Salary for Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

Also known as:  Biochemistry Technologist, Blood Bank Laboratory Technologist, Chief Medical Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Cytogenetic Technologist, Cytologist, Cytotechnologist, Histologist Technologist, Histotechnologist, Immunohematologist

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Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 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, abnormal chemistry, or abnormal cells. These professionals may supervise the work of other laboratory staff, including laboratory, medical and clinical technicians, and laboratory technologists. A Bachelor's degree is the preferred education level for this profession.

A Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technologist can get wages somewhere between 40000 to 60000 depending on the level of seniority. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists can get wages of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars each year.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists can obtain the highest pay in California, where they get an average pay rate of just about $73350. People working these jobs make the highest salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can receive average pay levels of $61250.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.95 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $61,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $57,620
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,730
Educational Services $54,130
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,370
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,370
Educational Services $54,130
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $57,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58,890
Public Administration $61,250
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