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How much do lab techs make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that lab techs, also known as clinical laboratory assistants, technicians or technologists, make a mean annual income of $55,990 as of May 2020, which is approximately $26.92 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of lab techs earned less than $31,450, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,700.

How much do lab techs earn in each state?

The table below compares clinical laboratory technologists and technician salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of lab techs in each state as well as the number of lab techs per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Clinical Laboratory Assistant Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Connecticut
$70,140
3890
2.524
New York
$69,380
17470
2.010
Oregon
$67,840
3060
1.691
Rhode Island
$66,910
990
2.226
New Hampshire
$66,590
710
1.147
New Jersey
$64,930
7300
1.930
Alaska
$63,670
680
2.309
District of Columbia
$63,340
990
1.439
California
$63,120
27530
1.676
Nevada
$61,430
1870
1.494
Washington
$61,310
6560
2.053
Delaware
$60,320
590
1.386
Hawaii
$60,050
1200
2.085
Montana
$57,650
970
2.139
Colorado
$57,570
4920
1.910
Vermont
$57,390
770
2.738
Maine
$56,400
1330
2.308
Massachusetts
$56,220
11460
3.422
Minnesota
$56,080
6410
2.366
Wisconsin
$55,770
7460
2.753
Maryland
$55,140
6900
2.736
Wyoming
$55,140
450
1.707
Kentucky
$54,820
3950
2.216
Tennessee
$54,270
8860
3.050
Virginia
$54,230
8270
2.234
Pennsylvania
$53,980
13440
2.438
Ohio
$53,960
11830
2.303
Nebraska
$53,540
1690
1.789
Michigan
$53,130
11590
2.954
Florida
$53,030
21420
2.538
Illinois
$51,790
14630
2.599
Texas
$51,630
26240
2.168
North Dakota
$51,160
1220
3.048
North Carolina
$50,730
12200
2.844
Louisiana
$49,290
4290
2.382
West Virginia
$49,260
1690
2.597
Georgia
$48,760
11790
2.736
South Carolina
$48,720
4150
2.061
Iowa
$48,600
2600
1.769
Virgin Islands
$48,210
100
2.671
South Dakota
$48,090
1310
3.175
New Mexico
$47,980
1260
1.601
Kansas
$47,570
3560
2.669
Missouri
$46,900
8920
3.314
Indiana
$46,610
7730
2.649
Oklahoma
$46,410
4330
2.771
Arizona
$46,240
8460
2.986
Utah
$44,030
4880
3.279
Alabama
$43,920
5480
2.880
Mississippi
$43,110
3360
3.119
Arkansas
$43,020
2600
2.210
Idaho
$42,980
980
1.367
Guam
$34,310
150
2.359
Puerto Rico
$30,940
3280
4.001