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Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The clinical laboratory technologists and technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,640
25th Percentile Wage
$37,910
50th Percentile Wage
$51,770
75th Percentile Wage
$65,600
90th Percentile Wage
$79,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is $79,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,640. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,770
1.62% 7.63%
2016
$50,930
0.75% -
2015
$50,550
2.45% -
2014
$49,310
1.16% -
2013
$48,740
1.89% -
2012
$47,820
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Table 2. Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $63,310. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $28,850).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$63,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,480
Manufacturing
$55,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,010
Wholesale Trade
$53,190
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,000
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,540
Educational Services
$49,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,590
Retail Trade
$39,460
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,850

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only clinical laboratory technologists and technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,120 to $68,390. The highest paying state for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $68,390. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,120. For more salary information of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$68,390
Rhode Island
$67,520
New Jersey
$64,130
Connecticut
$62,750
Oregon
$62,530
Delaware
$61,810
New York
$61,530
New Hampshire
$60,910
Nevada
$58,650
Massachusetts
$57,680
District of Columbia
$57,590
Vermont
$56,430
Colorado
$56,030
Hawaii
$55,790
Minnesota
$55,070
California
$55,000
Montana
$54,650
Illinois
$54,120
Washington
$54,050
Arizona
$53,920
Maine
$53,810
Ohio
$53,240
Wyoming
$53,160
Florida
$52,450
North Dakota
$52,180
Maryland
$51,440
Virginia
$50,800
Wisconsin
$50,140
Texas
$49,780
Pennsylvania
$49,640
Nebraska
$49,090
West Virginia
$49,040
North Carolina
$48,740
Virgin Islands
$48,140
Iowa
$48,000
Georgia
$47,740
South Dakota
$47,430
Tennessee
$47,180
Kentucky
$47,060
Alabama
$46,940
Missouri
$46,760
South Carolina
$45,720
Oklahoma
$45,470
Idaho
$45,470
Indiana
$45,360
Kansas
$45,190
New Mexico
$45,040
Michigan
$44,570
Utah
$44,220
Louisiana
$44,150
Guam
$43,840
Mississippi
$43,570
Arkansas
$41,390
Puerto Rico
$30,120



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