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 salaries in India range from 12,100 INR per month (minimum salary) to 36,600 INR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 India for the year 2019. 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.
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.
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 40% 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||61,800 INR||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||23,400 INR||-1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||24,100 INR||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||22,200 INR||-7%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||25,700 INR||+8%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||47,500 INR||+100%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||55,400 INR||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||34,200 INR||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||34,200 INR||+44%|
|Assistant Optometrist||27,700 INR||+17%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||43,700 INR||+84%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||23,000 INR||-3%|
|Cardiac Technician||22,200 INR||-7%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||123,000 INR||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||46,600 INR||+96%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||26,900 INR||+13%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||29,700 INR||+25%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||29,300 INR||+23%|
|Clinical Biochemist||54,600 INR||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||46,600 INR||+96%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||29,300 INR||+23%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||36,600 INR||+54%|
|Clinical Field Associate||29,300 INR||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||46,300 INR||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||61,300 INR||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||51,100 INR||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||64,600 INR||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||34,700 INR||+46%|
|Clinical Scientist||62,700 INR||+160%|
|CME Specialist||49,900 INR||+110%|
|CT Technologist||29,300 INR||+23%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||43,700 INR||+84%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Dispensing Optician||28,500 INR||+20%|
|EKG Technician||28,500 INR||+20%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||25,700 INR||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||25,300 INR||+7%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||40,900 INR||+72%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||25,700 INR||+8%|
|Health Systems Specialist||37,100 INR||+56%|
|Health Technologist||41,600 INR||+75%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||30,900 INR||+30%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||32,300 INR||+36%|
|Industrial Hygienist||40,400 INR||+70%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||29,500 INR||+24%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||64,800 INR||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||46,600 INR||+96%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||35,200 INR||+48%|
|Interventional Radiographer||49,900 INR||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||23,800 INR||+0%|
|Laboratory Manager||45,100 INR||+90%|
|Laboratory Technician||23,800 INR||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||53,900 INR||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||24,100 INR||+1%|
|Medical Coder||21,800 INR||-8%|
|Medical Courier||17,000 INR||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||24,900 INR||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||20,600 INR||-13%|
|Medical Technologist||26,900 INR||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||24,900 INR||+5%|
|Music Therapist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||25,300 INR||+7%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||22,600 INR||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||34,700 INR||+46%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||34,700 INR||+46%|
|Nutrition Assistant||24,700 INR||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||26,100 INR||+10%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||23,000 INR||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||71,300 INR||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||26,500 INR||+12%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||26,500 INR||+12%|
|Orthopedic Technician||26,500 INR||+12%|
|Pathology Assistant||24,900 INR||+5%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||36,100 INR||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||87,100 INR||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Radiography Technologist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Radiologic Technologist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Radiology Technologist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||66,500 INR||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||49,900 INR||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||29,300 INR||+23%|
|Sonography Technologist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||53,400 INR||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||27,300 INR||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||24,900 INR||+5%|
|X-Ray Technologist||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||20,400 INR|
|Andhra Pradesh||25,600 INR|
|Arunachal Pradesh||23,300 INR|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||21,300 INR|
|Daman & Diu||20,300 INR|
|Himachal Pradesh||23,000 INR|
|Jammu & Kashmir||25,400 INR|
|Madhya Pradesh||28,700 INR|
|Tamil Nadu||26,500 INR|
|Uttar Pradesh||28,700 INR|
|West Bengal||27,300 INR|
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.