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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Azerbaijan 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Azerbaijan?


Average Monthly Salary
2,250 AZN
( 27,000 AZN yearly)

LOW
1,100
AZN
AVERAGE
2,250
AZN
HIGH
3,510
AZN

A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Azerbaijan typically earns around 2,250 AZN per month. Salaries range from 1,100 AZN (lowest) to 3,510 AZN (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 Azerbaijan

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Azerbaijan range from 1,100 AZN per month (minimum salary) to 3,510 AZN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,300 AZN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,300 AZN while the other half are earning more than 2,300 AZN. 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 1,530 AZN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,530 AZN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,960 AZN while 25% are earning more than 2,960 AZN.


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?

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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 1,310 AZN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,680 AZN 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 2,320 AZN per month, 38% 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 2,870 AZN 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 3,080 AZN 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 3,280 AZN per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Azerbaijan

0 - 2 Years
1,310 AZN
2 - 5 Years+29%
1,680 AZN
5 - 10 Years+38%
2,320 AZN
10 - 15 Years+24%
2,870 AZN
15 - 20 Years+7%
3,080 AZN
20+ Years+7%
3,280 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 1,630 AZN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,620 AZN per month, 61% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Azerbaijan

Bachelor's Degree
1,630 AZN
Master's Degree+61%
2,620 AZN
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 Azerbaijan costs anywhere from 14,700 Azerbaijanian Manat(s) to 44,200 Azerbaijanian Manat(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 Azerbaijan earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
2,350 AZN
Female-10%
2,110 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Azerbaijan for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Azerbaijan

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Azerbaijan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Azerbaijan / 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 Azerbaijan is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

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

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

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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
27%
No Bonus
73%

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 Azerbaijan


13 AZN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Azerbaijan is 13 AZN. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Azerbaijan earns approximately 13 AZN 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

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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.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer3,290 AZN+46%
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Dosimetrist3,920 AZN+74%
EKG Technician2,590 AZN+15%
Endoscopic Assistant2,380 AZN+6%
Endoscopy Technician2,430 AZN+8%
Enterostomal Therapist3,970 AZN+76%
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FGP Ultrasound Techncian2,490 AZN+11%
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Healthcare Data Analyst2,900 AZN+29%
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Industrial Hygienist4,040 AZN+79%
Infection Control Coordinator2,710 AZN+20%
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Infection Preventionist4,230 AZN+88%
Informatics Practice Specialist3,360 AZN+49%
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Lab Assistant2,180 AZN-3%
Laboratory Manager4,210 AZN+87%
Laboratory Technician2,250 AZN-0%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Baku2,590 AZN
Ganja2,340 AZN
Sumqayit2,140 AZN

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 Azerbaijan earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,790 AZN
Public Sector+10%
3,060 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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