A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Aruba typically earns around 1,680 AWG per month. Salaries range from 880 AWG (lowest) to 2,580 AWG (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 Aruba range from 880 AWG per month (minimum salary) to 2,580 AWG per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,620 AWG per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,620 AWG while the other half are earning more than 1,620 AWG. 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 1,120 AWG while 75% of them are earning more than 1,120 AWG. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,010 AWG while 25% are earning more than 2,010 AWG.
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 990 AWG per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,330 AWG per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,730 AWG per month, 30% 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 2,100 AWG per month, 21% 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 2,300 AWG 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 2,410 AWG per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 1,400 AWG per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,950 AWG per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Aruba costs anywhere from 11,300 Aruban Guilder(s) to 33,900 Aruban Guilder(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 Aruba earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Aruba 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 Aruba for the year 2021. 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.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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||4,610 AWG||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||1,640 AWG||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,710 AWG||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,590 AWG||-6%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,930 AWG||+15%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||3,610 AWG||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||3,990 AWG||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||2,630 AWG||+56%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||2,640 AWG||+57%|
|Assistant Optometrist||1,980 AWG||+18%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||3,070 AWG||+82%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,630 AWG||-3%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,600 AWG||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||9,200 AWG||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||3,530 AWG||+110%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,920 AWG||+14%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,220 AWG||+32%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,100 AWG||+25%|
|Clinical Biochemist||4,210 AWG||+150%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||3,290 AWG||+95%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,130 AWG||+26%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||2,690 AWG||+60%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,180 AWG||+29%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||3,490 AWG||+110%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||4,380 AWG||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||3,690 AWG||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||4,620 AWG||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||2,490 AWG||+48%|
|Clinical Scientist||4,590 AWG||+170%|
|CME Specialist||3,790 AWG||+130%|
|CT Technologist||2,110 AWG||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||3,190 AWG||+89%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||2,680 AWG||+59%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,010 AWG||+19%|
|EKG Technician||2,040 AWG||+21%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,900 AWG||+13%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,850 AWG||+10%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,020 AWG||+79%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,850 AWG||+10%|
|Health Systems Specialist||2,750 AWG||+63%|
|Health Technologist||3,120 AWG||+85%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,260 AWG||+34%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||2,300 AWG||+37%|
|Industrial Hygienist||3,050 AWG||+81%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,250 AWG||+34%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||4,860 AWG||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||3,530 AWG||+110%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||2,510 AWG||+49%|
|Interventional Radiographer||3,510 AWG||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||1,780 AWG||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||3,160 AWG||+88%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,680 AWG||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||3,920 AWG||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||1,750 AWG||+4%|
|Medical Coder||1,630 AWG||-3%|
|Medical Courier||1,290 AWG||-23%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,910 AWG||+13%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,510 AWG||-10%|
|Medical Technologist||1,950 AWG||+16%|
|MRI Technologist||1,830 AWG||+9%|
|Music Therapist||2,720 AWG||+62%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,880 AWG||+12%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,730 AWG||+3%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||2,580 AWG||+53%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||2,530 AWG||+50%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,750 AWG||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,940 AWG||+15%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,730 AWG||+3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||5,430 AWG||+220%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,990 AWG||+18%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,010 AWG||+19%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,040 AWG||+21%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,760 AWG||+5%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||2,770 AWG||+64%|
|Radiation Therapist||6,220 AWG||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||2,670 AWG||+59%|
|Radiography Technologist||2,700 AWG||+60%|
|Radiologic Technologist||2,710 AWG||+61%|
|Radiology Technologist||2,620 AWG||+56%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||4,830 AWG||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||3,510 AWG||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,150 AWG||+28%|
|Sonography Technologist||2,680 AWG||+59%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||3,870 AWG||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||2,000 AWG||+19%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,800 AWG||+7%|
|X-Ray Technologist||2,510 AWG||+49%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Aruba earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.