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Healthcare Technical Average Salaries in Papua New Guinea 2020

How much money does a person working in Healthcare Technical make in Papua New Guinea?

Average Monthly Salary
5,120 PGK
( 61,400 PGK yearly)


A person working in Healthcare Technical in Papua New Guinea typically earns around 5,120 PGK per month. Salaries range from 2,190 PGK (lowest average) to 15,800 PGK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Healthcare Technical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician8,160 PGK
Admitting Officer2,970 PGK
Ambulance Dispatcher3,100 PGK
Ambulance Driver2,760 PGK
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,260 PGK
Ambulatory Services Director5,820 PGK
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor7,290 PGK
Anesthesia Technician4,480 PGK
Anesthesiologist12,400 PGK
Anesthesiology Assistant4,290 PGK
Assistant Optometrist3,600 PGK
Audiologist7,040 PGK
Biomedical Engineering Director5,550 PGK
Biomedical Engineering Technician2,820 PGK
Cardiac Technician2,920 PGK
Cardiovascular Specialist15,500 PGK
Cardiovascular Technologist5,700 PGK
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,310 PGK
Charge Entry Specialist3,920 PGK
Clinical Application Specialist3,650 PGK
Clinical Biochemist6,860 PGK
Clinical Cytogeneticist5,660 PGK
Clinical Data Reviewer3,530 PGK
Clinical Development Specialist4,720 PGK
Clinical Field Associate3,660 PGK
Clinical Genetic Technologist5,600 PGK
Clinical Microbiologist7,970 PGK
Clinical Molecular Geneticist6,440 PGK
Clinical Neuropsychologist8,400 PGK
Clinical Research Coordinator4,320 PGK
Clinical Scientist7,650 PGK
CME Specialist6,110 PGK
CT Technologist3,860 PGK
Cytogenetic Technologist5,580 PGK
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer4,310 PGK
Dispensing Optician3,460 PGK
Dosimetrist5,470 PGK
EKG Technician3,710 PGK
Endoscopic Assistant3,180 PGK
Endoscopy Technician3,230 PGK
Enterostomal Therapist5,050 PGK
Epidemiologist6,670 PGK
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,390 PGK
Health Systems Specialist4,840 PGK
Health Technologist5,260 PGK
Healthcare Data Analyst3,770 PGK
Hearing Aid Specialist3,970 PGK
Histotechnologist5,030 PGK
Immunologist7,180 PGK
Industrial Hygienist5,170 PGK
Infection Control Coordinator3,650 PGK
Infection Control Practitioner8,210 PGK
Infection Preventionist5,700 PGK
Informatics Practice Specialist4,330 PGK
Interventional Radiographer6,340 PGK
Lab Assistant3,010 PGK
Laboratory Manager5,420 PGK
Laboratory Technician3,050 PGK
Low Vision Therapist6,500 PGK
Mammography Technician2,910 PGK
Medical Coder2,760 PGK
Medical Courier2,090 PGK
Medical Equipment Preparer3,270 PGK
Medical Forms Designer2,660 PGK
Medical Technologist3,390 PGK
MRI Technologist3,220 PGK
Music Therapist4,420 PGK
Neonatologist8,290 PGK
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,310 PGK
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant2,960 PGK
Nuclear Medical Technician4,340 PGK
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,420 PGK
Nutrition Assistant3,180 PGK
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,270 PGK
Operating Room Scheduler2,780 PGK
Operating Room Services Director9,230 PGK
Ophthalmic Assistant3,360 PGK
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,250 PGK
Optician7,180 PGK
Orthopedic Technician3,330 PGK
Orthoptist8,840 PGK
Orthotist8,550 PGK
Pathology Assistant3,030 PGK
Perfusionist9,900 PGK
Phlebotomist2,410 PGK
Pre Authorization Case Manager4,730 PGK
Prosthetist7,820 PGK
Radiation Therapist11,300 PGK
Radiation Therapy Technologist4,510 PGK
Radiographer6,970 PGK
Radiography Technologist4,370 PGK
Radiologic Technologist4,620 PGK
Radiology Technologist4,600 PGK
Respiratory Care Practitioner8,010 PGK
Respiratory Therapist6,340 PGK
Respiratory Therapy Technician3,780 PGK
Sonographer4,310 PGK
Sonography Technologist4,310 PGK
Speech and Language Pathologist6,740 PGK
Ultrasonographer3,450 PGK
Ultrasound Technologist3,330 PGK
Vascular Technologist3,280 PGK
X-Ray Technologist4,330 PGK

Healthcare Technical Jobs Salary Distribution in Papua New Guinea

Median and salary distribution monthly Papua New Guinea Healthcare Technical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Healthcare Technical salaries in Papua New Guinea range from 2,190 PGK per month (minimum average salary) to 15,800 PGK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,910 PGK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 4,910 PGK while the other half are earning more than 4,910 PGK. 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 people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 3,200 PGK while 75% of them are earning more than 3,200 PGK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 9,930 PGK while 25% are earning more than 9,930 PGK.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Healthcare Technical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Papua New Guinea Healthcare Technical
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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 employees in Papua New Guinea who work in Healthcare Technical earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,430 PGK
4,910 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Papua New Guinea for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Papua New Guinea
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Healthcare Technical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Papua New Guinea

How much are annual salary increments in Papua New Guinea for Healthcare Technical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Healthcare Technical

Healthcare Technical professionals in Papua New Guinea are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Papua New Guinea Healthcare Technical
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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.

Papua New Guinea / 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 Papua New Guinea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Papua New Guinea 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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Healthcare Technical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Papua New Guinea

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Papua New Guinea Healthcare Technical
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Healthcare Technical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

67% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

Healthcare Technical Hourly Average Wage in Papua New Guinea

30 PGK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Papua New Guinea is 30 PGK. This means that the average person in Papua New Guinea earns approximately 30 PGK 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.

Healthcare Technical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Healthcare Technical and Health and Medical monthly Papua New Guinea
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The average salary for Healthcare Technical is 17% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

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 Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,780 PGK
Public Sector+14%
4,310 PGK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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