Clinical Technician Salary

Clinical Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $13.92 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.35 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.56. Female Clinical Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Clinical Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction.

$10.35 - $20.56
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $20.56  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $32.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$21,943 - $44,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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.


Clinical Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $29K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $30K. Clinical Technicians bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $46K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 18%