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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
160,190 1.6 % $20.05 $41,700 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.50 $15.03 $18.73 $24.00 $29.67
Annual Wage (2) $26,010 $31,250 $38,950 $49,920 $61,720


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 68,840 1.27 $20.21 $42,030
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,920 10.97 $19.75 $41,080
Offices of Physicians 19,500 0.77 $19.91 $41,410
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 8,430 2.92 $17.96 $37,360
Outpatient Care Centers 7,590 0.91 $20.88 $43,440

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 28,920 10.97 $19.75 $41,080
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 8,430 2.92 $17.96 $37,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,840 1.27 $20.21 $42,030
Outpatient Care Centers 7,590 0.91 $20.88 $43,440
Offices of Physicians 19,500 0.77 $19.91 $41,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $38.09 $79,230
Offices of Dentists 480 0.05 $28.73 $59,760
Individual and Family Services 250 0.01 $27.24 $56,650
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 0.01 $25.05 $52,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 150 0.01 $24.36 $50,680


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 18,580 1.16 1.02 $22.89 $47,610
Texas 11,780 1.00 0.88 $19.26 $40,060
New York 7,740 0.85 0.75 $23.30 $48,470
Pennsylvania 7,590 1.32 1.16 $20.17 $41,950
Tennessee 7,480 2.58 2.27 $17.89 $37,210




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 7,480 2.58 2.27 $17.89 $37,210
Maryland 5,310 2.01 1.76 $20.24 $42,090
Missouri 4,730 1.71 1.50 $18.08 $37,610
Utah 2,320 1.69 1.48 $16.81 $34,960
Massachusetts 5,320 1.54 1.35 $21.16 $44,020




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 420 0.88 0.77 $27.73 $57,690
Alaska 420 1.31 1.15 $26.16 $54,410
New Jersey 3,080 0.78 0.68 $24.41 $50,780
Vermont 250 0.80 0.71 $24.31 $50,570
New York 7,740 0.85 0.75 $23.30 $48,470





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 5,680 1.35 1.18 $21.75 $45,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,280 0.80 0.70 $25.25 $52,530
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,430 2.55 2.24 $18.52 $38,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,380 0.93 0.81 $22.52 $46,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,110 1.22 1.07 $18.00 $37,440
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,950 1.64 1.43 $21.10 $43,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.06 0.93 $19.75 $41,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,470 0.84 0.74 $19.74 $41,050
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,370 1.71 1.50 $21.68 $45,100
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,260 2.48 2.17 $18.14 $37,730