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 salaries in Pakistan range from 28,600 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 96,100 PKR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 40% 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||149,000 PKR||+140%|
|Admitting Officer||61,200 PKR||+1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||61,800 PKR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||54,800 PKR||-10%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||68,000 PKR||+12%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||121,000 PKR||+99%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||135,000 PKR||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||84,200 PKR||+38%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||83,100 PKR||+37%|
|Assistant Optometrist||69,300 PKR||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||115,000 PKR||+89%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||58,100 PKR||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||54,100 PKR||-11%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||324,000 PKR||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||119,000 PKR||+96%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||68,100 PKR||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||71,900 PKR||+18%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||72,400 PKR||+19%|
|Clinical Biochemist||133,000 PKR||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||121,000 PKR||+99%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||77,100 PKR||+27%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||93,000 PKR||+53%|
|Clinical Field Associate||71,800 PKR||+18%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||121,000 PKR||+99%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||153,000 PKR||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||123,000 PKR||+100%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||162,000 PKR||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||85,700 PKR||+41%|
|Clinical Scientist||161,000 PKR||+160%|
|CME Specialist||127,000 PKR||+110%|
|CT Technologist||71,500 PKR||+18%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||114,000 PKR||+87%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||93,100 PKR||+53%|
|Dispensing Optician||73,900 PKR||+21%|
|EKG Technician||71,300 PKR||+17%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||64,600 PKR||+6%|
|Endoscopy Technician||65,900 PKR||+8%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||103,000 PKR||+69%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||62,800 PKR||+3%|
|Health Systems Specialist||91,900 PKR||+51%|
|Health Technologist||110,000 PKR||+81%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||79,400 PKR||+31%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||81,800 PKR||+34%|
|Industrial Hygienist||104,000 PKR||+71%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||73,400 PKR||+21%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||171,000 PKR||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||119,000 PKR||+96%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||89,200 PKR||+47%|
|Interventional Radiographer||131,000 PKR||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||62,800 PKR||+3%|
|Laboratory Manager||108,000 PKR||+78%|
|Laboratory Technician||60,800 PKR||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||142,000 PKR||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||63,600 PKR||+5%|
|Medical Coder||57,500 PKR||-5%|
|Medical Courier||43,400 PKR||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||61,400 PKR||+1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||52,300 PKR||-14%|
|Medical Technologist||64,900 PKR||+7%|
|MRI Technologist||63,400 PKR||+4%|
|Music Therapist||88,700 PKR||+46%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||62,800 PKR||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||55,500 PKR||-9%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||85,000 PKR||+40%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||90,200 PKR||+48%|
|Nutrition Assistant||63,300 PKR||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||64,000 PKR||+5%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||60,000 PKR||-1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||180,000 PKR||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||70,100 PKR||+15%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||67,700 PKR||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||64,500 PKR||+6%|
|Pathology Assistant||64,600 PKR||+6%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||88,800 PKR||+46%|
|Radiation Therapist||218,000 PKR||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||94,100 PKR||+55%|
|Radiography Technologist||90,900 PKR||+49%|
|Radiologic Technologist||89,800 PKR||+48%|
|Radiology Technologist||90,500 PKR||+49%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||175,000 PKR||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||131,000 PKR||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||74,400 PKR||+22%|
|Sonography Technologist||93,100 PKR||+53%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||129,000 PKR||+110%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||70,200 PKR||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||60,900 PKR||+0%|
|X-Ray Technologist||92,300 PKR||+52%|
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.