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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Mauritius 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Mauritius?

Average Monthly Salary
33,700 MUR
( 404,000 MUR yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Mauritius typically earns around 33,700 MUR per month. Salaries range from 15,800 MUR (lowest) to 53,200 MUR (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 Mauritius

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Mauritius range from 15,800 MUR per month (minimum salary) to 53,200 MUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 35,700 MUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 35,700 MUR while the other half are earning more than 35,700 MUR. 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 23,200 MUR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,200 MUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 47,100 MUR while 25% are earning more than 47,100 MUR.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Mauritius 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.

A Laboratory Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 18,300 MUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 25,200 MUR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 35,800 MUR 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 43,700 MUR per month, 22% 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 46,100 MUR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 50,200 MUR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Mauritius

0 - 2 Years
18,300 MUR
2 - 5 Years+38%
25,200 MUR
5 - 10 Years+42%
35,800 MUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
43,700 MUR
15 - 20 Years+6%
46,100 MUR
20+ Years+9%
50,200 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 25,200 MUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 46,100 MUR per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Mauritius

Bachelor's Degree
25,200 MUR
Master's Degree+83%
46,100 MUR
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 Mauritius costs anywhere from 232,000 Mauritius Rupee(s) to 696,000 Mauritius Rupee(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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Mauritius 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 Mauritius earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

35,200 MUR
32,400 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mauritius for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mauritius

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Mauritius 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Mauritius Laboratory Technician
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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.

Mauritius / 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 Mauritius is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Mauritius for the year 2020. 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 Mauritius

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

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Mauritius

190 MUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mauritius is 190 MUR. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Mauritius earns approximately 190 MUR 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 Mauritius
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 42% 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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Admitting Officer34,600 MUR+3%
Ambulance Dispatcher34,200 MUR+2%
Ambulance Driver32,600 MUR-3%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic38,600 MUR+15%
Ambulatory Services Director66,900 MUR+99%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor84,000 MUR+150%
Anesthesia Technician50,000 MUR+49%
Anesthesiologist147,000 MUR+340%
Anesthesiology Assistant51,500 MUR+53%
Assistant Optometrist40,600 MUR+21%
Audiologist80,000 MUR+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director66,300 MUR+97%
Biomedical Engineering Technician32,700 MUR-3%
Cardiac Technician32,800 MUR-3%
Cardiovascular Specialist184,000 MUR+450%
Cardiovascular Technologist65,500 MUR+95%
Central Sterile Processing Technician38,300 MUR+14%
Charge Entry Specialist44,400 MUR+32%
Clinical Application Specialist44,200 MUR+31%
Clinical Biochemist82,200 MUR+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist65,700 MUR+95%
Clinical Data Reviewer41,500 MUR+23%
Clinical Development Specialist53,800 MUR+60%
Clinical Field Associate44,700 MUR+33%
Clinical Genetic Technologist66,300 MUR+97%
Clinical Microbiologist89,800 MUR+170%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist77,700 MUR+130%
Clinical Neuropsychologist97,100 MUR+190%
Clinical Research Coordinator53,600 MUR+59%
Clinical Scientist89,500 MUR+170%
CME Specialist73,900 MUR+120%
CT Technologist43,300 MUR+29%
Cytogenetic Technologist67,000 MUR+99%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer55,000 MUR+63%
Dispensing Optician43,400 MUR+29%
Dosimetrist61,400 MUR+82%
EKG Technician40,700 MUR+21%
Endoscopic Assistant38,900 MUR+16%
Endoscopy Technician38,800 MUR+15%
Enterostomal Therapist58,800 MUR+75%
Epidemiologist78,400 MUR+130%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian37,100 MUR+10%
Health Systems Specialist56,300 MUR+67%
Health Technologist59,300 MUR+76%
Healthcare Data Analyst47,500 MUR+41%
Hearing Aid Specialist48,400 MUR+44%
Histotechnologist60,400 MUR+79%
Immunologist81,200 MUR+140%
Industrial Hygienist56,600 MUR+68%
Infection Control Coordinator42,900 MUR+27%
Infection Control Practitioner94,900 MUR+180%
Infection Preventionist70,700 MUR+110%
Informatics Practice Specialist54,000 MUR+60%
Interventional Radiographer73,800 MUR+120%
Lab Assistant33,900 MUR+1%
Laboratory Manager68,200 MUR+100%
Laboratory Technician33,700 MUR+0%
Low Vision Therapist76,400 MUR+130%
Mammography Technician36,900 MUR+10%
Medical Coder31,900 MUR-5%
Medical Courier25,800 MUR-23%
Medical Equipment Preparer38,300 MUR+14%
Medical Forms Designer30,300 MUR-10%
Medical Technologist38,000 MUR+13%
MRI Technologist35,800 MUR+6%
Music Therapist50,600 MUR+50%
Neonatologist102,000 MUR+200%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian35,700 MUR+6%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant32,200 MUR-4%
Nuclear Medical Technician51,600 MUR+53%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist51,900 MUR+54%
Nutrition Assistant37,700 MUR+12%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant37,900 MUR+13%
Operating Room Scheduler35,400 MUR+5%
Operating Room Services Director103,000 MUR+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant39,800 MUR+18%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician37,300 MUR+11%
Optician80,400 MUR+140%
Orthopedic Technician39,900 MUR+19%
Orthoptist104,000 MUR+210%
Orthotist108,000 MUR+220%
Pathology Assistant35,200 MUR+5%
Perfusionist118,000 MUR+250%
Phlebotomist27,400 MUR-19%
Pre Authorization Case Manager55,400 MUR+65%
Prosthetist83,400 MUR+150%
Radiation Therapist128,000 MUR+280%
Radiation Therapy Technologist52,100 MUR+55%
Radiographer81,000 MUR+140%
Radiography Technologist54,100 MUR+61%
Radiologic Technologist53,000 MUR+57%
Radiology Technologist51,100 MUR+52%
Respiratory Care Practitioner99,100 MUR+190%
Respiratory Therapist72,000 MUR+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician45,200 MUR+34%
Sonographer51,000 MUR+51%
Sonography Technologist55,000 MUR+63%
Speech and Language Pathologist81,300 MUR+140%
Ultrasonographer40,800 MUR+21%
Ultrasound Technologist39,000 MUR+16%
Vascular Technologist35,900 MUR+7%
X-Ray Technologist52,900 MUR+57%

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 Mauritius earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
41,800 MUR
Public Sector+18%
49,200 MUR
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