These Are The 10 States With The Highest Medical Technologist Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 8 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do medical technologists get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for medical technologists by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for medical technologists by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for medical technologists after this adjustment? That would be Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technologists.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. Tennessee
  3. Idaho
  4. Wyoming
  5. Mississippi
  6. Washington
  7. Texas
  8. Indiana
  9. Minnesota
  10. Illinois

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for medical technologists from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $80500, so our index value would be:

$80,500 * (100 / 135.9) = $59,234

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for medical technologists.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Medical Technologist Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $69,874 $72,180 103.3
2 Tennessee $68,579 $61,310 89.4
3 Idaho $67,535 $62,200 92.1
4 Wyoming $66,819 $61,340 91.8
5 Mississippi $65,844 $56,560 85.9
6 Washington $65,788 $69,210 105.2
7 Texas $65,479 $59,390 90.7
8 Indiana $65,430 $58,560 89.5
9 Minnesota $65,337 $65,860 100.8
10 Illinois $64,894 $61,390 94.6
11 Delaware $64,842 $65,750 101.4
12 Missouri $64,148 $57,990 90.4
13 Ohio $63,848 $59,890 93.8
14 Colorado $63,468 $65,880 103.8
15 Rhode Island $63,305 $76,410 120.7
16 Georgia $63,260 $57,820 91.4
17 Michigan $63,033 $56,100 89.0
18 North Carolina $62,641 $58,820 93.9
19 Nebraska $62,401 $57,160 91.6
20 Oklahoma $62,275 $55,550 89.2
21 Florida $62,014 $60,960 98.3
22 Kentucky $61,834 $55,960 90.5
23 Kansas $61,312 $55,120 89.9
24 Iowa $60,516 $55,070 91.0
25 Montana $60,009 $60,490 100.8
26 Oregon $59,991 $69,350 115.6
27 West Virginia $59,914 $55,960 93.4
28 Alabama $59,385 $54,160 91.2
29 Wisconsin $59,380 $57,480 96.8
30 Virginia $59,325 $59,800 100.8
31 California $59,234 $80,500 135.9
32 Arizona $59,153 $57,970 98.0
33 Utah $59,118 $54,980 93.0
34 Arkansas $57,864 $50,400 87.1
35 Pennsylvania $57,554 $58,360 101.4
36 Connecticut $56,938 $72,710 127.7
37 New Hampshire $56,914 $66,590 117.0
38 New Jersey $56,735 $69,160 121.9
39 Alaska $56,414 $73,960 131.1
40 North Dakota $55,855 $55,520 99.4
41 Vermont $55,094 $66,720 121.1
42 New Mexico $54,922 $53,000 96.5
43 Massachusetts $54,490 $72,690 133.4
44 Louisiana $53,955 $51,150 94.8
45 South Carolina $52,883 $52,460 99.2
46 South Dakota $52,227 $54,160 103.7
47 New York $51,824 $67,890 131.0
48 Maine $50,821 $56,310 110.8
49 Maryland $49,641 $62,300 125.5
50 Hawaii $40,589 $68,150 167.9
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