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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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|25th Percentile Wage|| |
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|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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. 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 104% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in 8 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $68,760. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $54,660).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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.
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|Puerto Rico|| |