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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

This occupation includes the 2018 and 2010 SOC occupations 29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and 29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians.


National estimates for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
326,220 1.1 % $ 26.92 $ 55,990 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.12 $ 19.08 $ 26.05 $ 33.48 $ 40.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,450 $ 39,680 $ 54,180 $ 69,650 $ 83,700


Industry profile for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 154,780 2.77 $ 27.70 $ 57,610
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 65,990 24.20 $ 26.63 $ 55,390
Offices of Physicians 28,460 1.10 $ 24.44 $ 50,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 13,890 0.46 $ 26.31 $ 54,720
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 12,090 3.92 $ 23.61 $ 49,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 65,990 24.20 $ 26.63 $ 55,390
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 12,090 3.92 $ 23.61 $ 49,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 154,780 2.77 $ 27.70 $ 57,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,760 1.41 $ 30.86 $ 64,180
Outpatient Care Centers 12,030 1.25 $ 28.21 $ 58,670

Top paying industries for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 30 0.01 $ 41.88 $ 87,110
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150 0.02 $ 33.72 $ 70,140
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 150 0.03 $ 33.51 $ 69,700
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 31.08 $ 64,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,760 1.41 $ 30.86 $ 64,180


Geographic profile for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 27,530 1.68 0.71 $ 32.17 $ 66,900
Texas 26,240 2.17 0.92 $ 25.24 $ 52,500
Florida 21,420 2.54 1.08 $ 25.46 $ 52,970
New York 17,470 2.01 0.86 $ 33.00 $ 68,630
Illinois 14,630 2.60 1.11 $ 25.34 $ 52,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 11,460 3.42 1.46 $ 28.76 $ 59,810
Missouri 8,920 3.31 1.41 $ 23.98 $ 49,890
Utah 4,880 3.28 1.40 $ 23.56 $ 49,000
South Dakota 1,310 3.18 1.35 $ 23.84 $ 49,580
Mississippi 3,360 3.12 1.33 $ 22.10 $ 45,970




Top paying states for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 680 2.31 0.98 $ 33.36 $ 69,390
Connecticut 3,890 2.52 1.08 $ 33.34 $ 69,340
New York 17,470 2.01 0.86 $ 33.00 $ 68,630
Rhode Island 990 2.23 0.95 $ 32.97 $ 68,570
Oregon 3,060 1.69 0.72 $ 32.66 $ 67,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 17,790 2.01 0.86 $ 33.89 $ 70,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,400 2.61 1.11 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,210 1.93 0.82 $ 31.40 $ 65,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,540 3.67 1.56 $ 28.62 $ 59,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,890 2.20 0.94 $ 26.52 $ 55,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,010 2.36 1.01 $ 26.53 $ 55,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,800 3.22 1.37 $ 24.23 $ 50,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,510 2.47 1.06 $ 25.43 $ 52,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,410 2.56 1.09 $ 26.21 $ 54,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,410 2.12 0.90 $ 30.15 $ 62,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington, NC 1,660 27.44 11.70 $ 24.52 $ 50,990
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,620 8.45 3.60 $ 27.34 $ 56,880
Charlottesville, VA 790 7.32 3.12 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
Brunswick, GA 290 7.29 3.11 $ 21.71 $ 45,170
Ithaca, NY 290 6.25 2.67 $ 25.76 $ 53,590
Joplin, MO 400 5.26 2.24 $ 23.56 $ 49,000
Morgantown, WV 320 5.18 2.21 $ 23.64 $ 49,170
Salt Lake City, UT 3,720 5.13 2.19 $ 23.41 $ 48,690
Hattiesburg, MS 310 5.09 2.17 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Springfield, IL 470 4.81 2.05 $ 23.70 $ 49,290