A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Bahrain typically earns around 1,180 BHD per month. Salaries range from 590 BHD (lowest) to 1,840 BHD (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 Bahrain range from 590 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 1,840 BHD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,190 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,190 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,190 BHD. 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 800 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 800 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,510 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,510 BHD.
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 710 BHD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 940 BHD per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,260 BHD per month, 34% 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 1,500 BHD per month, 19% 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 1,620 BHD per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,740 BHD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
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 1,020 BHD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,600 BHD per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bahrain costs anywhere from 7,390 Bahraini Dinar(s) to 22,200 Bahraini Dinar(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 Bahrain earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Bahrain 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 Bahrain 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.
88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% 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 36% 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||3,030 BHD||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||1,080 BHD||-9%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,200 BHD||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,020 BHD||-14%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,280 BHD||+8%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||2,170 BHD||+83%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||2,780 BHD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||1,590 BHD||+34%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||1,570 BHD||+32%|
|Assistant Optometrist||1,320 BHD||+11%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||2,070 BHD||+75%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,110 BHD||-6%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,090 BHD||-8%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||6,100 BHD||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||2,130 BHD||+80%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,300 BHD||+10%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||1,380 BHD||+16%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||1,380 BHD||+16%|
|Clinical Biochemist||2,510 BHD||+110%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||2,180 BHD||+84%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||1,400 BHD||+18%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||1,780 BHD||+50%|
|Clinical Field Associate||1,450 BHD||+22%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||2,110 BHD||+78%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||2,920 BHD||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||2,470 BHD||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||3,150 BHD||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||1,670 BHD||+41%|
|Clinical Scientist||3,090 BHD||+160%|
|CME Specialist||2,400 BHD||+100%|
|CT Technologist||1,430 BHD||+21%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||2,180 BHD||+84%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||1,750 BHD||+48%|
|Dispensing Optician||1,300 BHD||+10%|
|EKG Technician||1,320 BHD||+11%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,240 BHD||+5%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,260 BHD||+6%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||1,870 BHD||+58%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,230 BHD||+4%|
|Health Systems Specialist||1,720 BHD||+45%|
|Health Technologist||1,970 BHD||+66%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||1,480 BHD||+25%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||1,480 BHD||+25%|
|Industrial Hygienist||1,920 BHD||+62%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||1,420 BHD||+20%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||3,140 BHD||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||2,300 BHD||+94%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||1,650 BHD||+39%|
|Interventional Radiographer||2,300 BHD||+94%|
|Lab Assistant||1,120 BHD||-5%|
|Laboratory Manager||2,210 BHD||+86%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,180 BHD||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||2,580 BHD||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||1,130 BHD||-5%|
|Medical Coder||1,060 BHD||-11%|
|Medical Courier||840 BHD||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,220 BHD||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,000 BHD||-16%|
|Medical Technologist||1,340 BHD||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||1,190 BHD||+0%|
|Music Therapist||1,680 BHD||+42%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,210 BHD||+2%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,130 BHD||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||1,680 BHD||+42%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||1,680 BHD||+42%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,200 BHD||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,230 BHD||+4%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,130 BHD||-5%|
|Operating Room Services Director||3,560 BHD||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,320 BHD||+11%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||1,210 BHD||+2%|
|Orthopedic Technician||1,220 BHD||+3%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,170 BHD||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||1,770 BHD||+49%|
|Radiation Therapist||4,150 BHD||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||1,730 BHD||+46%|
|Radiography Technologist||1,760 BHD||+49%|
|Radiologic Technologist||1,650 BHD||+39%|
|Radiology Technologist||1,690 BHD||+43%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||3,030 BHD||+160%|
|Respiratory Therapist||2,480 BHD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||1,360 BHD||+15%|
|Sonography Technologist||1,750 BHD||+48%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||2,590 BHD||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,350 BHD||+14%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,190 BHD||+0%|
|X-Ray Technologist||1,750 BHD||+48%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.