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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Macedonia 2023

How much money does a person working as Laboratory Technician make in Macedonia?

Average Monthly Salary
35,100 MKD
( 421,000 MKD yearly)


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 Pay Scale and Salaries in Macedonia

Median and salary distribution Macedonia Laboratory Technician monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
32,000 MKD or more
10% of people earn
28,400 to 32,000 MKD
20% of people earn
20,600 MKD or less
65% of people earn
20,600 to 28,400 MKD
Minimum Salary
17,900 MKD
32,200 MKD
54,000 MKD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    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.

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    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.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    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.

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Macedonia

0 - 2 Years
20,100 MKD
2 - 5 Years+31%
26,200 MKD
5 - 10 Years+40%
36,700 MKD
10 - 15 Years+20%
44,100 MKD
15 - 20 Years+9%
47,900 MKD
20+ Years+8%
51,700 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Macedonia Laboratory Technician
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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Macedonia

Bachelor's Degree
24,700 MKD
Master's Degree+77%
43,900 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 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.

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - 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 Macedonia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

36,400 MKD
33,800 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macedonia for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Macedonia

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Macedonia / All Professions

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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 Macedonia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

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 Bonus and Incentive Rates in Macedonia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Macedonia Laboratory Technician
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"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.

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 Salary Trend and Forecast in Macedonia

How are Laboratory Technician salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
32,000 MKD
Average Salary 2020+2%
32,600 MKD
Average Salary 2021+3%
33,600 MKD
Average Salary 2022+2%
34,100 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

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Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Macedonia

200 MKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macedonia is 200 MKD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Macedonia earns approximately 200 MKD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

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.

Laboratory Technician VS Other Jobs

35,100 MKD
57,300 MKD
68,600 MKD
Average Salary
Laboratory Technician
Average Salary
Healthcare Technical
Average Salary
Health and Medical

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.

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Ambulance Dispatcher35,700 MKD+2%
Ambulance Driver33,600 MKD-4%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic37,100 MKD+6%
Ambulatory Services Director70,400 MKD+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor80,700 MKD+130%
Anesthesia Technician52,000 MKD+48%
Anesthesiologist147,000 MKD+320%
Anesthesiology Assistant49,900 MKD+42%
Assistant Optometrist42,700 MKD+22%
Audiologist83,300 MKD+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director61,800 MKD+76%
Biomedical Engineering Technician33,400 MKD-5%
Cardiac Technician33,100 MKD-6%
Cardiovascular Specialist177,000 MKD+400%
Cardiovascular Technologist68,900 MKD+96%
Central Sterile Processing Technician39,100 MKD+11%
Charge Entry Specialist43,500 MKD+24%
Clinical Application Specialist43,300 MKD+23%
Clinical Biochemist79,800 MKD+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist69,800 MKD+99%
Clinical Data Reviewer44,500 MKD+27%
Clinical Development Specialist51,600 MKD+47%
Clinical Field Associate42,500 MKD+21%
Clinical Genetic Technologist69,100 MKD+97%
Clinical Microbiologist94,400 MKD+170%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist73,100 MKD+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist97,100 MKD+180%
Clinical Research Coordinator50,000 MKD+43%
Clinical Scientist92,300 MKD+160%
CME Specialist70,200 MKD+100%
CT Technologist43,700 MKD+25%
Cytogenetic Technologist67,000 MKD+91%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer54,400 MKD+55%
Dispensing Optician43,800 MKD+25%
Dosimetrist62,000 MKD+77%
EKG Technician40,700 MKD+16%
Endoscopic Assistant38,600 MKD+10%
Endoscopy Technician38,800 MKD+11%
Enterostomal Therapist58,200 MKD+66%
Epidemiologist76,900 MKD+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian39,400 MKD+12%
Health Systems Specialist54,700 MKD+56%
Health Technologist63,000 MKD+80%
Healthcare Data Analyst46,600 MKD+33%
Hearing Aid Specialist49,300 MKD+41%
Histotechnologist60,400 MKD+72%
Immunologist81,200 MKD+130%
Industrial Hygienist60,700 MKD+73%
Infection Control Coordinator45,500 MKD+30%
Infection Control Practitioner95,800 MKD+170%
Infection Preventionist70,700 MKD+100%
Informatics Practice Specialist52,500 MKD+50%
Interventional Radiographer72,300 MKD+110%
Lab Assistant36,000 MKD+3%
Laboratory Manager64,800 MKD+85%
Laboratory Technician35,100 MKD+0%
Low Vision Therapist81,900 MKD+130%
Mammography Technician34,000 MKD-3%
Medical Coder32,200 MKD-8%
Medical Courier25,800 MKD-26%
Medical Equipment Preparer36,100 MKD+3%
Medical Forms Designer29,100 MKD-17%
Medical Technologist41,500 MKD+18%
MRI Technologist36,100 MKD+3%
Music Therapist51,100 MKD+46%
Neonatologist105,000 MKD+200%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian36,400 MKD+4%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant31,800 MKD-9%
Nuclear Medical Technician51,600 MKD+47%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist49,300 MKD+41%
Nutrition Assistant37,400 MKD+7%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant39,800 MKD+13%
Operating Room Scheduler35,100 MKD+0%
Operating Room Services Director101,000 MKD+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant38,200 MKD+9%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician39,300 MKD+12%
Optician78,700 MKD+120%
Orthopedic Technician38,700 MKD+10%
Orthoptist110,000 MKD+210%
Orthotist102,000 MKD+190%
Pathology Assistant37,400 MKD+7%
Perfusionist118,000 MKD+240%
Phlebotomist28,300 MKD-19%
Pre Authorization Case Manager52,200 MKD+49%
Prosthetist84,300 MKD+140%
Radiation Therapist134,000 MKD+280%
Radiation Therapy Technologist52,700 MKD+50%
Radiographer86,100 MKD+150%
Radiography Technologist54,100 MKD+54%
Radiologic Technologist54,500 MKD+55%
Radiology Technologist51,600 MKD+47%
Respiratory Care Practitioner96,100 MKD+170%
Respiratory Therapist74,200 MKD+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician43,500 MKD+24%
Sonographer53,100 MKD+51%
Sonography Technologist54,400 MKD+55%
Speech and Language Pathologist76,500 MKD+120%
Ultrasonographer42,500 MKD+21%
Ultrasound Technologist40,200 MKD+15%
Vascular Technologist38,100 MKD+9%
X-Ray Technologist50,800 MKD+45%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Skopje37,800 MKD

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 Macedonia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,200 MKD
Public Sector+11%
47,800 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Laboratory Technician in Macedonia?

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.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

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.

Base / Basic Salary

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.

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

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