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The BLS reports that the median annual salary for clinical laboratory technicians was $37,240 in 2012. The best-paid 10 percent in the profession made approximately $57,710, while the bottom 10 percent made approximately $24,790. Top-paying metropolitan areas for this occupation include Providence, R.I., Bridgeport, Conn., and San Francisco.

Job Salary Year
2004 $31,830.00
2006 $34,260.00
2008 $36,810.00
2010 $38,190.00
2012 $39,340.00

Average Clinical Laboratory Technician Pay vs. All Health Care Jobs

Compared with the other health care jobs on our list, clinical laboratory technicians fall near the middle of the pay scale. Bringing in $39,340, they make an average salary that’s less than that of pharmacists ($114,950), physical therapists ($81,110) and registered nurses ($67,930). But they tend to make more in a year than medical assistants ($30,550) and paramedics ($34,370).

Job Name Salary
Pharmacist $116,670.00
Physical Therapist $79,860.00
Registered Nurse $65,470.00
Clinical Laboratory Technician $37,240.00
Massage Therapist $35,970.00
Paramedic $31,020.00

Best Paying Cities for Clinical Lab Techs

The highest paid in the clinical laboratory technician profession work in the metropolitan areas of Providence, Rhode Island, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and San Francisco. The Oakland, California area also pays well, as does the city of San Jose, California.

Providence, Rhode Island

Average Salary: $58,860 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical laboratory technician working in Providence, Rhode Island is $58,860, which is $21,620 more than the average pay in the profession.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Average Salary: $57,490 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical laboratory technician working in Bridgeport, Connecticut is $57,490, which is $20,250 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $57,420 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical laboratory technician working in San Francisco is $57,420, which is $20,180 more than the average pay in the profession.

Oakland, California

Average Salary: $56,960 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical laboratory technician working in Oakland, California is $56,960, which is $19,720 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, California

Average Salary: $53,930 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a clinical laboratory technician working in San Jose, California is $53,930, which is $16,690 more than the average pay in the profession.

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