Updated August 18, 2021
Average Nurse Technician Salary
$14.93 hourly
$31,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$24,000 yearly
$24,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$39,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19
75th Percentile
$35,000
$2,917
$17
Average
$31,056
$2,588
$15
25th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
10th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12

Average Nurse Technician Salary By State

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Nurse Technician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$27,040
$13.00
Alaska
$38,843
$18.67
Arizona
$31,660
$15.22
Arkansas
$27,935
$13.43
California
$43,582
$20.95
Colorado
$32,865
$15.80
Connecticut
$40,133
$19.29
Delaware
$37,910
$18.23
District of Columbia
$36,738
$17.66
Florida
$33,519
$16.11
Georgia
$26,746
$12.86
Hawaii
$38,986
$18.74
Idaho
$27,842
$13.39
Illinois
$28,419
$13.66
Indiana
$31,275
$15.04
Iowa
$33,888
$16.29
Kansas
$33,961
$16.33
Kentucky
$30,117
$14.48
Louisiana
$25,498
$12.26
Maine
$31,062
$14.93
Maryland
$35,998
$17.31
Massachusetts
$37,372
$17.97
Michigan
$31,166
$14.98
Minnesota
$36,097
$17.35
Mississippi
$25,997
$12.50
Missouri
$28,232
$13.57
Montana
$29,956
$14.40
Nebraska
$31,498
$15.14
Nevada
$35,650
$17.14
New Hampshire
$33,118
$15.92
New Jersey
$33,364
$16.04
New Mexico
$35,202
$16.92
New York
$46,792
$22.50
North Carolina
$26,735
$12.85
North Dakota
$31,656
$15.22
Ohio
$32,283
$15.52
Oklahoma
$28,926
$13.91
Oregon
$39,956
$19.21
Pennsylvania
$32,915
$15.82
Rhode Island
$32,791
$15.76
South Carolina
$26,765
$12.87
South Dakota
$27,235
$13.09
Tennessee
$30,967
$14.89
Texas
$29,134
$14.01
Utah
$27,144
$13.05
Vermont
$32,103
$15.43
Virginia
$37,928
$18.23
Washington
$39,028
$18.76
West Virginia
$30,471
$14.65
Wisconsin
$30,222
$14.53
Wyoming
$30,364
$14.60

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Highest Paying Cities For Nurse Technician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New Britain, CT
$39,683
$19.08
Dover, DE
$38,115
$18.32
Fredericksburg, VA
$37,911
$18.23
Rochester, MN
$36,216
$17.41
Albuquerque, NM
$35,080
$16.87
Warminster, PA
$33,207
$15.96

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How much does a Nurse Technician make?

The average nurse technician salary is $31,056 per year, or $14.93 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $39,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, California, Connecticut, Oregon, and Washington provide the highest nurse technician salaries.

Average Nurse Technician Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $31,100
    $14.93
    +3.6%
    2020
    $29,900
    $14.40
    +3.4%
    2019
    $28,900
    $13.91
    +3.3%
    2018
    $28,000
    $13.45
    +2.4%
    2017
    $27,300
    $13.13
    +0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Phlebotomist

    Avg. salary: $34,743

    Phlebotomists are workers in the medical field who specialize in drawing blood from patients. They ensure that patients are prepared by explaining the procedure to them, showing them tools they will use and where their blood will be stored, and answering any questions the patients may have. Phlebotomists then draw blood from the patient, patch up the area where the blood was drawn, and store the blood samples in properly labeled vials or blood bags. After the procedure, they send the blood samples to the laboratory for testing, transfusion, or any other use that there may be.
    127,998 Phlebotomist Jobs
    Certified Phlebotomist

    Avg. salary: $36,266

    A certified phlebotomist is a medical professional who specializes in drawing blood through venipuncture or finger and heel pricks, preparing the samples for laboratory procedures. Besides collecting blood, a phlebotomist is also responsible for gathering patient information, verifying identification, reviewing medical histories, labeling vials, and maintaining records, including diagnostic findings. They are also in charge of keeping laboratory equipment clean, discarding trash appropriately, and organizing supplies according to policies, ordering new supplies when necessary. Above all, a certified phlebotomist maintains an open and transparent communication line with nurses and physicians for an efficient workflow.

    134,509 Certified Phlebotomist Jobs
    Mobile Phlebotomist

    Avg. salary: $32,273

    A mobile phlebotomist mostly travels to various places such as patients' homes and nursing facilities to draw blood samples for laboratory analysis and medical condition diagnosis. Their responsibilities revolve around gathering information to verify the patient's identification, coordinating with nurses or facility officials, labeling and organizing samples according to a set of protocols, delivering samples to designated areas, and maintaining patient records. Furthermore, as a mobile phlebotomist, it is essential to monitor the quantity and cleanliness of supply, properly discarding used items such as syringes and cotton.
    129,966 Mobile Phlebotomist Jobs
    Certified Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $29,139

    A certified nurses' aide specializes in providing health care and welfare support to patients in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or any facilities that offer long-term care. A nurses' aide is responsible for assisting patients in bathing and dressing, toilet and catheter use, essential daily exercise and walks, and preparing and feeding meals. Furthermore, a nurses' aide must monitor a patient's vital signs and overall condition. It is also essential to coordinate with nurses and other health care workers by reporting changes or improvements.
    165,770 Certified Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,847

    A nurses' aide is responsible for providing healthcare and welfare assistance to patients in long-term care facilities while under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed colleague with extensive expertise. A nurses' aide is mostly involved in basic hygienic tasks, such as helping a patient in bathing and dressing, using the toilet, preparing meals, feeding, and performing basic chores. It is also vital for a nurses' aide to coordinate with supervisors, reporting any changes in a patients' condition or behavior.
    125,239 Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Mental Health Technician

    Avg. salary: $28,651

    A mental health technician's primary responsibility is to provide care and assistance to patients with mental health issues. Their tasks mainly revolve around administering scheduled and prescribed medication, monitoring vital signs, assisting during therapy sessions, and assessing patients' progress and behavior. They may also have administrative support tasks such as processing necessary documentation, preparing reports, managing schedules, and even reaching out to patients' guardians and families. A mental health technician may also build a healthy rapport with patients, giving them guidance and positive influence.
    81,278 Mental Health Technician Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Phlebotomist
    $34,744
    $2,895
    $16.70
    127,998
    Certified Phlebotomist
    $36,267
    $3,022
    $17.44
    134,509
    Mobile Phlebotomist
    $32,273
    $2,689
    $15.52
    129,966
    Certified Nurses' Aide
    $29,140
    $2,428
    $14.01
    165,770
    Nurses' Aide
    $27,848
    $2,321
    $13.39
    125,239
    Mental Health Technician
    $28,652
    $2,388
    $13.77
    81,278
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    Nurse Technician Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a nurse technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Nurse Technicians The Most?

    To earn a high income as a nurse technician, working for Baxter Regional Medical Center or MedStar Health might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Presbyterian and Providence Health & Services report highly competitive wages for nurse technicians.
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    Associate Professor, Pre-licensure Program Director/Assistant Dean, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

    Salaries for nurses are outstanding. Also, there are many opportunities to grow and get advanced degrees, increasing the amount of money that nurses can make. There are so many opportunities to move around and advance in the profession to make nursing a perfect career choice.Show more

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    Recently Added Nurse Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    University of Kentucky
    Nursing Care Technician/Ukhc
    Nursing Care Technician/Ukhc
    Lexington, KY
    08/25/2021
    $30,262
    08/25/2021
    Mercy Healthcare
    Nurse Technician
    Nurse Technician
    Springfield, MO
    08/22/2021
    $31,305
    08/22/2021
    Encompass Health Corp.
    Rehab Nursing Tech I
    Rehab Nursing Tech I
    Littleton, CO
    08/21/2021
    $32,995
    08/21/2021
    Mayo Clinic
    Nursing Station Tech-Emergency Department-Nights
    Nursing Station Tech-Emergency Department-Nights
    Red Wing, MN
    08/21/2021
    $35,312
    08/21/2021
    Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Nursing Simulation Technician
    Nursing Simulation Technician
    Denver, CO
    08/21/2021
    $41,200
    08/21/2021
    Centura Health
    Nursing Tech-General Medical
    Nursing Tech-General Medical
    Denver, CO
    08/14/2021
    $35,521
    08/14/2021
    University of Kentucky
    Nursing Care Technician/Markey Cancer Center BMT
    Nursing Care Technician/Markey Cancer Center BMT
    Lexington, KY
    08/04/2021
    $29,218
    08/04/2021
    Encompass Health
    Rehab Nursing Tech I (CNA)
    Rehab Nursing Tech I (CNA)
    Colorado Springs, CO
    08/03/2021
    $31,305
    08/03/2021
    Centura Health
    Nursing Tech-Surgical Spine
    Nursing Tech-Surgical Spine
    Denver, CO
    08/01/2021
    $35,479
    08/01/2021
    Encompass Health
    Rehab Nursing Tech (Pool)-Encompass Health
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    Mesa, AZ
    07/31/2021
    $33,392
    07/31/2021

    Average Nurse Technician Salary by Demographic

    Nurse Technician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $31,443
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,548
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$31,443
    Female$30,548
    Median Nurse Technician Income by Race
    Asian nurse technicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White nurse technicians have the lowest average salary at $30,485.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$30,485
    Black or African American$30,589
    Asian$31,836
    Hispanic or Latino$31,014
    Average Nurse Technician Salary by Education Level
    Nurse technicians with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $38,171 annually. With a Bachelors degree, nurse technicians earn a median annual income of $31,968 compared to $31,216 for nurse technicians with an Associate degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,548
    Master's Degree$38,171
    Bachelor's Degree$31,968
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,216