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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Philippines 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
34,000 PHP
( 408,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Philippines typically earns around 34,000 PHP per month. Salaries range from 15,600 PHP (lowest) to 54,100 PHP (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 Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Philippines range from 15,600 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 54,100 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 36,700 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 36,700 PHP while the other half are earning more than 36,700 PHP. 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 23,600 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 23,600 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 49,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 49,000 PHP.

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 17,800 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,700 PHP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 35,000 PHP per month, 48% 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 42,700 PHP per month, 22% 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 46,600 PHP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 50,400 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
17,800 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
23,700 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
35,000 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
42,700 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
46,600 PHP
20+ Years+8%
50,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 20,600 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,800 PHP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
20,600 PHP
Master's Degree+93%
39,800 PHP
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 Philippines costs anywhere from 223,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 669,000 Philippine Peso(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 Philippines 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 Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

36,300 PHP
31,700 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Philippines / 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 Philippines is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Philippines

200 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 200 PHP. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Philippines earns approximately 200 PHP 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 Philippines
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 39% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Admitting Officer33,000 PHP-3%
Ambulance Dispatcher34,600 PHP+2%
Ambulance Driver30,900 PHP-9%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic35,000 PHP+3%
Ambulatory Services Director62,700 PHP+84%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor77,700 PHP+130%
Anesthesia Technician48,500 PHP+43%
Anesthesiologist139,000 PHP+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant48,800 PHP+44%
Assistant Optometrist37,300 PHP+10%
Audiologist79,200 PHP+130%
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Cardiovascular Specialist167,000 PHP+390%
Cardiovascular Technologist61,500 PHP+81%
Central Sterile Processing Technician36,000 PHP+6%
Charge Entry Specialist39,100 PHP+15%
Clinical Application Specialist39,800 PHP+17%
Clinical Biochemist78,000 PHP+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist64,600 PHP+90%
Clinical Data Reviewer38,600 PHP+14%
Clinical Development Specialist51,800 PHP+52%
Clinical Field Associate40,300 PHP+19%
Clinical Genetic Technologist61,900 PHP+82%
Clinical Microbiologist82,600 PHP+140%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist66,800 PHP+96%
Clinical Neuropsychologist84,900 PHP+150%
Clinical Research Coordinator45,900 PHP+35%
Clinical Scientist88,100 PHP+160%
CME Specialist69,300 PHP+100%
CT Technologist42,000 PHP+24%
Cytogenetic Technologist61,000 PHP+79%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer48,800 PHP+44%
Dispensing Optician40,500 PHP+19%
Dosimetrist59,700 PHP+76%
EKG Technician39,400 PHP+16%
Endoscopic Assistant36,700 PHP+8%
Endoscopy Technician35,400 PHP+4%
Enterostomal Therapist55,400 PHP+63%
Epidemiologist72,000 PHP+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian34,300 PHP+1%
Health Systems Specialist49,300 PHP+45%
Health Technologist59,400 PHP+75%
Healthcare Data Analyst40,200 PHP+18%
Hearing Aid Specialist45,400 PHP+34%
Histotechnologist55,000 PHP+62%
Immunologist77,000 PHP+130%
Industrial Hygienist57,100 PHP+68%
Infection Control Coordinator40,500 PHP+19%
Infection Control Practitioner90,400 PHP+170%
Infection Preventionist63,100 PHP+86%
Informatics Practice Specialist48,400 PHP+42%
Interventional Radiographer70,400 PHP+110%
Lab Assistant33,900 PHP-0%
Laboratory Manager60,200 PHP+77%
Laboratory Technician34,000 PHP+0%
Low Vision Therapist71,000 PHP+110%
Mammography Technician32,600 PHP-4%
Medical Coder30,400 PHP-11%
Medical Courier23,100 PHP-32%
Medical Equipment Preparer33,600 PHP-1%
Medical Forms Designer29,100 PHP-14%
Medical Technologist38,000 PHP+12%
MRI Technologist32,700 PHP-4%
Music Therapist50,200 PHP+48%
Neonatologist90,800 PHP+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian36,300 PHP+7%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant29,700 PHP-13%
Nuclear Medical Technician48,900 PHP+44%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist49,600 PHP+46%
Nutrition Assistant32,800 PHP-4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant34,100 PHP+0%
Operating Room Scheduler31,400 PHP-8%
Operating Room Services Director94,800 PHP+180%
Ophthalmic Assistant36,100 PHP+6%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician35,000 PHP+3%
Optician73,700 PHP+120%
Orthopedic Technician37,800 PHP+11%
Orthoptist97,900 PHP+190%
Orthotist95,100 PHP+180%
Pathology Assistant34,600 PHP+2%
Perfusionist112,000 PHP+230%
Phlebotomist24,900 PHP-27%
Pre Authorization Case Manager48,700 PHP+43%
Prosthetist81,200 PHP+140%
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Radiation Therapy Technologist49,700 PHP+46%
Radiographer79,600 PHP+130%
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Radiologic Technologist51,000 PHP+50%
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Respiratory Therapist65,300 PHP+92%
Respiratory Therapy Technician39,400 PHP+16%
Sonographer47,600 PHP+40%
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Speech and Language Pathologist69,900 PHP+110%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo33,800 PHP
Cagayan de Oro35,200 PHP
Cebu36,800 PHP
Dasmarinas29,500 PHP
Davao37,200 PHP
Kalookan38,300 PHP
Las Pinas31,700 PHP
Makati30,300 PHP
Manila36,700 PHP
Paranaque33,700 PHP
Pasig35,800 PHP
Quezon City38,300 PHP
Taguig36,300 PHP
Valenzuela32,200 PHP

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 Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
42,100 PHP
Public Sector+12%
47,100 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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