A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Mexico typically earns around 25,400 MXN per month. Salaries range from 12,200 MXN (lowest) to 39,800 MXN (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 Mexico range from 12,200 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 39,800 MXN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 26,400 MXN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 26,400 MXN while the other half are earning more than 26,400 MXN. 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 17,300 MXN while 75% of them are earning more than 17,300 MXN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 34,400 MXN while 25% are earning more than 34,400 MXN.
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 14,200 MXN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,200 MXN per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 26,500 MXN per month, 31% 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 32,600 MXN per month, 23% 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 34,700 MXN 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 38,000 MXN per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 22,400 MXN per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 32,100 MXN per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Mexico costs anywhere from 166,000 Mexican Peso(s) to 498,000 Mexican Peso(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 Mexico earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Mexico are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 Mexico 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.
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.
69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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.
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 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||65,500 MXN||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||24,300 MXN||-4%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||25,800 MXN||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||22,200 MXN||-12%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||28,300 MXN||+12%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||49,300 MXN||+94%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||59,300 MXN||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||36,900 MXN||+46%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||35,500 MXN||+40%|
|Assistant Optometrist||28,100 MXN||+11%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||44,300 MXN||+75%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||24,200 MXN||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||24,300 MXN||-4%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||135,000 MXN||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||48,300 MXN||+91%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||28,400 MXN||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||29,900 MXN||+18%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||31,700 MXN||+25%|
|Clinical Biochemist||56,800 MXN||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||50,300 MXN||+98%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||29,800 MXN||+18%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||38,700 MXN||+53%|
|Clinical Field Associate||32,200 MXN||+27%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||48,000 MXN||+89%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||62,200 MXN||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||54,000 MXN||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||70,700 MXN||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||36,600 MXN||+44%|
|Clinical Scientist||68,800 MXN||+170%|
|CME Specialist||54,300 MXN||+110%|
|CT Technologist||32,100 MXN||+27%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||45,100 MXN||+78%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||37,800 MXN||+49%|
|Dispensing Optician||28,500 MXN||+12%|
|EKG Technician||29,700 MXN||+17%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||26,200 MXN||+3%|
|Endoscopy Technician||26,100 MXN||+3%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||43,800 MXN||+73%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||26,200 MXN||+3%|
|Health Systems Specialist||37,300 MXN||+47%|
|Health Technologist||43,600 MXN||+72%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||31,500 MXN||+24%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||32,400 MXN||+28%|
|Industrial Hygienist||42,400 MXN||+67%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||32,100 MXN||+27%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||66,300 MXN||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||49,500 MXN||+95%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||38,100 MXN||+50%|
|Interventional Radiographer||51,900 MXN||+100%|
|Lab Assistant||24,900 MXN||-2%|
|Laboratory Manager||46,300 MXN||+83%|
|Laboratory Technician||25,400 MXN||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||54,900 MXN||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||25,200 MXN||-1%|
|Medical Coder||22,300 MXN||-12%|
|Medical Courier||18,100 MXN||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||25,600 MXN||+1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||21,800 MXN||-14%|
|Medical Technologist||27,700 MXN||+9%|
|MRI Technologist||27,100 MXN||+7%|
|Music Therapist||36,000 MXN||+42%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||27,500 MXN||+8%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||24,900 MXN||-2%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||35,400 MXN||+40%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||36,700 MXN||+45%|
|Nutrition Assistant||27,000 MXN||+7%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||27,400 MXN||+8%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||24,400 MXN||-4%|
|Operating Room Services Director||78,600 MXN||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||29,200 MXN||+15%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||27,500 MXN||+8%|
|Orthopedic Technician||27,600 MXN||+9%|
|Pathology Assistant||26,900 MXN||+6%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||37,000 MXN||+46%|
|Radiation Therapist||88,500 MXN||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||36,400 MXN||+44%|
|Radiography Technologist||37,900 MXN||+50%|
|Radiologic Technologist||38,400 MXN||+51%|
|Radiology Technologist||38,700 MXN||+53%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||71,200 MXN||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||53,200 MXN||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||29,500 MXN||+16%|
|Sonography Technologist||37,800 MXN||+49%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||56,500 MXN||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||30,000 MXN||+18%|
|Vascular Technologist||25,400 MXN||+0%|
|X-Ray Technologist||36,600 MXN||+44%|
|Boca del Rio||20,800 MXN|
|Cholula de Rivadabia||22,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Apodaca||27,100 MXN|
|Ciudad del Carmen||23,400 MXN|
|Ciudad Juarez||22,100 MXN|
|Ciudad Lopez Mateos||27,900 MXN|
|Ciudad Obregon||25,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Santa Catarina||25,600 MXN|
|Ciudad Valles||20,200 MXN|
|Ciudad Victoria||26,000 MXN|
|Cuautitlan Izcalli||29,300 MXN|
|Ecatepec de Morelos||33,000 MXN|
|General Escobedo||26,200 MXN|
|Gomez Palacio||26,100 MXN|
|Hidalgo del Parral||19,100 MXN|
|La Paz||24,500 MXN|
|Los Mochis||25,600 MXN|
|Los Reyes la Paz||25,900 MXN|
|Mexico City||33,700 MXN|
|Nuevo Laredo||26,200 MXN|
|Ojo de Agua||23,700 MXN|
|Piedras Negras||20,900 MXN|
|Playa del Carmen||20,600 MXN|
|Poza Rica||21,900 MXN|
|Puerto Vallarta||23,200 MXN|
|San Cristobal de las Casas||22,700 MXN|
|San Juan del Rio||21,500 MXN|
|San Luis Potosi||30,600 MXN|
|San Luis Rio Colorado||20,900 MXN|
|San Nicolas de los Garza||28,100 MXN|
|San Pablo de las Salinas||23,400 MXN|
|San Pedro Garza Garcia||18,900 MXN|
|Soledad de Graciano Sanchez||24,200 MXN|
|Tlalnepantla de Baz||29,300 MXN|
|Tuxtla Gutierrez||30,200 MXN|
|Villa Nicolas Romero||26,900 MXN|
|Zamora de Hidalgo||19,800 MXN|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.