A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Namibia typically earns around 12,700 NAD per month. Salaries range from 6,710 NAD (lowest) to 19,200 NAD (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 Namibia range from 6,710 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 19,200 NAD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 11,900 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 11,900 NAD while the other half are earning more than 11,900 NAD. 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 8,370 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,370 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 14,600 NAD while 25% are earning more than 14,600 NAD.
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 7,710 NAD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,460 NAD 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 13,400 NAD 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 15,700 NAD 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 17,200 NAD 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 18,200 NAD 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 8,710 NAD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 16,900 NAD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Namibia costs anywhere from 87,200 Namibia Dollar(s) to 262,000 Namibia 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 Namibia earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Namibia 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 Namibia 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 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||34,700 NAD||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||12,900 NAD||+2%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||12,900 NAD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||12,400 NAD||-2%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||13,900 NAD||+10%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||26,900 NAD||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||29,000 NAD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||18,400 NAD||+45%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||19,000 NAD||+50%|
|Assistant Optometrist||15,400 NAD||+22%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||24,700 NAD||+95%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||12,300 NAD||-3%|
|Cardiac Technician||12,500 NAD||-1%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||66,200 NAD||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||26,400 NAD||+110%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||14,500 NAD||+15%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||15,900 NAD||+26%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||16,800 NAD||+33%|
|Clinical Biochemist||30,400 NAD||+140%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||24,600 NAD||+94%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||16,000 NAD||+26%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||20,900 NAD||+65%|
|Clinical Field Associate||15,900 NAD||+26%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||26,500 NAD||+110%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||34,000 NAD||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||26,900 NAD||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||36,800 NAD||+190%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||18,500 NAD||+46%|
|Clinical Scientist||34,700 NAD||+170%|
|CME Specialist||26,900 NAD||+110%|
|CT Technologist||16,500 NAD||+30%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||23,400 NAD||+85%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||19,900 NAD||+57%|
|Dispensing Optician||16,200 NAD||+28%|
|EKG Technician||15,400 NAD||+22%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||13,800 NAD||+9%|
|Endoscopy Technician||13,600 NAD||+7%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||23,000 NAD||+82%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||14,200 NAD||+12%|
|Health Systems Specialist||20,000 NAD||+58%|
|Health Technologist||23,600 NAD||+86%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||16,700 NAD||+32%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||18,200 NAD||+44%|
|Industrial Hygienist||22,700 NAD||+79%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||15,700 NAD||+24%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||34,100 NAD||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||25,700 NAD||+100%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||18,400 NAD||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||27,500 NAD||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||13,500 NAD||+7%|
|Laboratory Manager||25,300 NAD||+100%|
|Laboratory Technician||12,700 NAD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||29,400 NAD||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||12,800 NAD||+1%|
|Medical Coder||11,400 NAD||-10%|
|Medical Courier||9,400 NAD||-26%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||14,100 NAD||+11%|
|Medical Forms Designer||11,800 NAD||-7%|
|Medical Technologist||14,600 NAD||+15%|
|MRI Technologist||13,900 NAD||+10%|
|Music Therapist||18,500 NAD||+46%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||14,000 NAD||+11%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||11,800 NAD||-7%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||18,400 NAD||+45%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||18,100 NAD||+43%|
|Nutrition Assistant||14,200 NAD||+12%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||14,900 NAD||+18%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||12,800 NAD||+1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||37,700 NAD||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||14,300 NAD||+13%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||15,000 NAD||+19%|
|Orthopedic Technician||14,800 NAD||+17%|
|Pathology Assistant||13,200 NAD||+4%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||20,400 NAD||+61%|
|Radiation Therapist||48,400 NAD||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||18,700 NAD||+48%|
|Radiography Technologist||19,700 NAD||+56%|
|Radiologic Technologist||19,400 NAD||+53%|
|Radiology Technologist||19,900 NAD||+57%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||38,100 NAD||+200%|
|Respiratory Therapist||26,800 NAD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||16,000 NAD||+26%|
|Sonography Technologist||19,900 NAD||+57%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||28,200 NAD||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||15,100 NAD||+19%|
|Vascular Technologist||13,700 NAD||+8%|
|X-Ray Technologist||19,800 NAD||+56%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Namibia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.