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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Health Technologists and Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,570
25th Percentile Wage
$32,510
50th Percentile Wage
$42,750
75th Percentile Wage
$57,370
90th Percentile Wage
$74,390

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 $74,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,570. We note 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of health technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,7501.31%5.54%
201542,1901.80%-
201441,4301.35%-
201340,8701.20%-
201240,380--

Table 2. Health Technologists and Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of health technologists and technicians in 19 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 mining sector with an annual salary $56,550. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $28,790).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$56,550
Manufacturing
$55,940
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,030
Construction
$44,880
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,060
Educational Services
$43,010
Finance and Insurance
$42,320
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$41,610
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,650
Information
$34,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,810
Wholesale Trade
$34,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,970
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,800
Retail Trade
$29,790
Accommodation and Food Services
$28,790



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