Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
321,220 1.0 % $25.91 $53,880 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.38 $18.42 $25.16 $32.17 $38.62
Annual Wage (2) $29,910 $38,310 $52,330 $66,920 $80,330


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 156,190 2.82 $26.79 $55,730
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 60,770 22.26 $25.42 $52,870
Offices of Physicians 30,270 1.17 $23.81 $49,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 14,010 0.46 $25.01 $52,030
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 12,400 4.03 $22.71 $47,230

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 60,770 22.26 $25.42 $52,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 12,400 4.03 $22.71 $47,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 156,190 2.82 $26.79 $55,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,820 1.46 $30.36 $63,140
Offices of Physicians 30,270 1.17 $23.81 $49,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 40 0.01 $37.74 $78,510
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 70 0.01 $35.84 $74,550
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 130 0.04 $34.21 $71,160
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.02 $33.67 $70,040
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $31.79 $66,120


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 28,060 1.65 0.74 $29.10 $60,530
Texas 26,350 2.17 0.98 $24.63 $51,240
Florida 18,350 2.13 0.96 $24.51 $50,980
New York 18,050 1.92 0.87 $30.26 $62,940
Pennsylvania 14,860 2.54 1.14 $24.99 $51,990




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 10,310 3.49 1.57 $24.64 $51,240
Missouri 9,720 3.46 1.56 $23.49 $48,850
Massachusetts 11,310 3.17 1.43 $29.18 $60,700
Michigan 12,970 3.00 1.35 $23.26 $48,390
South Dakota 1,250 2.96 1.33 $23.35 $48,570




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 780 1.61 0.72 $33.84 $70,380
Alaska 690 2.17 0.98 $32.35 $67,280
Connecticut 3,640 2.19 0.99 $31.65 $65,830
New Jersey 7,720 1.91 0.86 $30.63 $63,720
Oregon 3,160 1.67 0.75 $30.60 $63,650





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 17,920 1.89 0.85 $32.04 $66,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,190 1.83 0.82 $28.20 $58,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,070 1.95 0.88 $27.06 $56,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,970 3.25 1.47 $29.44 $61,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,620 2.14 0.96 $26.65 $55,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,010 2.24 1.01 $28.17 $58,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,660 2.48 1.12 $25.30 $52,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,590 2.31 1.04 $27.09 $56,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,440 2.16 0.97 $25.38 $52,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,970 2.30 1.04 $25.80 $53,660