Clinical Technician Salary

The average Clinical Technician in the United States earns approximately $13.86 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Clinical Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Clinical Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance.

$21,296 - $63,861
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MEDIAN: $38,042
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$10.33 - $20.48
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,296 - $63,861  
   
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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$21,828 - $44,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $20.48  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $31.58  
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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$21,828 - $44,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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.


For many Clinical Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. Clinical Technicians see a median salary of $31K after reaching 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 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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