Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories is part of: NAICS 621000 - Ambulatory Health Care Services.

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NAICS 621500 - Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 214,830 100.00% $18.28 $23.56 $49,000 1.0 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 9,770 4.55% $44.26 $52.53 $109,260 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 530 0.25% (5) $83.95 $174,620 5.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,900 0.88% $43.79 $52.72 $109,660 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 220 0.10% $44.31 $52.05 $108,260 6.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 350 0.16% $57.07 $61.53 $127,990 5.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 620 0.29% $33.67 $37.69 $78,390 3.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 330 0.15% $50.94 $55.82 $116,100 5.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 560 0.26% $49.58 $56.87 $118,280 6.5 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 0.03% $37.43 $48.25 $100,370 10.1 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 170 0.08% $44.78 $49.12 $102,170 3.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.02% $39.07 $46.75 $97,230 7.2 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 4,220 1.96% $41.80 $49.81 $103,600 2.6 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 250 0.12% $43.18 $50.69 $105,440 9.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 410 0.19% $45.52 $51.81 $107,750 8.5 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,220 1.96% $27.02 $29.53 $61,430 2.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 210 0.10% $24.09 $26.39 $54,890 2.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 300 0.14% $29.02 $29.69 $61,760 3.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 120 0.06% $24.49 $24.77 $51,520 3.0 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 0.07% $24.83 $27.70 $57,630 5.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 350 0.16% $23.56 $25.42 $52,880 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 440 0.20% $26.27 $27.69 $57,600 2.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 40 0.02% $32.47 $34.40 $71,550 7.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 0.17% $38.13 $43.04 $89,510 10.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 950 0.44% $24.94 $27.97 $58,180 7.8 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 910 0.42% $26.38 $28.16 $58,570 2.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (8) (8) $40.73 $40.05 $83,290 10.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 0.06% $33.05 $34.13 $70,990 3.5 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 200 0.09% $30.08 $32.92 $68,480 4.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,740 2.21% $29.32 $31.57 $65,670 2.2 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 180 0.08% $34.36 $34.50 $71,760 3.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 700 0.33% $39.92 $40.53 $84,310 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 140 0.07% $41.24 $41.38 $86,070 3.9 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,290 0.60% $21.75 $22.43 $46,650 1.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 520 0.24% $32.04 $34.72 $72,210 2.5 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 200 0.09% $32.90 $34.12 $70,960 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 850 0.40% $30.28 $31.90 $66,350 1.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 310 0.14% $32.39 $34.37 $71,480 4.3 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 290 0.13% $39.65 $39.22 $81,580 3.5 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 30 0.01% $30.30 $31.13 $64,740 2.7 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 170 0.08% $31.74 $32.06 $66,670 7.7 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 60 0.03% $31.37 $34.09 $70,900 4.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 5,950 2.77% $28.22 $34.73 $72,230 5.0 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 150 0.07% $36.14 $43.89 $91,280 9.7 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 440 0.20% $29.67 $32.45 $67,490 6.7 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 100 0.05% $30.47 $32.14 $66,860 5.9 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,220 1.03% $34.99 $47.39 $98,570 8.9 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 60 0.03% $15.67 $17.63 $36,660 6.7 %
19-2031 Chemists 540 0.25% $33.93 $32.84 $68,310 5.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 790 0.37% $26.16 $27.74 $57,690 3.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 890 0.41% $16.70 $18.05 $37,550 4.9 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 90 0.04% $17.71 $18.06 $37,560 5.9 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 200 0.09% $24.67 $25.80 $53,670 3.9 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 270 0.13% $23.12 $22.67 $47,150 9.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 360 0.17% $17.91 $20.72 $43,090 4.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 50 0.02% $18.43 $20.04 $41,690 7.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 90 0.04% $19.24 $21.77 $45,290 7.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 110 0.05% $13.97 $14.27 $29,690 4.1 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 70 0.03% $45.70 $53.45 $111,180 6.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 40 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 30 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 330 0.15% $23.71 $26.27 $54,650 5.7 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 260 0.12% $23.67 $26.48 $55,070 7.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 85,280 39.70% $23.89 $28.35 $58,970 1.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (8) (8) $28.78 $28.23 $58,720 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 100 0.05% $48.17 $46.82 $97,380 4.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 260 0.12% (5) $103.59 $215,470 19.7 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (8) (5) (5) (5) 28.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,820 2.24% (5) $96.22 $200,130 4.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 310 0.14% $37.05 $35.85 $74,570 4.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,130 0.99% $29.87 $32.26 $67,100 3.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 40 0.02% $34.86 $35.46 $73,760 5.8 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 330 0.15% $31.01 $36.62 $76,170 8.9 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 90 0.04% $22.65 $22.34 $46,460 2.9 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists (8) (8) $47.66 $48.36 $100,590 13.1 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 250 0.12% $35.15 $45.99 $95,660 15.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 24,850 11.57% $25.65 $25.91 $53,890 0.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 22,400 10.43% $15.69 $16.62 $34,570 1.0 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 770 0.36% $24.58 $27.92 $58,080 9.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 4,370 2.03% $29.01 $29.14 $60,620 1.9 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 1,390 0.65% $31.02 $31.66 $65,860 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 18,560 8.64% $26.54 $27.05 $56,260 1.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 360 0.17% $20.05 $19.79 $41,160 5.4 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (8) (8) $16.85 $17.75 $36,920 5.8 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (8) (8) $17.99 $17.38 $36,140 6.1 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (8) (8) $17.09 $16.33 $33,970 12.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 420 0.20% $18.32 $18.83 $39,160 2.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,420 0.66% $13.33 $14.22 $29,570 2.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 1,210 0.56% $18.13 $20.06 $41,710 4.8 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 110 0.05% $27.36 $25.86 $53,780 10.9 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 50 0.02% $28.19 $27.16 $56,500 2.2 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 520 0.24% $22.69 $26.78 $55,700 6.7 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 31,770 14.79% $14.36 $14.82 $30,830 1.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 240 0.11% $14.44 $14.71 $30,590 6.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 40 0.02% $21.99 $21.89 $45,530 3.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 30 0.01% $13.80 $14.50 $30,170 9.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 2,330 1.08% $13.74 $14.25 $29,640 1.7 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 740 0.34% $13.55 $13.84 $28,790 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 2,540 1.18% $17.26 $18.46 $38,390 5.5 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 25,760 11.99% $14.21 $14.52 $30,210 0.8 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 40 0.02% $13.49 $14.85 $30,880 7.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 40 0.02% $13.17 $13.82 $28,750 6.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 390 0.18% $12.23 $12.61 $26,230 3.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 0.16% $11.92 $11.97 $24,900 2.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 5,580 2.60% $25.94 $27.94 $58,120 2.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 280 0.13% $42.55 $40.72 $84,690 2.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 4,300 2.00% $25.08 $26.58 $55,280 2.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 580 0.27% $32.96 $36.14 $75,160 5.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 40 0.02% $26.03 $27.74 $57,710 2.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 300 0.14% $19.62 $21.37 $44,440 10.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 64,300 29.93% $14.19 $15.05 $31,310 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,240 1.97% $23.51 $24.73 $51,450 1.2 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 390 0.18% $13.47 $13.46 $28,000 2.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,530 0.71% $15.24 $16.00 $33,280 1.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,550 3.05% $14.83 $15.27 $31,750 1.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,300 1.07% $15.90 $16.65 $34,640 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 0.07% $17.28 $18.04 $37,530 2.8 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 0.04% $16.17 $15.60 $32,440 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,830 4.11% $14.81 $15.34 $31,910 0.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 1,230 0.57% $11.88 $11.92 $24,800 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,390 0.65% $13.95 $14.26 $29,660 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 90 0.04% $14.86 $14.93 $31,060 3.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 320 0.15% $17.36 $17.38 $36,140 2.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5,650 2.63% $13.07 $13.46 $27,990 1.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 420 0.20% $14.03 $14.57 $30,310 4.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 9,920 4.62% $12.05 $12.36 $25,710 0.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 50 0.02% $20.94 $19.47 $40,500 4.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 380 0.18% $15.65 $16.03 $33,350 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 0.13% $16.14 $17.02 $35,400 2.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 620 0.29% $13.59 $13.95 $29,010 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 410 0.19% $13.04 $13.33 $27,730 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 40 0.02% $15.16 $15.62 $32,480 5.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,780 0.83% $18.29 $19.47 $40,510 2.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 6,610 3.08% $14.70 $15.10 $31,410 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,780 1.29% $13.47 $13.86 $28,820 1.8 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 170 0.08% $17.02 $17.62 $36,660 4.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,960 1.38% $12.72 $12.82 $26,660 1.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) (8) $13.91 $14.41 $29,980 6.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 0.02% $12.32 $13.39 $27,860 3.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,350 2.02% $12.84 $13.28 $27,620 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.02% $13.64 $13.40 $27,880 3.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 440 0.20% $13.67 $14.28 $29,690 4.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 470 0.22% $19.83 $20.84 $43,350 2.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 260 0.12% $17.64 $17.78 $36,980 1.9 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 150 0.07% $23.80 $24.97 $51,930 3.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 330 0.15% $17.69 $18.54 $38,570 5.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 40 0.02% $27.40 $28.17 $58,590 4.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 70 0.03% $20.13 $21.27 $44,240 4.6 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) $17.12 $16.26 $33,820 8.2 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,030 0.48% $14.36 $15.09 $31,380 3.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 30 0.01% $25.94 $25.59 $53,220 6.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 180 0.08% $19.25 $18.95 $39,420 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 460 0.21% $12.65 $13.25 $27,560 3.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 0.05% $14.05 $14.59 $30,350 16.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 50 0.02% $20.07 $18.21 $37,870 9.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 40 0.02% $13.09 $13.36 $27,790 3.3 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




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