A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Swaziland typically earns around 3,350 SZL per month. Salaries range from 1,710 SZL (lowest) to 5,160 SZL (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 Swaziland range from 1,710 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 5,160 SZL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,290 SZL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,290 SZL while the other half are earning more than 3,290 SZL. 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 2,250 SZL while 75% of them are earning more than 2,250 SZL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 4,140 SZL while 25% are earning more than 4,140 SZL.
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 1,920 SZL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,500 SZL per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,510 SZL per month, 40% 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 4,210 SZL per month, 20% 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 4,580 SZL 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 4,940 SZL per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|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 2,370 SZL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,200 SZL per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Swaziland costs anywhere from 22,500 Lilangeni(s) to 67,600 Lilangeni(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 Swaziland earn 18% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Swaziland 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.
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 Swaziland 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.
89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% 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 40% 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||9,340 SZL||+180%|
|Admitting Officer||3,390 SZL||+1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||3,410 SZL||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||3,160 SZL||-6%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||3,650 SZL||+9%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||6,790 SZL||+100%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||8,180 SZL||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||4,930 SZL||+47%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||5,110 SZL||+52%|
|Assistant Optometrist||4,210 SZL||+26%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||6,350 SZL||+89%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||3,360 SZL||+0%|
|Cardiac Technician||3,270 SZL||-2%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||17,400 SZL||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||6,650 SZL||+98%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||3,940 SZL||+18%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||4,490 SZL||+34%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||4,170 SZL||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||8,160 SZL||+140%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||7,010 SZL||+110%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||4,200 SZL||+25%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||5,290 SZL||+58%|
|Clinical Field Associate||4,270 SZL||+27%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||6,810 SZL||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||9,300 SZL||+180%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||7,810 SZL||+130%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||9,810 SZL||+190%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||4,940 SZL||+47%|
|Clinical Scientist||9,670 SZL||+190%|
|CME Specialist||7,130 SZL||+110%|
|CT Technologist||4,330 SZL||+29%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||6,500 SZL||+94%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||5,240 SZL||+56%|
|Dispensing Optician||4,290 SZL||+28%|
|EKG Technician||4,330 SZL||+29%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||3,860 SZL||+15%|
|Endoscopy Technician||3,770 SZL||+12%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||6,130 SZL||+83%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||3,800 SZL||+13%|
|Health Systems Specialist||5,210 SZL||+55%|
|Health Technologist||5,890 SZL||+76%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||4,760 SZL||+42%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||4,730 SZL||+41%|
|Industrial Hygienist||6,150 SZL||+83%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||4,520 SZL||+35%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||9,190 SZL||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||6,650 SZL||+98%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||5,160 SZL||+54%|
|Interventional Radiographer||7,250 SZL||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||3,370 SZL||+1%|
|Laboratory Manager||6,320 SZL||+88%|
|Laboratory Technician||3,350 SZL||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||7,740 SZL||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||3,470 SZL||+3%|
|Medical Coder||3,090 SZL||-8%|
|Medical Courier||2,430 SZL||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||3,590 SZL||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||2,980 SZL||-11%|
|Medical Technologist||4,120 SZL||+23%|
|MRI Technologist||3,610 SZL||+8%|
|Music Therapist||5,470 SZL||+63%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||3,560 SZL||+6%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||3,250 SZL||-3%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||5,060 SZL||+51%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||5,160 SZL||+54%|
|Nutrition Assistant||3,490 SZL||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||3,810 SZL||+14%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||3,380 SZL||+1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||10,600 SZL||+220%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||3,760 SZL||+12%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||3,790 SZL||+13%|
|Orthopedic Technician||3,960 SZL||+18%|
|Pathology Assistant||3,760 SZL||+12%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||5,200 SZL||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||13,200 SZL||+290%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||5,050 SZL||+51%|
|Radiography Technologist||5,090 SZL||+52%|
|Radiologic Technologist||5,280 SZL||+57%|
|Radiology Technologist||5,160 SZL||+54%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||9,550 SZL||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||7,250 SZL||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||4,240 SZL||+26%|
|Sonography Technologist||5,240 SZL||+56%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||8,170 SZL||+140%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||4,210 SZL||+26%|
|Vascular Technologist||3,680 SZL||+10%|
|X-Ray Technologist||5,370 SZL||+60%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Swaziland earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.