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Clinical Technician Salary

Median pay for Clinical Technicians in the United States is around $14.10 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.23 per hour and $20.67. Job satisfaction for Clinical Technicians is high. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up the majority of Clinical Technicians (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$10.23 - $20.67
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$9.19 - $31.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $824  
   
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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$21,704 - $44,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $29K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $31K. Clinical Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Clinical Technicians who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $44K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 18%