Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
162,950 1.2 % $29.74 $61,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.96 $24.56 $29.09 $34.99 $40.53
Annual Wage (2) $41,510 $51,080 $60,520 $72,780 $84,300


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 92,460 1.75 $30.20 $62,820
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 29,040 11.39 $30.06 $62,530
Offices of Physicians 12,500 0.50 $28.45 $59,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,320 0.21 $26.80 $55,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,070 0.26 $31.16 $64,820

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 29,040 11.39 $30.06 $62,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 92,460 1.75 $30.20 $62,820
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 4,780 1.68 $26.84 $55,820
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,690 1.08 $31.66 $65,860
Offices of Physicians 12,500 0.50 $28.45 $59,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.03 $33.65 $69,990
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 90 0.03 $33.01 $68,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 270 0.01 $32.74 $68,100
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,690 1.08 $31.66 $65,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,070 0.26 $31.16 $64,820


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 12,560 1.09 0.92 $28.68 $59,660
California 10,790 0.70 0.59 $39.91 $83,000
Florida 10,380 1.31 1.11 $29.01 $60,330
New York 9,640 1.07 0.91 $32.02 $66,610
Pennsylvania 7,890 1.38 1.17 $28.50 $59,280



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 790 1.91 1.62 $25.65 $53,340
Utah 2,320 1.75 1.48 $25.24 $52,500
Massachusetts 5,760 1.70 1.43 $34.47 $71,690
Maryland 3,940 1.52 1.29 $28.59 $59,470
Michigan 6,260 1.51 1.28 $27.35 $56,890



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,790 0.70 0.59 $39.91 $83,000
Massachusetts 5,760 1.70 1.43 $34.47 $71,690
Connecticut 2,490 1.50 1.27 $34.28 $71,290
District of Columbia 710 1.05 0.89 $33.83 $70,360
Rhode Island 570 1.20 1.02 $33.49 $69,660




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 7,600 1.17 0.99 $33.36 $69,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,620 2.06 1.74 $35.24 $73,290
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.99 0.84 $29.71 $61,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,370 0.82 0.70 $40.17 $83,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,330 1.14 0.96 $29.89 $62,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,830 1.14 0.96 $28.68 $59,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,560 1.95 1.65 $27.68 $57,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.09 0.92 $32.28 $67,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.99 0.84 $32.04 $66,640
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,170 1.79 1.51 $29.30 $60,950