A person working as Laboratory Technician in Macedonia typically earns around 35,100 MKD per month. Salaries range from 17,900 MKD (lowest) to 54,000 MKD (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 Macedonia range from 17,900 MKD per month (starting salary) to 54,000 MKD per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 32,200 MKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 32,200 MKD while the other half are earning more than 32,200 MKD. 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 26,600 MKD while 75% of them are earning more than 26,600 MKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 36,600 MKD while 25% are earning more than 36,600 MKD.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 20,600 MKD to 28,400 MKD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 20,600 MKD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 28,400 MKD to 32,000 MKD. Only 5% of people grossed 32,000 MKD or more.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 20,100 MKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 26,200 MKD 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 36,700 MKD per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Laboratory Technician whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 44,100 MKD 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 47,900 MKD 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 51,700 MKD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
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 is 24,700 MKD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 43,900 MKD per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Macedonia costs anywhere from 230,000 Denar(s) to 689,000 Denar(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 Macedonia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Macedonia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Macedonia 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
"Laboratory Technician" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+2%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+2%|
Laboratory Technician salaries in Macedonia are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 minimum pay rate per hour for 'Laboratory Technician' in Macedonia is 100 MKD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 39% 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||95,000 MKD||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||33,900 MKD||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||35,700 MKD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||33,600 MKD||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||37,100 MKD||+6%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||70,400 MKD||+100%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||80,700 MKD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||52,000 MKD||+48%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||49,900 MKD||+42%|
|Assistant Optometrist||42,700 MKD||+22%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||61,800 MKD||+76%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||33,400 MKD||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||33,100 MKD||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||177,000 MKD||+400%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||68,900 MKD||+96%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||39,100 MKD||+11%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||43,500 MKD||+24%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||43,300 MKD||+23%|
|Clinical Biochemist||79,800 MKD||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||69,800 MKD||+99%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||44,500 MKD||+27%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||51,600 MKD||+47%|
|Clinical Field Associate||42,500 MKD||+21%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||69,100 MKD||+97%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||94,400 MKD||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||73,100 MKD||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||97,100 MKD||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||50,000 MKD||+43%|
|Clinical Scientist||92,300 MKD||+160%|
|CME Specialist||70,200 MKD||+100%|
|CT Technologist||43,700 MKD||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||67,000 MKD||+91%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||54,400 MKD||+55%|
|Dispensing Optician||43,800 MKD||+25%|
|EKG Technician||40,700 MKD||+16%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||38,600 MKD||+10%|
|Endoscopy Technician||38,800 MKD||+11%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||58,200 MKD||+66%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||39,400 MKD||+12%|
|Health Systems Specialist||54,700 MKD||+56%|
|Health Technologist||63,000 MKD||+80%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||46,600 MKD||+33%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||49,300 MKD||+41%|
|Industrial Hygienist||60,700 MKD||+73%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||45,500 MKD||+30%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||95,800 MKD||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||70,700 MKD||+100%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||52,500 MKD||+50%|
|Interventional Radiographer||72,300 MKD||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||36,000 MKD||+3%|
|Laboratory Manager||64,800 MKD||+85%|
|Laboratory Technician||35,100 MKD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||81,900 MKD||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||34,000 MKD||-3%|
|Medical Coder||32,200 MKD||-8%|
|Medical Courier||25,800 MKD||-26%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||36,100 MKD||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||29,100 MKD||-17%|
|Medical Technologist||41,500 MKD||+18%|
|MRI Technologist||36,100 MKD||+3%|
|Music Therapist||51,100 MKD||+46%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||36,400 MKD||+4%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||31,800 MKD||-9%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||51,600 MKD||+47%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||49,300 MKD||+41%|
|Nutrition Assistant||37,400 MKD||+7%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||39,800 MKD||+13%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||35,100 MKD||+0%|
|Operating Room Services Director||101,000 MKD||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||38,200 MKD||+9%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||39,300 MKD||+12%|
|Orthopedic Technician||38,700 MKD||+10%|
|Pathology Assistant||37,400 MKD||+7%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||52,200 MKD||+49%|
|Radiation Therapist||134,000 MKD||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||52,700 MKD||+50%|
|Radiography Technologist||54,100 MKD||+54%|
|Radiologic Technologist||54,500 MKD||+55%|
|Radiology Technologist||51,600 MKD||+47%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||96,100 MKD||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||74,200 MKD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||43,500 MKD||+24%|
|Sonography Technologist||54,400 MKD||+55%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||76,500 MKD||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||40,200 MKD||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||38,100 MKD||+9%|
|X-Ray Technologist||50,800 MKD||+45%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Macedonia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 32,200 MKD and 36,600 MKD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Laboratory Technician in Macedonia is ranges from 26,600 MKD to 36,600 MKD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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