Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
160,700 0.9 % $28.19 $58,640 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.03 $23.37 $27.69 $33.14 $37.93
Annual Wage (2) $39,580 $48,610 $57,580 $68,930 $78,900


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 93,970 1.79 $28.54 $59,360
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 26,390 11.22 $28.05 $58,340
Offices of Physicians 12,890 0.54 $26.21 $54,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,330 0.22 $26.81 $55,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,180 0.25 $30.82 $64,100

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 26,390 11.22 $28.05 $58,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 93,970 1.79 $28.54 $59,360
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 3,970 1.51 $25.96 $54,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,500 1.09 $30.44 $63,310
Offices of Physicians 12,890 0.54 $26.21 $54,510

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 $35.72 $74,300
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 260 0.02 $32.51 $67,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 400 0.02 $32.15 $66,860
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 300 0.11 $31.06 $64,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,180 0.25 $30.82 $64,100


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 13,490 1.28 1.03 $26.52 $55,150
California 10,850 0.76 0.61 $37.29 $77,550
New York 9,910 1.16 0.94 $30.44 $63,310
Florida 9,150 1.26 1.02 $26.85 $55,850
Pennsylvania 8,210 1.47 1.19 $26.24 $54,580




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)
Massachusetts 6,670 2.08 1.69 $32.49 $67,570
South Dakota 780 1.96 1.59 $24.78 $51,540
South Carolina 3,310 1.84 1.49 $21.70 $45,140
Michigan 6,910 1.76 1.43 $26.16 $54,410
Tennessee 4,470 1.68 1.36 $27.56 $57,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,850 0.76 0.61 $37.29 $77,550
Massachusetts 6,670 2.08 1.69 $32.49 $67,570
Alaska 260 0.81 0.66 $32.09 $66,760
Connecticut 2,480 1.53 1.24 $32.09 $66,740
Nevada 1,110 0.98 0.80 $31.83 $66,200





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 6,390 1.24 1.00 $31.28 $65,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,550 2.66 2.16 $32.82 $68,260
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,640 1.38 1.12 $27.72 $57,650
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,340 0.92 0.74 $26.93 $56,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,980 0.77 0.62 $35.82 $74,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,910 1.59 1.29 $28.42 $59,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,850 1.36 1.10 $28.35 $58,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,680 1.19 0.96 $27.63 $57,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.04 0.85 $29.50 $61,350
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,000 1.59 1.29 $29.45 $61,250