A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Belgium typically earns around 5,050 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,630 EUR (lowest) to 7,730 EUR (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 Belgium range from 2,630 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 7,730 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,850 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 4,850 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,850 EUR. 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 3,360 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,360 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,040 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,040 EUR.
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 2,980 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,000 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,200 EUR per month, 30% 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 6,300 EUR per month, 21% 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 6,890 EUR 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 7,240 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 4,210 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 5,840 EUR per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Belgium costs anywhere from 30,700 Euro(s) to 92,200 Euro(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 Belgium earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Belgium are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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 Belgium 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.
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.
71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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 33% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 16% less than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||12,000 EUR||+140%|
|Admitting Officer||4,910 EUR||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||5,130 EUR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||4,390 EUR||-13%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||5,160 EUR||+2%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||9,330 EUR||+85%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||10,900 EUR||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||6,990 EUR||+38%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||6,700 EUR||+33%|
|Assistant Optometrist||5,750 EUR||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||8,130 EUR||+61%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||4,580 EUR||-9%|
|Cardiac Technician||4,530 EUR||-10%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||22,900 EUR||+350%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||9,160 EUR||+81%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||5,290 EUR||+5%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||5,690 EUR||+13%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||5,800 EUR||+15%|
|Clinical Biochemist||10,400 EUR||+110%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||9,150 EUR||+81%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||5,920 EUR||+17%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||7,430 EUR||+47%|
|Clinical Field Associate||5,580 EUR||+10%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||8,760 EUR||+73%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||12,100 EUR||+140%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||9,420 EUR||+87%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||11,800 EUR||+130%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||6,950 EUR||+38%|
|Clinical Scientist||11,700 EUR||+130%|
|CME Specialist||9,300 EUR||+84%|
|CT Technologist||5,840 EUR||+16%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||8,670 EUR||+72%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||6,670 EUR||+32%|
|Dispensing Optician||5,640 EUR||+12%|
|EKG Technician||5,760 EUR||+14%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||5,150 EUR||+2%|
|Endoscopy Technician||5,220 EUR||+3%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||8,300 EUR||+64%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||5,060 EUR||+0%|
|Health Systems Specialist||7,440 EUR||+47%|
|Health Technologist||8,460 EUR||+68%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||5,840 EUR||+16%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||6,580 EUR||+30%|
|Industrial Hygienist||7,750 EUR||+53%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||5,900 EUR||+17%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||12,000 EUR||+140%|
|Infection Preventionist||8,930 EUR||+77%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||6,610 EUR||+31%|
|Interventional Radiographer||9,940 EUR||+97%|
|Lab Assistant||5,040 EUR||-0%|
|Laboratory Manager||8,980 EUR||+78%|
|Laboratory Technician||5,050 EUR||=|
|Low Vision Therapist||10,500 EUR||+110%|
|Mammography Technician||4,840 EUR||-4%|
|Medical Coder||4,330 EUR||-14%|
|Medical Courier||3,550 EUR||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||4,980 EUR||-1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||4,390 EUR||-13%|
|Medical Technologist||5,310 EUR||+5%|
|MRI Technologist||5,090 EUR||+1%|
|Music Therapist||6,860 EUR||+36%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||5,360 EUR||+6%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||4,660 EUR||-8%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||7,040 EUR||+39%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||6,800 EUR||+35%|
|Nutrition Assistant||5,110 EUR||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||5,290 EUR||+5%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||4,450 EUR||-12%|
|Operating Room Services Director||13,200 EUR||+160%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||5,310 EUR||+5%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||5,420 EUR||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||5,300 EUR||+5%|
|Pathology Assistant||5,120 EUR||+1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||7,000 EUR||+39%|
|Radiation Therapist||17,100 EUR||+240%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||6,790 EUR||+34%|
|Radiography Technologist||6,940 EUR||+37%|
|Radiologic Technologist||6,990 EUR||+38%|
|Radiology Technologist||7,080 EUR||+40%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||12,200 EUR||+140%|
|Respiratory Therapist||9,700 EUR||+92%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||5,750 EUR||+14%|
|Sonography Technologist||6,670 EUR||+32%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||9,840 EUR||+95%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||5,360 EUR||+6%|
|Vascular Technologist||4,920 EUR||-3%|
|X-Ray Technologist||6,760 EUR||+34%|
|Brugge (Bruges)||4,470 EUR|
|Gent (Ghent)||5,200 EUR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Belgium earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.