Clinical Technician Salary

Earnings for Clinical Technicians in the United States come in at around $13.81 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Clinical Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Technicians making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,717 - $61,659

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$10.48 - $20.33

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,717 - $61,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Total Pay (?
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$22,152 - $44,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $32.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$22,152 - $44,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Clinical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%
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