Clinical Technician Salary

Clinical Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $14.46 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Technicians making up 73 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,000 - $73,000
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$42K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$10.77 - $19.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,000 - $73,000  
   
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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$22,560 - $45,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $19.13  
   
Overtime
$6.59 - $30.18  
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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$22,560 - $45,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $30K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $31K. Clinical Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Clinical Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $42K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Technician

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Clinical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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