Medical Laboratory Technologist Salary

medical-assistants-salary-chart.jpgMedical laboratory technologists conduct elaborate medical lab tests for the purposes of disease prevention, treatment, and diagnosis.

Salary

The mean annual salary of a medical lab tech is $58,640 yearly. The bottom 10% earns at most $39,580, while the top 10% earns at least $78,900. The median salary is $57,580.

The best industries for employment are general medical and surgical hospitals (93,970 employed, $59,360 average); medical and diagnostic laboratories (26,390 employed, $58,340 average); and offices of physicians (12,890 employed; $54,510 average). The top paying industry is navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing, which pays $74,300 on average (40 employed).

The three top paying states are California ($77,550), Massachusetts ($67,570), and Alaska ($66,750).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of medical laboratory technologists is expected to increase by 14% between 2012 and 2022, which is a little faster than average for all occupations.

Medical Laboratory Technologist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $39,370 $52,750 $69,750 $52,900
Alaska $37,960 $67,630 $88,620 $65,450
Arizona $47,650 $60,000 $76,320 $60,800
Arkansas $27,520 $49,560 $69,690 $49,150
California $49,260 $80,470 $111,840 $79,710
Colorado $40,730 $59,970 $80,030 $59,960
Connecticut $52,100 $70,130 $91,260 $70,110
Delaware $49,200 $64,200 $76,210 $63,050
Florida $42,270 $56,420 $73,340 $56,730
Georgia $38,910 $57,100 $74,680 $56,750
Hawaii $44,320 $63,790 $82,030 $62,850
Idaho $42,210 $59,130 $74,460 $58,060
Illinois $39,460 $56,840 $80,270 $58,530
Indiana $39,190 $54,980 $72,980 $55,230
Iowa $39,120 $54,190 $71,640 $54,290
Kansas $40,360 $55,360 $72,700 $55,640
Kentucky $41,540 $56,310 $73,350 $58,080
Louisiana $33,900 $51,880 $69,470 $51,080
Maine $40,690 $54,660 $71,040 $54,840
Maryland $40,240 $64,460 $81,220 $62,270
Massachusetts $47,980 $68,960 $92,120 $69,000
Michigan $39,190 $55,200 $72,270 $54,810
Minnesota $44,100 $61,160 $76,340 $60,770
Mississippi $35,060 $50,620 $71,270 $51,580
Missouri $38,640 $55,120 $72,110 $54,410
Montana $43,100 $58,750 $74,110 $58,510
Nebraska $39,000 $53,600 $71,810 $53,700
Nevada $39,510 $65,620 $88,800 $63,750
New Hampshire $43,100 $63,340 $80,640 $61,790
New Jersey $49,220 $66,550 $86,080 $65,930
New Mexico $30,830 $48,300 $67,370 $48,340
New York $46,840 $63,680 $87,440 $64,440
North Carolina $41,920 $56,750 $74,790 $58,250
North Dakota $36,500 $50,670 $67,820 $50,720
Ohio $43,880 $56,250 $71,960 $56,600
Oklahoma $28,080 $51,500 $73,780 $51,510
Oregon $44,430 $67,430 $84,620 $64,950
Pennsylvania $35,300 $55,090 $75,260 $55,290
Rhode Island $48,850 $65,860 $86,090 $65,160
South Carolina $25,620 $43,390 $70,050 $44,930
South Dakota $37,940 $50,150 $71,340 $52,320
Tennessee $40,570 $56,940 $75,430 $57,520
Texas $39,890 $55,890 $75,100 $57,080
Utah $32,780 $49,760 $72,520 $51,280
Vermont $49,630 $64,770 $87,120 $65,630
Virginia $37,460 $54,570 $73,700 $54,690
Washington $46,410 $63,700 $85,050 $63,640
West Virginia $34,680 $50,950 $68,890 $50,880
Wisconsin $41,620 $56,860 $73,650 $57,200
Wyoming $46,610 $61,200 $76,700 $61,100