A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Tunisia typically earns around 2,910 TND per month. Salaries range from 1,400 TND (lowest) to 4,570 TND (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 Tunisia range from 1,400 TND per month (minimum salary) to 4,570 TND per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,030 TND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,030 TND while the other half are earning more than 3,030 TND. 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 1,990 TND while 75% of them are earning more than 1,990 TND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,950 TND while 25% are earning more than 3,950 TND.
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 1,640 TND per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,320 TND per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,050 TND per month, 31% 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 3,740 TND per month, 23% 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 3,980 TND 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 4,360 TND per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 2,570 TND per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,680 TND per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Tunisia costs anywhere from 19,600 Tunisian Dinar(s) to 58,700 Tunisian Dinar(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 Tunisia earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Tunisia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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 Tunisia 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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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.
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||7,720 TND||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||2,920 TND||+0%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||2,960 TND||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||2,770 TND||-5%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||3,350 TND||+15%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||5,700 TND||+96%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||7,210 TND||+150%|
|Anesthesia Technician||4,190 TND||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||4,360 TND||+50%|
|Assistant Optometrist||3,320 TND||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||5,460 TND||+88%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||2,930 TND||+1%|
|Cardiac Technician||2,880 TND||-1%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||16,000 TND||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||5,590 TND||+92%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||3,430 TND||+18%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||3,710 TND||+27%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||3,660 TND||+26%|
|Clinical Biochemist||6,970 TND||+140%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||6,060 TND||+110%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||3,740 TND||+29%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||4,760 TND||+64%|
|Clinical Field Associate||3,520 TND||+21%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||5,670 TND||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||7,350 TND||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||6,260 TND||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||7,750 TND||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||4,340 TND||+49%|
|Clinical Scientist||7,840 TND||+170%|
|CME Specialist||5,990 TND||+110%|
|CT Technologist||3,810 TND||+31%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||5,240 TND||+80%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||4,370 TND||+50%|
|Dispensing Optician||3,710 TND||+27%|
|EKG Technician||3,420 TND||+18%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||3,150 TND||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||3,040 TND||+4%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||5,010 TND||+72%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||3,350 TND||+15%|
|Health Systems Specialist||4,730 TND||+63%|
|Health Technologist||5,410 TND||+86%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||3,860 TND||+33%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||4,120 TND||+42%|
|Industrial Hygienist||5,150 TND||+77%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||3,830 TND||+32%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||8,440 TND||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||5,590 TND||+92%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||4,490 TND||+54%|
|Interventional Radiographer||6,240 TND||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||3,090 TND||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||5,420 TND||+86%|
|Laboratory Technician||2,910 TND||=|
|Low Vision Therapist||6,880 TND||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||3,080 TND||+6%|
|Medical Coder||2,830 TND||-3%|
|Medical Courier||2,040 TND||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||3,060 TND||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||2,680 TND||-8%|
|Medical Technologist||3,300 TND||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||3,240 TND||+11%|
|Music Therapist||4,640 TND||+59%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||3,230 TND||+11%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||2,760 TND||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||4,160 TND||+43%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||4,160 TND||+43%|
|Nutrition Assistant||3,030 TND||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||3,140 TND||+8%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||2,810 TND||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||8,910 TND||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||3,450 TND||+19%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||3,180 TND||+9%|
|Orthopedic Technician||3,380 TND||+16%|
|Pathology Assistant||3,240 TND||+11%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||4,420 TND||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||10,400 TND||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||4,640 TND||+59%|
|Radiography Technologist||4,280 TND||+47%|
|Radiologic Technologist||4,460 TND||+53%|
|Radiology Technologist||4,640 TND||+59%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||8,480 TND||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||6,240 TND||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||3,810 TND||+31%|
|Sonography Technologist||4,370 TND||+50%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||6,550 TND||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||3,420 TND||+18%|
|Vascular Technologist||3,240 TND||+11%|
|X-Ray Technologist||4,640 TND||+59%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tunisia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.