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Health Technologists and Technicians in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Health Technologist or Technician?

19.9% Jobs Projection
$56,290 Median Salary
250 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Health Technologists and Technicians in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Health Technologists and Technicians in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Health Technologists and Technicians in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Health Technologists and Technicians Work in Washington?

There were approximately 3,330 workers employed as Health Technologists and Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 2,790 Health Technologists and Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 540 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,200 Health Technologists and Technicians working in it, which means Washington has more Health Technologists and Technicians than average.

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Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Health Technologists and Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 19.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.6%.

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Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 250 annual job openings, and 3,430 total jobs in 2026 for Health Technologists and Technicians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 11,000 annual jobs and 152,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Health Technologists and Technicians Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Health Technologists and Technicians ranged from $34,780 to $94,400 with $56,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.72 to $45.38. The median hourly rate was $27.06.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.9 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.16.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Washington Metros for Health Technologists and Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Health Technologists and Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,720 $57,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,130 $53,870
Kennewick-Richland, WA 370 $90,380
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 280 $47,740
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 160 $67,460
Wenatchee, WA 80 $41,300
Yakima, WA 70 $40,700
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 $49,820
Walla Walla, WA 40 $43,010
Bellingham, WA 30 $41,880

Top States for Health Technologists and Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Health Technologists and Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 22,450 $44,850
Texas 10,080 $39,180
Florida 9,600 $37,650
North Carolina 6,350 $35,870
Illinois 5,990 $43,790
Ohio 5,460 $39,350
Pennsylvania 5,400 $38,710
New York 5,280 $49,260
Wisconsin 3,410 $41,290
Washington 3,330 $56,290
Georgia 3,030 $44,330
New Jersey 2,790 $50,790
Michigan 2,750 $41,970
Arizona 2,660 $42,190
Louisiana 2,620 $32,060
Massachusetts 2,520 $53,080
Colorado 2,390 $42,870
Missouri 2,210 $44,170
Virginia 2,050 $44,610
Maryland 2,000 $41,140

Below are the states where Health Technologists and Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Mexico $62,130
Alaska $59,740
Washington $56,290
Minnesota $53,770
South Dakota $53,550
Rhode Island $53,160
Massachusetts $53,080
Oregon $51,540
New Jersey $50,790
Wyoming $49,480

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