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 salaries in Afghanistan range from 31,900 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 96,200 AFN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||154,000 AFN||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||59,400 AFN||-5%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||63,500 AFN||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||58,400 AFN||-7%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||66,900 AFN||+7%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||124,000 AFN||+98%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||148,000 AFN||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||89,100 AFN||+43%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||90,600 AFN||+45%|
|Assistant Optometrist||73,500 AFN||+18%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||114,000 AFN||+82%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||59,900 AFN||-4%|
|Cardiac Technician||57,900 AFN||-7%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||319,000 AFN||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||121,000 AFN||+94%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||70,300 AFN||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||77,800 AFN||+24%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||71,500 AFN||+14%|
|Clinical Biochemist||145,000 AFN||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||123,000 AFN||+97%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||71,600 AFN||+15%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||89,500 AFN||+43%|
|Clinical Field Associate||71,700 AFN||+15%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||114,000 AFN||+82%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||163,000 AFN||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||136,000 AFN||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||159,000 AFN||+150%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||86,900 AFN||+39%|
|Clinical Scientist||167,000 AFN||+170%|
|CME Specialist||123,000 AFN||+97%|
|CT Technologist||76,500 AFN||+22%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||114,000 AFN||+82%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||94,200 AFN||+51%|
|Dispensing Optician||73,700 AFN||+18%|
|EKG Technician||73,800 AFN||+18%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||64,100 AFN||+3%|
|Endoscopy Technician||66,300 AFN||+6%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||107,000 AFN||+71%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||65,600 AFN||+5%|
|Health Systems Specialist||91,500 AFN||+46%|
|Health Technologist||103,000 AFN||+65%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||80,100 AFN||+28%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||80,200 AFN||+28%|
|Industrial Hygienist||106,000 AFN||+70%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||77,300 AFN||+24%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||164,000 AFN||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||118,000 AFN||+89%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||89,700 AFN||+44%|
|Interventional Radiographer||127,000 AFN||+100%|
|Lab Assistant||58,700 AFN||-6%|
|Laboratory Manager||119,000 AFN||+90%|
|Laboratory Technician||62,500 AFN||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||132,000 AFN||+110%|
|Mammography Technician||63,700 AFN||+2%|
|Medical Coder||55,200 AFN||-12%|
|Medical Courier||43,200 AFN||-31%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||61,800 AFN||-1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||50,400 AFN||-19%|
|Medical Technologist||66,300 AFN||+6%|
|MRI Technologist||65,800 AFN||+5%|
|Music Therapist||91,300 AFN||+46%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||64,200 AFN||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||57,300 AFN||-8%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||91,600 AFN||+47%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||88,500 AFN||+42%|
|Nutrition Assistant||63,400 AFN||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||67,300 AFN||+8%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||60,700 AFN||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||189,000 AFN||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||69,000 AFN||+10%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||69,000 AFN||+10%|
|Orthopedic Technician||70,300 AFN||+12%|
|Pathology Assistant||66,100 AFN||+6%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||89,400 AFN||+43%|
|Radiation Therapist||231,000 AFN||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||90,400 AFN||+45%|
|Radiography Technologist||90,400 AFN||+45%|
|Radiologic Technologist||87,400 AFN||+40%|
|Radiology Technologist||94,000 AFN||+50%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||171,000 AFN||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||124,000 AFN||+98%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||75,400 AFN||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||94,200 AFN||+51%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||142,000 AFN||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||72,600 AFN||+16%|
|Vascular Technologist||63,600 AFN||+2%|
|X-Ray Technologist||89,900 AFN||+44%|
|Mazari Sharif||58,600 AFN|
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.