The average annual and hourly salaries for medical and clinical laboratory technologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical and clinical laboratory technologists amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$44,330|
|25th Percentile Wage||$63,870|
|50th Percentile Wage||$82,650|
|75th Percentile Wage||$98,360|
|90th Percentile Wage||$115,530|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical and clinical laboratory technologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,330.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in state of California ranges from $69,160 to $109,790. The highest paying area for medical and clinical laboratory technologists in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $109,790. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Merced (mean annual salary $106,260). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $69,160.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|El Centro|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |