.

.

.

Salary, Wages, Pay: Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians




Median annual earnings of medical and clinical laboratory technologists were $42,910 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $36,400 and $50,820. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,530, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $58,000. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical and clinical laboratory technologists in 2002 were as follows:

General medical and surgical hospitals $43,340
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 42,020
Offices of physicians 38,690

Median annual earnings of medical and clinical laboratory technicians were $29,040 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $23,310 and $35,840. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,070, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $43,960. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of medical and clinical laboratory technicians in 2002 were as follows:

General medical and surgical hospitals $30,500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 30,350
Offices of physicians 27,820
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 27,550
Other ambulatory health care services 26,710

According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology, median annual wages of staff clinical laboratory technologists and technicians in 2002 varied by specialty as follows:

  Lowest Average Highest
Cytotechnologist $41,454 $49,920 $54,600
Histotechnologist 33,280 41,122 45,760
Medical technologist 33,280 40,186 45,760
Histotechnician 28,413 34,549 38,667
Medical laboratory technician 27,040 31,928 35,776
Phlebotomist 18,720 21,944 25,168