A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Portugal typically earns around 1,950 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,010 EUR (lowest) to 2,980 EUR (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 Portugal range from 1,010 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 2,980 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,870 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,870 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,870 EUR. 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 1,300 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,300 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,330 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,330 EUR.
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 1,150 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,540 EUR 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 2,010 EUR per month, 30% 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 2,430 EUR per month, 21% 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 2,660 EUR 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 2,790 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 1,620 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,250 EUR per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Portugal costs anywhere from 13,800 Euro(s) to 41,300 Euro(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 Portugal earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Portugal 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 1% 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 41% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 18% less than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||5,090 EUR||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||1,880 EUR||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,980 EUR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,960 EUR||+1%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||2,140 EUR||+10%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||3,840 EUR||+97%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||4,690 EUR||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||2,980 EUR||+53%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||2,860 EUR||+47%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,430 EUR||+25%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||3,710 EUR||+90%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,900 EUR||-2%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,780 EUR||-9%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||10,200 EUR||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||3,760 EUR||+93%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||2,230 EUR||+14%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,450 EUR||+26%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,460 EUR||+26%|
|Clinical Biochemist||4,560 EUR||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||3,790 EUR||+95%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,400 EUR||+23%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||3,220 EUR||+65%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,520 EUR||+29%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||3,880 EUR||+99%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||5,370 EUR||+180%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||4,360 EUR||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||5,390 EUR||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||3,060 EUR||+57%|
|Clinical Scientist||5,220 EUR||+170%|
|CME Specialist||4,030 EUR||+110%|
|CT Technologist||2,360 EUR||+21%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||3,790 EUR||+95%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||3,130 EUR||+61%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,440 EUR||+25%|
|EKG Technician||2,380 EUR||+22%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||2,180 EUR||+12%|
|Endoscopy Technician||2,200 EUR||+13%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,450 EUR||+77%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||2,180 EUR||+12%|
|Health Systems Specialist||3,160 EUR||+62%|
|Health Technologist||3,450 EUR||+77%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,700 EUR||+39%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||2,670 EUR||+37%|
|Industrial Hygienist||3,240 EUR||+66%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,540 EUR||+30%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||5,660 EUR||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||3,960 EUR||+100%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||3,060 EUR||+57%|
|Interventional Radiographer||4,020 EUR||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||1,970 EUR||+1%|
|Laboratory Manager||3,800 EUR||+95%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,950 EUR||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||4,410 EUR||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||2,080 EUR||+7%|
|Medical Coder||1,900 EUR||-2%|
|Medical Courier||1,450 EUR||-26%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||2,170 EUR||+11%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,810 EUR||-7%|
|Medical Technologist||2,190 EUR||+12%|
|MRI Technologist||2,090 EUR||+7%|
|Music Therapist||2,930 EUR||+50%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||2,050 EUR||+5%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,870 EUR||-4%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||2,830 EUR||+45%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||2,860 EUR||+47%|
|Nutrition Assistant||2,130 EUR||+9%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||2,240 EUR||+15%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||2,020 EUR||+4%|
|Operating Room Services Director||6,110 EUR||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||2,200 EUR||+13%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,140 EUR||+10%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,220 EUR||+14%|
|Pathology Assistant||2,030 EUR||+4%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||3,140 EUR||+61%|
|Radiation Therapist||7,630 EUR||+290%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||3,110 EUR||+60%|
|Radiography Technologist||3,030 EUR||+56%|
|Radiologic Technologist||2,900 EUR||+49%|
|Radiology Technologist||2,990 EUR||+53%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||5,440 EUR||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||4,230 EUR||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,580 EUR||+32%|
|Sonography Technologist||3,130 EUR||+61%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||4,560 EUR||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||2,270 EUR||+17%|
|Vascular Technologist||2,110 EUR||+8%|
|X-Ray Technologist||2,900 EUR||+49%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.