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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Pakistan 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Pakistan?

Average Monthly Salary
60,800 PKR
( 730,000 PKR yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Pakistan typically earns around 60,800 PKR per month. Salaries range from 28,600 PKR (lowest) to 96,100 PKR (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 Pakistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Pakistan Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Pakistan range from 28,600 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 96,100 PKR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 64,500 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 64,500 PKR while the other half are earning more than 64,500 PKR. 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 41,900 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 41,900 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 85,100 PKR while 25% are earning more than 85,100 PKR.

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 33,000 PKR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 45,500 PKR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 64,700 PKR per month, 42% 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 78,900 PKR per month, 22% 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 83,300 PKR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 90,700 PKR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Pakistan

0 - 2 Years
33,000 PKR
2 - 5 Years+38%
45,500 PKR
5 - 10 Years+42%
64,700 PKR
10 - 15 Years+22%
78,900 PKR
15 - 20 Years+6%
83,300 PKR
20+ Years+9%
90,700 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 45,500 PKR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 83,300 PKR per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Pakistan

Bachelor's Degree
45,500 PKR
Master's Degree+83%
83,300 PKR
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 Pakistan costs anywhere from 409,000 Pakistan Rupee(s) to 1,230,000 Pakistan 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Pakistan Laboratory Technician
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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 Pakistan earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

66,200 PKR
56,600 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Pakistan for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Pakistan

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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.

Pakistan / 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 Pakistan is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Pakistan

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

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Pakistan

350 PKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan is 350 PKR. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Pakistan earns approximately 350 PKR 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

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly Pakistan
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 40% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Admitting Officer61,200 PKR+1%
Ambulance Dispatcher61,800 PKR+2%
Ambulance Driver54,800 PKR-10%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic68,000 PKR+12%
Ambulatory Services Director121,000 PKR+99%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor135,000 PKR+120%
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Anesthesiologist242,000 PKR+300%
Anesthesiology Assistant83,100 PKR+37%
Assistant Optometrist69,300 PKR+14%
Audiologist143,000 PKR+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director115,000 PKR+89%
Biomedical Engineering Technician58,100 PKR-5%
Cardiac Technician54,100 PKR-11%
Cardiovascular Specialist324,000 PKR+430%
Cardiovascular Technologist119,000 PKR+96%
Central Sterile Processing Technician68,100 PKR+12%
Charge Entry Specialist71,900 PKR+18%
Clinical Application Specialist72,400 PKR+19%
Clinical Biochemist133,000 PKR+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist121,000 PKR+99%
Clinical Data Reviewer77,100 PKR+27%
Clinical Development Specialist93,000 PKR+53%
Clinical Field Associate71,800 PKR+18%
Clinical Genetic Technologist121,000 PKR+99%
Clinical Microbiologist153,000 PKR+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist123,000 PKR+100%
Clinical Neuropsychologist162,000 PKR+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator85,700 PKR+41%
Clinical Scientist161,000 PKR+160%
CME Specialist127,000 PKR+110%
CT Technologist71,500 PKR+18%
Cytogenetic Technologist114,000 PKR+87%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer93,100 PKR+53%
Dispensing Optician73,900 PKR+21%
Dosimetrist101,000 PKR+66%
EKG Technician71,300 PKR+17%
Endoscopic Assistant64,600 PKR+6%
Endoscopy Technician65,900 PKR+8%
Enterostomal Therapist103,000 PKR+69%
Epidemiologist130,000 PKR+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian62,800 PKR+3%
Health Systems Specialist91,900 PKR+51%
Health Technologist110,000 PKR+81%
Healthcare Data Analyst79,400 PKR+31%
Hearing Aid Specialist81,800 PKR+34%
Histotechnologist103,000 PKR+69%
Immunologist141,000 PKR+130%
Industrial Hygienist104,000 PKR+71%
Infection Control Coordinator73,400 PKR+21%
Infection Control Practitioner171,000 PKR+180%
Infection Preventionist119,000 PKR+96%
Informatics Practice Specialist89,200 PKR+47%
Interventional Radiographer131,000 PKR+120%
Lab Assistant62,800 PKR+3%
Laboratory Manager108,000 PKR+78%
Laboratory Technician60,800 PKR-0%
Low Vision Therapist142,000 PKR+130%
Mammography Technician63,600 PKR+5%
Medical Coder57,500 PKR-5%
Medical Courier43,400 PKR-29%
Medical Equipment Preparer61,400 PKR+1%
Medical Forms Designer52,300 PKR-14%
Medical Technologist64,900 PKR+7%
MRI Technologist63,400 PKR+4%
Music Therapist88,700 PKR+46%
Neonatologist175,000 PKR+190%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian62,800 PKR+3%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant55,500 PKR-9%
Nuclear Medical Technician85,000 PKR+40%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist90,200 PKR+48%
Nutrition Assistant63,300 PKR+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant64,000 PKR+5%
Operating Room Scheduler60,000 PKR-1%
Operating Room Services Director180,000 PKR+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant70,100 PKR+15%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician67,700 PKR+11%
Optician140,000 PKR+130%
Orthopedic Technician64,500 PKR+6%
Orthoptist177,000 PKR+190%
Orthotist171,000 PKR+180%
Pathology Assistant64,600 PKR+6%
Perfusionist194,000 PKR+220%
Phlebotomist49,800 PKR-18%
Pre Authorization Case Manager88,800 PKR+46%
Prosthetist145,000 PKR+140%
Radiation Therapist218,000 PKR+260%
Radiation Therapy Technologist94,100 PKR+55%
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Radiography Technologist90,900 PKR+49%
Radiologic Technologist89,800 PKR+48%
Radiology Technologist90,500 PKR+49%
Respiratory Care Practitioner175,000 PKR+190%
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Sonographer93,100 PKR+53%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bahawalpur54,600 PKR
Faisalabad66,700 PKR
Gujranwala64,500 PKR
Hyderabad56,300 PKR
Islamabad55,400 PKR
Karachi65,700 PKR
Lahore63,000 PKR
Multan58,900 PKR
Peshawar61,800 PKR
Quetta55,600 PKR
Rawalpindi64,000 PKR
Sargodha56,100 PKR
Sialkot53,500 PKR

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 Pakistan earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
76,200 PKR
Public Sector+12%
85,400 PKR
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