A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Libya typically earns around 1,790 LYD per month. Salaries range from 950 LYD (lowest) to 2,720 LYD (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 Libya range from 950 LYD per month (minimum salary) to 2,720 LYD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,680 LYD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,680 LYD while the other half are earning more than 1,680 LYD. 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 1,180 LYD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,180 LYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,070 LYD while 25% are earning more than 2,070 LYD.
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 1,090 LYD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,340 LYD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,900 LYD per month, 42% 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 2,210 LYD per month, 17% 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 2,440 LYD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,580 LYD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 1,230 LYD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,380 LYD per month, 94% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Libya costs anywhere from 11,400 Libyan Dinar(s) to 34,300 Libyan 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 Libya earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Libya 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 Libya 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.
91% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% 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 37% 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||4,700 LYD||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||1,680 LYD||-6%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,820 LYD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,710 LYD||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,820 LYD||+2%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||3,430 LYD||+92%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||4,160 LYD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||2,530 LYD||+41%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||2,460 LYD||+38%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,080 LYD||+16%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||3,300 LYD||+84%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,770 LYD||-1%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,580 LYD||-12%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||8,660 LYD||+380%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||3,360 LYD||+88%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||2,070 LYD||+16%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,260 LYD||+26%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,150 LYD||+20%|
|Clinical Biochemist||3,930 LYD||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||3,420 LYD||+91%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,190 LYD||+22%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||2,800 LYD||+57%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,070 LYD||+16%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||3,350 LYD||+87%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||4,610 LYD||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||3,920 LYD||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||4,620 LYD||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||2,670 LYD||+49%|
|Clinical Scientist||4,450 LYD||+150%|
|CME Specialist||3,600 LYD||+100%|
|CT Technologist||2,090 LYD||+17%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||3,190 LYD||+78%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||2,710 LYD||+51%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,200 LYD||+23%|
|EKG Technician||2,040 LYD||+14%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,920 LYD||+7%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,850 LYD||+3%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,050 LYD||+70%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,930 LYD||+8%|
|Health Systems Specialist||2,830 LYD||+58%|
|Health Technologist||2,930 LYD||+64%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,310 LYD||+29%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||2,490 LYD||+39%|
|Industrial Hygienist||2,840 LYD||+59%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,120 LYD||+19%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||4,820 LYD||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||3,530 LYD||+97%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||2,590 LYD||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||3,580 LYD||+100%|
|Lab Assistant||1,680 LYD||-6%|
|Laboratory Manager||3,330 LYD||+86%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,790 LYD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||4,040 LYD||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||1,720 LYD||-4%|
|Medical Coder||1,620 LYD||-9%|
|Medical Courier||1,290 LYD||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,840 LYD||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,570 LYD||-12%|
|Medical Technologist||1,970 LYD||+10%|
|MRI Technologist||1,820 LYD||+2%|
|Music Therapist||2,700 LYD||+51%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,840 LYD||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,580 LYD||-12%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||2,580 LYD||+44%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||2,660 LYD||+49%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,770 LYD||-1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,850 LYD||+3%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,750 LYD||-2%|
|Operating Room Services Director||5,010 LYD||+180%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,870 LYD||+5%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||1,910 LYD||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||1,910 LYD||+7%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,830 LYD||+2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||2,670 LYD||+49%|
|Radiation Therapist||6,540 LYD||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||2,650 LYD||+48%|
|Radiography Technologist||2,700 LYD||+51%|
|Radiologic Technologist||2,640 LYD||+48%|
|Radiology Technologist||2,590 LYD||+45%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||4,980 LYD||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||3,760 LYD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,240 LYD||+25%|
|Sonography Technologist||2,710 LYD||+51%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||4,100 LYD||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,940 LYD||+8%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,870 LYD||+5%|
|X-Ray Technologist||2,620 LYD||+46%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Libya earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.