The median annual wage for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians was $54,180 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,450, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,700.
In May 2020, the median annual wages for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
|Outpatient care centers||$57,640|
|General medical and surgical hospitals; state, local, and private||56,630|
|Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private||52,260|
|Medical and diagnostic laboratories||52,250|
|Offices of physicians||48,260|
Most clinical laboratory technologists and technicians work full time. Technologists and technicians who work in facilities that are always open, such as hospitals and some independent laboratories, may work evening, weekend, or overnight hours.
Ref. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Website