A person working as a Laboratory Technician in United Kingdom typically earns around 52,800 GBP per year. Salaries range from 27,500 GBP (lowest) to 80,800 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 Kingdom range from 27,500 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 80,800 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 50,700 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 50,700 GBP while the other half are earning more than 50,700 GBP. 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 35,200 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 35,200 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 63,100 GBP while 25% are earning more than 63,100 GBP.
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 31,200 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 41,900 GBP per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 54,400 GBP per year, 30% 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 65,900 GBP per year, 21% 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 72,000 GBP per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 75,700 GBP per year, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 44,000 GBP per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 61,100 GBP per year, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 Pound Sterling(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 Kingdom earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 Kingdom 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.
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 1% to 3% 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||136,000 GBP||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||54,500 GBP||+3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||53,700 GBP||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||50,700 GBP||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||61,000 GBP||+16%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||105,000 GBP||+99%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||124,000 GBP||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||77,600 GBP||+47%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||75,700 GBP||+43%|
|Assistant Optometrist||64,900 GBP||+23%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||102,000 GBP||+93%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||49,800 GBP||-6%|
|Cardiac Technician||49,500 GBP||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||291,000 GBP||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||103,000 GBP||+95%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||58,400 GBP||+11%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||65,200 GBP||+23%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||67,000 GBP||+27%|
|Clinical Biochemist||121,000 GBP||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||106,000 GBP||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||68,900 GBP||+30%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||80,000 GBP||+51%|
|Clinical Field Associate||65,900 GBP||+25%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||107,000 GBP||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||143,000 GBP||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||111,000 GBP||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||151,000 GBP||+190%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||79,300 GBP||+50%|
|Clinical Scientist||141,000 GBP||+170%|
|CME Specialist||110,000 GBP||+110%|
|CT Technologist||65,400 GBP||+24%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||100,000 GBP||+89%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||82,500 GBP||+56%|
|Dispensing Optician||64,900 GBP||+23%|
|EKG Technician||66,700 GBP||+26%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||60,700 GBP||+15%|
|Endoscopy Technician||58,200 GBP||+10%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||96,400 GBP||+83%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||57,500 GBP||+9%|
|Health Systems Specialist||85,400 GBP||+62%|
|Health Technologist||98,500 GBP||+87%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||69,200 GBP||+31%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||70,100 GBP||+33%|
|Industrial Hygienist||91,200 GBP||+73%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||68,400 GBP||+30%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||154,000 GBP||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||103,000 GBP||+95%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||76,400 GBP||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||116,000 GBP||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||56,300 GBP||+7%|
|Laboratory Manager||97,500 GBP||+85%|
|Laboratory Technician||52,800 GBP||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||127,000 GBP||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||56,800 GBP||+8%|
|Medical Coder||51,600 GBP||-2%|
|Medical Courier||37,500 GBP||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||56,600 GBP||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||45,000 GBP||-15%|
|Medical Technologist||58,600 GBP||+11%|
|MRI Technologist||54,500 GBP||+3%|
|Music Therapist||82,800 GBP||+57%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||58,400 GBP||+11%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||51,200 GBP||-3%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||78,100 GBP||+48%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||79,600 GBP||+51%|
|Nutrition Assistant||54,900 GBP||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||58,800 GBP||+11%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||53,100 GBP||+1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||169,000 GBP||+220%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||62,800 GBP||+19%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||58,500 GBP||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||58,700 GBP||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||56,800 GBP||+8%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||81,900 GBP||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||204,000 GBP||+290%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||84,400 GBP||+60%|
|Radiography Technologist||78,600 GBP||+49%|
|Radiologic Technologist||84,700 GBP||+60%|
|Radiology Technologist||77,900 GBP||+48%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||156,000 GBP||+200%|
|Respiratory Therapist||116,000 GBP||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||64,100 GBP||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||82,500 GBP||+56%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||116,000 GBP||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||61,200 GBP||+16%|
|Vascular Technologist||55,700 GBP||+5%|
|X-Ray Technologist||81,200 GBP||+54%|
|Kingston upon Hull||60,100 GBP|
|St Davids||48,000 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||49,400 GBP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.