Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
162,630 1.0 % $28.59 $59,460 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.20 $23.61 $28.09 $33.61 $38.86
Annual Wage (2) $39,940 $49,100 $58,430 $69,900 $80,820


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 94,150 1.79 $28.95 $60,230
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,020 11.51 $28.49 $59,250
Offices of Physicians 12,620 0.52 $26.83 $55,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,230 0.21 $26.95 $56,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,150 0.26 $30.73 $63,930

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 28,020 11.51 $28.49 $59,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 94,150 1.79 $28.95 $60,230
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 4,210 1.55 $26.22 $54,530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,650 1.11 $31.35 $65,200
Offices of Physicians 12,620 0.52 $26.83 $55,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 180 0.01 $38.27 $79,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $33.62 $69,940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 360 0.03 $33.03 $68,710
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,650 1.11 $31.35 $65,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,150 0.26 $30.73 $63,930


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 13,160 1.21 0.98 $27.44 $57,080
California 10,240 0.70 0.57 $38.32 $79,710
New York 9,830 1.14 0.93 $30.98 $64,440
Florida 9,730 1.31 1.06 $27.28 $56,730
Pennsylvania 8,600 1.53 1.25 $26.58 $55,290




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)
Massachusetts 6,310 1.94 1.58 $33.17 $69,000
South Dakota 760 1.89 1.54 $25.15 $52,320
Michigan 7,000 1.75 1.43 $26.35 $54,810
South Carolina 3,160 1.73 1.41 $21.60 $44,930
Utah 1,990 1.61 1.31 $24.65 $51,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,240 0.70 0.57 $38.32 $79,710
Connecticut 2,280 1.39 1.13 $33.71 $70,110
Massachusetts 6,310 1.94 1.58 $33.17 $69,000
New Jersey 4,520 1.18 0.96 $31.70 $65,930
Vermont 290 0.98 0.80 $31.55 $65,630





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,330 1.21 0.98 $32.01 $66,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,370 2.50 2.04 $33.35 $69,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,900 1.05 0.86 $28.19 $58,640
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,470 1.26 1.03 $28.37 $59,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,360 1.83 1.49 $27.93 $58,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.76 0.62 $36.47 $75,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,900 1.35 1.10 $30.65 $63,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,760 1.20 0.98 $28.61 $59,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,500 1.06 0.86 $29.96 $62,320
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,010 1.75 1.43 $28.68 $59,640