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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Italy 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Italy?

Average Monthly Salary
2,930 EUR
( 35,100 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Italy typically earns around 2,930 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,440 EUR (lowest) to 4,570 EUR (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 Italy

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Italy range from 1,440 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,570 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,990 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,990 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,990 EUR. 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 1,990 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,990 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,850 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,850 EUR.

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 1,700 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,190 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,020 EUR per month, 38% 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 3,740 EUR per month, 24% 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 4,000 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,270 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Italy

0 - 2 Years
1,700 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,190 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
3,020 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
3,740 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
4,000 EUR
20+ Years+7%
4,270 EUR
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 2,120 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,410 EUR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Italy

Bachelor's Degree
2,120 EUR
Master's Degree+60%
3,410 EUR
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 Italy costs anywhere from 18,400 Euro(s) to 55,200 Euro(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 Italy 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 Italy earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

2,820 EUR
3,010 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Italy for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Italy

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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.

Italy / All Professions

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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 Italy is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Italy

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

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Laboratory Technician employees in Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,570 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,770 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Laboratory Technician salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
2,600 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,700 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
2,770 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
2,820 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Italy

17 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 17 EUR. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Italy earns approximately 17 EUR 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 Italy
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 28% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 20% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Academic Clinician5,460 EUR+86%
Admitting Officer2,680 EUR-8%
Ambulance Dispatcher2,980 EUR+2%
Ambulance Driver2,750 EUR-6%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic2,990 EUR+2%
Ambulatory Services Director4,570 EUR+56%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor6,760 EUR+130%
Anesthesia Technician3,950 EUR+35%
Anesthesiologist11,300 EUR+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant3,890 EUR+33%
Assistant Optometrist3,230 EUR+10%
Audiologist5,570 EUR+90%
Biomedical Engineering Director4,290 EUR+47%
Biomedical Engineering Technician2,720 EUR-7%
Cardiac Technician2,640 EUR-10%
Cardiovascular Specialist14,200 EUR+380%
Cardiovascular Technologist3,740 EUR+28%
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,190 EUR+9%
Charge Entry Specialist3,590 EUR+23%
Clinical Application Specialist3,370 EUR+15%
Clinical Biochemist4,390 EUR+50%
Clinical Cytogeneticist4,780 EUR+63%
Clinical Data Reviewer3,380 EUR+15%
Clinical Development Specialist3,810 EUR+30%
Clinical Field Associate3,420 EUR+17%
Clinical Genetic Technologist3,530 EUR+21%
Clinical Microbiologist3,740 EUR+28%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist4,410 EUR+51%
Clinical Neuropsychologist4,640 EUR+58%
Clinical Research Coordinator3,920 EUR+34%
Clinical Scientist5,180 EUR+77%
CME Specialist4,520 EUR+54%
CT Technologist3,490 EUR+19%
Cytogenetic Technologist3,600 EUR+23%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer3,760 EUR+28%
Dispensing Optician3,560 EUR+22%
Dosimetrist4,950 EUR+69%
EKG Technician3,240 EUR+11%
Endoscopic Assistant2,940 EUR+0%
Endoscopy Technician3,030 EUR+3%
Enterostomal Therapist4,140 EUR+41%
Epidemiologist6,220 EUR+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian2,990 EUR+2%
Health Systems Specialist3,890 EUR+33%
Health Technologist4,160 EUR+42%
Healthcare Data Analyst3,910 EUR+34%
Hearing Aid Specialist4,040 EUR+38%
Histotechnologist4,120 EUR+41%
Immunologist6,870 EUR+130%
Industrial Hygienist4,710 EUR+61%
Infection Control Coordinator3,770 EUR+29%
Infection Control Practitioner4,650 EUR+59%
Infection Preventionist3,830 EUR+31%
Informatics Practice Specialist4,070 EUR+39%
Interventional Radiographer4,820 EUR+65%
Lab Assistant2,900 EUR-1%
Laboratory Manager5,100 EUR+74%
Laboratory Technician2,930 EUR+0%
Low Vision Therapist4,250 EUR+45%
Mammography Technician3,010 EUR+3%
Medical Coder2,720 EUR-7%
Medical Courier1,930 EUR-34%
Medical Equipment Preparer3,070 EUR+5%
Medical Forms Designer2,390 EUR-18%
Medical Technologist3,240 EUR+11%
MRI Technologist3,120 EUR+7%
Music Therapist3,770 EUR+29%
Neonatologist5,390 EUR+84%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,150 EUR+8%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant2,580 EUR-12%
Nuclear Medical Technician3,380 EUR+15%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist3,460 EUR+18%
Nutrition Assistant3,620 EUR+24%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,740 EUR+28%
Operating Room Scheduler2,620 EUR-11%
Operating Room Services Director8,190 EUR+180%
Ophthalmic Assistant3,080 EUR+5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,090 EUR+6%
Optician6,370 EUR+120%
Orthopedic Technician3,060 EUR+5%
Orthoptist8,700 EUR+200%
Orthotist8,740 EUR+200%
Pathology Assistant2,890 EUR-1%
Perfusionist9,000 EUR+210%
Phlebotomist6,370 EUR+120%
Pre Authorization Case Manager4,100 EUR+40%
Prosthetist7,430 EUR+150%
Radiation Therapist10,200 EUR+250%
Radiation Therapy Technologist3,810 EUR+30%
Radiographer6,660 EUR+130%
Radiography Technologist3,780 EUR+29%
Radiologic Technologist3,920 EUR+34%
Radiology Technologist4,160 EUR+42%
Respiratory Care Practitioner5,670 EUR+94%
Respiratory Therapist5,790 EUR+98%
Respiratory Therapy Technician3,580 EUR+22%
Sonographer4,180 EUR+43%
Sonography Technologist4,070 EUR+39%
Speech and Language Pathologist6,270 EUR+110%
Ultrasonographer3,340 EUR+14%
Ultrasound Technologist3,220 EUR+10%
Vascular Technologist2,890 EUR-1%
X-Ray Technologist4,350 EUR+49%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna2,660 EUR
Catania2,680 EUR
Genova2,780 EUR
Milano2,990 EUR
Napoli2,860 EUR
Palermo2,900 EUR
Parma2,660 EUR
Rome3,120 EUR
Torino3,030 EUR
Trieste2,570 EUR
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