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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
6,290 SGD
( 75,400 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Singapore typically earns around 6,290 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,080 SGD (lowest) to 9,180 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Laboratory Technician salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Laboratory Technician Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Singapore range between 3,080 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 9,180 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,030 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician are earning less than 6,030 SGD while the other half are earning more than 6,030 SGD. 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Laboratory Technician are earning less than 4,100 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,100 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Laboratory Technician are earning less than 7,000 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,000 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by experience level. A Laboratory Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,630 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,670 SGD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,460 SGD per month, 17% more than a person 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 6,250 SGD per month, 15% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,590 SGD per month, 21% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,780 SGD per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
3,630 SGD
2 - 5 Years+29%
4,670 SGD
5 - 10 Years+17%
5,460 SGD
10 - 15 Years+15%
6,250 SGD
15 - 20 Years+21%
7,590 SGD
20+ Years+16%
8,780 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Laboratory Technician is 3,630 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,730 SGD per month, 30% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,130 SGD per month, 30% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 7,650 SGD per month, 25% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 8,840 SGD per month, 15% more than someone with Master's Degree.

3,630 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+30%
4,730 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+30%
6,130 SGD
Master's Degree+25%
7,650 SGD
8,840 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Laboratory TechnicianThough 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 Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
6,100 SGD
6,440 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Laboratory TechnicianWhere can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Laboratory Technician employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
6,130 SGD
Public Sector+5%
6,430 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

How are Laboratory Technician salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician
Average Salary 2016
5,780 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,990 SGD
Average Salary 2018+1%
6,070 SGD
Average Salary 2019+2%
6,170 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Laboratory Technician salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 2% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

36 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Laboratory Technician is 36 SGD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Singapore earns approximatly 36 SGD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Laboratory Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Laboratory Technician, Healthcare Technical, and Health and Medical and we found that Laboratory Technician salaries are 34% less than those of Healthcare Technical. We also found out that Healthcare Technical salaries are 20% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Endoscopic Assistant6,290 SGD+0%
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Infection Preventionist8,430 SGD+34%
Informatics Practice Specialist8,720 SGD+39%
Interventional Radiographer10,400 SGD+65%
Lab Assistant5,970 SGD-5%
Laboratory Manager9,990 SGD+59%
Laboratory Technician6,290 SGD+0%
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Medical Courier4,260 SGD-32%
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Occupaitional Therapy Assistant7,940 SGD+26%
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Radiography Technologist8,330 SGD+33%
Radiologic Technologist8,600 SGD+37%
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