Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
157,920 1.3 % $18.91 $39,340 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.92 $14.30 $17.90 $22.54 $27.75
Annual Wage (2) $24,790 $29,750 $37,240 $46,880 $57,710


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 69,450 1.33 $19.25 $40,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,890 12.28 $18.11 $37,670
Offices of Physicians 19,720 0.83 $19.04 $39,600
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,170 2.72 $17.41 $36,210
Outpatient Care Centers 7,050 1.10 $19.04 $39,610

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 28,890 12.28 $18.11 $37,670
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,170 2.72 $17.41 $36,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 69,450 1.33 $19.25 $40,050
Outpatient Care Centers 7,050 1.10 $19.04 $39,610
Offices of Physicians 19,720 0.83 $19.04 $39,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 520 0.06 $27.59 $57,380
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 70 0.02 $24.48 $50,930
Junior Colleges 240 0.03 $23.80 $49,510
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 530 0.20 $23.68 $49,250
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $22.61 $47,030


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 15,970 1.12 0.92 $21.26 $44,220
Texas 11,260 1.06 0.88 $17.09 $35,550
Pennsylvania 8,960 1.60 1.32 $18.20 $37,860
Georgia 7,740 2.03 1.67 $17.09 $35,540
North Carolina 7,290 1.88 1.55 $18.41 $38,290




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 6,400 2.41 1.99 $17.17 $35,710
Georgia 7,740 2.03 1.67 $17.09 $35,540
North Carolina 7,290 1.88 1.55 $18.41 $38,290
New Mexico 1,420 1.83 1.51 $17.76 $36,930
Michigan 6,760 1.73 1.42 $16.89 $35,120




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 610 1.35 1.11 $30.22 $62,850
District of Columbia 790 1.21 1.00 $25.37 $52,760
Alaska 390 1.22 1.01 $24.74 $51,470
Connecticut 1,280 0.79 0.65 $23.84 $49,580
Oregon 930 0.58 0.47 $23.36 $48,590





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 5,730 1.48 1.22 $19.21 $39,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,680 2.07 1.71 $17.99 $37,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,860 2.12 1.75 $19.54 $40,630
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,720 0.72 0.60 $23.02 $47,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,350 0.92 0.76 $18.80 $39,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,230 1.89 1.56 $19.80 $41,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,630 1.52 1.26 $20.63 $42,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,580 0.98 0.81 $17.45 $36,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,520 1.08 0.89 $21.04 $43,760
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,100 1.67 1.38 $19.87 $41,320