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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Libya 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Libya?

Average Monthly Salary
1,790 LYD
( 21,500 LYD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Libya

Median and salary distribution monthly Libya Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Libya range from 950 LYD per month (minimum salary) to 2,720 LYD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Libya

0 - 2 Years
1,090 LYD
2 - 5 Years+23%
1,340 LYD
5 - 10 Years+42%
1,900 LYD
10 - 15 Years+17%
2,210 LYD
15 - 20 Years+10%
2,440 LYD
20+ Years+6%
2,580 LYD
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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Libya

Bachelor's Degree
1,230 LYD
Master's Degree+94%
2,380 LYD
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Libya 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 Libya earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,890 LYD
1,620 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Libya for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Libya

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Libya / 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 Libya is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Libya

10 LYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Libya is 10 LYD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Libya earns approximately 10 LYD 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 Libya
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician4,700 LYD+160%
Admitting Officer1,680 LYD-6%
Ambulance Dispatcher1,820 LYD+2%
Ambulance Driver1,710 LYD-4%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,820 LYD+2%
Ambulatory Services Director3,430 LYD+92%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor4,160 LYD+130%
Anesthesia Technician2,530 LYD+41%
Anesthesiologist7,360 LYD+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant2,460 LYD+38%
Assistant Optometrist2,080 LYD+16%
Audiologist4,040 LYD+130%
Biomedical Engineering Director3,300 LYD+84%
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,770 LYD-1%
Cardiac Technician1,580 LYD-12%
Cardiovascular Specialist8,660 LYD+380%
Cardiovascular Technologist3,360 LYD+88%
Central Sterile Processing Technician2,070 LYD+16%
Charge Entry Specialist2,260 LYD+26%
Clinical Application Specialist2,150 LYD+20%
Clinical Biochemist3,930 LYD+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist3,420 LYD+91%
Clinical Data Reviewer2,190 LYD+22%
Clinical Development Specialist2,800 LYD+57%
Clinical Field Associate2,070 LYD+16%
Clinical Genetic Technologist3,350 LYD+87%
Clinical Microbiologist4,610 LYD+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist3,920 LYD+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist4,620 LYD+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator2,670 LYD+49%
Clinical Scientist4,450 LYD+150%
CME Specialist3,600 LYD+100%
CT Technologist2,090 LYD+17%
Cytogenetic Technologist3,190 LYD+78%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer2,710 LYD+51%
Dispensing Optician2,200 LYD+23%
Dosimetrist2,960 LYD+65%
EKG Technician2,040 LYD+14%
Endoscopic Assistant1,920 LYD+7%
Endoscopy Technician1,850 LYD+3%
Enterostomal Therapist3,050 LYD+70%
Epidemiologist3,620 LYD+100%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,930 LYD+8%
Health Systems Specialist2,830 LYD+58%
Health Technologist2,930 LYD+64%
Healthcare Data Analyst2,310 LYD+29%
Hearing Aid Specialist2,490 LYD+39%
Histotechnologist2,880 LYD+61%
Immunologist4,270 LYD+140%
Industrial Hygienist2,840 LYD+59%
Infection Control Coordinator2,120 LYD+19%
Infection Control Practitioner4,820 LYD+170%
Infection Preventionist3,530 LYD+97%
Informatics Practice Specialist2,590 LYD+45%
Interventional Radiographer3,580 LYD+100%
Lab Assistant1,680 LYD-6%
Laboratory Manager3,330 LYD+86%
Laboratory Technician1,790 LYD+0%
Low Vision Therapist4,040 LYD+130%
Mammography Technician1,720 LYD-4%
Medical Coder1,620 LYD-9%
Medical Courier1,290 LYD-28%
Medical Equipment Preparer1,840 LYD+3%
Medical Forms Designer1,570 LYD-12%
Medical Technologist1,970 LYD+10%
MRI Technologist1,820 LYD+2%
Music Therapist2,700 LYD+51%
Neonatologist4,820 LYD+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,840 LYD+3%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,580 LYD-12%
Nuclear Medical Technician2,580 LYD+44%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist2,660 LYD+49%
Nutrition Assistant1,770 LYD-1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,850 LYD+3%
Operating Room Scheduler1,750 LYD-2%
Operating Room Services Director5,010 LYD+180%
Ophthalmic Assistant1,870 LYD+5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,910 LYD+7%
Optician3,900 LYD+120%
Orthopedic Technician1,910 LYD+7%
Orthoptist5,130 LYD+190%
Orthotist5,250 LYD+190%
Pathology Assistant1,830 LYD+2%
Perfusionist5,890 LYD+230%
Phlebotomist1,430 LYD-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager2,670 LYD+49%
Prosthetist4,240 LYD+140%
Radiation Therapist6,540 LYD+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist2,650 LYD+48%
Radiographer4,220 LYD+140%
Radiography Technologist2,700 LYD+51%
Radiologic Technologist2,640 LYD+48%
Radiology Technologist2,590 LYD+45%
Respiratory Care Practitioner4,980 LYD+180%
Respiratory Therapist3,760 LYD+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician2,240 LYD+25%
Sonographer2,580 LYD+44%
Sonography Technologist2,710 LYD+51%
Speech and Language Pathologist4,100 LYD+130%
Ultrasonographer2,060 LYD+15%
Ultrasound Technologist1,940 LYD+8%
Vascular Technologist1,870 LYD+5%
X-Ray Technologist2,620 LYD+46%

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 Libya earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,200 LYD
Public Sector+7%
2,360 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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