Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
161,710 1.0 % $29.12 $60,560 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.54 $24.02 $28.57 $34.27 $39.51
Annual Wage (2) $40,640 $49,970 $59,430 $71,270 $82,180


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 92,490 1.76 $29.62 $61,600
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,740 11.52 $29.29 $60,910
Offices of Physicians 12,570 0.51 $27.40 $56,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,980 0.20 $26.41 $54,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,100 0.26 $30.96 $64,400

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 28,740 11.52 $29.29 $60,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 92,490 1.76 $29.62 $61,600
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 4,480 1.61 $26.00 $54,080
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,540 1.03 $31.27 $65,040
Offices of Physicians 12,570 0.51 $27.40 $56,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 120 0.05 $34.57 $71,910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.03 $33.43 $69,540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,540 1.03 $31.27 $65,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 250 0.01 $30.98 $64,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,100 0.26 $30.96 $64,400


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 12,250 1.09 0.91 $27.85 $57,930
California 10,210 0.68 0.56 $38.55 $80,180
Florida 10,040 1.31 1.09 $27.98 $58,210
New York 9,600 1.09 0.91 $31.45 $65,420
Pennsylvania 8,580 1.52 1.27 $28.39 $59,060



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 6,320 1.90 1.59 $33.70 $70,090
South Dakota 730 1.80 1.50 $25.37 $52,770
Utah 2,200 1.72 1.43 $24.69 $51,350
Michigan 6,740 1.65 1.38 $27.15 $56,480
Pennsylvania 8,580 1.52 1.27 $28.39 $59,060



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,210 0.68 0.56 $38.55 $80,180
Massachusetts 6,320 1.90 1.59 $33.70 $70,090
Connecticut 2,230 1.35 1.13 $33.70 $70,090
Rhode Island 620 1.35 1.12 $32.80 $68,210
Vermont 230 0.78 0.65 $32.69 $68,000




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 6,370 1.18 0.99 $32.61 $67,830
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,210 2.34 1.96 $34.26 $71,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,560 1.91 1.60 $30.76 $63,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,490 0.93 0.78 $28.74 $59,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.79 0.66 $36.74 $76,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,140 1.10 0.92 $28.80 $59,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,920 1.22 1.02 $28.94 $60,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,540 1.13 0.95 $31.62 $65,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,520 1.06 0.89 $31.22 $64,930
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,330 1.80 1.51 $27.30 $56,780