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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Afghanistan 2022

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Afghanistan?

Average Monthly Salary
62,500 AFN
( 750,000 AFN yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Afghanistan typically earns around 62,500 AFN per month. Salaries range from 31,900 AFN (lowest) to 96,200 AFN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Laboratory Technician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Laboratory Technician Salary Distribution in Afghanistan

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Afghanistan range from 31,900 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 96,200 AFN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 61,200 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 61,200 AFN while the other half are earning more than 61,200 AFN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 41,900 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 41,900 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 77,200 AFN while 25% are earning more than 77,200 AFN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Laboratory Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 35,700 AFN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 46,700 AFN per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 65,300 AFN per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Laboratory Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 78,500 AFN per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 85,300 AFN per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 92,100 AFN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Afghanistan

0 - 2 Years
35,700 AFN
2 - 5 Years+31%
46,700 AFN
5 - 10 Years+40%
65,300 AFN
10 - 15 Years+20%
78,500 AFN
15 - 20 Years+9%
85,300 AFN
20+ Years+8%
92,100 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Laboratory Technician(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Laboratory Technician is 44,100 AFN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 78,200 AFN per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Afghanistan

Bachelor's Degree
44,100 AFN
Master's Degree+77%
78,200 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Afghanistan costs anywhere from 389,000 Afghani(s) to 1,170,000 Afghani(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Afghanistan Laboratory Technician
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Laboratory Technician employees in Afghanistan earn 21% more than their female counterparts on average.

68,700 AFN
56,900 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Afghanistan for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Afghanistan

How much are annual salary increments in Afghanistan for Laboratory Technician(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Afghanistan / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Afghanistan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Afghanistan for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Afghanistan Laboratory Technician
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A Laboratory Technician is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Afghanistan

360 AFN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan is 360 AFN. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Afghanistan earns approximately 360 AFN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Laboratory Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly Afghanistan
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 36% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Admitting Officer59,400 AFN-5%
Ambulance Dispatcher63,500 AFN+2%
Ambulance Driver58,400 AFN-7%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic66,900 AFN+7%
Ambulatory Services Director124,000 AFN+98%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor148,000 AFN+140%
Anesthesia Technician89,100 AFN+43%
Anesthesiologist261,000 AFN+320%
Anesthesiology Assistant90,600 AFN+45%
Assistant Optometrist73,500 AFN+18%
Audiologist146,000 AFN+130%
Biomedical Engineering Director114,000 AFN+82%
Biomedical Engineering Technician59,900 AFN-4%
Cardiac Technician57,900 AFN-7%
Cardiovascular Specialist319,000 AFN+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist121,000 AFN+94%
Central Sterile Processing Technician70,300 AFN+12%
Charge Entry Specialist77,800 AFN+24%
Clinical Application Specialist71,500 AFN+14%
Clinical Biochemist145,000 AFN+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist123,000 AFN+97%
Clinical Data Reviewer71,600 AFN+15%
Clinical Development Specialist89,500 AFN+43%
Clinical Field Associate71,700 AFN+15%
Clinical Genetic Technologist114,000 AFN+82%
Clinical Microbiologist163,000 AFN+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist136,000 AFN+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist159,000 AFN+150%
Clinical Research Coordinator86,900 AFN+39%
Clinical Scientist167,000 AFN+170%
CME Specialist123,000 AFN+97%
CT Technologist76,500 AFN+22%
Cytogenetic Technologist114,000 AFN+82%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer94,200 AFN+51%
Dispensing Optician73,700 AFN+18%
Dosimetrist109,000 AFN+74%
EKG Technician73,800 AFN+18%
Endoscopic Assistant64,100 AFN+3%
Endoscopy Technician66,300 AFN+6%
Enterostomal Therapist107,000 AFN+71%
Epidemiologist130,000 AFN+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian65,600 AFN+5%
Health Systems Specialist91,500 AFN+46%
Health Technologist103,000 AFN+65%
Healthcare Data Analyst80,100 AFN+28%
Hearing Aid Specialist80,200 AFN+28%
Histotechnologist103,000 AFN+65%
Immunologist144,000 AFN+130%
Industrial Hygienist106,000 AFN+70%
Infection Control Coordinator77,300 AFN+24%
Infection Control Practitioner164,000 AFN+160%
Infection Preventionist118,000 AFN+89%
Informatics Practice Specialist89,700 AFN+44%
Interventional Radiographer127,000 AFN+100%
Lab Assistant58,700 AFN-6%
Laboratory Manager119,000 AFN+90%
Laboratory Technician62,500 AFN+0%
Low Vision Therapist132,000 AFN+110%
Mammography Technician63,700 AFN+2%
Medical Coder55,200 AFN-12%
Medical Courier43,200 AFN-31%
Medical Equipment Preparer61,800 AFN-1%
Medical Forms Designer50,400 AFN-19%
Medical Technologist66,300 AFN+6%
MRI Technologist65,800 AFN+5%
Music Therapist91,300 AFN+46%
Neonatologist172,000 AFN+180%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian64,200 AFN+3%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant57,300 AFN-8%
Nuclear Medical Technician91,600 AFN+47%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist88,500 AFN+42%
Nutrition Assistant63,400 AFN+1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant67,300 AFN+8%
Operating Room Scheduler60,700 AFN-3%
Operating Room Services Director189,000 AFN+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant69,000 AFN+10%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician69,000 AFN+10%
Optician147,000 AFN+140%
Orthopedic Technician70,300 AFN+12%
Orthoptist187,000 AFN+200%
Orthotist187,000 AFN+200%
Pathology Assistant66,100 AFN+6%
Perfusionist209,000 AFN+230%
Phlebotomist47,100 AFN-25%
Pre Authorization Case Manager89,400 AFN+43%
Prosthetist148,000 AFN+140%
Radiation Therapist231,000 AFN+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist90,400 AFN+45%
Radiographer152,000 AFN+140%
Radiography Technologist90,400 AFN+45%
Radiologic Technologist87,400 AFN+40%
Radiology Technologist94,000 AFN+50%
Respiratory Care Practitioner171,000 AFN+170%
Respiratory Therapist124,000 AFN+98%
Respiratory Therapy Technician75,400 AFN+21%
Sonographer87,300 AFN+40%
Sonography Technologist94,200 AFN+51%
Speech and Language Pathologist142,000 AFN+130%
Ultrasonographer69,900 AFN+12%
Ultrasound Technologist72,600 AFN+16%
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X-Ray Technologist89,900 AFN+44%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Herat62,200 AFN
Jalalabad57,200 AFN
Kabul63,900 AFN
Kandahar66,500 AFN
Kunduz56,400 AFN
Mazari Sharif58,600 AFN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
73,200 AFN
Public Sector+11%
81,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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