Updated August 18, 2021
Average Medical Technologist Salary
$49,000 yearly
$23.83 hourly

Entry level Salary
$40,000 yearly
$40,000
10 %
$49,000
Median
$60,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$60,000
$5,000
$29
75th Percentile
$55,000
$4,583
$26
Average
$49,558
$4,130
$24
25th Percentile
$44,000
$3,667
$21
10th Percentile
$40,000
$3,333
$19

Average Medical Technologist Salary By State

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Medical Technologist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$42,311
$20.34
Alaska
$69,963
$33.64
Arizona
$51,215
$24.62
Arkansas
$42,604
$20.48
California
$61,602
$29.62
Colorado
$48,388
$23.26
Connecticut
$57,679
$27.73
Delaware
$50,998
$24.52
District of Columbia
$51,578
$24.80
Florida
$48,322
$23.23
Georgia
$43,971
$21.14
Hawaii
$61,020
$29.34
Idaho
$51,799
$24.90
Illinois
$44,052
$21.18
Indiana
$45,951
$22.09
Iowa
$44,033
$21.17
Kansas
$42,299
$20.34
Kentucky
$43,047
$20.70
Louisiana
$42,856
$20.60
Maine
$51,676
$24.84
Maryland
$49,486
$23.79
Massachusetts
$60,010
$28.85
Michigan
$46,455
$22.33
Minnesota
$47,574
$22.87
Mississippi
$42,485
$20.43
Missouri
$42,641
$20.50
Montana
$50,911
$24.48
Nebraska
$44,871
$21.57
Nevada
$57,309
$27.55
New Hampshire
$54,733
$26.31
New Jersey
$53,886
$25.91
New Mexico
$45,449
$21.85
New York
$54,130
$26.02
North Carolina
$45,778
$22.01
North Dakota
$46,503
$22.36
Ohio
$46,383
$22.30
Oklahoma
$42,859
$20.61
Oregon
$59,371
$28.54
Pennsylvania
$48,133
$23.14
Rhode Island
$53,536
$25.74
South Carolina
$42,812
$20.58
South Dakota
$43,476
$20.90
Tennessee
$45,188
$21.73
Texas
$44,748
$21.51
Utah
$48,603
$23.37
Vermont
$53,051
$25.51
Virginia
$49,005
$23.56
Washington
$59,746
$28.72
West Virginia
$44,191
$21.25
Wisconsin
$45,094
$21.68
Wyoming
$49,430
$23.76

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Highest Paying Cities For Medical Technologist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Boston, MA
$60,093
$28.89
Farmington, CT
$57,810
$27.79
New York, NY
$54,272
$26.09
Washington, DC
$51,634
$24.82
Tucson, AZ
$50,603
$24.33
Baltimore, MD
$49,696
$23.89

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How much does a Medical Technologist make?

The average medical technologist salary is $49,558 per year, or $23.83 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $40,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $60,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Washington provide the highest medical technologist salaries.

Average Medical Technologist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

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    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $49,600
    $23.83
    +2.5%
    2020
    $48,300
    $23.23
    +1.9%
    2019
    $47,400
    $22.79
    +0.9%
    2018
    $47,000
    $22.58
    +1.8%
    2017
    $46,100
    $22.17
    +1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Laboratory Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,984

    A laboratory aide is primarily responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and order in laboratories, all while performing support tasks for scientists. Their duties revolve around arranging specimens and samples, transporting materials from one laboratory to another, preparing apparatuses and machines, and storing them accordingly. A laboratory aide may also run errands, produce progress reports, sanitize areas and instruments, and properly dispose of chemicals and other hazardous waste. Furthermore, it is crucial to implement the laboratory's safety policies and regulations, ensuring a safe and healthy laboratory environment for everyone.
    85,352 Laboratory Aide Jobs
    Laboratory Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $45,912

    A laboratory coordinator is responsible for supporting laboratory examinations and experiments, collecting laboratory samples, and ensuring the efficiency and performance of laboratory tools and equipment. Laboratory coordinators maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the laboratory facility at all times to avoid contaminations and hazards that may affect laboratory results and accuracy of examinations. They also perform scientific processes under the supervision of a scientist or laboratory technicians and keep an organized report of findings in the database.
    74,144 Laboratory Coordinator Jobs
    Pharmacist Technician Trainee

    Avg. salary: $33,136

    A pharmacist technician trainee is responsible for supporting the staff on pharmacy operations, assisting patients on their medications, and providing other needs according to prescriptions. Pharmacist technician trainees maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the facility, including the adequacy of medicine storage and creating purchase requests. They also respond to patients' inquiries and concerns, as well as reiterating the instructions and dosage of medicines to take. A pharmacist technician trainee verifies order forms and processes payment accurately, escalating discrepancies to the supervisor immediately.
    111,439 Pharmacist Technician Trainee Jobs
    Laboratory Technician

    Avg. salary: $41,344

    Laboratory technicians are medical professionals who work in the laboratory. They are responsible for the equipment in the laboratory, making sure tools are properly sanitized and sterilized after every use. They also ensure that laboratory equipment works well. Laboratory technicians may also be responsible for collecting and testing samples from patients. They prepare solutions and other chemicals that may be needed for testing. They also provide an analysis of the samples that they tested. Laboratory technicians ensure that all items in the laboratory are properly labeled and organized.
    88,312 Laboratory Technician Jobs
    Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $34,418

    Pharmacist technicians assist pharmacists in their daily activities. They receive prescription medicine order requests of customers, validate the prescription, prepare the medicines, properly label medicine bottles, and hand them off to customers. They also answer customer inquiries and attend to customer concerns. Pharmacist technicians also manage the pharmacy's inventory and ensure that all records are up to date. They are also authorized to create purchase requisition requests for medicines that are running low and need to be refilled, but these requests should still be authorized by a doctor.
    91,387 Pharmacist Technician Jobs
    Certified Pharmacist Technician

    Avg. salary: $35,134

    A certified pharmacist technician is responsible for assisting patients by providing medicines based on their needs or their physicians' prescriptions. Certified pharmacist technicians must be able to supply the correct medications, including the right dosage to patients. They must also have a broad understanding of the medical industry, providing medicinal information to patients and referring them to the right health professionals as needed. Certified pharmacist technicians also monitor medicine inventories, manage supplies, and create sales reports.
    117,985 Certified Pharmacist Technician Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Laboratory Aide
    $27,984
    $2,332
    $13.45
    85,352
    Laboratory Coordinator
    $45,913
    $3,826
    $22.07
    74,144
    Pharmacist Technician Trainee
    $33,136
    $2,761
    $15.93
    111,439
    Laboratory Technician
    $41,344
    $3,445
    $19.88
    88,312
    Pharmacist Technician
    $34,419
    $2,868
    $16.55
    91,387
    Certified Pharmacist Technician
    $35,135
    $2,928
    $16.89
    117,985
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    Which Companies Pay Medical Technologists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a medical technologist, being employed by a company such as The Children's Hospital or Children's Hospital of Philadelphia would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital also report highly competitive salaries for medical technologists.
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    Recently Added Medical Technologist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Gables Search Group
    Medical Technologist
    Medical Technologist
    Columbus, OH
    08/31/2021
    $45,351
    08/31/2021
    Gables Search Group
    Technologist-Medical
    Technologist-Medical
    Panama City, FL
    08/31/2021
    $52,029
    08/31/2021
    Depaul
    Medication Technician NC
    Medication Technician NC
    Monroe, NC
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Medical Technologist
    Denver, CO
    08/30/2021
    $54,262
    08/30/2021
    Health Advocates Network, Inc.
    Medical Technologist-Day Shift (27555)
    Medical Technologist-Day Shift (27555)
    Sioux City, IA
    08/30/2021
    $96,002
    08/30/2021
    Health Advocates Network, Inc.
    Medical Technologist-Night Shift (27513)
    Medical Technologist-Night Shift (27513)
    Bucyrus, OH
    08/30/2021
    $114,785
    08/30/2021
    MLee Healthcare Staffing and Recruiting, Inc.
    Medical Technologist-Ascp
    Medical Technologist-Ascp
    Carbondale, IL
    08/30/2021
    $48,001
    08/30/2021
    Job Juncture
    Technologist-Medical
    Technologist-Medical
    Athens, GA
    08/30/2021
    $51,424
    08/30/2021
    Swedish Medical Center
    Medical Technologist
    Medical Technologist
    Englewood, CO
    08/30/2021
    $54,262
    08/30/2021
    North Suburban Medical Center
    Medical Technologist
    Medical Technologist
    Denver, CO
    08/30/2021
    $54,262
    08/30/2021

    Average Medical Technologist Salary by Demographic

    Medical Technologist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $45,351
    female-income
    Female Income
    $44,428
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$45,351
    Female$44,428
    Median Medical Technologist Income by Race
    Asian medical technologists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian medical technologists have the lowest average salary at $43,943.
    $50,000
    $40,000
    $30,000
    $20,000
    $10,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$45,004
    Black or African American$44,226
    Asian$46,314
    Hispanic or Latino$44,963
    Average Medical Technologist Salary by Education Level
    Medical technologists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $47,176 annually. With a Bachelors degree, medical technologists earn a median annual income of $44,428 compared to $40,495 for medical technologists with an Associate degree.
    $50,000
    $40,000
    $30,000
    $20,000
    $10,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$37,291
    Master's Degree$47,176
    Bachelor's Degree$44,428
    Some College/ Associate Degree$40,495

    Medical Technologist FAQs

    Do medical technologists make good money?

    Yes, medical technologists make good money. The average medical technologist makes around $60,000 a year, ranging between $27,500 to $88,000 a year. The large difference in earning potential seen for medical technologists is related to the location of the job, the type of medical technologist, and the number of years on the job.

    The top 5 states in pay rates for medical technologists:

    • Massachusetts averages $64,541 a year

    • Hawaii averages $63,920 a year

    • Connecticut averages $63,560 a year

    • Rhode Island averages $61,575 a year

    • Washington averages $60,874 a year

    The bottom five states in pay rates for medical technologists:

    • Georgia averages $48,891 a year

    • New Mexico averages $47,765 a year

    • Alabama averages $47,747 a year

    • North Carolina averages $46,915 a year

    • Florida averages $46,080 a year

    Another major aspect that impacts the range in earning potential for a medical technologist is the number of years of experience on the job.

    An entry-level medical technologist position starts at around $50,000 a year, while someone with over ten years of experience earns around $55,000 a year, and someone with over 20 years of experience earns closer to $60,000 a year.

    The type of medical technologist you become will also determine earning potential. For example, a biology technician earns a median annual salary of $49,110, whereas a phlebotomist earns $36,480. Other examples include:

    • Medical technologists who work in universities professional schools earn around $52,000 a year

    • Medical technologists who work in hospitals, state, local, and private settings earn around $57,000 a year

    • Medical technologists who work in offices of physicians and clinics earn around $50,000 a year

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    How much do medical technologists make in an hour?

    A medical technologist makes about $24 an hour. The earning potential for a medical technologist can range from as little as $14 an hour to as high as $45 an hour.

    The large differences in earning potential seen for medical technologists are related to the location of the job, the type of medical technologist, and the number of years on the job.

    The number of years of experience and average hourly pay rate for medical technologists.

    • Early Career: (0 to 4 years) averages $24.75 an hour

    • Mid Career: (5 to 9 years) averages $25.78 an hour

    • Late Career: (10 to 19 years) averages $26.61 an hour

    • Experienced: (20 or more years of experience) averages $29.89 an hour

    The top 5 states in highest hourly pay rate for a medical technologist:

    • Massachusetts averages $31.03 an hour

    • Hawaii averages $30.73 an hour

    • Connecticut averages $30.56 an hour

    • Rhode Island averages $29.60 an hour

    • Washington averages $29.27 an hour

    The top 5 states in lowest hourly pay rate for a medical technologist:

    • Georgia averages $23.51 an hour

    • New Mexico averages $22.90 an hour

    • Alabama averages $22.96 an hour

    • North Carolina averages $22.56 an hour

    • Florida averages $22.15 an hour

    The number of years of experience and average hourly pay rate for medical technologists:

    • An entry-level medical technologist (0 to 4 years experience) starts at around $24 an hour.

    • A mid-level medical technologist (5 to 9 years experience) earns around $26 an hour

    • A late-career medical technologist (10 to 19 years of experience) earns around $27

    • An experienced medical technologist (20 or more years) earns around $30 an hour

    Examples of different types of medical technologists and hourly earnings:

    • Biology medical technician earns around $24 an hour

    • Phlebotomist earns $19 an hour

    • Medical technologists who work in universities professional schools earn around $25 an hour

    • Medical technologists who work in hospitals, state, local, and private settings earn around $29 an hour

    • Medical technologists who work in offices of physicians and clinics earn $25 an hour

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