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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Mexico 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Mexico?


Average Monthly Salary
25,400 MXN
( 304,000 MXN yearly)

LOW
12,200
MXN
AVERAGE
25,400
MXN
HIGH
39,800
MXN

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 Salary Distribution in Mexico

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Mexico range from 12,200 MXN per month (minimum salary) to 39,800 MXN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.


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 Mexico 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 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.

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 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.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Mexico

0 - 2 Years
14,200 MXN
2 - 5 Years+42%
20,200 MXN
5 - 10 Years+31%
26,500 MXN
10 - 15 Years+23%
32,600 MXN
15 - 20 Years+6%
34,700 MXN
20+ Years+10%
38,000 MXN
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 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.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Mexico

Bachelor's Degree
22,400 MXN
Master's Degree+43%
32,100 MXN
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 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.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Mexico earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
26,600 MXN
Female-7%
24,700 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mexico for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mexico

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Mexico / 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 Mexico is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

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

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

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.

Received Bonus
31%
No Bonus
69%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Mexico


150 MXN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mexico is 150 MXN. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Mexico earns approximately 150 MXN 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 Mexico
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician65,500 MXN+160%
Admitting Officer24,300 MXN-4%
Ambulance Dispatcher25,800 MXN+2%
Ambulance Driver22,200 MXN-12%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic28,300 MXN+12%
Ambulatory Services Director49,300 MXN+94%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor59,300 MXN+130%
Anesthesia Technician36,900 MXN+46%
Anesthesiologist101,000 MXN+300%
Anesthesiology Assistant35,500 MXN+40%
Assistant Optometrist28,100 MXN+11%
Audiologist62,600 MXN+150%
Biomedical Engineering Director44,300 MXN+75%
Biomedical Engineering Technician24,200 MXN-5%
Cardiac Technician24,300 MXN-4%
Cardiovascular Specialist135,000 MXN+430%
Cardiovascular Technologist48,300 MXN+91%
Central Sterile Processing Technician28,400 MXN+12%
Charge Entry Specialist29,900 MXN+18%
Clinical Application Specialist31,700 MXN+25%
Clinical Biochemist56,800 MXN+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist50,300 MXN+98%
Clinical Data Reviewer29,800 MXN+18%
Clinical Development Specialist38,700 MXN+53%
Clinical Field Associate32,200 MXN+27%
Clinical Genetic Technologist48,000 MXN+89%
Clinical Microbiologist62,200 MXN+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist54,000 MXN+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist70,700 MXN+180%
Clinical Research Coordinator36,600 MXN+44%
Clinical Scientist68,800 MXN+170%
CME Specialist54,300 MXN+110%
CT Technologist32,100 MXN+27%
Cytogenetic Technologist45,100 MXN+78%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer37,800 MXN+49%
Dispensing Optician28,500 MXN+12%
Dosimetrist45,500 MXN+79%
EKG Technician29,700 MXN+17%
Endoscopic Assistant26,200 MXN+3%
Endoscopy Technician26,100 MXN+3%
Enterostomal Therapist43,800 MXN+73%
Epidemiologist54,100 MXN+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian26,200 MXN+3%
Health Systems Specialist37,300 MXN+47%
Health Technologist43,600 MXN+72%
Healthcare Data Analyst31,500 MXN+24%
Hearing Aid Specialist32,400 MXN+28%
Histotechnologist40,700 MXN+61%
Immunologist61,600 MXN+140%
Industrial Hygienist42,400 MXN+67%
Infection Control Coordinator32,100 MXN+27%
Infection Control Practitioner66,300 MXN+160%
Infection Preventionist49,500 MXN+95%
Informatics Practice Specialist38,100 MXN+50%
Interventional Radiographer51,900 MXN+100%
Lab Assistant24,900 MXN-2%
Laboratory Manager46,300 MXN+83%
Laboratory Technician25,400 MXN+0%
Low Vision Therapist54,900 MXN+120%
Mammography Technician25,200 MXN-1%
Medical Coder22,300 MXN-12%
Medical Courier18,100 MXN-29%
Medical Equipment Preparer25,600 MXN+1%
Medical Forms Designer21,800 MXN-14%
Medical Technologist27,700 MXN+9%
MRI Technologist27,100 MXN+7%
Music Therapist36,000 MXN+42%
Neonatologist71,000 MXN+180%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian27,500 MXN+8%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant24,900 MXN-2%
Nuclear Medical Technician35,400 MXN+40%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist36,700 MXN+45%
Nutrition Assistant27,000 MXN+7%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant27,400 MXN+8%
Operating Room Scheduler24,400 MXN-4%
Operating Room Services Director78,600 MXN+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant29,200 MXN+15%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician27,500 MXN+8%
Optician61,100 MXN+140%
Orthopedic Technician27,600 MXN+9%
Orthoptist77,700 MXN+210%
Orthotist73,100 MXN+190%
Pathology Assistant26,900 MXN+6%
Perfusionist80,800 MXN+220%
Phlebotomist20,300 MXN-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager37,000 MXN+46%
Prosthetist61,900 MXN+140%
Radiation Therapist88,500 MXN+250%
Radiation Therapy Technologist36,400 MXN+44%
Radiographer62,000 MXN+140%
Radiography Technologist37,900 MXN+50%
Radiologic Technologist38,400 MXN+51%
Radiology Technologist38,700 MXN+53%
Respiratory Care Practitioner71,200 MXN+180%
Respiratory Therapist53,200 MXN+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician29,500 MXN+16%
Sonographer36,900 MXN+46%
Sonography Technologist37,800 MXN+49%
Speech and Language Pathologist56,500 MXN+120%
Ultrasonographer29,500 MXN+16%
Ultrasound Technologist30,000 MXN+18%
Vascular Technologist25,400 MXN+0%
X-Ray Technologist36,600 MXN+44%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Acapulco29,000 MXN
Acuna24,700 MXN
Aguascalientes29,600 MXN
Boca del Rio20,800 MXN
Buenavista23,900 MXN
Campeche23,100 MXN
Cancun30,400 MXN
Celaya27,900 MXN
Chalco23,300 MXN
Chetumal22,300 MXN
Chicoloapan23,400 MXN
Chihuahua30,700 MXN
Chilpancingo23,600 MXN
Chimalhuacan29,500 MXN
Cholula de Rivadabia22,600 MXN
Ciudad Apodaca27,100 MXN
Ciudad del Carmen23,400 MXN
Ciudad Juarez22,100 MXN
Ciudad Lopez Mateos27,900 MXN
Ciudad Obregon25,600 MXN
Ciudad Santa Catarina25,600 MXN
Ciudad Valles20,200 MXN
Ciudad Victoria26,000 MXN
Coacalco26,400 MXN
Coatzacoalcos23,300 MXN
Colima21,100 MXN
Cordoba21,000 MXN
Cuautitlan Izcalli29,300 MXN
Cuautla20,900 MXN
Cuernavaca26,300 MXN
Culiacan31,600 MXN
Delicias19,600 MXN
Durango29,600 MXN
Ecatepec de Morelos33,000 MXN
Ensenada26,500 MXN
Fresnillo19,200 MXN
General Escobedo26,200 MXN
Gomez Palacio26,100 MXN
Guadalajara31,900 MXN
Guadalupe31,000 MXN
Guaymas19,900 MXN
Hermosillo30,900 MXN
Hidalgo del Parral19,100 MXN
Iguala20,300 MXN
Irapuato28,600 MXN
Ixtapaluca27,500 MXN
Jiutepec22,100 MXN
La Paz24,500 MXN
Leon31,000 MXN
Los Mochis25,600 MXN
Los Reyes la Paz25,900 MXN
Manzanillo21,300 MXN
Matamoros27,500 MXN
Mazatlan26,900 MXN
Merida29,500 MXN
Metepec23,500 MXN
Mexicali31,400 MXN
Mexico City33,700 MXN
Minatitlan19,300 MXN
Monclova24,700 MXN
Monterrey31,600 MXN
Morelia30,500 MXN
Naucalpan31,200 MXN
Navojoa20,100 MXN
Nezahualcoyotl32,900 MXN
Nogales24,300 MXN
Nuevo Laredo26,200 MXN
Oaxaca24,300 MXN
Ojo de Agua23,700 MXN
Orizaba19,900 MXN
Pachuca26,100 MXN
Piedras Negras20,900 MXN
Playa del Carmen20,600 MXN
Poza Rica21,900 MXN
Puebla31,200 MXN
Puerto Vallarta23,200 MXN
Queretaro29,300 MXN
Reynosa28,300 MXN
Salamanca22,500 MXN
Saltillo30,200 MXN
San Cristobal de las Casas22,700 MXN
San Juan del Rio21,500 MXN
San Luis Potosi30,600 MXN
San Luis Rio Colorado20,900 MXN
San Nicolas de los Garza28,100 MXN
San Pablo de las Salinas23,400 MXN
San Pedro Garza Garcia18,900 MXN
Soledad de Graciano Sanchez24,200 MXN
Tampico26,500 MXN
Tapachula22,300 MXN
Tehuacan24,100 MXN
Tepic26,400 MXN
Tijuana33,300 MXN
Tlalnepantla de Baz29,300 MXN
Tlaquepaque30,400 MXN
Toluca29,800 MXN
Tonala27,800 MXN
Torreon28,400 MXN
Tuxtla Gutierrez30,200 MXN
Uruapan25,200 MXN
Veracruz27,900 MXN
Villa Nicolas Romero26,900 MXN
Villahermosa27,400 MXN
Xalapa28,700 MXN
Xico25,900 MXN
Zacatecas19,900 MXN
Zamora de Hidalgo19,800 MXN
Zapopan32,400 MXN

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 Mexico earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,900 MXN
Public Sector+9%
34,600 MXN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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