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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Jordan 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Jordan?


Average Monthly Salary
1,290 JOD
( 15,500 JOD yearly)

LOW
660
JOD
AVERAGE
1,290
JOD
HIGH
1,990
JOD

A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Jordan typically earns around 1,290 JOD per month. Salaries range from 660 JOD (lowest) to 1,990 JOD (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 Jordan

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Jordan range from 660 JOD per month (minimum salary) to 1,990 JOD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,270 JOD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,270 JOD while the other half are earning more than 1,270 JOD. 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 870 JOD while 75% of them are earning more than 870 JOD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,600 JOD while 25% are earning more than 1,600 JOD.


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 740 JOD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 970 JOD 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 1,350 JOD 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 1,620 JOD 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 1,760 JOD 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 1,900 JOD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Jordan

0 - 2 Years
740 JOD
2 - 5 Years+31%
970 JOD
5 - 10 Years+40%
1,350 JOD
10 - 15 Years+20%
1,620 JOD
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,760 JOD
20+ Years+8%
1,900 JOD
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 910 JOD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,620 JOD per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Jordan

Bachelor's Degree
910 JOD
Master's Degree+77%
1,620 JOD
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 Jordan costs anywhere from 8,060 Jordanian Dinar(s) to 24,200 Jordanian Dinar(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 Jordan 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 Jordan earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,400 JOD
Female-14%
1,200 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jordan for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Jordan

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Jordan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Jordan / 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 Jordan is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

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

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

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% 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
25%
No Bonus
75%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Jordan


7 JOD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jordan is 7 JOD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Jordan earns approximately 7 JOD 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 Jordan
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician3,410 JOD+160%
Admitting Officer1,260 JOD-3%
Ambulance Dispatcher1,310 JOD+1%
Ambulance Driver1,220 JOD-6%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,390 JOD+8%
Ambulatory Services Director2,590 JOD+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor2,910 JOD+130%
Anesthesia Technician1,880 JOD+45%
Anesthesiologist5,050 JOD+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant1,790 JOD+38%
Assistant Optometrist1,480 JOD+14%
Audiologist2,890 JOD+120%
Biomedical Engineering Director2,190 JOD+69%
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,160 JOD-10%
Cardiac Technician1,130 JOD-13%
Cardiovascular Specialist6,630 JOD+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist2,540 JOD+96%
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,360 JOD+5%
Charge Entry Specialist1,560 JOD+21%
Clinical Application Specialist1,490 JOD+15%
Clinical Biochemist2,870 JOD+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist2,460 JOD+90%
Clinical Data Reviewer1,510 JOD+17%
Clinical Development Specialist1,900 JOD+47%
Clinical Field Associate1,530 JOD+18%
Clinical Genetic Technologist2,450 JOD+89%
Clinical Microbiologist3,270 JOD+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist2,750 JOD+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist3,540 JOD+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator1,810 JOD+40%
Clinical Scientist3,410 JOD+160%
CME Specialist2,590 JOD+100%
CT Technologist1,500 JOD+16%
Cytogenetic Technologist2,250 JOD+74%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer1,840 JOD+42%
Dispensing Optician1,470 JOD+14%
Dosimetrist2,120 JOD+64%
EKG Technician1,490 JOD+15%
Endoscopic Assistant1,410 JOD+9%
Endoscopy Technician1,310 JOD+1%
Enterostomal Therapist2,130 JOD+65%
Epidemiologist2,810 JOD+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,420 JOD+10%
Health Systems Specialist1,890 JOD+46%
Health Technologist2,140 JOD+66%
Healthcare Data Analyst1,640 JOD+27%
Hearing Aid Specialist1,720 JOD+33%
Histotechnologist2,030 JOD+57%
Immunologist3,080 JOD+140%
Industrial Hygienist2,140 JOD+66%
Infection Control Coordinator1,570 JOD+21%
Infection Control Practitioner3,420 JOD+160%
Infection Preventionist2,470 JOD+91%
Informatics Practice Specialist1,920 JOD+48%
Interventional Radiographer2,700 JOD+110%
Lab Assistant1,220 JOD-6%
Laboratory Manager2,430 JOD+88%
Laboratory Technician1,290 JOD-0%
Low Vision Therapist2,770 JOD+110%
Mammography Technician1,210 JOD-6%
Medical Coder1,150 JOD-11%
Medical Courier900 JOD-30%
Medical Equipment Preparer1,300 JOD+1%
Medical Forms Designer1,070 JOD-17%
Medical Technologist1,490 JOD+15%
MRI Technologist1,260 JOD-3%
Music Therapist1,860 JOD+44%
Neonatologist3,510 JOD+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,320 JOD+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,210 JOD-6%
Nuclear Medical Technician1,770 JOD+37%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist1,740 JOD+35%
Nutrition Assistant1,310 JOD+1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,440 JOD+11%
Operating Room Scheduler1,180 JOD-9%
Operating Room Services Director3,710 JOD+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant1,430 JOD+11%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,440 JOD+11%
Optician2,880 JOD+120%
Orthopedic Technician1,390 JOD+8%
Orthoptist3,810 JOD+190%
Orthotist3,840 JOD+200%
Pathology Assistant1,320 JOD+2%
Perfusionist4,040 JOD+210%
Phlebotomist1,000 JOD-23%
Pre Authorization Case Manager1,890 JOD+46%
Prosthetist3,190 JOD+150%
Radiation Therapist4,650 JOD+260%
Radiation Therapy Technologist1,880 JOD+45%
Radiographer3,040 JOD+140%
Radiography Technologist1,890 JOD+46%
Radiologic Technologist1,900 JOD+47%
Radiology Technologist1,800 JOD+39%
Respiratory Care Practitioner3,590 JOD+180%
Respiratory Therapist2,630 JOD+100%
Respiratory Therapy Technician1,600 JOD+24%
Sonographer1,880 JOD+45%
Sonography Technologist1,840 JOD+42%
Speech and Language Pathologist2,880 JOD+120%
Ultrasonographer1,510 JOD+17%
Ultrasound Technologist1,480 JOD+14%
Vascular Technologist1,370 JOD+6%
X-Ray Technologist1,790 JOD+38%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Amman1,310 JOD
Irbid1,290 JOD

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 Jordan earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,540 JOD
Public Sector+8%
1,660 JOD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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