A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Argentina typically earns around 35,400 ARS per month. Salaries range from 18,000 ARS (lowest) to 54,400 ARS (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 Argentina range from 18,000 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 54,400 ARS per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 34,600 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 34,600 ARS while the other half are earning more than 34,600 ARS. 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 23,700 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 23,700 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 43,700 ARS while 25% are earning more than 43,700 ARS.
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 20,200 ARS per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 26,400 ARS 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 37,000 ARS 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 44,400 ARS 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 48,200 ARS 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 52,100 ARS 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 24,900 ARS per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 44,200 ARS per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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 Argentina earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Argentina for the year 2020. 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.
73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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 37% 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||88,300 ARS||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||33,400 ARS||-6%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||35,900 ARS||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||33,300 ARS||-6%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||37,500 ARS||+6%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||70,000 ARS||+98%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||80,900 ARS||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||50,900 ARS||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||49,400 ARS||+40%|
|Assistant Optometrist||40,800 ARS||+15%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||65,700 ARS||+86%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||34,800 ARS||-2%|
|Cardiac Technician||34,000 ARS||-4%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||179,000 ARS||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||68,600 ARS||+94%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||40,900 ARS||+16%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||42,400 ARS||+20%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||41,900 ARS||+19%|
|Clinical Biochemist||78,900 ARS||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||67,900 ARS||+92%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||42,300 ARS||+20%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||53,400 ARS||+51%|
|Clinical Field Associate||43,200 ARS||+22%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||68,900 ARS||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||90,300 ARS||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||76,000 ARS||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||90,400 ARS||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||52,100 ARS||+47%|
|Clinical Scientist||94,200 ARS||+170%|
|CME Specialist||73,500 ARS||+110%|
|CT Technologist||44,900 ARS||+27%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||61,200 ARS||+73%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||50,400 ARS||+43%|
|Dispensing Optician||43,700 ARS||+24%|
|EKG Technician||39,900 ARS||+13%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||36,400 ARS||+3%|
|Endoscopy Technician||35,500 ARS||+0%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||57,800 ARS||+64%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||37,500 ARS||+6%|
|Health Systems Specialist||53,500 ARS||+51%|
|Health Technologist||60,600 ARS||+71%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||44,100 ARS||+25%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||49,000 ARS||+39%|
|Industrial Hygienist||58,300 ARS||+65%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||43,000 ARS||+22%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||99,400 ARS||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||65,200 ARS||+84%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||50,900 ARS||+44%|
|Interventional Radiographer||71,300 ARS||+100%|
|Lab Assistant||34,700 ARS||-2%|
|Laboratory Manager||66,500 ARS||+88%|
|Laboratory Technician||35,400 ARS||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||77,900 ARS||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||36,600 ARS||+4%|
|Medical Coder||33,400 ARS||-6%|
|Medical Courier||23,800 ARS||-33%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||37,100 ARS||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||30,000 ARS||-15%|
|Medical Technologist||38,100 ARS||+8%|
|MRI Technologist||38,200 ARS||+8%|
|Music Therapist||54,600 ARS||+54%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||38,500 ARS||+9%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||31,900 ARS||-10%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||48,500 ARS||+37%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||51,100 ARS||+45%|
|Nutrition Assistant||34,900 ARS||-1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||38,500 ARS||+9%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||32,500 ARS||-8%|
|Operating Room Services Director||102,000 ARS||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||38,700 ARS||+9%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||39,100 ARS||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||38,300 ARS||+8%|
|Pathology Assistant||36,400 ARS||+3%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||53,700 ARS||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||128,000 ARS||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||54,600 ARS||+54%|
|Radiography Technologist||49,900 ARS||+41%|
|Radiologic Technologist||53,600 ARS||+52%|
|Radiology Technologist||54,600 ARS||+54%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||96,000 ARS||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||75,000 ARS||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||42,700 ARS||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||50,400 ARS||+43%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||79,500 ARS||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||41,100 ARS||+16%|
|Vascular Technologist||36,400 ARS||+3%|
|X-Ray Technologist||52,000 ARS||+47%|
|Bahia Blanca||34,300 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||39,700 ARS|
|La Plata||38,700 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||36,600 ARS|
|San Juan||33,000 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||37,100 ARS|
|Santa Fe||37,400 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||36,100 ARS|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.