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Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,550
25th Percentile Wage
$51,370
50th Percentile Wage
$61,070
75th Percentile Wage
$73,760
90th Percentile Wage
$85,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) medical and clinical laboratory technologists is $85,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,550. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 104% 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 medical and clinical laboratory technologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$61,070
0.90% 5.71%
2015
$60,520
1.80% -
2014
$59,430
1.68% -
2013
$58,430
1.45% -
2012
$57,580
- -

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

The average salaries of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in 10 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 technologists occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $77,910. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $54,660).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$77,910
Manufacturing
$68,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$65,870
Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,650
Wholesale Trade
$63,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$61,060
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,480
Finance and Insurance
$55,000
Educational Services
$54,660

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

From the above tables we note that not only medical and clinical laboratory technologists 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 technologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,450 to $82,650. The highest paying state for medical and clinical laboratory technologists is California with a median annual salary of $82,650. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,450. For more salary information of medical and clinical laboratory technologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$82,650
Rhode Island
$75,420
Alaska
$75,180
Nevada
$72,800
Massachusetts
$72,390
Connecticut
$71,920
Oregon
$70,260
New Jersey
$69,760
Washington
$69,540
Hawaii
$68,410
New York
$67,770
Vermont
$67,010
District of Columbia
$66,930
Delaware
$66,400
New Hampshire
$66,220
Minnesota
$65,770
Colorado
$65,760
Guam
$65,490
Wyoming
$62,300
Maryland
$61,760
Idaho
$61,710
Montana
$60,920
Tennessee
$60,270
Florida
$59,870
Illinois
$59,840
Ohio
$59,400
Texas
$58,770
Virginia
$58,560
Indiana
$58,450
North Carolina
$58,090
Arizona
$58,050
Georgia
$57,930
Missouri
$57,640
Pennsylvania
$57,530
Michigan
$57,200
Wisconsin
$57,070
Nebraska
$56,560
Kentucky
$56,510
Maine
$56,380
Mississippi
$56,130
West Virginia
$55,830
Oklahoma
$55,790
Iowa
$55,570
Kansas
$55,560
Alabama
$54,820
North Dakota
$54,710
New Mexico
$53,890
Utah
$53,810
Arkansas
$51,480
South Dakota
$51,470
Louisiana
$51,140
South Carolina
$50,860
Puerto Rico
$30,450



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