Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
165,220 1.0 % $27.94 $58,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.02 $23.18 $27.41 $32.84 $37.58
Annual Wage (2) $39,550 $48,220 $57,010 $68,320 $78,160


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 95,880 1.85 $28.16 $58,580
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 26,290 11.46 $28.07 $58,390
Offices of Physicians 12,780 0.55 $26.01 $54,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,370 0.26 $26.70 $55,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,380 0.26 $31.06 $64,610

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 26,290 11.46 $28.07 $58,390
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 95,880 1.85 $28.16 $58,580
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,760 1.47 $25.74 $53,540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,580 1.17 $29.77 $61,920
Offices of Physicians 12,780 0.55 $26.01 $54,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $40.30 $83,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,380 0.26 $31.06 $64,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 800 0.04 $29.91 $62,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,580 1.17 $29.77 $61,920
Offices of Dentists 370 0.04 $29.23 $60,800


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 13,350 1.30 1.01 $26.10 $54,280
California 11,720 0.84 0.65 $37.69 $78,400
New York 10,820 1.28 1.00 $30.01 $62,420
Florida 9,030 1.26 0.98 $26.68 $55,490
Pennsylvania 8,080 1.46 1.13 $26.11 $54,300




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 2.01 1.56 $24.09 $50,110
Massachusetts 6,250 1.98 1.54 $32.17 $66,920
Michigan 7,070 1.85 1.43 $25.53 $53,090
Maryland 4,550 1.84 1.43 $30.28 $62,980
South Carolina 3,240 1.83 1.42 $21.52 $44,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,720 0.84 0.65 $37.69 $78,400
Nevada 990 0.89 0.69 $33.07 $68,790
Massachusetts 6,250 1.98 1.54 $32.17 $66,920
Alaska 240 0.75 0.58 $31.90 $66,340
District of Columbia 890 1.38 1.07 $31.86 $66,270





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 6,850 1.35 1.05 $31.00 $64,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,230 2.52 1.96 $32.83 $68,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,720 1.46 1.13 $27.10 $56,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,680 1.03 0.80 $27.48 $57,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,030 1.31 1.02 $30.62 $63,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,920 1.61 1.25 $28.43 $59,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,870 1.29 1.00 $26.29 $54,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,840 1.39 1.08 $27.72 $57,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.68 0.53 $37.27 $77,530
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,530 2.02 1.57 $28.78 $59,850




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 13.98 10.86 $30.01 $62,420
Burlington, NC 250 4.48 3.48 $28.93 $60,170
New Haven, CT 1,100 4.15 3.22 $32.29 $67,170
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 1,180 4.12 3.20 $19.78 $41,130
Rome, GA 130 3.73 2.90 $27.84 $57,920
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 950 3.55 2.76 $25.21 $52,440
Charlottesville, VA 330 3.50 2.72 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 280 3.37 2.62 $25.76 $53,570
Sioux Falls, SD 390 2.92 2.27 $24.57 $51,110
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 580 2.85 2.21 $22.04 $45,840