Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

Perform routine or complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.


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)
322,380 1.2 % $25.59 $53,230 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.25 $18.23 $24.89 $31.54 $38.24
Annual Wage (2) $29,640 $37,910 $51,770 $65,600 $79,530


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 160,780 2.92 $26.58 $55,280
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 58,160 21.86 $25.14 $52,280
Offices of Physicians 30,930 1.21 $23.99 $49,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,000 0.46 $24.41 $50,780
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 13,300 4.46 $22.18 $46,140

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 58,160 21.86 $25.14 $52,280
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 13,300 4.46 $22.18 $46,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 160,780 2.92 $26.58 $55,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,690 1.42 $30.10 $62,600
Offices of Physicians 30,930 1.21 $23.99 $49,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $35.40 $73,640
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $34.85 $72,500
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.01 $33.04 $68,720
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 120 0.03 $30.66 $63,780
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 170 0.06 $30.63 $63,710


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 29,690 1.78 0.79 $29.11 $60,550
Texas 26,700 2.25 0.99 $24.72 $51,410
New York 18,180 1.97 0.87 $29.37 $61,090
Florida 16,990 2.02 0.89 $24.79 $51,550
Pennsylvania 15,690 2.71 1.20 $24.22 $50,380




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 10,570 3.62 1.60 $23.47 $48,830
Utah 4,760 3.37 1.49 $22.81 $47,450
Michigan 13,670 3.20 1.41 $22.49 $46,770
Missouri 8,880 3.19 1.41 $23.20 $48,250
Massachusetts 11,110 3.15 1.39 $28.70 $59,690




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 770 1.63 0.72 $32.83 $68,290
Alaska 590 1.85 0.82 $31.76 $66,070
Connecticut 3,660 2.21 0.98 $30.54 $63,520
New Jersey 7,690 1.92 0.85 $30.53 $63,500
Oregon 3,250 1.78 0.79 $30.01 $62,410



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,500 1.87 0.83 $31.11 $64,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,550 2.16 0.95 $27.78 $57,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,930 1.89 0.84 $27.12 $56,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,490 2.22 0.98 $26.13 $54,360
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,370 3.46 1.53 $29.40 $61,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,880 2.25 0.99 $24.74 $51,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,620 2.26 1.00 $26.30 $54,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,190 2.62 1.16 $25.59 $53,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,120 2.03 0.90 $26.89 $55,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,650 2.41 1.07 $26.91 $55,970


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington, NC 1,330 22.22 9.83 $22.81 $47,440
Ann Arbor, MI 1,680 7.86 3.47 $20.12 $41,850
Gainesville, FL 900 6.80 3.01 $19.79 $41,160
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,870 6.25 2.76 $24.99 $51,990
Columbia, MO 570 6.16 2.72 $20.48 $42,600
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 970 5.63 2.49 $27.59 $57,380
Hattiesburg, MS 330 5.40 2.39 $17.87 $37,180
Salt Lake City, UT 3,690 5.31 2.35 $22.83 $47,480
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 3,180 5.14 2.27 $26.57 $55,280
Jackson, TN 330 5.00 2.21 $19.97 $41,540