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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Bahrain 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Bahrain?

Average Monthly Salary
1,180 BHD
( 14,200 BHD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Bahrain

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Bahrain range from 590 BHD per month (minimum salary) to 1,840 BHD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Bahrain

0 - 2 Years
710 BHD
2 - 5 Years+32%
940 BHD
5 - 10 Years+34%
1,260 BHD
10 - 15 Years+19%
1,500 BHD
15 - 20 Years+8%
1,620 BHD
20+ Years+7%
1,740 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Bahrain

Bachelor's Degree
1,020 BHD
Master's Degree+58%
1,600 BHD
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bahrain 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 Bahrain earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,210 BHD
1,150 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahrain for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahrain

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Bahrain / 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 Bahrain is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahrain

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

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.

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 Bahrain

7 BHD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahrain is 7 BHD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Bahrain earns approximately 7 BHD 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

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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.

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Admitting Officer1,080 BHD-9%
Ambulance Dispatcher1,200 BHD+1%
Ambulance Driver1,020 BHD-14%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,280 BHD+8%
Ambulatory Services Director2,170 BHD+83%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor2,780 BHD+130%
Anesthesia Technician1,590 BHD+34%
Anesthesiologist4,780 BHD+300%
Anesthesiology Assistant1,570 BHD+32%
Assistant Optometrist1,320 BHD+11%
Audiologist2,820 BHD+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director2,070 BHD+75%
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,110 BHD-6%
Cardiac Technician1,090 BHD-8%
Cardiovascular Specialist6,100 BHD+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist2,130 BHD+80%
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,300 BHD+10%
Charge Entry Specialist1,380 BHD+16%
Clinical Application Specialist1,380 BHD+16%
Clinical Biochemist2,510 BHD+110%
Clinical Cytogeneticist2,180 BHD+84%
Clinical Data Reviewer1,400 BHD+18%
Clinical Development Specialist1,780 BHD+50%
Clinical Field Associate1,450 BHD+22%
Clinical Genetic Technologist2,110 BHD+78%
Clinical Microbiologist2,920 BHD+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist2,470 BHD+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist3,150 BHD+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator1,670 BHD+41%
Clinical Scientist3,090 BHD+160%
CME Specialist2,400 BHD+100%
CT Technologist1,430 BHD+21%
Cytogenetic Technologist2,180 BHD+84%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer1,750 BHD+48%
Dispensing Optician1,300 BHD+10%
Dosimetrist2,040 BHD+72%
EKG Technician1,320 BHD+11%
Endoscopic Assistant1,240 BHD+5%
Endoscopy Technician1,260 BHD+6%
Enterostomal Therapist1,870 BHD+58%
Epidemiologist2,450 BHD+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,230 BHD+4%
Health Systems Specialist1,720 BHD+45%
Health Technologist1,970 BHD+66%
Healthcare Data Analyst1,480 BHD+25%
Hearing Aid Specialist1,480 BHD+25%
Histotechnologist1,960 BHD+65%
Immunologist2,640 BHD+120%
Industrial Hygienist1,920 BHD+62%
Infection Control Coordinator1,420 BHD+20%
Infection Control Practitioner3,140 BHD+160%
Infection Preventionist2,300 BHD+94%
Informatics Practice Specialist1,650 BHD+39%
Interventional Radiographer2,300 BHD+94%
Lab Assistant1,120 BHD-5%
Laboratory Manager2,210 BHD+86%
Laboratory Technician1,180 BHD-0%
Low Vision Therapist2,580 BHD+120%
Mammography Technician1,130 BHD-5%
Medical Coder1,060 BHD-11%
Medical Courier840 BHD-29%
Medical Equipment Preparer1,220 BHD+3%
Medical Forms Designer1,000 BHD-16%
Medical Technologist1,340 BHD+13%
MRI Technologist1,190 BHD+0%
Music Therapist1,680 BHD+42%
Neonatologist3,180 BHD+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,210 BHD+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,130 BHD-5%
Nuclear Medical Technician1,680 BHD+42%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist1,680 BHD+42%
Nutrition Assistant1,200 BHD+1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,230 BHD+4%
Operating Room Scheduler1,130 BHD-5%
Operating Room Services Director3,560 BHD+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant1,320 BHD+11%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,210 BHD+2%
Optician2,770 BHD+130%
Orthopedic Technician1,220 BHD+3%
Orthoptist3,440 BHD+190%
Orthotist3,500 BHD+200%
Pathology Assistant1,170 BHD-1%
Perfusionist3,830 BHD+220%
Phlebotomist950 BHD-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager1,770 BHD+49%
Prosthetist2,770 BHD+130%
Radiation Therapist4,150 BHD+250%
Radiation Therapy Technologist1,730 BHD+46%
Radiographer2,690 BHD+130%
Radiography Technologist1,760 BHD+49%
Radiologic Technologist1,650 BHD+39%
Radiology Technologist1,690 BHD+43%
Respiratory Care Practitioner3,030 BHD+160%
Respiratory Therapist2,480 BHD+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician1,360 BHD+15%
Sonographer1,620 BHD+37%
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Speech and Language Pathologist2,590 BHD+120%
Ultrasonographer1,300 BHD+10%
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Vascular Technologist1,190 BHD+0%
X-Ray Technologist1,750 BHD+48%

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 Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,370 BHD
Public Sector+17%
1,610 BHD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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