The salary statistics of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The clinical laboratory technologists and technicians 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$29,640|
|25th Percentile Wage||$37,910|
|50th Percentile Wage||$51,770|
|75th Percentile Wage||$65,600|
|90th Percentile Wage||$79,530|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is $79,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,640. 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 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in 12 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 clinical laboratory technologists and technicians occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $63,310. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $28,850).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only clinical laboratory technologists and 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 clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,120 to $68,390. The highest paying state for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians is Alaska with a median annual salary of $68,390. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $30,120. For more salary information of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
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|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
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|South Dakota|| |
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|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |