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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

This occupation includes the 2018 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)
318,780 0.8 % $ 27.36 $ 56,910 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.56 $ 18.26 $ 27.79 $ 35.83 $ 38.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,280 $ 37,990 $ 57,800 $ 74,530 $ 79,340


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 146,550 2.62 $ 28.79 $ 59,880
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 68,590 23.31 $ 26.95 $ 56,050
Offices of Physicians 30,800 1.14 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,670 0.39 $ 26.19 $ 54,470
Outpatient Care Centers 11,280 1.14 $ 28.73 $ 59,750

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 68,590 23.31 $ 26.95 $ 56,050
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 11,120 3.57 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 146,550 2.62 $ 28.79 $ 59,880
Outpatient Care Centers 11,280 1.14 $ 28.73 $ 59,750
Offices of Physicians 30,800 1.14 $ 25.51 $ 53,060

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 (8) (8) $ 48.59 $ 101,080
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 210 0.05 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 35.35 $ 73,520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.02 $ 34.95 $ 72,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.03 $ 32.90 $ 68,430


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.



Map of employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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 25,910 1.57 0.69 $ 32.91 $ 68,450
Texas 24,300 1.99 0.88 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
Florida 23,850 2.77 1.22 $ 25.14 $ 52,280
New York 17,030 1.96 0.87 $ 34.85 $ 72,500
Ohio 12,910 2.48 1.10 $ 27.00 $ 56,170


Map of location quotient of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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 12,170 3.58 1.58 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
Utah 5,530 3.55 1.57 $ 24.30 $ 50,540
North Dakota 1,300 3.29 1.45 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
Alabama 6,170 3.20 1.42 $ 22.20 $ 46,170
Missouri 8,530 3.13 1.38 $ 24.16 $ 50,260


Map of annual mean wages of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
New York 17,030 1.96 0.87 $ 34.85 $ 72,500
Rhode Island 900 1.97 0.87 $ 33.93 $ 70,580
Connecticut 3,210 2.04 0.90 $ 33.76 $ 70,220
Oregon 2,980 1.63 0.72 $ 33.33 $ 69,330
California 25,910 1.57 0.69 $ 32.91 $ 68,450



Map of employment of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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 18,400 2.12 0.94 $ 35.06 $ 72,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,050 1.76 0.78 $ 31.63 $ 65,790
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,810 3.79 1.68 $ 29.47 $ 61,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,030 2.13 0.94 $ 27.28 $ 56,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,950 3.24 1.43 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,500 2.09 0.92 $ 27.27 $ 56,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,880 2.34 1.04 $ 30.06 $ 62,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,280 2.97 1.31 $ 24.26 $ 50,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,840 2.02 0.89 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,490 2.12 0.94 $ 26.97 $ 56,090


Map of location quotient of clinical laboratory technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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 1,220 19.74 8.72 $ 25.91 $ 53,880
Charlottesville, VA 760 7.16 3.16 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Rochester, MN 790 6.82 3.01 $ 28.14 $ 58,540
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,990 6.37 2.81 $ 26.35 $ 54,800
Salt Lake City, UT 4,220 5.68 2.51 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
Gainesville, FL 710 5.35 2.36 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
Columbia, MO 500 5.34 2.36 $ 22.20 $ 46,170
Morgantown, WV 310 5.01 2.21 $ 26.61 $ 55,340
Dothan, AL 280 4.99 2.21 $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 2,340 4.84 2.14 $ 23.76 $ 49,410