640
Memphis
$40,930
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$39,890
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,640
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,050
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$36,360
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,370
Johnson City
$33,100
Chattanooga
$32,640
Morristown
$32,010
Knoxville
$31,030
Jackson
$28,710


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