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 salaries in Jordan range from 660 JOD per month (minimum salary) to 1,990 JOD per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Jordan 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.
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.
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 36% 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||3,410 JOD||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||1,260 JOD||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,310 JOD||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,220 JOD||-6%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,390 JOD||+8%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||2,590 JOD||+100%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||2,910 JOD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||1,880 JOD||+45%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||1,790 JOD||+38%|
|Assistant Optometrist||1,480 JOD||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||2,190 JOD||+69%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,160 JOD||-10%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,130 JOD||-13%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||6,630 JOD||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||2,540 JOD||+96%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,360 JOD||+5%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||1,560 JOD||+21%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||1,490 JOD||+15%|
|Clinical Biochemist||2,870 JOD||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||2,460 JOD||+90%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||1,510 JOD||+17%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||1,900 JOD||+47%|
|Clinical Field Associate||1,530 JOD||+18%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||2,450 JOD||+89%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||3,270 JOD||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||2,750 JOD||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||3,540 JOD||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||1,810 JOD||+40%|
|Clinical Scientist||3,410 JOD||+160%|
|CME Specialist||2,590 JOD||+100%|
|CT Technologist||1,500 JOD||+16%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||2,250 JOD||+74%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||1,840 JOD||+42%|
|Dispensing Optician||1,470 JOD||+14%|
|EKG Technician||1,490 JOD||+15%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,410 JOD||+9%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,310 JOD||+1%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||2,130 JOD||+65%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,420 JOD||+10%|
|Health Systems Specialist||1,890 JOD||+46%|
|Health Technologist||2,140 JOD||+66%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||1,640 JOD||+27%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||1,720 JOD||+33%|
|Industrial Hygienist||2,140 JOD||+66%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||1,570 JOD||+21%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||3,420 JOD||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||2,470 JOD||+91%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||1,920 JOD||+48%|
|Interventional Radiographer||2,700 JOD||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||1,220 JOD||-6%|
|Laboratory Manager||2,430 JOD||+88%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,290 JOD||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||2,770 JOD||+110%|
|Mammography Technician||1,210 JOD||-6%|
|Medical Coder||1,150 JOD||-11%|
|Medical Courier||900 JOD||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,300 JOD||+1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,070 JOD||-17%|
|Medical Technologist||1,490 JOD||+15%|
|MRI Technologist||1,260 JOD||-3%|
|Music Therapist||1,860 JOD||+44%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,320 JOD||+2%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,210 JOD||-6%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||1,770 JOD||+37%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||1,740 JOD||+35%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,310 JOD||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,440 JOD||+11%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,180 JOD||-9%|
|Operating Room Services Director||3,710 JOD||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,430 JOD||+11%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||1,440 JOD||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||1,390 JOD||+8%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,320 JOD||+2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||1,890 JOD||+46%|
|Radiation Therapist||4,650 JOD||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||1,880 JOD||+45%|
|Radiography Technologist||1,890 JOD||+46%|
|Radiologic Technologist||1,900 JOD||+47%|
|Radiology Technologist||1,800 JOD||+39%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||3,590 JOD||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||2,630 JOD||+100%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||1,600 JOD||+24%|
|Sonography Technologist||1,840 JOD||+42%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||2,880 JOD||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,480 JOD||+14%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,370 JOD||+6%|
|X-Ray Technologist||1,790 JOD||+38%|
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.