A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Saint Kitts and Nevis typically earns around 2,330 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,210 XCD (lowest) to 3,570 XCD (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 Saint Kitts and Nevis range from 1,210 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 3,570 XCD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,240 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,240 XCD while the other half are earning more than 2,240 XCD. 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 1,560 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,560 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,790 XCD while 25% are earning more than 2,790 XCD.
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 1,380 XCD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,850 XCD 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 2,400 XCD 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 2,910 XCD 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 3,180 XCD 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 3,350 XCD 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 1,950 XCD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,700 XCD per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saint Kitts and Nevis costs anywhere from 16,900 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 50,700 East Caribbean Dollar(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 Saint Kitts and Nevis earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Saint Kitts and Nevis are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis 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.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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 45% 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||6,180 XCD||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||2,480 XCD||+6%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||2,370 XCD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||2,370 XCD||+2%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||2,540 XCD||+9%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||5,090 XCD||+120%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||5,410 XCD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||3,610 XCD||+55%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||3,650 XCD||+56%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,860 XCD||+23%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||4,530 XCD||+94%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||2,340 XCD||+0%|
|Cardiac Technician||2,220 XCD||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||12,100 XCD||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||4,990 XCD||+110%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||2,740 XCD||+17%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||3,120 XCD||+34%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||3,050 XCD||+31%|
|Clinical Biochemist||5,820 XCD||+150%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||4,880 XCD||+110%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||3,000 XCD||+29%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||3,680 XCD||+58%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,900 XCD||+24%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||4,980 XCD||+110%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||6,320 XCD||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||5,180 XCD||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||6,490 XCD||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||3,520 XCD||+51%|
|Clinical Scientist||6,250 XCD||+170%|
|CME Specialist||5,090 XCD||+120%|
|CT Technologist||2,940 XCD||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||4,300 XCD||+84%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||3,560 XCD||+53%|
|Dispensing Optician||3,060 XCD||+31%|
|EKG Technician||3,010 XCD||+29%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||2,620 XCD||+12%|
|Endoscopy Technician||2,490 XCD||+7%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||4,370 XCD||+87%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||2,640 XCD||+13%|
|Health Systems Specialist||3,910 XCD||+68%|
|Health Technologist||4,310 XCD||+85%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||3,150 XCD||+35%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||3,460 XCD||+48%|
|Industrial Hygienist||4,180 XCD||+79%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||3,000 XCD||+29%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||6,560 XCD||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||4,630 XCD||+98%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||3,680 XCD||+58%|
|Interventional Radiographer||5,300 XCD||+130%|
|Lab Assistant||2,470 XCD||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||4,510 XCD||+93%|
|Laboratory Technician||2,330 XCD||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||5,520 XCD||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||2,540 XCD||+9%|
|Medical Coder||2,200 XCD||-6%|
|Medical Courier||1,690 XCD||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||2,500 XCD||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||2,070 XCD||-11%|
|Medical Technologist||2,660 XCD||+14%|
|MRI Technologist||2,580 XCD||+11%|
|Music Therapist||3,720 XCD||+59%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||2,610 XCD||+12%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||2,210 XCD||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||3,520 XCD||+51%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||3,500 XCD||+50%|
|Nutrition Assistant||2,490 XCD||+7%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||2,720 XCD||+17%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||2,290 XCD||-2%|
|Operating Room Services Director||6,990 XCD||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||2,620 XCD||+12%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,840 XCD||+22%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,830 XCD||+21%|
|Pathology Assistant||2,610 XCD||+12%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||3,620 XCD||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||8,980 XCD||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||3,610 XCD||+55%|
|Radiography Technologist||3,540 XCD||+52%|
|Radiologic Technologist||3,770 XCD||+62%|
|Radiology Technologist||3,680 XCD||+58%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||7,160 XCD||+210%|
|Respiratory Therapist||4,920 XCD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||3,100 XCD||+33%|
|Sonography Technologist||3,560 XCD||+53%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||5,420 XCD||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||2,720 XCD||+17%|
|Vascular Technologist||2,560 XCD||+10%|
|X-Ray Technologist||3,550 XCD||+52%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saint Kitts and Nevis earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.