Medical Laboratory Technologist Salary

medical-technologist-salary-chart.jpgA medical laboratory technologist is a professional who performs complex tests in a lab to help diagnose, prevent and treat diseases. A medical laboratory technologist can also have the responsibility for training and supervising staff.

Salary

The mean annual wage of a medical laboratory technologist is $58,640. The lower ten percent of these professionals makes $39,580 per year while the top ten percent makes $78,900 a year. They are mostly employed in hospitals and medical labs, doctor’s offices, colleges and universities and professional schools and the executive branch of the Federal government. The highest salaries for medical laboratory technologists are found in industries that make navigational, electromedical and other types of precision instruments. These technologists can make a mean annual wage of about $74,300 a year. Other high paying positions can be had in architectural and engineering firms, management companies, pharmaceutical companies and the federal government.

Location

There are 13,490 medical laboratory technologists employed in Texas. The mean annual salary is $55,150. This is followed by California, with a salary of $77,550; New York, with a salary of $63,310; Florida, with a salary of $55,850 and Pennsylvania, with a salary of $54,580.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for a medical laboratory technologist is excellent and is expected to grow about 22 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Medical Laboratory Technologist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $38,570 $51,810 $68,300 $51,940
Alaska $36,530 $69,640 $89,680 $66,760
Arizona $46,690 $59,300 $75,590 $60,060
Arkansas $33,260 $48,410 $68,490 $49,410
California $44,520 $79,480 $110,200 $77,550
Colorado $39,460 $59,790 $77,090 $59,210
Connecticut $49,490 $67,490 $88,140 $66,740
Delaware $50,310 $64,120 $76,360 $63,370
Florida $40,650 $55,780 $72,920 $55,850
Georgia $37,600 $54,970 $73,560 $54,910
Hawaii $42,590 $62,530 $79,270 $61,340
Idaho $42,720 $57,680 $72,910 $57,480
Illinois $38,660 $54,300 $72,590 $55,560
Indiana $38,310 $53,500 $70,320 $53,120
Iowa $38,630 $54,400 $71,390 $54,170
Kansas $38,970 $54,780 $72,430 $54,760
Kentucky $42,230 $57,270 $73,740 $59,080
Louisiana $33,190 $51,480 $69,080 $50,660
Maine $41,210 $54,540 $71,160 $54,840
Maryland $41,250 $63,310 $82,430 $62,290
Massachusetts $48,110 $67,390 $90,750 $67,570
Michigan $39,520 $54,780 $71,600 $54,410
Minnesota $45,360 $60,930 $79,080 $61,250
Mississippi $33,180 $47,960 $68,590 $49,200
Missouri $41,030 $55,350 $72,110 $55,320
Montana $42,030 $56,940 $72,590 $56,910
Nebraska $39,270 $52,970 $70,140 $52,950
Nevada $42,500 $67,700 $89,830 $66,200
New Hampshire $42,510 $61,110 $76,250 $60,090
New Jersey $49,510 $65,980 $85,930 $65,680
New Mexico $30,140 $52,700 $71,210 $51,460
New York $46,000 $62,250 $85,700 $63,310
North Carolina $41,750 $56,140 $73,690 $57,760
North Dakota $33,990 $46,780 $65,160 $47,890
Ohio $42,070 $55,450 $71,350 $55,530
Oklahoma $26,500 $50,010 $70,800 $49,280
Oregon $50,080 $66,510 $77,490 $64,790
Pennsylvania $35,580 $54,430 $74,020 $54,580
Rhode Island $49,170 $65,900 $82,710 $64,680
South Carolina $25,890 $43,780 $69,360 $45,140
South Dakota $36,050 $49,150 $71,240 $51,540
Tennessee $40,910 $56,660 $74,620 $57,310
Texas $38,570 $54,780 $73,890 $55,150
Utah $33,290 $50,520 $72,470 $51,790
Vermont $45,130 $60,790 $76,730 $62,390
Virginia $35,870 $53,550 $72,770 $53,580
Washington $45,840 $63,050 $83,480 $62,940
West Virginia $35,310 $51,700 $70,130 $51,600
Wisconsin $42,470 $56,700 $74,110 $57,410
Wyoming $46,380 $59,380 $74,570 $59,530