Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
160,460 1.5 % $19.59 $40,750 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.26 $14.84 $18.45 $23.30 $28.73
Annual Wage (2) $25,500 $30,860 $38,370 $48,470 $59,750


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 68,870 1.31 $19.81 $41,210
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 30,520 12.23 $19.32 $40,180
Offices of Physicians 19,560 0.80 $19.55 $40,660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 8,490 3.06 $17.77 $36,960
Outpatient Care Centers 6,630 0.95 $20.55 $42,750

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 30,520 12.23 $19.32 $40,180
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 8,490 3.06 $17.77 $36,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,870 1.31 $19.81 $41,210
Outpatient Care Centers 6,630 0.95 $20.55 $42,750
Offices of Physicians 19,560 0.80 $19.55 $40,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 370 0.14 $25.46 $52,960
Offices of Dentists 1,050 0.12 $25.20 $52,420
Individual and Family Services 160 0.01 $24.97 $51,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,540 0.62 $22.61 $47,020
Other Residential Care Facilities (8) (8) $21.55 $44,830


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 16,780 1.11 0.93 $22.27 $46,320
Texas 10,660 0.95 0.80 $18.26 $37,980
Pennsylvania 9,580 1.69 1.43 $19.74 $41,060
New York 7,580 0.86 0.72 $22.54 $46,870
North Carolina 7,410 1.84 1.55 $19.46 $40,480



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 6,420 2.34 1.97 $17.28 $35,940
Maryland 5,700 2.23 1.88 $19.25 $40,050
North Carolina 7,410 1.84 1.55 $19.46 $40,480
Mississippi 1,970 1.80 1.52 $16.83 $35,010
Massachusetts 5,930 1.79 1.50 $21.10 $43,880



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 420 0.90 0.76 $28.63 $59,550
Vermont 290 0.98 0.82 $24.74 $51,450
New Jersey 2,700 0.70 0.59 $24.23 $50,400
Connecticut 1,690 1.03 0.86 $23.91 $49,720
Alaska 480 1.46 1.23 $23.57 $49,040




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 5,250 1.29 1.09 $21.83 $45,410
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,530 0.84 0.71 $24.26 $50,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,440 2.38 2.01 $21.61 $44,950
Baltimore-Towson, MD 4,040 3.12 2.63 $17.67 $36,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.98 0.83 $21.45 $44,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,570 1.99 1.67 $21.06 $43,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,190 1.34 1.13 $18.29 $38,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,420 1.08 0.91 $18.60 $38,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,230 0.78 0.66 $19.16 $39,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.92 0.78 $19.81 $41,200