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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)

LOW
3,390
SGD
AVERAGE
6,290
SGD
HIGH
9,490
SGD

A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Singapore typically earns around 6,290 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,390 SGD (lowest) to 9,490 SGD (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 Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Singapore range from 3,390 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 9,490 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,780 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,780 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,780 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 Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 4,130 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,130 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,030 SGD while 25% are earning more than 7,030 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 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

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician
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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 3,940 SGD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,980 SGD 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 6,570 SGD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Laboratory Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,720 SGD 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 8,550 SGD 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 9,100 SGD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Singapore

0 - 2 Years
3,940 SGD
2 - 5 Years+26%
4,980 SGD
5 - 10 Years+32%
6,570 SGD
10 - 15 Years+18%
7,720 SGD
15 - 20 Years+11%
8,550 SGD
20+ Years+6%
9,100 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Laboratory Technician(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 5,100 SGD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,790 SGD per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Singapore

Bachelor's Degree
5,100 SGD
Master's Degree+53%
7,790 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 Singapore Dollar(s) to 127,000 Singapore 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.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Laboratory Technician
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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 Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
6,430 SGD
Female-5%
6,130 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Singapore

How much are annual salary increments in Singapore for Laboratory Technician(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Singapore / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Singapore is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Singapore 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Singapore

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Singapore Laboratory Technician
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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 2% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
27%
No Bonus
73%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Singapore


36 SGD per hour

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


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

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.

Laboratory Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly Singapore
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 38% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 18% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician15,000 SGD+140%
Admitting Officer5,800 SGD-8%
Ambulance Dispatcher6,390 SGD+2%
Ambulance Driver5,840 SGD-7%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic6,470 SGD+3%
Ambulatory Services Director11,900 SGD+89%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor13,700 SGD+120%
Anesthesia Technician8,530 SGD+36%
Anesthesiologist25,800 SGD+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant8,810 SGD+40%
Assistant Optometrist7,080 SGD+13%
Audiologist13,900 SGD+120%
Biomedical Engineering Director10,900 SGD+73%
Biomedical Engineering Technician5,680 SGD-10%
Cardiac Technician5,460 SGD-13%
Cardiovascular Specialist30,900 SGD+390%
Cardiovascular Technologist11,700 SGD+86%
Central Sterile Processing Technician6,660 SGD+6%
Charge Entry Specialist7,230 SGD+15%
Clinical Application Specialist7,720 SGD+23%
Clinical Biochemist14,100 SGD+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist11,900 SGD+89%
Clinical Data Reviewer7,690 SGD+22%
Clinical Development Specialist9,570 SGD+52%
Clinical Field Associate7,630 SGD+21%
Clinical Genetic Technologist12,000 SGD+91%
Clinical Microbiologist15,700 SGD+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist13,000 SGD+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist16,500 SGD+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator9,140 SGD+45%
Clinical Scientist15,900 SGD+150%
CME Specialist12,500 SGD+99%
CT Technologist7,220 SGD+15%
Cytogenetic Technologist10,700 SGD+70%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer9,250 SGD+47%
Dispensing Optician7,310 SGD+16%
Dosimetrist10,200 SGD+62%
EKG Technician7,280 SGD+16%
Endoscopic Assistant6,290 SGD+0%
Endoscopy Technician6,220 SGD-1%
Enterostomal Therapist9,980 SGD+59%
Epidemiologist13,300 SGD+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian6,340 SGD+1%
Health Systems Specialist9,360 SGD+49%
Health Technologist10,500 SGD+67%
Healthcare Data Analyst7,830 SGD+25%
Hearing Aid Specialist7,990 SGD+27%
Histotechnologist9,680 SGD+54%
Immunologist15,000 SGD+140%
Industrial Hygienist9,790 SGD+56%
Infection Control Coordinator7,110 SGD+13%
Infection Control Practitioner16,300 SGD+160%
Infection Preventionist11,700 SGD+86%
Informatics Practice Specialist8,720 SGD+39%
Interventional Radiographer12,400 SGD+97%
Lab Assistant5,970 SGD-5%
Laboratory Manager10,800 SGD+72%
Laboratory Technician6,290 SGD+0%
Low Vision Therapist14,200 SGD+130%
Mammography Technician6,340 SGD+1%
Medical Coder5,480 SGD-13%
Medical Courier4,260 SGD-32%
Medical Equipment Preparer6,220 SGD-1%
Medical Forms Designer5,380 SGD-14%
Medical Technologist6,850 SGD+9%
MRI Technologist6,520 SGD+4%
Music Therapist8,600 SGD+37%
Neonatologist17,200 SGD+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian6,400 SGD+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant5,630 SGD-10%
Nuclear Medical Technician9,040 SGD+44%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist8,510 SGD+35%
Nutrition Assistant6,540 SGD+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant6,810 SGD+8%
Operating Room Scheduler5,960 SGD-5%
Operating Room Services Director18,400 SGD+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant6,670 SGD+6%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician6,640 SGD+6%
Optician14,300 SGD+130%
Orthopedic Technician6,830 SGD+9%
Orthoptist17,200 SGD+170%
Orthotist17,100 SGD+170%
Pathology Assistant6,400 SGD+2%
Perfusionist20,600 SGD+230%
Phlebotomist4,720 SGD-25%
Pre Authorization Case Manager9,010 SGD+43%
Prosthetist14,600 SGD+130%
Radiation Therapist22,300 SGD+250%
Radiation Therapy Technologist8,960 SGD+43%
Radiographer14,700 SGD+130%
Radiography Technologist8,920 SGD+42%
Radiologic Technologist9,210 SGD+47%
Radiology Technologist9,320 SGD+48%
Respiratory Care Practitioner17,500 SGD+180%
Respiratory Therapist12,400 SGD+97%
Respiratory Therapy Technician7,660 SGD+22%
Sonographer9,250 SGD+47%
Sonography Technologist9,250 SGD+47%
Speech and Language Pathologist13,600 SGD+120%
Ultrasonographer7,400 SGD+18%
Ultrasound Technologist6,920 SGD+10%
Vascular Technologist6,150 SGD-2%
X-Ray Technologist9,140 SGD+45%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,270 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,670 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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