A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Micronesia typically earns around 1,050 USD per month. Salaries range from 550 USD (lowest) to 1,590 USD (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 Micronesia range from 550 USD per month (minimum salary) to 1,590 USD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 980 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 980 USD while the other half are earning more than 980 USD. 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 690 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 690 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,210 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,210 USD.
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 640 USD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 780 USD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,110 USD per month, 42% 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 1,290 USD per month, 17% 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 1,420 USD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,510 USD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 720 USD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,390 USD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Micronesia costs anywhere from 7,020 US Dollar(s) to 21,100 US Dollar(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 Micronesia earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Micronesia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Micronesia 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.
91% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% 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.
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 40% 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||2,830 USD||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||1,070 USD||+2%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,060 USD||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,010 USD||-3%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,160 USD||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||2,010 USD||+92%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||2,490 USD||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||1,510 USD||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||1,470 USD||+41%|
|Assistant Optometrist||1,170 USD||+12%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||2,000 USD||+91%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||990 USD||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,000 USD||-4%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||5,510 USD||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||1,970 USD||+89%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,160 USD||+11%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||1,360 USD||+30%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||1,340 USD||+28%|
|Clinical Biochemist||2,360 USD||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||2,090 USD||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||1,260 USD||+21%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||1,640 USD||+57%|
|Clinical Field Associate||1,240 USD||+19%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||2,040 USD||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||2,590 USD||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||2,250 USD||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||2,730 USD||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||1,590 USD||+52%|
|Clinical Scientist||2,870 USD||+170%|
|CME Specialist||2,110 USD||+100%|
|CT Technologist||1,320 USD||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||1,850 USD||+77%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||1,570 USD||+50%|
|Dispensing Optician||1,280 USD||+22%|
|EKG Technician||1,200 USD||+15%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,130 USD||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,070 USD||+2%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||1,800 USD||+72%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,160 USD||+11%|
|Health Systems Specialist||1,600 USD||+53%|
|Health Technologist||1,870 USD||+79%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||1,410 USD||+35%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||1,390 USD||+33%|
|Industrial Hygienist||1,740 USD||+67%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||1,320 USD||+26%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||2,910 USD||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||1,970 USD||+89%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||1,520 USD||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||2,280 USD||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||1,070 USD||+2%|
|Laboratory Manager||1,910 USD||+83%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,050 USD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||2,320 USD||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||1,040 USD||-0%|
|Medical Coder||980 USD||-6%|
|Medical Courier||720 USD||-31%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,100 USD||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||920 USD||-12%|
|Medical Technologist||1,180 USD||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||1,120 USD||+7%|
|Music Therapist||1,600 USD||+53%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,090 USD||+4%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||990 USD||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||1,460 USD||+40%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||1,460 USD||+40%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,090 USD||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,100 USD||+5%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,010 USD||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||3,260 USD||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,190 USD||+14%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||1,120 USD||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||1,140 USD||+9%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,120 USD||+7%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||1,590 USD||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||3,680 USD||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||1,600 USD||+53%|
|Radiography Technologist||1,500 USD||+44%|
|Radiologic Technologist||1,630 USD||+56%|
|Radiology Technologist||1,600 USD||+53%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||2,870 USD||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||2,280 USD||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||1,320 USD||+26%|
|Sonography Technologist||1,570 USD||+50%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||2,350 USD||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,250 USD||+20%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,120 USD||+7%|
|X-Ray Technologist||1,600 USD||+53%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Micronesia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.