Salary for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Also known as:  Blood Bank Laboratory Technician, Hematology Technician, Hemodialysis Technician, Histologic Aide, Histologic Technician, Histology Technician, Histotechnician, Neurology Technician, Pathology Technician, Serology Technician

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Medical and clinical laboratory technicians collect samples of tissue or bodily fluids from patients. They carefully label these samples, and conduct standardized tests on them in laboratory settings in order to determine the presence of disease or to detect the presence of abnormal cells. This profession requires the use of specialized equipment, and the strict adherence to procedures and regulations. Training involves the minimum of an Associate's degree. These professionals may work under the guidance of a medical technologist.

A Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technician will most likely earn a salary between 24000 - 36000 based on tenure level. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians earn an average wage of Thirty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred dollars each year.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians can make the most money in Rhode Island, where they get an average salary rate of approximately $55490. Employees with these jobs have the best average compensation in Educational Services, where they get compensation, on average, of $50880.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.00 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $50,880
Educational Services $40,500
Wholesale Trade $40,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $40,090
Public Administration $39,890
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,660
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $34,360
Health Care and Social Assistance $37,930
Retail Trade $38,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises $38,210
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,660
Public Administration $39,890
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