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Clinical Laboratory Technician Income Data

Median annual wages of medical and clinical laboratory technologists were $53,500 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $44,560 and $63,420. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $36,180, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,680. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical and clinical laboratory technologists were:

Federal Executive Branch $59,800
General medical and surgical hospitals 54,220
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 53,360
Offices of physicians 49,080
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 47,890

Median annual wages of medical and clinical laboratory technicians were $35,380 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $28,420 and $44,310. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,520. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical and clinical laboratory technicians were:

General medical and surgical hospitals $36,840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 36,290
Offices of physicians 33,980
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 32,630
Other ambulatory health care services 31,320

According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, median hourly wages of staff clinical laboratory technologists and technicians, in various specialties and laboratory types, in 2007 were:

Specialty Hospital Private clinic Physician office laboratory
Cytotechnologist $27.55 $28.75 $26.24
Histotechnologist 22.93 23.35 25.00
Medical technologist 23.45 23.00 20.00
Histotechnician 20.00 20.00 21.00
Medical laboratory technician 18.54 17.00 16.96
Phlebotomist 12.50 12.50 13.00

Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

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