Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
157,610 1.5 % $19.91 $41,420 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.45 $15.07 $18.73 $23.76 $29.23
Annual Wage (2) $25,890 $31,350 $38,970 $49,410 $60,810


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 66,550 1.26 $20.20 $42,020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,770 11.29 $19.50 $40,570
Offices of Physicians 20,620 0.82 $20.00 $41,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 8,820 3.10 $17.96 $37,350
Outpatient Care Centers 6,840 0.93 $20.71 $43,080

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 28,770 11.29 $19.50 $40,570
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 8,820 3.10 $17.96 $37,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,550 1.26 $20.20 $42,020
Outpatient Care Centers 6,840 0.93 $20.71 $43,080
Offices of Physicians 20,620 0.82 $20.00 $41,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 980 0.11 $26.86 $55,880
Individual and Family Services 190 0.01 $26.36 $54,830
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 120 0.01 $24.96 $51,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $23.12 $48,080
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 240 0.09 $22.50 $46,800


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)
California 17,670 1.14 1.00 $22.95 $47,740
Texas 11,890 1.03 0.90 $18.74 $38,970
Pennsylvania 8,140 1.43 1.25 $20.22 $42,060
New York 7,440 0.83 0.72 $22.59 $47,000
Ohio 7,000 1.33 1.16 $20.48 $42,600



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 6,740 2.39 2.09 $17.62 $36,640
Maryland 5,300 2.04 1.79 $19.98 $41,570
Utah 2,090 1.58 1.38 $16.13 $33,560
Massachusetts 5,190 1.53 1.34 $20.61 $42,860
Mississippi 1,650 1.49 1.30 $17.07 $35,500



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 380 0.80 0.70 $28.43 $59,140
Vermont 310 1.01 0.88 $26.47 $55,050
Connecticut 1,730 1.04 0.91 $23.95 $49,810
Alaska 400 1.23 1.07 $23.37 $48,610
New Jersey 3,170 0.81 0.71 $23.26 $48,380




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 5,500 1.34 1.17 $21.65 $45,030
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,470 0.84 0.74 $23.49 $48,860
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,540 2.69 2.35 $18.16 $37,770
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.92 0.81 $22.72 $47,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,940 1.67 1.46 $20.31 $42,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,870 1.16 1.01 $19.05 $39,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.18 1.03 $19.26 $40,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,630 0.90 0.78 $19.33 $40,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,320 1.71 1.50 $22.77 $47,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,300 2.61 2.28 $21.18 $44,050