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Health Technologists and Technicians in West Virginia

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Health Technologists and Technicians in West Virginia

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

16.7% Jobs Projection
$40,310 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

  • Health Technologists and Technicians in West Virginia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Health Technologists and Technicians Work in West Virginia?

There were approximately 730 workers employed as Health Technologists and Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 570 Health Technologists and Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 1,200 Health Technologists and Technicians working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Health Technologists and Technicians than average.

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Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Health Technologists and Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 19.6%.

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West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 50 annual Health Technologists and Technicians job openings in West Virginia, and 700 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Health Technologists and Technicians Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Health Technologists and Technicians ranged from $27,420 to $66,190 with $40,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.18 to $31.82. The median hourly rate was $19.38.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.26 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.88.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top West Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,540 $48,910
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 170 $43,530
Morgantown, WV 130 $59,070
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 100 $48,030
Charleston, WV 90 $35,940
Winchester, VA-WV 80 $37,440

Top States for Health Technologists and Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states 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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