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 salaries in Peru range from 2,670 PEN per month (minimum salary) to 8,270 PEN per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Peru 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.
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.
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 43% 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||14,200 PEN||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||5,350 PEN||+0%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||5,420 PEN||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||5,340 PEN||+0%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||6,140 PEN||+15%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||11,000 PEN||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||13,200 PEN||+150%|
|Anesthesia Technician||7,680 PEN||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||7,600 PEN||+42%|
|Assistant Optometrist||6,420 PEN||+20%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||10,500 PEN||+97%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||5,370 PEN||+1%|
|Cardiac Technician||5,030 PEN||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||29,300 PEN||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||10,800 PEN||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||6,300 PEN||+18%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||6,810 PEN||+28%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||6,720 PEN||+26%|
|Clinical Biochemist||12,100 PEN||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||11,100 PEN||+110%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||6,510 PEN||+22%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||8,720 PEN||+63%|
|Clinical Field Associate||6,780 PEN||+27%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||10,400 PEN||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||14,200 PEN||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||11,500 PEN||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||14,200 PEN||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||8,350 PEN||+57%|
|Clinical Scientist||15,100 PEN||+180%|
|CME Specialist||11,600 PEN||+120%|
|CT Technologist||6,650 PEN||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||9,610 PEN||+80%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||8,420 PEN||+58%|
|Dispensing Optician||6,470 PEN||+21%|
|EKG Technician||6,270 PEN||+18%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||6,080 PEN||+14%|
|Endoscopy Technician||5,570 PEN||+4%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||9,650 PEN||+81%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||6,140 PEN||+15%|
|Health Systems Specialist||8,240 PEN||+54%|
|Health Technologist||9,910 PEN||+86%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||7,080 PEN||+33%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||7,550 PEN||+42%|
|Industrial Hygienist||8,980 PEN||+68%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||7,020 PEN||+32%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||14,700 PEN||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||10,200 PEN||+91%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||7,830 PEN||+47%|
|Interventional Radiographer||11,400 PEN||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||5,670 PEN||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||10,500 PEN||+97%|
|Laboratory Technician||5,340 PEN||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||12,000 PEN||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||5,650 PEN||+6%|
|Medical Coder||4,940 PEN||-7%|
|Medical Courier||3,740 PEN||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||5,600 PEN||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||4,910 PEN||-8%|
|Medical Technologist||6,360 PEN||+19%|
|MRI Technologist||5,660 PEN||+6%|
|Music Therapist||8,090 PEN||+52%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||5,920 PEN||+11%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||5,330 PEN||-0%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||7,630 PEN||+43%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||8,030 PEN||+51%|
|Nutrition Assistant||5,830 PEN||+9%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||6,050 PEN||+13%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||5,420 PEN||+2%|
|Operating Room Services Director||16,300 PEN||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||6,330 PEN||+19%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||6,140 PEN||+15%|
|Orthopedic Technician||5,900 PEN||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||5,950 PEN||+12%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||8,110 PEN||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||20,200 PEN||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||8,090 PEN||+52%|
|Radiography Technologist||7,840 PEN||+47%|
|Radiologic Technologist||8,580 PEN||+61%|
|Radiology Technologist||8,090 PEN||+52%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||14,800 PEN||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||12,000 PEN||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||6,990 PEN||+31%|
|Sonography Technologist||8,420 PEN||+58%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||12,000 PEN||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||6,580 PEN||+23%|
|Vascular Technologist||5,950 PEN||+12%|
|X-Ray Technologist||8,500 PEN||+59%|
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.