A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Romania typically earns around 6,360 RON per month. Salaries range from 3,430 RON (lowest) to 9,600 RON (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 Romania range from 3,430 RON per month (minimum salary) to 9,600 RON per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,850 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,850 RON while the other half are earning more than 5,850 RON. 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 4,180 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 4,180 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,110 RON while 25% are earning more than 7,110 RON.
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 3,990 RON per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,040 RON per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,640 RON per month, 32% 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 7,810 RON per month, 18% 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 8,640 RON per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 9,200 RON per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 5,160 RON per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,870 RON per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Romania costs anywhere from 44,900 New Leu(s) to 135,000 New Leu(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 Romania earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Romania 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 Romania 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.
77% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 23% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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 43% 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||16,300 RON||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||6,560 RON||+3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||6,460 RON||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||5,800 RON||-9%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||7,340 RON||+15%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||13,300 RON||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||14,900 RON||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||9,340 RON||+47%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||9,580 RON||+51%|
|Assistant Optometrist||7,430 RON||+17%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||11,700 RON||+84%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||5,990 RON||-6%|
|Cardiac Technician||6,260 RON||-2%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||35,000 RON||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||13,000 RON||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||7,030 RON||+11%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||7,850 RON||+23%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||8,070 RON||+27%|
|Clinical Biochemist||15,300 RON||+140%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||12,800 RON||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||7,890 RON||+24%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||9,630 RON||+51%|
|Clinical Field Associate||8,340 RON||+31%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||12,900 RON||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||16,400 RON||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||13,400 RON||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||18,200 RON||+190%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||9,070 RON||+43%|
|Clinical Scientist||17,800 RON||+180%|
|CME Specialist||13,900 RON||+120%|
|CT Technologist||8,270 RON||+30%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||12,100 RON||+90%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||9,440 RON||+48%|
|Dispensing Optician||7,430 RON||+17%|
|EKG Technician||8,030 RON||+26%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||6,960 RON||+9%|
|Endoscopy Technician||7,000 RON||+10%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||11,000 RON||+73%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||6,920 RON||+9%|
|Health Systems Specialist||9,770 RON||+54%|
|Health Technologist||11,900 RON||+87%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||8,330 RON||+31%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||8,430 RON||+33%|
|Industrial Hygienist||11,500 RON||+81%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||8,240 RON||+30%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||17,600 RON||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||12,400 RON||+95%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||9,680 RON||+52%|
|Interventional Radiographer||14,000 RON||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||6,770 RON||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||12,400 RON||+95%|
|Laboratory Technician||6,360 RON||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||14,500 RON||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||6,830 RON||+7%|
|Medical Coder||5,910 RON||-7%|
|Medical Courier||4,520 RON||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||6,810 RON||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||5,420 RON||-15%|
|Medical Technologist||7,430 RON||+17%|
|MRI Technologist||6,910 RON||+9%|
|Music Therapist||9,480 RON||+49%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||7,030 RON||+11%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||6,470 RON||+2%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||9,400 RON||+48%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||9,110 RON||+43%|
|Nutrition Assistant||6,950 RON||+9%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||7,440 RON||+17%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||6,080 RON||-4%|
|Operating Room Services Director||20,400 RON||+220%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||7,560 RON||+19%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||7,400 RON||+16%|
|Orthopedic Technician||7,430 RON||+17%|
|Pathology Assistant||6,840 RON||+8%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||9,860 RON||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||23,400 RON||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||9,670 RON||+52%|
|Radiography Technologist||9,460 RON||+49%|
|Radiologic Technologist||9,710 RON||+53%|
|Radiology Technologist||9,870 RON||+55%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||17,900 RON||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||13,300 RON||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||7,710 RON||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||9,440 RON||+48%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||14,000 RON||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||7,740 RON||+22%|
|Vascular Technologist||6,700 RON||+5%|
|X-Ray Technologist||9,770 RON||+54%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Romania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.