How Much Do Medical Lab Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Medical Laboratory Technicians

Medical Laboratory Technicians perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$55990 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,450 to $39,680 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $19 per hour

Entry-level Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,450 to $39,680 per year or $15 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $40 $83,700
Senior (Top 25%) $33 $69,650
Middle (Mid 50%) $26 $54,180
Junior (Bottom 25%) $19 $39,680
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $31,450

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $33 $69,390
CT $33 $69,340
NY $33 $68,630
RI $33 $68,570
OR $33 $67,930
CA $32 $66,900
DC $32 $66,350
NJ $31 $65,260
NH $31 $63,850
WA $30 $62,930

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Medical Lab Technicians are in the states of AK, CT, NY, RI and OR.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $87110 $41.88
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $70140 $33.72
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $69700 $33.51
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $64640 $31.08
Specialty Hospitals $64180 $30.86
Federal Executive Branch $62600 $30.10
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $59500 $28.61
Outpatient Care Centers $58670 $28.21
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $58480 $28.12
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $58350 $28.05
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $57610 $27.70
Other Residential Care Facilities $56910 $27.36
Management of Companies and Enterprises $56550 $27.19
Scientific Research and Development Services $55670 $26.76
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $55390 $26.63
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $54720 $26.31
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $53990 $25.96
Local Government $53470 $25.71
Employment Services $53220 $25.59
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $52920 $25.44
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $52900 $25.43
Offices of Physicians $50830 $24.44
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $49110 $23.61
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $49070 $23.59
State Government $49030 $23.57
Offices of Dentists $48190 $23.17
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $47750 $22.96
Home Health Care Services $47630 $22.90
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $45960 $22.10
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $44520 $21.40

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