There were about 326,000 clinical lab techs (technologists and technicians) working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published reports. Clinical lab techs work mainly in hospitals and medical diagnostic laboratories, but smaller numbers are also found working in physician offices, in professional education institutions and with ambulatory health service providers. Clinical lab techs typically earn slightly better salaries and wages than workers in most other occupations. According to BLS estimates, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for clinical lab techs was $54,780 per year, slimly ahead of the $53,490 annual mean wage for workers in all occupations in the U.S. Clinical lab tech pay varies widely from state-to-state according to the BLS data. As of May 2019, here were the ten states where clinical lab techs enjoyed the highest annual mean pay:
At the other end of the spectrum, the bottom ten states for clinical lab tech annual mean pay were:
So where does your state rank for clinical lab tech pay?
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