A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Kiribati typically earns around 2,890 AUD per month. Salaries range from 1,390 AUD (lowest) to 4,530 AUD (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 Kiribati range from 1,390 AUD per month (minimum salary) to 4,530 AUD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,000 AUD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,000 AUD while the other half are earning more than 3,000 AUD. 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 1,970 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,970 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,920 AUD while 25% are earning more than 3,920 AUD.
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 1,620 AUD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,300 AUD per month, 42% 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 AUD per month, 32% 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 3,710 AUD per month, 23% 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 3,950 AUD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,330 AUD per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 2,550 AUD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,650 AUD per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kiribati costs anywhere from 19,400 Australian Dollar(s) to 58,200 Australian Dollar(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 Kiribati earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Kiribati are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Kiribati for the year 2022. 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.
86% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.
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||7,910 AUD||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||2,810 AUD||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||2,930 AUD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||2,730 AUD||-5%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||3,310 AUD||+15%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||6,180 AUD||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||6,850 AUD||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||4,500 AUD||+56%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||4,520 AUD||+57%|
|Assistant Optometrist||3,390 AUD||+17%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||5,270 AUD||+83%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||2,800 AUD||-3%|
|Cardiac Technician||2,740 AUD||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||15,800 AUD||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||6,060 AUD||+110%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||3,280 AUD||+14%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||3,800 AUD||+32%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||3,600 AUD||+25%|
|Clinical Biochemist||7,220 AUD||+150%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||5,630 AUD||+95%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||3,650 AUD||+26%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||4,610 AUD||+60%|
|Clinical Field Associate||3,740 AUD||+30%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||5,980 AUD||+110%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||7,510 AUD||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||6,330 AUD||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||7,920 AUD||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||4,270 AUD||+48%|
|Clinical Scientist||7,870 AUD||+170%|
|CME Specialist||6,490 AUD||+120%|
|CT Technologist||3,620 AUD||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||5,460 AUD||+89%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||4,600 AUD||+59%|
|Dispensing Optician||3,450 AUD||+20%|
|EKG Technician||3,490 AUD||+21%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||3,260 AUD||+13%|
|Endoscopy Technician||3,170 AUD||+10%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||5,170 AUD||+79%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||3,180 AUD||+10%|
|Health Systems Specialist||4,710 AUD||+63%|
|Health Technologist||5,340 AUD||+85%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||3,880 AUD||+34%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||3,940 AUD||+37%|
|Industrial Hygienist||5,230 AUD||+81%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||3,860 AUD||+34%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||8,340 AUD||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||6,060 AUD||+110%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||4,300 AUD||+49%|
|Interventional Radiographer||6,010 AUD||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||3,050 AUD||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||5,420 AUD||+88%|
|Laboratory Technician||2,890 AUD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||6,710 AUD||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||3,010 AUD||+4%|
|Medical Coder||2,800 AUD||-3%|
|Medical Courier||2,210 AUD||-23%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||3,280 AUD||+14%|
|Medical Forms Designer||2,590 AUD||-10%|
|Medical Technologist||3,340 AUD||+16%|
|MRI Technologist||3,140 AUD||+9%|
|Music Therapist||4,670 AUD||+62%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||3,220 AUD||+12%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||2,970 AUD||+3%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||4,420 AUD||+53%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||4,340 AUD||+50%|
|Nutrition Assistant||3,000 AUD||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||3,330 AUD||+15%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||2,960 AUD||+3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||9,310 AUD||+220%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||3,410 AUD||+18%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||3,450 AUD||+20%|
|Orthopedic Technician||3,500 AUD||+21%|
|Pathology Assistant||3,020 AUD||+5%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||4,750 AUD||+65%|
|Radiation Therapist||10,700 AUD||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||4,580 AUD||+59%|
|Radiography Technologist||4,640 AUD||+61%|
|Radiologic Technologist||4,650 AUD||+61%|
|Radiology Technologist||4,490 AUD||+56%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||8,280 AUD||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||6,010 AUD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||3,690 AUD||+28%|
|Sonography Technologist||4,600 AUD||+59%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||6,630 AUD||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||3,430 AUD||+19%|
|Vascular Technologist||3,080 AUD||+7%|
|X-Ray Technologist||4,310 AUD||+49%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kiribati earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.