Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians

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2019 Workforce
334k
Average Age
42.1
Average Salary
$48,207
Average Male Salary
$51,589
Average Female Salary
$46,826

About

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians was $48,207 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians by wage are Tire builders, Agricultural and food science technicians, and Legal secretaries and administrative assistants.

Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Burlington City PUMA, NC, Rochester City PUMA, MN, and Clay County PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Burlington City PUMA, NC, Jackson County PUMA, MS, and Southeast South Dakota (Outside Sioux Falls City) PUMA, SD.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, by average wage, is Employment services. Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are paid most in Jackson (South), Macon, Cherokee & Clay Counties PUMA, NC but are relatively concentrated in Burlington City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$48,207
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,460

In 2019, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians earned an average of $48,207, $7,317 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Legal secretaries and administrative assistants make somewhat more than Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians while Tire builders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.329
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.329, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Other health care services, and Offices of physicians.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, by average wage, are Employment services, Scientific research & development services, and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

334k
2019 Workforce
± 14,182
−1.11%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.05%

The number of people employed as Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians has been declining at a rate of −1.11%, from 338,195 people in 2018 to 334,428 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians at  49.1%, followed by Other health care services with 22.3% and Offices of physicians with 6.33%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians in the US. The average age of male Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians in the workforce is 40.3 and of female Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

96.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,642
237k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 11,955

71% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

54.5% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.9% of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

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Age by Gender

40.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.09
42.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.707

The median age of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 2.55 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians is Health but a relatively high number of Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Science, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Science, and Equipment Selection.

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