A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Nepal typically earns around 61,600 NPR per month. Salaries range from 33,200 NPR (lowest) to 93,000 NPR (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 Nepal range from 33,200 NPR per month (minimum salary) to 93,000 NPR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 56,600 NPR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 56,600 NPR while the other half are earning more than 56,600 NPR. 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 40,400 NPR while 75% of them are earning more than 40,400 NPR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 68,800 NPR while 25% are earning more than 68,800 NPR.
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 38,600 NPR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 48,800 NPR per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 64,300 NPR per month, 32% 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 75,600 NPR per month, 18% 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 83,700 NPR per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 89,100 NPR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 50,000 NPR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 76,200 NPR per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Nepal costs anywhere from 404,000 Nepalese Rupee(s) to 1,210,000 Nepalese Rupee(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 Nepal earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Nepal 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 Nepal 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.
92% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 8% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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||152,000 NPR||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||58,500 NPR||-5%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||62,600 NPR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||54,700 NPR||-11%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||65,900 NPR||+7%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||116,000 NPR||+88%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||146,000 NPR||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||87,800 NPR||+43%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||84,900 NPR||+38%|
|Assistant Optometrist||68,900 NPR||+12%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||107,000 NPR||+74%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||59,000 NPR||-4%|
|Cardiac Technician||54,300 NPR||-12%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||314,000 NPR||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||113,000 NPR||+84%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||69,200 NPR||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||76,700 NPR||+25%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||70,500 NPR||+15%|
|Clinical Biochemist||136,000 NPR||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||122,000 NPR||+98%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||74,200 NPR||+21%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||88,100 NPR||+43%|
|Clinical Field Associate||74,400 NPR||+21%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||112,000 NPR||+82%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||152,000 NPR||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||134,000 NPR||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||157,000 NPR||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||90,000 NPR||+46%|
|Clinical Scientist||156,000 NPR||+150%|
|CME Specialist||128,000 NPR||+110%|
|CT Technologist||71,700 NPR||+16%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||113,000 NPR||+84%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||88,300 NPR||+43%|
|Dispensing Optician||69,000 NPR||+12%|
|EKG Technician||72,700 NPR||+18%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||66,400 NPR||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||65,300 NPR||+6%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||100,000 NPR||+62%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||64,600 NPR||+5%|
|Health Systems Specialist||94,800 NPR||+54%|
|Health Technologist||101,000 NPR||+64%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||78,900 NPR||+28%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||79,000 NPR||+28%|
|Industrial Hygienist||99,200 NPR||+61%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||76,200 NPR||+24%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||170,000 NPR||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||116,000 NPR||+88%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||92,800 NPR||+51%|
|Interventional Radiographer||125,000 NPR||+100%|
|Lab Assistant||57,800 NPR||-6%|
|Laboratory Manager||111,000 NPR||+80%|
|Laboratory Technician||61,600 NPR||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||137,000 NPR||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||62,700 NPR||+2%|
|Medical Coder||57,100 NPR||-7%|
|Medical Courier||42,600 NPR||-31%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||60,900 NPR||-1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||49,600 NPR||-19%|
|Medical Technologist||68,800 NPR||+12%|
|MRI Technologist||61,700 NPR||+0%|
|Music Therapist||94,400 NPR||+53%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||63,200 NPR||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||59,300 NPR||-4%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||90,200 NPR||+47%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||91,500 NPR||+49%|
|Nutrition Assistant||59,300 NPR||-4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||63,000 NPR||+2%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||56,900 NPR||-8%|
|Operating Room Services Director||186,000 NPR||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||67,900 NPR||+10%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||64,700 NPR||+5%|
|Orthopedic Technician||65,900 NPR||+7%|
|Pathology Assistant||65,100 NPR||+6%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||88,100 NPR||+43%|
|Radiation Therapist||217,000 NPR||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||93,500 NPR||+52%|
|Radiography Technologist||89,100 NPR||+45%|
|Radiologic Technologist||90,600 NPR||+47%|
|Radiology Technologist||88,100 NPR||+43%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||160,000 NPR||+160%|
|Respiratory Therapist||128,000 NPR||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||74,300 NPR||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||88,300 NPR||+43%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||140,000 NPR||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||68,100 NPR||+11%|
|Vascular Technologist||62,600 NPR||+2%|
|X-Ray Technologist||88,600 NPR||+44%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Nepal earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.