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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Somalia 2022

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Somalia?

Average Monthly Salary
193,000 SOS
( 2,310,000 SOS yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Somalia typically earns around 193,000 SOS per month. Salaries range from 90,600 SOS (lowest) to 305,000 SOS (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 Somalia

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Somalia range from 90,600 SOS per month (minimum salary) to 305,000 SOS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 204,000 SOS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 204,000 SOS while the other half are earning more than 204,000 SOS. 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 133,000 SOS while 75% of them are earning more than 133,000 SOS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 270,000 SOS while 25% are earning more than 270,000 SOS.

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?

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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 105,000 SOS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 144,000 SOS per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 205,000 SOS per month, 42% 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 250,000 SOS per month, 22% 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 264,000 SOS per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 288,000 SOS per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Somalia

0 - 2 Years
105,000 SOS
2 - 5 Years+38%
144,000 SOS
5 - 10 Years+42%
205,000 SOS
10 - 15 Years+22%
250,000 SOS
15 - 20 Years+6%
264,000 SOS
20+ Years+9%
288,000 SOS
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 144,000 SOS per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 264,000 SOS per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Somalia

Bachelor's Degree
144,000 SOS
Master's Degree+83%
264,000 SOS
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 Somalia costs anywhere from 1,300,000 Somali Shilling(s) to 3,890,000 Somali Shilling(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

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Somalia 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 Somalia earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

209,000 SOS
180,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Somalia for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Somalia

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Somalia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Somalia / 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 Somalia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Somalia for the year 2021. 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 Somalia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Somalia 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.

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Somalia

1,110 SOS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Somalia is 1,110 SOS. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Somalia earns approximately 1,110 SOS 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 Somalia
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician501,000 SOS+160%
Admitting Officer190,000 SOS-1%
Ambulance Dispatcher196,000 SOS+2%
Ambulance Driver180,000 SOS-7%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic209,000 SOS+8%
Ambulatory Services Director386,000 SOS+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor450,000 SOS+130%
Anesthesia Technician278,000 SOS+44%
Anesthesiologist804,000 SOS+320%
Anesthesiology Assistant278,000 SOS+44%
Assistant Optometrist225,000 SOS+17%
Audiologist463,000 SOS+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director355,000 SOS+84%
Biomedical Engineering Technician186,000 SOS-4%
Cardiac Technician180,000 SOS-7%
Cardiovascular Specialist996,000 SOS+420%
Cardiovascular Technologist378,000 SOS+96%
Central Sterile Processing Technician219,000 SOS+14%
Charge Entry Specialist241,000 SOS+25%
Clinical Application Specialist238,000 SOS+23%
Clinical Biochemist444,000 SOS+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist378,000 SOS+96%
Clinical Data Reviewer238,000 SOS+23%
Clinical Development Specialist297,000 SOS+54%
Clinical Field Associate238,000 SOS+23%
Clinical Genetic Technologist376,000 SOS+95%
Clinical Microbiologist498,000 SOS+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist415,000 SOS+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist525,000 SOS+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator282,000 SOS+46%
Clinical Scientist509,000 SOS+160%
CME Specialist405,000 SOS+110%
CT Technologist238,000 SOS+23%
Cytogenetic Technologist355,000 SOS+84%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer289,000 SOS+50%
Dispensing Optician231,000 SOS+20%
Dosimetrist338,000 SOS+75%
EKG Technician231,000 SOS+20%
Endoscopic Assistant209,000 SOS+8%
Endoscopy Technician206,000 SOS+7%
Enterostomal Therapist332,000 SOS+72%
Epidemiologist418,000 SOS+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian209,000 SOS+8%
Health Systems Specialist301,000 SOS+56%
Health Technologist338,000 SOS+75%
Healthcare Data Analyst251,000 SOS+30%
Hearing Aid Specialist262,000 SOS+36%
Histotechnologist320,000 SOS+66%
Immunologist466,000 SOS+140%
Industrial Hygienist328,000 SOS+70%
Infection Control Coordinator239,000 SOS+24%
Infection Control Practitioner527,000 SOS+170%
Infection Preventionist378,000 SOS+96%
Informatics Practice Specialist286,000 SOS+48%
Interventional Radiographer405,000 SOS+110%
Lab Assistant193,000 SOS+0%
Laboratory Manager366,000 SOS+90%
Laboratory Technician193,000 SOS+0%
Low Vision Therapist438,000 SOS+130%
Mammography Technician196,000 SOS+2%
Medical Coder177,000 SOS-8%
Medical Courier138,000 SOS-28%
Medical Equipment Preparer203,000 SOS+5%
Medical Forms Designer167,000 SOS-13%
Medical Technologist219,000 SOS+14%
MRI Technologist203,000 SOS+5%
Music Therapist289,000 SOS+50%
Neonatologist552,000 SOS+190%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian206,000 SOS+7%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant183,000 SOS-5%
Nuclear Medical Technician282,000 SOS+46%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist282,000 SOS+46%
Nutrition Assistant201,000 SOS+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant212,000 SOS+10%
Operating Room Scheduler186,000 SOS-4%
Operating Room Services Director579,000 SOS+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant215,000 SOS+11%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician215,000 SOS+11%
Optician450,000 SOS+130%
Orthopedic Technician215,000 SOS+11%
Orthoptist579,000 SOS+200%
Orthotist579,000 SOS+200%
Pathology Assistant203,000 SOS+5%
Perfusionist643,000 SOS+230%
Phlebotomist154,000 SOS-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager293,000 SOS+52%
Prosthetist482,000 SOS+150%
Radiation Therapist707,000 SOS+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist289,000 SOS+50%
Radiographer466,000 SOS+140%
Radiography Technologist289,000 SOS+50%
Radiologic Technologist289,000 SOS+50%
Radiology Technologist289,000 SOS+50%
Respiratory Care Practitioner540,000 SOS+180%
Respiratory Therapist405,000 SOS+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician238,000 SOS+23%
Sonographer289,000 SOS+50%
Sonography Technologist289,000 SOS+50%
Speech and Language Pathologist434,000 SOS+130%
Ultrasonographer231,000 SOS+20%
Ultrasound Technologist222,000 SOS+15%
Vascular Technologist203,000 SOS+5%
X-Ray Technologist289,000 SOS+50%

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 Somalia earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
233,000 SOS
Public Sector+18%
275,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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