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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of medical and clinical laboratory technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of medical and clinical laboratory technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The medical and clinical laboratory 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. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,010
25th Percentile Wage
$31,250
50th Percentile Wage
$38,950
75th Percentile Wage
$49,920
90th Percentile Wage
$61,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) medical and clinical laboratory technicians is $61,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,010. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% 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 medical and clinical laboratory technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,950-0.05%4.39%
201538,9701.54%-
201438,3701.04%-
201337,9701.92%-
201237,240--

Table 2. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in 11 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 medical and clinical laboratory technicians occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $56,050. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $32,520).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$56,050
Manufacturing
$43,570
Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,360
Educational Services
$40,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,580
Finance and Insurance
$40,330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,300
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,770
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,180
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,520

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

From the above tables we note that not only medical and clinical laboratory 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 medical and clinical laboratory technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,150 to $57,470. The highest paying state for medical and clinical laboratory technicians is Rhode Island with a median annual salary of $57,470. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,150. For more salary information of medical and clinical laboratory technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Rhode Island
$57,470
New Jersey
$51,160
Alaska
$49,640
Vermont
$49,270
New York
$47,610
Hawaii
$46,790
California
$45,420
Minnesota
$44,920
Connecticut
$44,470
Nevada
$44,230
Washington
$43,800
Ohio
$42,310
Oregon
$42,170
Illinois
$42,020
Wisconsin
$41,950
New Hampshire
$41,520
Iowa
$41,470
District of Columbia
$41,450
North Dakota
$41,390
Maine
$41,270
West Virginia
$40,980
Massachusetts
$40,530
Colorado
$40,270
Delaware
$39,930
Arizona
$39,590
Montana
$39,010
Maryland
$38,860
Nebraska
$38,760
North Carolina
$38,550
Pennsylvania
$38,140
Texas
$37,990
Kentucky
$37,910
Virginia
$37,440
South Carolina
$36,860
Wyoming
$36,810
New Mexico
$36,280
Tennessee
$36,210
Indiana
$35,630
Kansas
$35,460
Florida
$35,360
South Dakota
$34,830
Georgia
$34,300
Mississippi
$34,180
Alabama
$34,090
Missouri
$34,040
Arkansas
$33,980
Guam
$33,380
Louisiana
$32,970
Michigan
$31,840
Utah
$31,800
Idaho
$31,480
Oklahoma
$31,170
Puerto Rico
$20,150


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