A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Qatar typically earns around 11,700 QAR per month. Salaries range from 6,180 QAR (lowest) to 17,700 QAR (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 Qatar range from 6,180 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 17,700 QAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 11,000 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 11,000 QAR while the other half are earning more than 11,000 QAR. 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 7,720 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 7,720 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 13,500 QAR while 25% are earning more than 13,500 QAR.
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 7,110 QAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,720 QAR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,400 QAR 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 14,400 QAR per month, 17% 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 15,900 QAR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 16,800 QAR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 8,030 QAR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 15,500 QAR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Qatar costs anywhere from 78,400 Qatari Rial(s) to 235,000 Qatari Rial(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 Qatar earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Qatar 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 Qatar 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.
73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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 40% 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||30,200 QAR||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||11,700 QAR||+0%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||11,900 QAR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||10,600 QAR||-9%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||12,500 QAR||+7%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||22,500 QAR||+93%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||26,400 QAR||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||15,800 QAR||+35%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||15,700 QAR||+35%|
|Assistant Optometrist||13,400 QAR||+15%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||21,800 QAR||+87%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||11,200 QAR||-4%|
|Cardiac Technician||10,500 QAR||-10%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||59,600 QAR||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||22,100 QAR||+89%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||13,100 QAR||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||14,500 QAR||+24%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||14,100 QAR||+21%|
|Clinical Biochemist||25,100 QAR||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||23,000 QAR||+97%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||13,700 QAR||+17%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||16,700 QAR||+43%|
|Clinical Field Associate||14,400 QAR||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||22,300 QAR||+91%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||29,600 QAR||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||24,100 QAR||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||31,200 QAR||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||16,600 QAR||+42%|
|Clinical Scientist||28,900 QAR||+150%|
|CME Specialist||23,600 QAR||+100%|
|CT Technologist||13,900 QAR||+19%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||20,300 QAR||+74%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||17,200 QAR||+47%|
|Dispensing Optician||14,100 QAR||+21%|
|EKG Technician||13,800 QAR||+18%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||12,900 QAR||+11%|
|Endoscopy Technician||11,800 QAR||+1%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||20,500 QAR||+76%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||12,200 QAR||+5%|
|Health Systems Specialist||18,400 QAR||+58%|
|Health Technologist||20,200 QAR||+73%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||14,200 QAR||+22%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||15,700 QAR||+35%|
|Industrial Hygienist||19,300 QAR||+65%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||13,700 QAR||+17%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||31,500 QAR||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||22,100 QAR||+89%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||17,200 QAR||+47%|
|Interventional Radiographer||24,900 QAR||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||11,500 QAR||-1%|
|Laboratory Manager||20,500 QAR||+76%|
|Laboratory Technician||11,700 QAR||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||25,200 QAR||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||11,300 QAR||-3%|
|Medical Coder||10,600 QAR||-9%|
|Medical Courier||8,070 QAR||-31%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||11,500 QAR||-1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||9,400 QAR||-19%|
|Medical Technologist||12,700 QAR||+9%|
|MRI Technologist||11,400 QAR||-2%|
|Music Therapist||16,600 QAR||+42%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||12,600 QAR||+8%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||10,400 QAR||-11%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||17,100 QAR||+47%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||16,100 QAR||+38%|
|Nutrition Assistant||12,100 QAR||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||12,900 QAR||+11%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||11,100 QAR||-5%|
|Operating Room Services Director||33,500 QAR||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||12,900 QAR||+11%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||12,600 QAR||+8%|
|Orthopedic Technician||12,200 QAR||+5%|
|Pathology Assistant||12,300 QAR||+5%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||16,700 QAR||+43%|
|Radiation Therapist||42,100 QAR||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||17,300 QAR||+48%|
|Radiography Technologist||16,900 QAR||+45%|
|Radiologic Technologist||16,700 QAR||+43%|
|Radiology Technologist||16,300 QAR||+40%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||31,100 QAR||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||24,900 QAR||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||13,400 QAR||+15%|
|Sonography Technologist||17,200 QAR||+47%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||25,200 QAR||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||12,600 QAR||+8%|
|Vascular Technologist||11,900 QAR||+2%|
|X-Ray Technologist||17,600 QAR||+51%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Qatar earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.