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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Swaziland 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Swaziland?

Average Monthly Salary
3,350 SZL
( 40,200 SZL yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Swaziland

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Swaziland range from 1,710 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 5,160 SZL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 Swaziland 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 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.

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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Swaziland

0 - 2 Years
1,920 SZL
2 - 5 Years+31%
2,500 SZL
5 - 10 Years+40%
3,510 SZL
10 - 15 Years+20%
4,210 SZL
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,580 SZL
20+ Years+8%
4,940 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Swaziland

Bachelor's Degree
2,370 SZL
Master's Degree+77%
4,200 SZL
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Swaziland earn 18% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,650 SZL
3,090 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Swaziland for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Swaziland

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Swaziland Laboratory Technician
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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.

Swaziland / 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 Swaziland is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Swaziland

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

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.

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 Swaziland

19 SZL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Swaziland is 19 SZL. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Swaziland earns approximately 19 SZL 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 Swaziland
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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.

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Academic Clinician9,340 SZL+180%
Admitting Officer3,390 SZL+1%
Ambulance Dispatcher3,410 SZL+2%
Ambulance Driver3,160 SZL-6%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,650 SZL+9%
Ambulatory Services Director6,790 SZL+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor8,180 SZL+140%
Anesthesia Technician4,930 SZL+47%
Anesthesiologist14,400 SZL+330%
Anesthesiology Assistant5,110 SZL+52%
Assistant Optometrist4,210 SZL+26%
Audiologist8,550 SZL+150%
Biomedical Engineering Director6,350 SZL+89%
Biomedical Engineering Technician3,360 SZL+0%
Cardiac Technician3,270 SZL-2%
Cardiovascular Specialist17,400 SZL+420%
Cardiovascular Technologist6,650 SZL+98%
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,940 SZL+18%
Charge Entry Specialist4,490 SZL+34%
Clinical Application Specialist4,170 SZL+24%
Clinical Biochemist8,160 SZL+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist7,010 SZL+110%
Clinical Data Reviewer4,200 SZL+25%
Clinical Development Specialist5,290 SZL+58%
Clinical Field Associate4,270 SZL+27%
Clinical Genetic Technologist6,810 SZL+100%
Clinical Microbiologist9,300 SZL+180%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist7,810 SZL+130%
Clinical Neuropsychologist9,810 SZL+190%
Clinical Research Coordinator4,940 SZL+47%
Clinical Scientist9,670 SZL+190%
CME Specialist7,130 SZL+110%
CT Technologist4,330 SZL+29%
Cytogenetic Technologist6,500 SZL+94%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer5,240 SZL+56%
Dispensing Optician4,290 SZL+28%
Dosimetrist6,140 SZL+83%
EKG Technician4,330 SZL+29%
Endoscopic Assistant3,860 SZL+15%
Endoscopy Technician3,770 SZL+12%
Enterostomal Therapist6,130 SZL+83%
Epidemiologist7,630 SZL+130%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,800 SZL+13%
Health Systems Specialist5,210 SZL+55%
Health Technologist5,890 SZL+76%
Healthcare Data Analyst4,760 SZL+42%
Hearing Aid Specialist4,730 SZL+41%
Histotechnologist5,870 SZL+75%
Immunologist8,370 SZL+150%
Industrial Hygienist6,150 SZL+83%
Infection Control Coordinator4,520 SZL+35%
Infection Control Practitioner9,190 SZL+170%
Infection Preventionist6,650 SZL+98%
Informatics Practice Specialist5,160 SZL+54%
Interventional Radiographer7,250 SZL+120%
Lab Assistant3,370 SZL+1%
Laboratory Manager6,320 SZL+88%
Laboratory Technician3,350 SZL-0%
Low Vision Therapist7,740 SZL+130%
Mammography Technician3,470 SZL+3%
Medical Coder3,090 SZL-8%
Medical Courier2,430 SZL-28%
Medical Equipment Preparer3,590 SZL+7%
Medical Forms Designer2,980 SZL-11%
Medical Technologist4,120 SZL+23%
MRI Technologist3,610 SZL+8%
Music Therapist5,470 SZL+63%
Neonatologist10,500 SZL+210%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,560 SZL+6%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant3,250 SZL-3%
Nuclear Medical Technician5,060 SZL+51%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist5,160 SZL+54%
Nutrition Assistant3,490 SZL+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,810 SZL+14%
Operating Room Scheduler3,380 SZL+1%
Operating Room Services Director10,600 SZL+220%
Ophthalmic Assistant3,760 SZL+12%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,790 SZL+13%
Optician8,220 SZL+150%
Orthopedic Technician3,960 SZL+18%
Orthoptist10,900 SZL+230%
Orthotist9,980 SZL+200%
Pathology Assistant3,760 SZL+12%
Perfusionist11,600 SZL+250%
Phlebotomist2,760 SZL-18%
Pre Authorization Case Manager5,200 SZL+55%
Prosthetist8,770 SZL+160%
Radiation Therapist13,200 SZL+290%
Radiation Therapy Technologist5,050 SZL+51%
Radiographer8,640 SZL+160%
Radiography Technologist5,090 SZL+52%
Radiologic Technologist5,280 SZL+57%
Radiology Technologist5,160 SZL+54%
Respiratory Care Practitioner9,550 SZL+180%
Respiratory Therapist7,250 SZL+120%
Respiratory Therapy Technician4,240 SZL+26%
Sonographer5,240 SZL+56%
Sonography Technologist5,240 SZL+56%
Speech and Language Pathologist8,170 SZL+140%
Ultrasonographer4,190 SZL+25%
Ultrasound Technologist4,210 SZL+26%
Vascular Technologist3,680 SZL+10%
X-Ray Technologist5,370 SZL+60%

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 Swaziland earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,240 SZL
Public Sector+11%
4,690 SZL
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