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How Much Do Lab Techs Make Each Year?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that lab techs, also known as clinical laboratory assistants, technicians or technologists, make $54,180 each year. 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 Clinical Laboratory Technicians Make an Hour?
The average lab tech makes $26.05 per hour, according to the BLS.
Where Can Lab Techs Earn the Most?
Outpatient care centers pay lab techs the most, an average of $57,640 per year. Hospitals are a close second—the average lab tech working in a hospital earns $56,630 per year.
Where Can I Find Open Lab Tech Positions?
Outpatient care centers, hospitals, colleges and universities, medical laboratories and doctor's offices all need clinical laboratory technicians. To find jobs in your area, search lab tech job board.
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.