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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Thailand 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Thailand?

Average Monthly Salary
74,000 THB
( 888,000 THB yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Thailand typically earns around 74,000 THB per month. Salaries range from 37,000 THB (lowest) to 115,000 THB (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 Thailand

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Thailand range from 37,000 THB per month (minimum salary) to 115,000 THB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 74,000 THB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 74,000 THB while the other half are earning more than 74,000 THB. 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 49,900 THB while 75% of them are earning more than 49,900 THB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 94,300 THB while 25% are earning more than 94,300 THB.

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 Thailand 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 44,400 THB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 58,700 THB per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 78,500 THB per month, 34% 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 93,700 THB per month, 19% 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 101,000 THB per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 108,000 THB per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Thailand

0 - 2 Years
44,400 THB
2 - 5 Years+32%
58,700 THB
5 - 10 Years+34%
78,500 THB
10 - 15 Years+19%
93,700 THB
15 - 20 Years+8%
101,000 THB
20+ Years+7%
108,000 THB
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 63,400 THB per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 99,900 THB per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Thailand

Bachelor's Degree
63,400 THB
Master's Degree+58%
99,900 THB
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 Thailand costs anywhere from 485,000 Baht(s) to 1,450,000 Baht(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 Thailand 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 Thailand earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

75,900 THB
71,700 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Thailand for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Thailand

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Thailand 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.

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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.

Thailand / 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 Thailand is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% 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 Thailand

430 THB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thailand is 430 THB. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Thailand earns approximately 430 THB 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 Thailand
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 39% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Cardiovascular Technologist150,000 THB+100%
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Clinical Scientist188,000 THB+150%
CME Specialist153,000 THB+110%
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Cytogenetic Technologist137,000 THB+85%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer108,000 THB+46%
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Dosimetrist129,000 THB+74%
EKG Technician85,200 THB+15%
Endoscopic Assistant78,100 THB+6%
Endoscopy Technician79,700 THB+8%
Enterostomal Therapist130,000 THB+76%
Epidemiologist167,000 THB+130%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian81,800 THB+11%
Health Systems Specialist122,000 THB+65%
Health Technologist126,000 THB+70%
Healthcare Data Analyst95,200 THB+29%
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Immunologist181,000 THB+140%
Industrial Hygienist133,000 THB+80%
Infection Control Coordinator88,900 THB+20%
Infection Control Practitioner211,000 THB+190%
Infection Preventionist139,000 THB+88%
Informatics Practice Specialist110,000 THB+49%
Interventional Radiographer154,000 THB+110%
Lab Assistant71,700 THB-3%
Laboratory Manager138,000 THB+87%
Laboratory Technician74,000 THB+0%
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Medical Courier50,900 THB-31%
Medical Equipment Preparer77,700 THB+5%
Medical Forms Designer65,400 THB-12%
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Neurodiagnostic Techncian81,300 THB+10%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bangkok (Krung Thep)79,100 THB
Chiang Mai78,000 THB

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 Thailand earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
94,000 THB
Public Sector+7%
100,000 THB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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