Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
164,430 1.1 % $27.34 $56,870 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.66 $22.66 $26.98 $31.91 $36.91
Annual Wage (2) $38,810 $47,130 $56,130 $66,370 $76,780


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 96,100 1.86 $27.55 $57,300
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 25,850 11.32 $27.31 $56,810
Offices of Physicians 12,610 0.55 $25.49 $53,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,590 0.23 $26.00 $54,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,420 0.27 $30.86 $64,190

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 25,850 11.32 $27.31 $56,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 96,100 1.86 $27.55 $57,300
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,930 1.56 $25.56 $53,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,590 1.21 $29.39 $61,120
Offices of Physicians 12,610 0.55 $25.49 $53,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) (8) $38.65 $80,390
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $34.05 $70,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,420 0.27 $30.86 $64,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,590 1.21 $29.39 $61,120
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $28.58 $59,440


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 13,250 1.31 1.02 $25.29 $52,600
California 11,510 0.82 0.64 $36.35 $75,620
New York 10,460 1.25 0.97 $29.24 $60,810
Florida 9,610 1.35 1.05 $26.45 $55,020
Pennsylvania 7,800 1.42 1.10 $26.14 $54,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 790 2.04 1.58 $23.69 $49,280
Massachusetts 6,310 2.02 1.56 $31.16 $64,820
Michigan 6,970 1.86 1.44 $25.76 $53,570
Nebraska 1,670 1.85 1.43 $23.72 $49,350
Maryland 4,290 1.74 1.35 $29.69 $61,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,510 0.82 0.64 $36.35 $75,620
Nevada 940 0.85 0.66 $33.00 $68,650
District of Columbia 890 1.39 1.07 $31.53 $65,570
Massachusetts 6,310 2.02 1.56 $31.16 $64,820
Alaska 230 0.75 0.58 $30.73 $63,920

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,710 1.35 1.04 $30.12 $62,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,150 2.50 1.93 $31.94 $66,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,930 1.57 1.22 $25.83 $53,720
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,610 1.02 0.79 $26.77 $55,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,160 1.38 1.07 $30.69 $63,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,120 1.42 1.10 $25.77 $53,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,050 0.80 0.62 $35.33 $73,480
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.54 1.19 $29.19 $60,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,620 1.31 1.01 $26.93 $56,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,510 2.02 1.56 $28.33 $58,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 1,380 13.85 10.70 $29.52 $61,400
Burlington, NC 390 7.21 5.57 $22.15 $46,070
New Haven, CT 1,090 4.14 3.20 $31.53 $65,590
Durham, NC 1,070 4.01 3.10 $24.35 $50,640
Rome, GA 120 3.38 2.61 $25.35 $52,740
Columbia, MO 270 3.27 2.53 $25.34 $52,710
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 510 3.01 2.33 $23.51 $48,900
Athens-Clarke County, GA 230 2.99 2.31 $20.62 $42,890
Sioux Falls, SD 380 2.90 2.24 $24.18 $50,290
Gainesville, FL 340 2.88 2.23 $27.06 $56,280




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 720 0.84 0.65 $42.46 $88,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.96 0.74 $40.69 $84,640
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.53 0.41 $40.46 $84,160
Modesto, CA 100 0.67 0.52 $40.08 $83,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 140 0.86 0.66 $39.81 $82,800
Stockton, CA 110 0.57 0.44 $39.60 $82,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.80 0.62 $38.77 $80,650
Salinas, CA 90 0.56 0.43 $38.15 $79,350
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 150 0.87 0.68 $37.93 $78,890
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 150 1.28 0.99 $37.48 $77,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 620 1.63 1.26 $23.04 $47,920
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 560 2.09 1.62 $24.20 $50,340
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 360 2.17 1.67 $25.30 $52,630
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 330 1.83 1.41 $21.06 $43,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 270 1.31 1.02 $23.09 $48,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 360 2.17 1.67 $25.30 $52,630
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 230 2.11 1.63 $24.20 $50,340
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 560 2.09 1.62 $24.20 $50,340
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 70 1.97 1.53 $25.04 $52,090
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 330 1.83 1.41 $21.06 $43,800

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 0.62 $41.38 $86,080
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 0.61 $38.20 $79,450
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.65 1.28 $36.64 $76,220
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 0.51 $33.16 $68,980
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.08 0.84 $31.28 $65,070


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011