Clinical Technicians in the United States take home an average $14.15 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Female Clinical Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. While approximately one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,270 - $64,916
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MEDIAN: $42,729
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$10.73 - $19.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,270 - $64,916  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$22,466 - $45,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $19.11  
   
Overtime
$9.61 - $31.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$600  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,466 - $45,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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Job Description for Clinical Technician

Clinical technicians have a variety of job titles, including: clinical technologist, clinical laboratory science professional, medical technologist, and medical technician. This person is primarily responsible for the collection and analysis of bodily fluids and cells in order search for infections within the body. These technicians generally work within a laboratory during typical office hours (daytime, Monday-Friday), although hours can certainly vary. Places of employment include clinics, hospitals, public health laboratories, biotechnical companies, pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, law enforcement/forensics laboratories, veterinary clinics, research laboratories, colleges, and blood donor centers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $30K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. Clinical Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $42K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Technician

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Clinical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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