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 salaries in Philippines range from 15,600 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 54,100 PHP per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 39% 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||85,500 PHP||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||33,000 PHP||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||34,600 PHP||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||30,900 PHP||-9%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||35,000 PHP||+3%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||62,700 PHP||+84%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||77,700 PHP||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||48,500 PHP||+43%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||48,800 PHP||+44%|
|Assistant Optometrist||37,300 PHP||+10%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||60,200 PHP||+77%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||30,700 PHP||-10%|
|Cardiac Technician||31,800 PHP||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||167,000 PHP||+390%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||61,500 PHP||+81%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||36,000 PHP||+6%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||39,100 PHP||+15%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||39,800 PHP||+17%|
|Clinical Biochemist||78,000 PHP||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||64,600 PHP||+90%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||38,600 PHP||+14%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||51,800 PHP||+52%|
|Clinical Field Associate||40,300 PHP||+19%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||61,900 PHP||+82%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||82,600 PHP||+140%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||66,800 PHP||+96%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||84,900 PHP||+150%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||45,900 PHP||+35%|
|Clinical Scientist||88,100 PHP||+160%|
|CME Specialist||69,300 PHP||+100%|
|CT Technologist||42,000 PHP||+24%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||61,000 PHP||+79%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||48,800 PHP||+44%|
|Dispensing Optician||40,500 PHP||+19%|
|EKG Technician||39,400 PHP||+16%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||36,700 PHP||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||35,400 PHP||+4%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||55,400 PHP||+63%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||34,300 PHP||+1%|
|Health Systems Specialist||49,300 PHP||+45%|
|Health Technologist||59,400 PHP||+75%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||40,200 PHP||+18%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||45,400 PHP||+34%|
|Industrial Hygienist||57,100 PHP||+68%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||40,500 PHP||+19%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||90,400 PHP||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||63,100 PHP||+86%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||48,400 PHP||+42%|
|Interventional Radiographer||70,400 PHP||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||33,900 PHP||-0%|
|Laboratory Manager||60,200 PHP||+77%|
|Laboratory Technician||34,000 PHP||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||71,000 PHP||+110%|
|Mammography Technician||32,600 PHP||-4%|
|Medical Coder||30,400 PHP||-11%|
|Medical Courier||23,100 PHP||-32%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||33,600 PHP||-1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||29,100 PHP||-14%|
|Medical Technologist||38,000 PHP||+12%|
|MRI Technologist||32,700 PHP||-4%|
|Music Therapist||50,200 PHP||+48%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||36,300 PHP||+7%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||29,700 PHP||-13%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||48,900 PHP||+44%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||49,600 PHP||+46%|
|Nutrition Assistant||32,800 PHP||-4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||34,100 PHP||+0%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||31,400 PHP||-8%|
|Operating Room Services Director||94,800 PHP||+180%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||36,100 PHP||+6%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||35,000 PHP||+3%|
|Orthopedic Technician||37,800 PHP||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||34,600 PHP||+2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||48,700 PHP||+43%|
|Radiation Therapist||117,000 PHP||+240%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||49,700 PHP||+46%|
|Radiography Technologist||48,300 PHP||+42%|
|Radiologic Technologist||51,000 PHP||+50%|
|Radiology Technologist||46,800 PHP||+38%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||92,200 PHP||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||65,300 PHP||+92%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||39,400 PHP||+16%|
|Sonography Technologist||48,800 PHP||+44%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||69,900 PHP||+110%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||38,400 PHP||+13%|
|Vascular Technologist||33,200 PHP||-2%|
|X-Ray Technologist||47,000 PHP||+38%|
|Cagayan de Oro||35,200 PHP|
|Las Pinas||31,700 PHP|
|Quezon City||38,300 PHP|
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.