Clinical Technician Salary

Average Clinical Technicians in the United States make around $13.81 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Technicians. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Technicians making up 73 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$21,641 - $62,139
(Median)
$22K
$38K
$62K
MEDIAN: $38,042
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$10.47 - $20.38
(Median)
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$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,641 - $62,139  
   
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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$22,125 - $44,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $20.38  
   
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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$22,125 - $44,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported 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 $30K. On average, Clinical Technicians make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Clinical Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $49K.

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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
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%
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