A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Poland typically earns around 5,490 PLN per month. Salaries range from 2,580 PLN (lowest) to 8,670 PLN (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 Poland range from 2,580 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 8,670 PLN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,820 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,820 PLN while the other half are earning more than 5,820 PLN. 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 3,780 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,780 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,680 PLN while 25% are earning more than 7,680 PLN.
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 2,980 PLN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,100 PLN per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,840 PLN per month, 42% 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 7,120 PLN 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 7,520 PLN per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,190 PLN per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 4,100 PLN per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,520 PLN per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Poland costs anywhere from 37,800 Zloty(s) to 113,000 Zloty(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 Poland earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% 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 Poland 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.
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 42% 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||13,700 PLN||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||5,500 PLN||+0%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||5,580 PLN||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||4,980 PLN||-9%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||6,090 PLN||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||10,900 PLN||+99%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||13,000 PLN||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||7,670 PLN||+40%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||7,990 PLN||+46%|
|Assistant Optometrist||6,130 PLN||+12%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||10,500 PLN||+91%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||5,390 PLN||-2%|
|Cardiac Technician||5,070 PLN||-8%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||29,000 PLN||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||10,700 PLN||+95%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||6,320 PLN||+15%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||6,920 PLN||+26%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||6,760 PLN||+23%|
|Clinical Biochemist||12,800 PLN||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||10,600 PLN||+93%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||6,570 PLN||+20%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||8,830 PLN||+61%|
|Clinical Field Associate||6,890 PLN||+26%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||10,600 PLN||+93%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||13,600 PLN||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||12,200 PLN||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||14,700 PLN||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||8,200 PLN||+49%|
|Clinical Scientist||14,500 PLN||+160%|
|CME Specialist||12,100 PLN||+120%|
|CT Technologist||6,700 PLN||+22%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||9,720 PLN||+77%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||7,940 PLN||+45%|
|Dispensing Optician||6,320 PLN||+15%|
|EKG Technician||6,800 PLN||+24%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||5,860 PLN||+7%|
|Endoscopy Technician||5,630 PLN||+3%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||9,770 PLN||+78%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||5,730 PLN||+4%|
|Health Systems Specialist||8,570 PLN||+56%|
|Health Technologist||9,360 PLN||+71%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||6,980 PLN||+27%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||7,210 PLN||+31%|
|Industrial Hygienist||9,150 PLN||+67%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||6,490 PLN||+18%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||15,000 PLN||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||10,500 PLN||+91%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||8,070 PLN||+47%|
|Interventional Radiographer||11,700 PLN||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||5,350 PLN||-3%|
|Laboratory Manager||10,700 PLN||+95%|
|Laboratory Technician||5,490 PLN||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||12,100 PLN||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||5,840 PLN||+6%|
|Medical Coder||5,030 PLN||-8%|
|Medical Courier||3,820 PLN||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||5,880 PLN||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||4,970 PLN||-9%|
|Medical Technologist||5,940 PLN||+8%|
|MRI Technologist||5,870 PLN||+7%|
|Music Therapist||8,470 PLN||+54%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||6,010 PLN||+9%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||5,450 PLN||-1%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||7,950 PLN||+45%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||8,310 PLN||+51%|
|Nutrition Assistant||5,570 PLN||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||5,840 PLN||+6%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||5,120 PLN||-7%|
|Operating Room Services Director||17,100 PLN||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||6,280 PLN||+14%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||6,110 PLN||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||6,200 PLN||+13%|
|Pathology Assistant||5,670 PLN||+3%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||8,510 PLN||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||19,300 PLN||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||8,230 PLN||+50%|
|Radiography Technologist||8,000 PLN||+46%|
|Radiologic Technologist||7,930 PLN||+44%|
|Radiology Technologist||8,390 PLN||+53%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||15,700 PLN||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||11,400 PLN||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||6,730 PLN||+23%|
|Sonography Technologist||7,940 PLN||+45%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||12,700 PLN||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||6,330 PLN||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||5,560 PLN||+1%|
|X-Ray Technologist||8,510 PLN||+55%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Poland earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.