A person working as a Laboratory Technician in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 14,700 AED per month. Salaries range from 6,930 AED (lowest) to 23,300 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 6,930 AED per month (minimum salary) to 23,300 AED per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 15,600 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 15,600 AED while the other half are earning more than 15,600 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 10,200 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 10,200 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 20,600 AED while 25% are earning more than 20,600 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 7,990 AED per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,000 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 15,700 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 19,100 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 20,200 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 22,000 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 11,000 AED per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 20,200 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 97,900 UAE Dirham(s) to 294,000 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 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
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 2022. 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.
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||41,300 AED||+180%|
|Admitting Officer||14,200 AED||-4%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||15,000 AED||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||14,100 AED||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||15,700 AED||+6%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||30,400 AED||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||35,000 AED||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||22,200 AED||+51%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||21,300 AED||+44%|
|Assistant Optometrist||18,100 AED||+23%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||26,600 AED||+80%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||14,000 AED||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||13,900 AED||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||77,600 AED||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||29,700 AED||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||16,500 AED||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||18,500 AED||+25%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||18,400 AED||+25%|
|Clinical Biochemist||34,600 AED||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||30,100 AED||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||18,900 AED||+28%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||22,100 AED||+50%|
|Clinical Field Associate||18,100 AED||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||29,800 AED||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||41,000 AED||+180%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||31,600 AED||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||42,200 AED||+190%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||21,400 AED||+45%|
|Clinical Scientist||40,100 AED||+170%|
|CME Specialist||30,300 AED||+110%|
|CT Technologist||18,600 AED||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||28,800 AED||+95%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||23,300 AED||+58%|
|Dispensing Optician||18,600 AED||+26%|
|EKG Technician||17,300 AED||+17%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||16,300 AED||+11%|
|Endoscopy Technician||16,400 AED||+11%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||25,000 AED||+70%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||16,600 AED||+13%|
|Health Systems Specialist||23,400 AED||+59%|
|Health Technologist||27,100 AED||+84%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||19,800 AED||+34%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||21,000 AED||+42%|
|Industrial Hygienist||26,100 AED||+77%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||19,300 AED||+31%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||41,700 AED||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||30,500 AED||+110%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||22,500 AED||+53%|
|Interventional Radiographer||31,300 AED||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||15,100 AED||+2%|
|Laboratory Manager||28,000 AED||+90%|
|Laboratory Technician||14,700 AED||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||35,500 AED||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||14,300 AED||-3%|
|Medical Coder||13,500 AED||-8%|
|Medical Courier||10,600 AED||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||15,200 AED||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||12,100 AED||-18%|
|Medical Technologist||17,600 AED||+19%|
|MRI Technologist||15,200 AED||+3%|
|Music Therapist||21,900 AED||+49%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||15,400 AED||+4%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||13,300 AED||-10%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||22,100 AED||+50%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||21,100 AED||+43%|
|Nutrition Assistant||15,700 AED||+6%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||16,800 AED||+14%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||14,700 AED||-0%|
|Operating Room Services Director||44,100 AED||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||16,200 AED||+10%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||16,600 AED||+13%|
|Orthopedic Technician||16,400 AED||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||15,800 AED||+7%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||22,400 AED||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||58,600 AED||+300%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||22,500 AED||+53%|
|Radiography Technologist||23,100 AED||+57%|
|Radiologic Technologist||23,300 AED||+58%|
|Radiology Technologist||22,100 AED||+50%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||41,800 AED||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||32,100 AED||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||18,500 AED||+25%|
|Sonography Technologist||23,300 AED||+58%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||33,100 AED||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||17,000 AED||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||16,100 AED||+9%|
|X-Ray Technologist||21,700 AED||+47%|
|Abu Dhabi||15,800 AED|
|Al Ain||14,500 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||13,400 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||12,900 AED|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.