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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Peru 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Peru?

Average Monthly Salary
5,340 PEN
( 64,000 PEN yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Peru typically earns around 5,340 PEN per month. Salaries range from 2,670 PEN (lowest) to 8,270 PEN (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 Peru

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Peru range from 2,670 PEN per month (minimum salary) to 8,270 PEN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,340 PEN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,340 PEN while the other half are earning more than 5,340 PEN. 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 3,600 PEN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,600 PEN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,800 PEN while 25% are earning more than 6,800 PEN.

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 3,200 PEN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,240 PEN 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 5,670 PEN 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 6,760 PEN 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 7,290 PEN 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 7,820 PEN per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Peru

0 - 2 Years
3,200 PEN
2 - 5 Years+32%
4,240 PEN
5 - 10 Years+34%
5,670 PEN
10 - 15 Years+19%
6,760 PEN
15 - 20 Years+8%
7,290 PEN
20+ Years+7%
7,820 PEN
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 4,570 PEN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,210 PEN per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Peru

Bachelor's Degree
4,570 PEN
Master's Degree+58%
7,210 PEN
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 Peru costs anywhere from 37,700 Nuevo Sol(s) to 113,000 Nuevo Sol(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 Peru 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 Peru earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,460 PEN
5,180 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Peru for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Peru

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Peru are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Peru / 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 Peru is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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 Peru

31 PEN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Peru is 31 PEN. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Peru earns approximately 31 PEN 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 Peru
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 43% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician14,200 PEN+170%
Admitting Officer5,350 PEN+0%
Ambulance Dispatcher5,420 PEN+2%
Ambulance Driver5,340 PEN+0%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic6,140 PEN+15%
Ambulatory Services Director11,000 PEN+110%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor13,200 PEN+150%
Anesthesia Technician7,680 PEN+44%
Anesthesiologist21,800 PEN+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant7,600 PEN+42%
Assistant Optometrist6,420 PEN+20%
Audiologist12,800 PEN+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director10,500 PEN+97%
Biomedical Engineering Technician5,370 PEN+1%
Cardiac Technician5,030 PEN-6%
Cardiovascular Specialist29,300 PEN+450%
Cardiovascular Technologist10,800 PEN+100%
Central Sterile Processing Technician6,300 PEN+18%
Charge Entry Specialist6,810 PEN+28%
Clinical Application Specialist6,720 PEN+26%
Clinical Biochemist12,100 PEN+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist11,100 PEN+110%
Clinical Data Reviewer6,510 PEN+22%
Clinical Development Specialist8,720 PEN+63%
Clinical Field Associate6,780 PEN+27%
Clinical Genetic Technologist10,400 PEN+95%
Clinical Microbiologist14,200 PEN+170%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist11,500 PEN+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist14,200 PEN+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator8,350 PEN+57%
Clinical Scientist15,100 PEN+180%
CME Specialist11,600 PEN+120%
CT Technologist6,650 PEN+25%
Cytogenetic Technologist9,610 PEN+80%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer8,420 PEN+58%
Dispensing Optician6,470 PEN+21%
Dosimetrist9,430 PEN+77%
EKG Technician6,270 PEN+18%
Endoscopic Assistant6,080 PEN+14%
Endoscopy Technician5,570 PEN+4%
Enterostomal Therapist9,650 PEN+81%
Epidemiologist11,800 PEN+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian6,140 PEN+15%
Health Systems Specialist8,240 PEN+54%
Health Technologist9,910 PEN+86%
Healthcare Data Analyst7,080 PEN+33%
Hearing Aid Specialist7,550 PEN+42%
Histotechnologist8,670 PEN+63%
Immunologist12,600 PEN+140%
Industrial Hygienist8,980 PEN+68%
Infection Control Coordinator7,020 PEN+32%
Infection Control Practitioner14,700 PEN+180%
Infection Preventionist10,200 PEN+91%
Informatics Practice Specialist7,830 PEN+47%
Interventional Radiographer11,400 PEN+110%
Lab Assistant5,670 PEN+6%
Laboratory Manager10,500 PEN+97%
Laboratory Technician5,340 PEN+0%
Low Vision Therapist12,000 PEN+120%
Mammography Technician5,650 PEN+6%
Medical Coder4,940 PEN-7%
Medical Courier3,740 PEN-30%
Medical Equipment Preparer5,600 PEN+5%
Medical Forms Designer4,910 PEN-8%
Medical Technologist6,360 PEN+19%
MRI Technologist5,660 PEN+6%
Music Therapist8,090 PEN+52%
Neonatologist16,400 PEN+210%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian5,920 PEN+11%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant5,330 PEN-0%
Nuclear Medical Technician7,630 PEN+43%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist8,030 PEN+51%
Nutrition Assistant5,830 PEN+9%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant6,050 PEN+13%
Operating Room Scheduler5,420 PEN+2%
Operating Room Services Director16,300 PEN+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant6,330 PEN+19%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician6,140 PEN+15%
Optician12,700 PEN+140%
Orthopedic Technician5,900 PEN+11%
Orthoptist17,000 PEN+220%
Orthotist16,500 PEN+210%
Pathology Assistant5,950 PEN+12%
Perfusionist17,400 PEN+230%
Phlebotomist4,580 PEN-14%
Pre Authorization Case Manager8,110 PEN+52%
Prosthetist13,500 PEN+150%
Radiation Therapist20,200 PEN+280%
Radiation Therapy Technologist8,090 PEN+52%
Radiographer13,700 PEN+160%
Radiography Technologist7,840 PEN+47%
Radiologic Technologist8,580 PEN+61%
Radiology Technologist8,090 PEN+52%
Respiratory Care Practitioner14,800 PEN+180%
Respiratory Therapist12,000 PEN+120%
Respiratory Therapy Technician6,990 PEN+31%
Sonographer8,000 PEN+50%
Sonography Technologist8,420 PEN+58%
Speech and Language Pathologist12,000 PEN+120%
Ultrasonographer6,400 PEN+20%
Ultrasound Technologist6,580 PEN+23%
Vascular Technologist5,950 PEN+12%
X-Ray Technologist8,500 PEN+59%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Arequipa5,870 PEN
Chiclayo5,280 PEN
Cusco5,110 PEN
Huancayo5,550 PEN
Iquitos5,020 PEN
Lima6,180 PEN
Trujillo5,570 PEN

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 Peru earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,250 PEN
Public Sector+9%
7,890 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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