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Health Technologists and Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of health technologists and technicians are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of health technologists and technicians in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of health technologists and technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The health 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. Health Technologists and Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,070
25th Percentile Wage
$33,100
50th Percentile Wage
$43,590
75th Percentile Wage
$58,300
90th Percentile Wage
$75,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for health technologists and technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) health technologists and technicians is $75,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,070. 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 190% 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 health technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,590
1.93% 7.36%
2016
$42,750
1.31% -
2015
$42,190
1.80% -
2014
$41,430
1.35% -
2013
$40,870
1.20% -
2012
$40,380
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Table 2. Health Technologists and Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of health technologists and technicians in 20 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 health technologists and technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $89,680. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $30,560).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$89,680
Manufacturing
$55,690
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,760
Mining
$46,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$44,740
Construction
$44,650
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,010
Educational Services
$43,730
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$43,290
Finance and Insurance
$42,160
Information
$38,100
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,490
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$35,340
Wholesale Trade
$35,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,900
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,570
Retail Trade
$30,560



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