Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.


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)
156,860 1.2 % $18.73 $38,960 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.82 $14.15 $17.76 $22.36 $27.56
Annual Wage (2) $24,580 $29,430 $36,950 $46,520 $57,330


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 68,900 1.33 $19.11 $39,750
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 26,490 11.54 $17.73 $36,870
Offices of Physicians 20,580 0.88 $18.55 $38,580
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,090 2.77 $17.73 $36,870
Outpatient Care Centers 7,090 1.16 $18.37 $38,210

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 26,490 11.54 $17.73 $36,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,090 2.77 $17.73 $36,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,900 1.33 $19.11 $39,750
Outpatient Care Centers 7,090 1.16 $18.37 $38,210
Offices of Physicians 20,580 0.88 $18.55 $38,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 390 0.05 $31.24 $64,980
Junior Colleges 350 0.04 $25.26 $52,540
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 110 0.04 $23.89 $49,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $20.34 $42,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,460 0.17 $20.18 $41,960


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)
California 16,670 1.19 0.97 $20.85 $43,370
Texas 12,700 1.23 1.01 $16.58 $34,490
Georgia 8,870 2.35 1.92 $16.24 $33,790
Pennsylvania 7,950 1.43 1.17 $20.34 $42,300
New York 7,920 0.94 0.77 $21.45 $44,620




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)
Tennessee 6,350 2.44 1.99 $17.05 $35,460
Georgia 8,870 2.35 1.92 $16.24 $33,790
Massachusetts 5,940 1.88 1.54 $19.40 $40,350
Michigan 6,680 1.74 1.43 $16.59 $34,500
West Virginia 1,120 1.60 1.31 $17.34 $36,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 530 1.18 0.97 $28.80 $59,910
Alaska 340 1.10 0.90 $25.84 $53,740
Oregon 1,020 0.64 0.53 $22.66 $47,140
District of Columbia 960 1.49 1.22 $22.57 $46,950
Connecticut 1,760 1.09 0.89 $22.52 $46,840





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,780 1.51 1.24 $18.72 $38,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,270 2.36 1.93 $17.48 $36,360
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,980 0.79 0.64 $22.69 $47,190
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,830 2.28 1.87 $19.29 $40,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,640 2.01 1.64 $23.15 $48,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,220 0.90 0.74 $19.43 $40,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,130 1.23 1.00 $16.70 $34,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,760 1.63 1.33 $19.88 $41,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,530 1.09 0.90 $20.57 $42,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,480 1.21 0.99 $17.27 $35,920




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)
Burlington, NC 790 14.27 11.67 $18.59 $38,670
Hattiesburg, MS 230 4.18 3.41 $14.36 $29,860
Rome, GA 140 4.08 3.34 $15.49 $32,210
Lima, OH 190 3.90 3.19 $15.17 $31,550
Jackson, TN 220 3.85 3.15 $14.29 $29,730
Morgantown, WV 220 3.74 3.06 $18.78 $39,070
Athens-Clarke County, GA 280 3.61 2.95 $13.26 $27,580
Charlottesville, VA 310 3.34 2.73 $18.24 $37,950
Winston-Salem, NC 640 3.20 2.62 $19.35 $40,250
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 350 3.07 2.51 $18.44 $38,350