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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.