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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Vietnam 2023

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Vietnam?

Average Monthly Salary
12,800,000 VND
( 154,000,000 VND yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Vietnam typically earns around 12,800,000 VND per month. Salaries range from 6,020,000 VND (lowest) to 20,200,000 VND (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 Vietnam

Median and salary distribution monthly Vietnam Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Vietnam range from 6,020,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 20,200,000 VND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,600,000 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 13,600,000 VND while the other half are earning more than 13,600,000 VND. 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 8,820,000 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 8,820,000 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 17,900,000 VND while 25% are earning more than 17,900,000 VND.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Vietnam Laboratory Technician
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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 6,950,000 VND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,580,000 VND 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 13,600,000 VND 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 16,600,000 VND 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 17,500,000 VND 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 19,100,000 VND per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Vietnam

0 - 2 Years
6,950,000 VND
2 - 5 Years+38%
9,580,000 VND
5 - 10 Years+42%
13,600,000 VND
10 - 15 Years+22%
16,600,000 VND
15 - 20 Years+6%
17,500,000 VND
20+ Years+9%
19,100,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Vietnam Laboratory Technician
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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 9,580,000 VND per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 17,500,000 VND per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Vietnam

Bachelor's Degree
9,580,000 VND
Master's Degree+83%
17,500,000 VND
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 Vietnam costs anywhere from 86,100,000 Dong(s) to 258,000,000 Dong(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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Vietnam Laboratory Technician
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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 Vietnam earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

13,600,000 VND
12,200,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Vietnam for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Vietnam

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Vietnam are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Vietnam Laboratory Technician
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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.

Vietnam / 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 Vietnam is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Vietnam

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

68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.

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 Vietnam

73,900 VND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam is 73,900 VND. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Vietnam earns approximately 73,900 VND 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 Vietnam
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Admitting Officer12,300,000 VND-4%
Ambulance Dispatcher13,000,000 VND+1%
Ambulance Driver12,400,000 VND-3%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic13,400,000 VND+5%
Ambulatory Services Director25,700,000 VND+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor31,300,000 VND+140%
Anesthesia Technician19,200,000 VND+50%
Anesthesiologist55,800,000 VND+340%
Anesthesiology Assistant19,400,000 VND+51%
Assistant Optometrist15,300,000 VND+19%
Audiologist31,400,000 VND+150%
Biomedical Engineering Director23,000,000 VND+80%
Biomedical Engineering Technician12,500,000 VND-2%
Cardiac Technician12,500,000 VND-2%
Cardiovascular Specialist64,000,000 VND+400%
Cardiovascular Technologist25,200,000 VND+97%
Central Sterile Processing Technician14,700,000 VND+15%
Charge Entry Specialist16,900,000 VND+32%
Clinical Application Specialist16,400,000 VND+28%
Clinical Biochemist31,000,000 VND+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist24,800,000 VND+94%
Clinical Data Reviewer15,400,000 VND+20%
Clinical Development Specialist19,900,000 VND+55%
Clinical Field Associate16,500,000 VND+29%
Clinical Genetic Technologist24,500,000 VND+91%
Clinical Microbiologist33,900,000 VND+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist29,200,000 VND+130%
Clinical Neuropsychologist35,700,000 VND+180%
Clinical Research Coordinator19,400,000 VND+51%
Clinical Scientist33,700,000 VND+160%
CME Specialist27,000,000 VND+110%
CT Technologist16,600,000 VND+30%
Cytogenetic Technologist23,200,000 VND+81%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer18,800,000 VND+47%
Dispensing Optician15,200,000 VND+19%
Dosimetrist23,500,000 VND+83%
EKG Technician15,700,000 VND+23%
Endoscopic Assistant14,200,000 VND+11%
Endoscopy Technician13,400,000 VND+5%
Enterostomal Therapist22,500,000 VND+76%
Epidemiologist28,200,000 VND+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian14,600,000 VND+14%
Health Systems Specialist20,600,000 VND+61%
Health Technologist21,700,000 VND+69%
Healthcare Data Analyst16,600,000 VND+30%
Hearing Aid Specialist17,600,000 VND+37%
Histotechnologist20,900,000 VND+63%
Immunologist32,300,000 VND+150%
Industrial Hygienist21,600,000 VND+69%
Infection Control Coordinator16,300,000 VND+27%
Infection Control Practitioner33,800,000 VND+160%
Infection Preventionist25,200,000 VND+97%
Informatics Practice Specialist19,200,000 VND+50%
Interventional Radiographer26,200,000 VND+100%
Lab Assistant12,400,000 VND-3%
Laboratory Manager23,500,000 VND+83%
Laboratory Technician12,800,000 VND-0%
Low Vision Therapist28,300,000 VND+120%
Mammography Technician12,700,000 VND-1%
Medical Coder11,400,000 VND-11%
Medical Courier9,220,000 VND-28%
Medical Equipment Preparer14,000,000 VND+9%
Medical Forms Designer11,200,000 VND-13%
Medical Technologist15,400,000 VND+20%
MRI Technologist13,600,000 VND+6%
Music Therapist19,800,000 VND+55%
Neonatologist36,500,000 VND+180%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian14,100,000 VND+10%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant12,700,000 VND-1%
Nuclear Medical Technician19,500,000 VND+52%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist18,400,000 VND+44%
Nutrition Assistant13,300,000 VND+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant14,700,000 VND+15%
Operating Room Scheduler12,100,000 VND-6%
Operating Room Services Director39,100,000 VND+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant13,800,000 VND+8%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician14,400,000 VND+12%
Optician30,400,000 VND+140%
Orthopedic Technician15,100,000 VND+18%
Orthoptist39,500,000 VND+210%
Orthotist37,000,000 VND+190%
Pathology Assistant13,300,000 VND+4%
Perfusionist44,600,000 VND+250%
Phlebotomist10,000,000 VND-22%
Pre Authorization Case Manager20,300,000 VND+58%
Prosthetist33,600,000 VND+160%
Radiation Therapist48,100,000 VND+280%
Radiation Therapy Technologist18,600,000 VND+45%
Radiographer30,600,000 VND+140%
Radiography Technologist19,300,000 VND+51%
Radiologic Technologist19,500,000 VND+52%
Radiology Technologist19,400,000 VND+51%
Respiratory Care Practitioner34,900,000 VND+170%
Respiratory Therapist26,200,000 VND+100%
Respiratory Therapy Technician15,900,000 VND+24%
Sonographer18,800,000 VND+47%
Sonography Technologist18,800,000 VND+47%
Speech and Language Pathologist30,600,000 VND+140%
Ultrasonographer15,100,000 VND+18%
Ultrasound Technologist14,700,000 VND+15%
Vascular Technologist14,100,000 VND+10%
X-Ray Technologist19,000,000 VND+48%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang12,400,000 VND
Ha Noi13,900,000 VND
Hai Phong11,800,000 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh14,900,000 VND

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 Vietnam earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,400,000 VND
Public Sector+8%
17,800,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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