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 salaries in Azerbaijan range from 1,100 AZN per month (minimum salary) to 3,510 AZN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 39% 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||5,790 AZN||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||2,190 AZN||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||2,290 AZN||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||2,130 AZN||-5%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||2,490 AZN||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||4,660 AZN||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||5,090 AZN||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||3,410 AZN||+51%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||3,260 AZN||+45%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,720 AZN||+21%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||4,000 AZN||+78%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||2,130 AZN||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||2,090 AZN||-7%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||11,900 AZN||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||4,570 AZN||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||2,500 AZN||+11%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,930 AZN||+30%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,750 AZN||+22%|
|Clinical Biochemist||5,200 AZN||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||4,500 AZN||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,790 AZN||+24%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||3,540 AZN||+57%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,870 AZN||+27%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||4,610 AZN||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||6,010 AZN||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||5,080 AZN||+130%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||6,180 AZN||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||3,170 AZN||+41%|
|Clinical Scientist||5,730 AZN||+150%|
|CME Specialist||4,660 AZN||+110%|
|CT Technologist||2,760 AZN||+23%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||4,180 AZN||+86%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||3,290 AZN||+46%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,820 AZN||+25%|
|EKG Technician||2,590 AZN||+15%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||2,380 AZN||+6%|
|Endoscopy Technician||2,430 AZN||+8%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,970 AZN||+76%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||2,490 AZN||+11%|
|Health Systems Specialist||3,710 AZN||+65%|
|Health Technologist||3,820 AZN||+70%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,900 AZN||+29%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||3,150 AZN||+40%|
|Industrial Hygienist||4,040 AZN||+79%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,710 AZN||+20%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||6,420 AZN||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||4,230 AZN||+88%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||3,360 AZN||+49%|
|Interventional Radiographer||4,680 AZN||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||2,180 AZN||-3%|
|Laboratory Manager||4,210 AZN||+87%|
|Laboratory Technician||2,250 AZN||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||5,140 AZN||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||2,360 AZN||+5%|
|Medical Coder||2,160 AZN||-4%|
|Medical Courier||1,550 AZN||-31%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||2,360 AZN||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,990 AZN||-12%|
|Medical Technologist||2,620 AZN||+16%|
|MRI Technologist||2,470 AZN||+10%|
|Music Therapist||3,360 AZN||+49%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||2,470 AZN||+10%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||2,080 AZN||-8%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||3,150 AZN||+40%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||3,400 AZN||+51%|
|Nutrition Assistant||2,400 AZN||+7%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||2,440 AZN||+8%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||2,120 AZN||-6%|
|Operating Room Services Director||6,690 AZN||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||2,560 AZN||+14%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,600 AZN||+16%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,530 AZN||+12%|
|Pathology Assistant||2,410 AZN||+7%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||3,420 AZN||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||8,550 AZN||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||3,530 AZN||+57%|
|Radiography Technologist||3,240 AZN||+44%|
|Radiologic Technologist||3,260 AZN||+45%|
|Radiology Technologist||3,530 AZN||+57%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||6,650 AZN||+200%|
|Respiratory Therapist||4,800 AZN||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,690 AZN||+20%|
|Sonography Technologist||3,290 AZN||+46%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||5,320 AZN||+140%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||2,500 AZN||+11%|
|Vascular Technologist||2,410 AZN||+7%|
|X-Ray Technologist||3,270 AZN||+45%|
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.