The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that as of May 2014, the majority of medical lab technicians earned between $25,500 and $59,750 per year. Only 10 percent earned at or below $25,500 annually, and only 10 percent earned at or above $59,750.
The median annual salary for a medical lab technician was $38,370. The mid-50 percentile range was $17,610, with 25 percent earning at or above $30,860 and 75 percent earning at or below $48,470. The highest-earning employment sector for medical lab technicians was pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing, where techs averaged $52,960 per year. The lowest sector average was in other ambulatory services, at $36,960 per year.