A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Uruguay typically earns around 25,200 UYU per month. Salaries range from 12,300 UYU (lowest) to 39,200 UYU (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 Uruguay range from 12,300 UYU per month (minimum salary) to 39,200 UYU per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 25,700 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 25,700 UYU while the other half are earning more than 25,700 UYU. 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 17,100 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 17,100 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 33,100 UYU while 25% are earning more than 33,100 UYU.
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 14,600 UYU per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,800 UYU per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 25,900 UYU per month, 38% 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 32,100 UYU per month, 24% 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 34,400 UYU per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 36,700 UYU per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 18,200 UYU per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 29,300 UYU per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Uruguay costs anywhere from 165,000 Uruguayan Peso(s) to 494,000 Uruguayan Peso(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 Uruguay earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Uruguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% 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 Uruguay for the year 2021. 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 39% 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||67,100 UYU||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||23,400 UYU||-7%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||25,600 UYU||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||24,200 UYU||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||28,000 UYU||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||48,300 UYU||+92%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||56,200 UYU||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||35,900 UYU||+43%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||36,800 UYU||+46%|
|Assistant Optometrist||28,700 UYU||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||47,200 UYU||+88%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||23,200 UYU||-8%|
|Cardiac Technician||23,100 UYU||-8%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||134,000 UYU||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||47,300 UYU||+88%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||27,100 UYU||+8%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||30,700 UYU||+22%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||31,200 UYU||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||58,800 UYU||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||46,700 UYU||+86%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||32,200 UYU||+28%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||37,500 UYU||+49%|
|Clinical Field Associate||31,000 UYU||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||50,500 UYU||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||63,500 UYU||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||54,600 UYU||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||65,300 UYU||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||36,000 UYU||+43%|
|Clinical Scientist||69,100 UYU||+170%|
|CME Specialist||53,300 UYU||+110%|
|CT Technologist||30,500 UYU||+21%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||46,900 UYU||+86%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||36,000 UYU||+43%|
|Dispensing Optician||29,400 UYU||+17%|
|EKG Technician||30,300 UYU||+20%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||27,100 UYU||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||27,200 UYU||+8%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||40,900 UYU||+63%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||27,500 UYU||+9%|
|Health Systems Specialist||37,200 UYU||+48%|
|Health Technologist||43,100 UYU||+71%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||31,600 UYU||+26%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||34,300 UYU||+36%|
|Industrial Hygienist||43,100 UYU||+71%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||32,400 UYU||+29%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||65,500 UYU||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||48,500 UYU||+93%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||36,500 UYU||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||50,000 UYU||+99%|
|Lab Assistant||24,600 UYU||-2%|
|Laboratory Manager||46,300 UYU||+84%|
|Laboratory Technician||25,200 UYU||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||59,200 UYU||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||24,600 UYU||-2%|
|Medical Coder||22,000 UYU||-13%|
|Medical Courier||17,700 UYU||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||27,500 UYU||+9%|
|Medical Forms Designer||21,100 UYU||-16%|
|Medical Technologist||28,100 UYU||+12%|
|MRI Technologist||26,200 UYU||+4%|
|Music Therapist||36,300 UYU||+44%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||27,400 UYU||+9%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||24,200 UYU||-4%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||37,600 UYU||+50%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||38,100 UYU||+51%|
|Nutrition Assistant||26,800 UYU||+7%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||26,300 UYU||+5%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||23,200 UYU||-8%|
|Operating Room Services Director||74,400 UYU||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||28,900 UYU||+15%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||26,900 UYU||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||28,600 UYU||+14%|
|Pathology Assistant||25,000 UYU||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||39,700 UYU||+58%|
|Radiation Therapist||90,300 UYU||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||36,000 UYU||+43%|
|Radiography Technologist||37,100 UYU||+48%|
|Radiologic Technologist||36,300 UYU||+44%|
|Radiology Technologist||37,500 UYU||+49%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||69,500 UYU||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||51,300 UYU||+100%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||31,600 UYU||+26%|
|Sonography Technologist||36,000 UYU||+43%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||57,200 UYU||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||30,100 UYU||+20%|
|Vascular Technologist||26,600 UYU||+6%|
|X-Ray Technologist||37,700 UYU||+50%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Uruguay earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.