A person working as a Laboratory Technician in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 11,600 AED per month. Salaries range from 5,430 AED (lowest) to 18,300 AED (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 United Arab Emirates range from 5,430 AED per month (minimum salary) to 18,300 AED per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 12,200 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 12,200 AED while the other half are earning more than 12,200 AED. 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 7,960 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 7,960 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 16,200 AED while 25% are earning more than 16,200 AED.
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 6,270 AED per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,640 AED per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,300 AED per month, 42% 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 15,000 AED per month, 22% 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 15,800 AED 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 17,200 AED per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|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 8,640 AED per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 15,800 AED per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Arab Emirates costs anywhere from 76,300 UAE Dirham(s) to 229,000 UAE Dirham(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 United Arab Emirates earn 10% more than their female counterparts.
Laboratory Technician(s) in United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Laboratory Technician employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Laboratory Technician salaries in United Arab Emirates are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 32% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 20% less than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||24,100 AED||+110%|
|Admitting Officer||11,200 AED||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||11,700 AED||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||11,100 AED||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||12,200 AED||+6%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||19,100 AED||+65%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||26,600 AED||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||16,900 AED||+46%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||16,200 AED||+40%|
|Assistant Optometrist||14,100 AED||+22%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||17,000 AED||+47%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||11,000 AED||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||10,900 AED||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||58,300 AED||+400%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||15,600 AED||+35%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||12,900 AED||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||14,300 AED||+24%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||14,300 AED||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||18,300 AED||+58%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||20,300 AED||+76%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||14,700 AED||+27%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||15,300 AED||+32%|
|Clinical Field Associate||14,000 AED||+21%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||14,800 AED||+28%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||16,300 AED||+41%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||17,700 AED||+53%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||19,200 AED||+66%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||15,800 AED||+37%|
|Clinical Scientist||21,300 AED||+84%|
|CME Specialist||17,100 AED||+48%|
|CT Technologist||14,400 AED||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||15,200 AED||+32%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||16,500 AED||+43%|
|Dispensing Optician||14,400 AED||+25%|
|EKG Technician||13,400 AED||+16%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||12,700 AED||+10%|
|Endoscopy Technician||12,800 AED||+11%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||16,200 AED||+40%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||13,000 AED||+13%|
|Health Systems Specialist||15,600 AED||+35%|
|Health Technologist||17,000 AED||+47%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||16,900 AED||+46%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||16,300 AED||+41%|
|Industrial Hygienist||19,200 AED||+66%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||15,700 AED||+36%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||18,100 AED||+57%|
|Infection Preventionist||16,800 AED||+45%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||17,300 AED||+50%|
|Interventional Radiographer||20,000 AED||+73%|
|Lab Assistant||11,900 AED||+3%|
|Laboratory Manager||19,700 AED||+70%|
|Laboratory Technician||11,600 AED||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||18,400 AED||+59%|
|Mammography Technician||11,200 AED||-3%|
|Medical Coder||10,600 AED||-8%|
|Medical Courier||8,510 AED||-26%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||11,900 AED||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||9,570 AED||-17%|
|Medical Technologist||13,700 AED||+19%|
|MRI Technologist||11,900 AED||+3%|
|Music Therapist||15,000 AED||+30%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||12,000 AED||+4%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||10,500 AED||-9%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||14,600 AED||+26%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||13,900 AED||+20%|
|Nutrition Assistant||15,000 AED||+30%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||15,300 AED||+32%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||11,600 AED||+0%|
|Operating Room Services Director||33,300 AED||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||12,600 AED||+9%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||12,900 AED||+12%|
|Orthopedic Technician||12,800 AED||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||12,300 AED||+6%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||15,900 AED||+38%|
|Radiation Therapist||44,200 AED||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||14,800 AED||+28%|
|Radiography Technologist||16,600 AED||+44%|
|Radiologic Technologist||16,800 AED||+45%|
|Radiology Technologist||15,900 AED||+38%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||22,200 AED||+92%|
|Respiratory Therapist||22,900 AED||+98%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||14,300 AED||+24%|
|Sonography Technologist||17,900 AED||+55%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||25,200 AED||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||13,200 AED||+14%|
|Vascular Technologist||12,600 AED||+9%|
|X-Ray Technologist||16,700 AED||+45%|
|Abu Dhabi||12,400 AED|
|Al Ain||11,400 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||10,500 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||10,100 AED|