Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.

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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)
146,480 1.2 % $21.00 $43,670 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.68 $17.50 $20.63 $24.43 $27.88
Annual Wage (2) $30,530 $36,400 $42,910 $50,820 $58,000

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General medical and surgical hospitals 87,370 $21.17 $44,040 1 12
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 20,750 $20.73 $43,120 2 15
Offices of physicians 14,810 $19.74 $41,060 3 19
Federal government (OES designation) 4,820 $23.98 $49,880 4 3
Other ambulatory health care services 3,440 $18.97 $39,470 5 22

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Druggists' goods merchant wholesalers 40 $26.17 $54,440 25 1
Employment services 290 $25.62 $53,290 17 2
Federal government (OES designation) 4,820 $23.98 $49,880 4 3
Scientific research and development services 1,460 $23.61 $49,100 9 4
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 50 $23.44 $48,750 24 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Dakota 740 $17.80 $37,030 0.203% 148
Montana 660 $18.77 $39,030 0.169% 164
Rhode Island 780 $23.02 $47,890 0.165% 145
Mississippi 1,690 $18.16 $37,780 0.156% 181
Kansas 2,010 $19.28 $40,100 0.155% 183

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Delaware 350 $30.02 $62,440 0.087% 68
California 12,180 $26.99 $56,140 0.084% 181
Alaska 300 $25.50 $53,030 0.105% 121
Nevada 730 $24.17 $50,280 0.069% 127
Connecticut 2,450 $24.16 $50,260 0.149% 179

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jackson, TN MSA 180 $19.36 $40,270 0.326%
Columbia, MO MSA 220 $20.58 $42,800 0.285%
Alexandria, LA MSA 150 $20.68 $43,010 0.275%
Lubbock, TX MSA 320 $20.43 $42,490 0.272%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 300 $18.38 $38,220 0.264%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Salinas, CA MSA (6) $31.32 $65,150 (6)
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 150 $30.35 $63,130 0.077%
Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD PMSA 340 $30.12 $62,640 0.112%
Modesto, CA MSA 90 $30.00 $62,400 0.057%
Oakland, CA PMSA 820 $29.68 $61,740 0.082%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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