A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Moldova typically earns around 19,300 MDL per month. Salaries range from 9,470 MDL (lowest) to 30,100 MDL (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 Moldova range from 9,470 MDL per month (minimum salary) to 30,100 MDL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 19,700 MDL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 19,700 MDL while the other half are earning more than 19,700 MDL. 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 13,100 MDL while 75% of them are earning more than 13,100 MDL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 25,400 MDL while 25% are earning more than 25,400 MDL.
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 11,200 MDL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,400 MDL per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 19,900 MDL per month, 38% 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 24,700 MDL per month, 24% 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 26,400 MDL per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 28,200 MDL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 14,000 MDL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 22,500 MDL per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Moldova costs anywhere from 133,000 Moldovan Leu(s) to 400,000 Moldovan Leu(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 Moldova earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Moldova 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.
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 Moldova 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.
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.
87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 42% 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||49,500 MDL||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||19,100 MDL||-1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||19,600 MDL||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||18,800 MDL||-3%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||21,100 MDL||+9%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||40,600 MDL||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||46,900 MDL||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||27,500 MDL||+42%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||27,400 MDL||+42%|
|Assistant Optometrist||24,100 MDL||+25%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||36,700 MDL||+90%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||20,100 MDL||+4%|
|Cardiac Technician||18,300 MDL||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||101,000 MDL||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||39,800 MDL||+110%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||23,500 MDL||+22%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||25,100 MDL||+30%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||25,500 MDL||+32%|
|Clinical Biochemist||43,800 MDL||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||39,000 MDL||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||24,000 MDL||+24%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||31,200 MDL||+61%|
|Clinical Field Associate||23,600 MDL||+22%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||38,800 MDL||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||53,400 MDL||+180%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||42,000 MDL||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||52,200 MDL||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||27,900 MDL||+44%|
|Clinical Scientist||53,700 MDL||+180%|
|CME Specialist||40,500 MDL||+110%|
|CT Technologist||24,100 MDL||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||37,500 MDL||+94%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||29,100 MDL||+51%|
|Dispensing Optician||23,300 MDL||+21%|
|EKG Technician||24,200 MDL||+25%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||21,900 MDL||+13%|
|Endoscopy Technician||21,800 MDL||+13%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||33,100 MDL||+71%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||20,700 MDL||+7%|
|Health Systems Specialist||30,700 MDL||+59%|
|Health Technologist||35,800 MDL||+85%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||25,800 MDL||+34%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||26,900 MDL||+39%|
|Industrial Hygienist||35,500 MDL||+84%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||24,400 MDL||+26%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||57,300 MDL||+200%|
|Infection Preventionist||38,800 MDL||+100%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||30,100 MDL||+56%|
|Interventional Radiographer||40,800 MDL||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||20,500 MDL||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||39,000 MDL||+100%|
|Laboratory Technician||19,300 MDL||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||44,200 MDL||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||21,300 MDL||+10%|
|Medical Coder||19,200 MDL||-1%|
|Medical Courier||14,200 MDL||-27%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||21,100 MDL||+9%|
|Medical Forms Designer||17,600 MDL||-9%|
|Medical Technologist||22,700 MDL||+17%|
|MRI Technologist||20,800 MDL||+8%|
|Music Therapist||28,800 MDL||+49%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||21,500 MDL||+11%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||19,600 MDL||+1%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||30,100 MDL||+56%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||29,100 MDL||+51%|
|Nutrition Assistant||21,700 MDL||+12%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||22,100 MDL||+14%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||18,800 MDL||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||60,700 MDL||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||21,800 MDL||+13%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||22,700 MDL||+17%|
|Orthopedic Technician||21,300 MDL||+10%|
|Pathology Assistant||20,900 MDL||+8%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||30,600 MDL||+58%|
|Radiation Therapist||75,900 MDL||+290%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||31,500 MDL||+63%|
|Radiography Technologist||29,700 MDL||+54%|
|Radiologic Technologist||31,100 MDL||+61%|
|Radiology Technologist||29,700 MDL||+54%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||57,300 MDL||+200%|
|Respiratory Therapist||44,000 MDL||+130%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||23,800 MDL||+23%|
|Sonography Technologist||29,100 MDL||+51%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||43,900 MDL||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||23,400 MDL||+21%|
|Vascular Technologist||20,000 MDL||+4%|
|X-Ray Technologist||31,300 MDL||+62%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Moldova earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.