Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Best and Worst States for Clinical Lab Tech Pay

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:

Alaska $72,690
Rhode Island $68,000
Connecticut $67,900
New York $65,560
Oregon $64,880
New Jersey $64,540
California $62,890
New Hampshire $62,190
Delaware $62,050
Nevada $61,740

At the other end of the spectrum, the bottom ten states for clinical lab tech annual mean pay were:

South Dakota $48,820
Iowa $48,520
Kansas $48,350
Idaho $48,250
Louisiana $48,230
Indiana $47,650
Oklahoma $47,580
Alabama $46,400
Mississippi $46,270
Arkansas $44,100

So where does your state rank for clinical lab tech pay?

Visit  Clinical Lab Tech Average Wages by State for more information.