Clinical Technician Salary

Clinical Technicians in the United States take home an average $13.87 per hour. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Clinical Technicians making up 72 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Clinical Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,641 - $62,139
(Median)
$22K
$38K
$62K
MEDIAN: $38,042
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$10.44 - $20.48
(Median)
$10
$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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$22,094 - $44,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $20.48  
   
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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$22,094 - $44,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $29K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $49K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Clinical Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

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