Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
157,080 1.3 % $19.35 $40,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $14.71 $18.26 $23.00 $28.32
Annual Wage (2) $25,210 $30,600 $37,970 $47,830 $58,910


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 68,540 1.30 $19.71 $40,990
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 29,100 11.96 $18.64 $38,770
Offices of Physicians 19,070 0.79 $19.37 $40,290
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,590 2.80 $17.61 $36,620
Outpatient Care Centers 7,230 1.08 $19.76 $41,110

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 29,100 11.96 $18.64 $38,770
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 7,590 2.80 $17.61 $36,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,540 1.30 $19.71 $40,990
Outpatient Care Centers 7,230 1.08 $19.76 $41,110
Offices of Physicians 19,070 0.79 $19.37 $40,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists 1,090 0.13 $24.72 $51,410
Junior Colleges 230 0.03 $24.14 $50,200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 40 0.01 $23.41 $48,690
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 500 0.18 $23.11 $48,080
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,590 0.66 $21.29 $44,290


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 16,000 1.09 0.92 $21.80 $45,340
Texas 11,420 1.05 0.88 $17.43 $36,260
Pennsylvania 9,540 1.70 1.43 $18.58 $38,650
North Carolina 8,690 2.20 1.86 $19.04 $39,600
New York 7,100 0.82 0.69 $22.48 $46,760




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 6,270 2.32 1.96 $17.15 $35,670
North Carolina 8,690 2.20 1.86 $19.04 $39,600
New Mexico 1,350 1.73 1.46 $17.66 $36,740
Massachusetts 5,640 1.73 1.46 $20.41 $42,450
Mississippi 1,860 1.72 1.45 $16.34 $33,980




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 470 1.04 0.88 $27.74 $57,700
Alaska 410 1.26 1.06 $26.29 $54,680
Vermont 310 1.03 0.87 $25.01 $52,010
Connecticut 1,430 0.88 0.74 $24.21 $50,350
New Jersey 2,540 0.66 0.56 $23.83 $49,570





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 5,180 1.30 1.10 $20.57 $42,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,480 2.43 2.05 $19.91 $41,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,890 0.74 0.63 $23.94 $49,800
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,420 0.92 0.78 $20.01 $41,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,370 1.92 1.62 $20.25 $42,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,030 1.31 1.11 $18.99 $39,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,600 0.94 0.80 $18.10 $37,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,410 1.02 0.86 $20.39 $42,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,390 1.11 0.94 $18.03 $37,500
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,260 2.86 2.41 $16.77 $34,880