Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.


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)
166,730 1.4 % $30.02 $62,440 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.97 $24.70 $29.36 $35.46 $40.94
Annual Wage (2) $41,550 $51,370 $61,070 $73,760 $85,160


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 93,350 1.73 $30.50 $63,440
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 29,560 11.22 $30.32 $63,060
Offices of Physicians 13,000 0.52 $28.64 $59,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 7,930 0.26 $26.89 $55,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,990 0.25 $31.78 $66,090

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 29,560 11.22 $30.32 $63,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 93,350 1.73 $30.50 $63,440
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 4,670 1.62 $27.08 $56,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,440 0.95 $32.39 $67,370
Offices of Physicians 13,000 0.52 $28.64 $59,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $38.48 $80,050
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.01 $35.39 $73,600
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 120 0.04 $34.56 $71,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 320 0.01 $33.39 $69,460
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 130 0.04 $33.31 $69,280


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)
Texas 12,380 1.05 0.89 $28.55 $59,390
California 11,780 0.74 0.62 $38.70 $80,500
New York 10,380 1.14 0.96 $32.64 $67,890
Florida 10,150 1.23 1.04 $29.31 $60,960
Pennsylvania 7,970 1.39 1.17 $28.06 $58,360




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)
South Dakota 760 1.83 1.54 $26.04 $54,160
Massachusetts 6,210 1.80 1.51 $34.95 $72,690
Michigan 7,090 1.68 1.42 $26.97 $56,100
Utah 2,280 1.66 1.40 $26.43 $54,980
North Dakota 700 1.64 1.38 $26.69 $55,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,780 0.74 0.62 $38.70 $80,500
Rhode Island 500 1.04 0.88 $36.74 $76,410
Alaska 230 0.72 0.61 $35.56 $73,960
Connecticut 2,350 1.41 1.19 $34.96 $72,710
Massachusetts 6,210 1.80 1.51 $34.95 $72,690





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 7,910 1.20 1.01 $34.02 $70,760
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,840 1.05 0.89 $29.56 $61,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,810 0.90 0.76 $37.49 $77,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,700 2.05 1.73 $36.04 $74,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,230 1.10 0.93 $29.86 $62,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,900 1.50 1.26 $27.70 $57,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,650 1.04 0.87 $28.75 $59,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,640 1.06 0.89 $31.47 $65,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,640 2.57 2.16 $29.07 $60,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,580 1.92 1.61 $28.37 $59,020