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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
326,020 0.9 % $26.34 $54,780 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.86 $18.76 $25.54 $32.74 $39.20
Annual Wage (2) $30,920 $39,030 $53,120 $68,100 $81,530


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 155,140 2.78 $27.26 $56,690
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 64,690 23.36 $25.88 $53,840
Offices of Physicians 30,160 1.14 $24.18 $50,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,820 0.48 $25.18 $52,380
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 11,850 3.83 $23.57 $49,020

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 64,690 23.36 $25.88 $53,840
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 11,850 3.83 $23.57 $49,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 155,140 2.78 $27.26 $56,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,920 1.48 $30.53 $63,510
Outpatient Care Centers 11,240 1.18 $27.14 $56,460

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 130 0.03 $34.10 $70,920
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.02 $33.31 $69,290
Educational Support Services (8) (8) $32.31 $67,200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 80 0.02 $31.95 $66,450
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,920 1.48 $30.53 $63,510


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 27,220 1.57 0.71 $30.23 $62,890
Texas 27,120 2.18 0.98 $25.35 $52,720
Florida 19,890 2.26 1.02 $24.98 $51,960
New York 18,110 1.90 0.86 $31.52 $65,560
Pennsylvania 13,870 2.35 1.06 $25.74 $53,540




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)
Missouri 9,170 3.25 1.46 $23.78 $49,460
Tennessee 9,380 3.12 1.41 $25.47 $52,970
Massachusetts 11,280 3.12 1.40 $28.88 $60,070
South Dakota 1,310 3.08 1.39 $23.47 $48,820
Utah 4,450 2.96 1.33 $23.90 $49,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 640 2.00 0.90 $34.95 $72,690
Rhode Island 960 1.99 0.90 $32.69 $68,000
Connecticut 3,680 2.21 1.00 $32.64 $67,900
New York 18,110 1.90 0.86 $31.52 $65,560
Oregon 3,130 1.64 0.74 $31.19 $64,880





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 18,490 1.91 0.86 $32.82 $68,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,240 1.80 0.81 $29.90 $62,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,040 2.15 0.97 $25.32 $52,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,710 3.11 1.40 $29.38 $61,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,240 2.25 1.01 $27.59 $57,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,330 2.40 1.08 $26.21 $54,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,830 2.15 0.97 $29.58 $61,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,720 2.45 1.10 $25.76 $53,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,670 3.15 1.42 $24.20 $50,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,200 2.35 1.06 $25.99 $54,050