Friday, March 18, 2022

Clinical Lab Tech Pay in the Southeastern U.S.

Over 326,000 clinical laboratory technicians and technologists were working in the U.S. as of May 2020 according to the most current occupational employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  At that time, just over 88,000 of the nation's clinical lab techs were working in the twelve-state Southeastern region of the country.  For clinical lab techs, the Southeast was one of the weakest pay regions in the nation.  The average annual mean wage for clinical lab techs in every state in the region was below than the national average for the profession. Moreover, seven states in the region ranked among the bottom third of all states in the country for clinical lab tech annual mean wages.  Further examination of May 2020 BLS data reveals the following state-level details about clinical lab tech pay in the Southeastern U.S.:

Clinical Lab Tech Pay in the Southeastern U.S
Clinical Lab Tech Pay in the Southeastern U.S

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AL 5,480 $46,120 49th
AR 2,600 $45,320 51st
FL 21,420 $52,970 30th
GA 11,790 $50,440 40th
KY 3,950 $55,120 24th
LA 4,290 $50,530 39th
MS 3,360 $45,970 50th
NC 12,200 $52,420 34th
SC 4,150 $50,660 37th
TN 8,860 $54,660 25th
VA 8,270 $55,160 23rd
WV 1,690 $50,570 38th
U.S. 326,220 $55,990 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 18, 2021

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