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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
23,800 INR
( 285,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in India typically earns around 23,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 12,100 INR (lowest) to 36,600 INR (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 India

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in India range from 12,100 INR per month (minimum salary) to 36,600 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 23,300 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 23,300 INR while the other half are earning more than 23,300 INR. 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 15,900 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,900 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 29,300 INR while 25% are earning more than 29,300 INR.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Laboratory Technician
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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 13,600 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,700 INR 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 24,800 INR 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 29,800 INR 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 32,400 INR 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 35,000 INR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
13,600 INR
2 - 5 Years+31%
17,700 INR
5 - 10 Years+40%
24,800 INR
10 - 15 Years+20%
29,800 INR
15 - 20 Years+9%
32,400 INR
20+ Years+8%
35,000 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 16,800 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 29,700 INR per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
16,800 INR
Master's Degree+77%
29,700 INR
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 India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(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

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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 India earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

25,700 INR
21,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

India / 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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India 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 India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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 India

140 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 140 INR. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in India earns approximately 140 INR 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 India
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 40% 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 Officer23,400 INR-1%
Ambulance Dispatcher24,100 INR+1%
Ambulance Driver22,200 INR-7%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic25,700 INR+8%
Ambulatory Services Director47,500 INR+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor55,400 INR+130%
Anesthesia Technician34,200 INR+44%
Anesthesiologist99,000 INR+320%
Anesthesiology Assistant34,200 INR+44%
Assistant Optometrist27,700 INR+17%
Audiologist57,000 INR+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director43,700 INR+84%
Biomedical Engineering Technician23,000 INR-3%
Cardiac Technician22,200 INR-7%
Cardiovascular Specialist123,000 INR+420%
Cardiovascular Technologist46,600 INR+96%
Central Sterile Processing Technician26,900 INR+13%
Charge Entry Specialist29,700 INR+25%
Clinical Application Specialist29,300 INR+23%
Clinical Biochemist54,600 INR+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist46,600 INR+96%
Clinical Data Reviewer29,300 INR+23%
Clinical Development Specialist36,600 INR+54%
Clinical Field Associate29,300 INR+23%
Clinical Genetic Technologist46,300 INR+95%
Clinical Microbiologist61,300 INR+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist51,100 INR+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist64,600 INR+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator34,700 INR+46%
Clinical Scientist62,700 INR+160%
CME Specialist49,900 INR+110%
CT Technologist29,300 INR+23%
Cytogenetic Technologist43,700 INR+84%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer35,600 INR+50%
Dispensing Optician28,500 INR+20%
Dosimetrist41,600 INR+75%
EKG Technician28,500 INR+20%
Endoscopic Assistant25,700 INR+8%
Endoscopy Technician25,300 INR+7%
Enterostomal Therapist40,900 INR+72%
Epidemiologist51,500 INR+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian25,700 INR+8%
Health Systems Specialist37,100 INR+56%
Health Technologist41,600 INR+75%
Healthcare Data Analyst30,900 INR+30%
Hearing Aid Specialist32,300 INR+36%
Histotechnologist39,400 INR+66%
Immunologist57,400 INR+140%
Industrial Hygienist40,400 INR+70%
Infection Control Coordinator29,500 INR+24%
Infection Control Practitioner64,800 INR+170%
Infection Preventionist46,600 INR+96%
Informatics Practice Specialist35,200 INR+48%
Interventional Radiographer49,900 INR+110%
Lab Assistant23,800 INR+0%
Laboratory Manager45,100 INR+90%
Laboratory Technician23,800 INR+0%
Low Vision Therapist53,900 INR+130%
Mammography Technician24,100 INR+1%
Medical Coder21,800 INR-8%
Medical Courier17,000 INR-28%
Medical Equipment Preparer24,900 INR+5%
Medical Forms Designer20,600 INR-13%
Medical Technologist26,900 INR+13%
MRI Technologist24,900 INR+5%
Music Therapist35,600 INR+50%
Neonatologist67,900 INR+190%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian25,300 INR+7%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant22,600 INR-5%
Nuclear Medical Technician34,700 INR+46%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist34,700 INR+46%
Nutrition Assistant24,700 INR+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant26,100 INR+10%
Operating Room Scheduler23,000 INR-3%
Operating Room Services Director71,300 INR+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant26,500 INR+12%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician26,500 INR+12%
Optician55,400 INR+130%
Orthopedic Technician26,500 INR+12%
Orthoptist71,300 INR+200%
Orthotist71,300 INR+200%
Pathology Assistant24,900 INR+5%
Perfusionist79,200 INR+230%
Phlebotomist19,000 INR-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager36,100 INR+52%
Prosthetist59,400 INR+150%
Radiation Therapist87,100 INR+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist35,600 INR+50%
Radiographer57,400 INR+140%
Radiography Technologist35,600 INR+50%
Radiologic Technologist35,600 INR+50%
Radiology Technologist35,600 INR+50%
Respiratory Care Practitioner66,500 INR+180%
Respiratory Therapist49,900 INR+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician29,300 INR+23%
Sonographer35,600 INR+50%
Sonography Technologist35,600 INR+50%
Speech and Language Pathologist53,400 INR+120%
Ultrasonographer28,500 INR+20%
Ultrasound Technologist27,300 INR+15%
Vascular Technologist24,900 INR+5%
X-Ray Technologist35,600 INR+50%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra22,700 INR
Ahmadabad26,800 INR
Bangalore27,100 INR
Bhopal22,900 INR
Chennai25,800 INR
Coimbatore22,300 INR
Delhi26,400 INR
Ghaziabad23,900 INR
Hyderabad27,100 INR
Indore23,700 INR
Jaipur25,100 INR
Kanpur24,300 INR
Kolkata26,700 INR
Lucknow24,000 INR
Ludhiana21,800 INR
Madurai22,500 INR
Mumbai27,200 INR
Nagpur25,500 INR
Patna23,500 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad24,800 INR
Pune24,600 INR
Surat25,400 INR
Vadodara21,400 INR
Visakhapatnam23,000 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands20,400 INR
Andhra Pradesh25,600 INR
Arunachal Pradesh23,300 INR
Assam26,000 INR
Bihar28,300 INR
Chandigarh20,700 INR
Chhatisgarh26,200 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli21,300 INR
Daman & Diu20,300 INR
Delhi23,700 INR
Goa23,200 INR
Gujarat27,500 INR
Haryana24,600 INR
Himachal Pradesh23,000 INR
Jammu & Kashmir25,400 INR
Jharkhand26,800 INR
Karnataka27,200 INR
Kerala25,300 INR
Lakshadweep19,200 INR
Madhya Pradesh28,700 INR
Maharashtra28,600 INR
Manipur22,700 INR
Meghalaya21,900 INR
Mizoram22,400 INR
Nagaland22,900 INR
Orissa26,000 INR
Pondicherry21,100 INR
Punjab26,400 INR
Rajasthan28,000 INR
Sikkim21,000 INR
Tamil Nadu26,500 INR
Tripura24,400 INR
Uttar Pradesh28,700 INR
Uttaranchal24,300 INR
West Bengal27,300 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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