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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Turkey 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Turkey?

Average Monthly Salary
6,280 TRY
( 75,300 TRY yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Turkey typically earns around 6,280 TRY per month. Salaries range from 3,330 TRY (lowest) to 9,540 TRY (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 Turkey

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Turkey range from 3,330 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 9,540 TRY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,900 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,900 TRY while the other half are earning more than 5,900 TRY. 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 4,150 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 4,150 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,260 TRY while 25% are earning more than 7,260 TRY.

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?

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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 3,820 TRY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,690 TRY per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,650 TRY per month, 42% 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 7,770 TRY per month, 17% 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 8,550 TRY per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 9,040 TRY per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Turkey

0 - 2 Years
3,820 TRY
2 - 5 Years+23%
4,690 TRY
5 - 10 Years+42%
6,650 TRY
10 - 15 Years+17%
7,770 TRY
15 - 20 Years+10%
8,550 TRY
20+ Years+6%
9,040 TRY
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 4,320 TRY per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 8,360 TRY per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Turkey

Bachelor's Degree
4,320 TRY
Master's Degree+93%
8,360 TRY
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 Turkey costs anywhere from 39,200 Turkish Lira(s) to 117,000 Turkish Lira(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

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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 Turkey earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,570 TRY
5,810 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkey

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Turkey are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Turkey / 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 Turkey is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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 Turkey

36 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 36 TRY. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Turkey earns approximately 36 TRY 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 Turkey
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 36% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Ambulatory Services Director12,200 TRY+94%
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Clinical Scientist15,500 TRY+150%
CME Specialist12,200 TRY+94%
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Cytogenetic Technologist11,300 TRY+80%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer8,560 TRY+36%
Dispensing Optician7,120 TRY+13%
Dosimetrist10,500 TRY+67%
EKG Technician7,270 TRY+16%
Endoscopic Assistant6,440 TRY+3%
Endoscopy Technician6,530 TRY+4%
Enterostomal Therapist10,700 TRY+70%
Epidemiologist13,300 TRY+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian6,330 TRY+1%
Health Systems Specialist9,580 TRY+53%
Health Technologist11,000 TRY+75%
Healthcare Data Analyst7,430 TRY+18%
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Histotechnologist10,200 TRY+63%
Immunologist14,200 TRY+130%
Industrial Hygienist10,000 TRY+59%
Infection Control Coordinator7,470 TRY+19%
Infection Control Practitioner15,900 TRY+150%
Infection Preventionist11,600 TRY+85%
Informatics Practice Specialist8,480 TRY+35%
Interventional Radiographer13,000 TRY+110%
Lab Assistant6,260 TRY-0%
Laboratory Manager11,700 TRY+86%
Laboratory Technician6,280 TRY+0%
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Medical Courier4,260 TRY-32%
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Pre Authorization Case Manager8,990 TRY+43%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ankara6,330 TRY
Antalya5,410 TRY
Istanbul6,320 TRY
Izmir5,940 TRY

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 Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,630 TRY
Public Sector+5%
8,010 TRY
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