Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 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 XLS files.

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 228,480 100.00% $18.87 $24.50 $50,950 0.9 %
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 11,110 4.86% $45.36 $53.60 $111,480 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 520 0.23% (5) $92.79 $193,000 4.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,630 1.15% $47.03 $58.09 $120,820 2.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 310 0.14% $46.23 $51.82 $107,790 5.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 300 0.13% $59.10 $61.37 $127,660 2.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 660 0.29% $36.06 $38.89 $80,890 1.9 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 490 0.21% $54.95 $57.96 $120,550 3.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 520 0.23% $51.84 $58.61 $121,900 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.02% $44.40 $48.68 $101,250 4.0 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 140 0.06% $45.38 $49.40 $102,760 3.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 4,440 1.94% $42.98 $49.04 $102,000 1.8 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 320 0.14% $38.77 $48.00 $99,840 10.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 580 0.25% $43.14 $46.44 $96,600 2.4 %
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 4,970 2.18% $27.93 $30.03 $62,470 1.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 0.11% $25.32 $26.80 $55,740 2.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 380 0.17% $29.10 $29.52 $61,400 2.0 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 550 0.24% $26.07 $27.36 $56,900 1.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 0.02% $32.80 $33.62 $69,930 7.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 360 0.16% $38.28 $41.04 $85,360 6.2 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 110 0.05% $27.28 $28.04 $58,320 6.3 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 370 0.16% $24.45 $26.01 $54,090 1.9 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 760 0.33% $26.33 $29.14 $60,610 4.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 930 0.41% $27.10 $29.94 $62,280 2.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 900 0.39% $28.32 $29.48 $61,330 1.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 0.05% $31.55 $32.54 $67,690 1.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 160 0.07% $31.45 $34.05 $70,830 5.3 %
Computer and Mathematical 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 Occupations 5,180 2.27% $31.64 $33.53 $69,740 1.8 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 680 0.30% $33.91 $35.93 $74,730 3.0 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 190 0.08% $36.83 $37.46 $77,920 4.0 %
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 670 0.29% $41.99 $42.40 $88,200 2.2 %
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 150 0.07% $44.96 $44.80 $93,180 3.6 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 260 0.11% $32.18 $33.91 $70,530 3.6 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 1,160 0.51% $34.02 $35.25 $73,320 1.3 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 1,410 0.62% $22.19 $23.06 $47,970 1.1 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 310 0.14% $37.18 $38.00 $79,040 3.6 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 230 0.10% $37.81 $38.93 $80,980 4.4 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 80 0.04% $33.33 $34.39 $71,540 2.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 50 0.02% $31.72 $32.79 $68,210 3.9 %
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 220 0.10% $33.27 $33.69 $70,080 3.1 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 60 0.03% $30.88 $31.43 $65,380 3.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 0.03% $33.60 $32.99 $68,610 6.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 0.02% $35.20 $34.16 $71,050 3.7 %
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 5,220 2.28% $28.09 $35.00 $72,800 4.7 %
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 250 0.11% $32.49 $37.18 $77,340 7.3 %
19-1022 Microbiologists 480 0.21% $35.02 $39.84 $82,860 8.0 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 150 0.07% $32.25 $40.62 $84,480 10.1 %
19-1041 Epidemiologists (8) (8) $33.98 $34.27 $71,280 3.3 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 2,150 0.94% $33.35 $44.65 $92,880 7.6 %
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other 110 0.05% $26.28 $29.35 $61,040 11.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 250 0.11% $29.77 $31.35 $65,200 4.0 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 650 0.28% $16.71 $18.39 $38,250 5.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 340 0.15% $17.28 $18.22 $37,890 4.8 %
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians 370 0.16% $25.71 $28.03 $58,310 2.3 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 290 0.13% $20.64 $21.19 $44,070 6.4 %
Community and Social 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)
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 340 0.15% $18.56 $20.26 $42,150 3.8 %
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers 80 0.04% $23.29 $23.07 $47,990 3.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators 150 0.07% $18.86 $19.81 $41,210 7.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 70 0.03% $15.79 $15.88 $33,030 7.0 %
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 40 0.02% $40.49 $53.30 $110,860 7.9 %
Education, Training, and Library 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)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40 0.02% $20.37 $23.78 $49,470 10.5 %
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 440 0.19% $27.37 $27.87 $57,980 3.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 0.01% $22.56 $24.91 $51,820 5.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 260 0.11% $25.29 $26.37 $54,850 4.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 90 0.04% $31.53 $31.40 $65,300 2.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners 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 Practitioners and Technical Occupations 91,870 40.21% $24.56 $29.21 $60,750 1.5 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 80 0.04% $50.67 $51.39 $106,890 3.4 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 0.04% (5) $95.84 $199,360 19.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General (8) (8) (5) $109.25 $227,250 27.7 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 4,580 2.00% (5) $110.74 $230,340 3.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 300 0.13% $42.32 $39.85 $82,900 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 2,020 0.88% $30.37 $32.25 $67,080 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 50 0.02% $36.64 $37.16 $77,290 6.6 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 230 0.10% $41.93 $53.00 $110,230 13.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 0.02% $66.38 $58.60 $121,880 9.1 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 270 0.12% (5) $81.79 $170,130 20.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 25,850 11.31% $26.89 $27.31 $56,810 1.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 26,100 11.42% $16.48 $17.42 $36,240 0.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 900 0.39% $24.98 $25.08 $52,180 4.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 4,990 2.18% $29.95 $29.88 $62,160 2.0 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 1,320 0.58% $32.41 $32.45 $67,500 2.9 %
29-2037 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 19,710 8.63% $27.55 $28.00 $58,240 1.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 370 0.16% $20.57 $19.94 $41,470 6.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 140 0.06% $18.70 $18.51 $38,490 7.2 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 100 0.04% $17.98 $19.69 $40,960 7.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 350 0.15% $19.29 $19.30 $40,150 2.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,690 0.74% $13.81 $15.10 $31,420 3.1 %
29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* 1,660 0.73% $17.80 $21.08 $43,840 6.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 90 0.04% $28.59 $27.49 $57,180 8.8 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 30 0.01% $27.16 $26.64 $55,410 2.3 %
29-9799 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other* 610 0.27% $25.14 $29.00 $60,320 8.1 %
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 34,300 15.01% $14.89 $15.29 $31,800 0.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants* 310 0.14% $12.70 $12.83 $26,680 3.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 30 0.01% $22.27 $22.75 $47,310 5.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 2,780 1.22% $14.25 $14.92 $31,040 1.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 610 0.27% $13.95 $14.23 $29,590 2.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 2,290 1.00% $17.16 $17.50 $36,410 1.1 %
31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other* 28,180 12.33% $14.82 $15.18 $31,580 0.9 %
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% $15.22 $16.89 $35,130 6.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 30 0.01% $14.45 $15.50 $32,240 5.8 %
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 510 0.22% $11.60 $12.12 $25,220 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 0.18% $11.76 $12.08 $25,120 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 80 0.04% $10.60 $10.88 $22,630 3.8 %
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 5,630 2.46% $27.43 $30.79 $64,040 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.02% $24.46 $26.87 $55,880 4.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 610 0.27% $34.31 $41.34 $85,990 17.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 3,870 1.69% $26.14 $28.51 $59,290 1.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 670 0.29% $36.52 $41.34 $85,990 5.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70 0.03% $26.49 $27.66 $57,520 4.1 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 320 0.14% $18.68 $19.15 $39,840 6.4 %
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 65,890 28.84% $14.63 $15.64 $32,530 0.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,520 1.98% $24.61 $25.70 $53,460 1.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 330 0.14% $12.61 $13.01 $27,060 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,260 0.99% $15.70 $16.57 $34,460 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 5,770 2.53% $15.64 $15.92 $33,120 0.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,300 1.01% $16.62 $17.43 $36,260 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 0.06% $18.28 $18.44 $38,360 2.5 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 90 0.04% $16.49 $16.98 $35,320 3.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,850 3.87% $15.34 $15.85 $32,960 0.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 960 0.42% $12.61 $12.67 $26,360 1.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 1,040 0.46% $15.13 $15.43 $32,100 2.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 0.09% $14.57 $15.06 $31,330 4.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 260 0.11% $19.45 $20.20 $42,010 1.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 6,010 2.63% $13.20 $13.45 $27,980 0.9 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 430 0.19% $16.46 $16.16 $33,620 6.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 10,600 4.64% $12.60 $12.88 $26,790 0.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 420 0.18% $16.17 $16.74 $34,820 1.8 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 0.11% $16.84 $17.71 $36,840 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 0.34% $13.98 $14.43 $30,000 1.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 550 0.24% $13.78 $14.50 $30,160 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,360 0.60% $20.07 $21.19 $44,070 1.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 7,090 3.10% $15.06 $15.49 $32,230 1.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,900 1.27% $14.44 $14.82 $30,830 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 0.06% $18.85 $18.64 $38,770 3.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,210 1.40% $13.56 $13.80 $28,710 0.9 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (8) (8) $14.33 $14.72 $30,610 7.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 0.01% $13.21 $13.33 $27,720 4.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,350 1.90% $13.29 $13.70 $28,490 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 150 0.07% $12.72 $12.68 $26,370 2.3 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 670 0.29% $15.56 $16.03 $33,350 3.2 %
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 980 0.43% $19.66 $22.47 $46,740 7.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 30 0.01% $26.10 $27.49 $57,180 3.8 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 310 0.14% $22.74 $24.49 $50,950 3.6 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 0.26% $17.62 $21.29 $44,270 14.0 %
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 420 0.18% $15.55 $16.56 $34,440 5.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 40 0.02% $26.33 $26.36 $54,820 2.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 0.04% $19.37 $19.75 $41,080 2.3 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (8) (8) $16.30 $16.33 $33,960 9.9 %
51-9082 Medical Appliance Technicians 30 0.01% $15.83 $16.03 $33,340 4.2 %
51-9399 Production Workers, All Other* (8) (8) $11.03 $12.49 $25,980 7.8 %
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 1,230 0.54% $15.02 $16.00 $33,280 2.2 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 190 0.08% $17.62 $18.38 $38,240 5.0 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 560 0.25% $14.54 $14.84 $30,860 2.5 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 0.02% $9.78 $10.51 $21,860 5.4 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 40 0.02% $22.04 $22.33 $46,450 5.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 240 0.11% $12.89 $13.01 $27,050 2.7 %

About May 2010 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) Estimate not released.




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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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