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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Western Sahara 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Western Sahara?

Average Monthly Salary
7,720 MAD
( 92,600 MAD yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Western Sahara typically earns around 7,720 MAD per month. Salaries range from 3,780 MAD (lowest) to 12,000 MAD (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 Western Sahara

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Western Sahara range from 3,780 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 12,000 MAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,870 MAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,870 MAD while the other half are earning more than 7,870 MAD. 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 5,240 MAD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,240 MAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 10,200 MAD while 25% are earning more than 10,200 MAD.

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 Western Sahara 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 4,480 MAD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,760 MAD 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 7,950 MAD per month, 38% 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 9,850 MAD 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 10,600 MAD 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 11,300 MAD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Western Sahara

0 - 2 Years
4,480 MAD
2 - 5 Years+29%
5,760 MAD
5 - 10 Years+38%
7,950 MAD
10 - 15 Years+24%
9,850 MAD
15 - 20 Years+7%
10,600 MAD
20+ Years+7%
11,300 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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.

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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 5,600 MAD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 8,990 MAD per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Western Sahara

Bachelor's Degree
5,600 MAD
Master's Degree+60%
8,990 MAD
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 Western Sahara costs anywhere from 51,900 Moroccan Dirham(s) to 156,000 Moroccan 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,050 MAD
7,220 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Western Sahara for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Western Sahara

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Western Sahara are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Western Sahara 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.

Western Sahara / 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 Western Sahara is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Western Sahara

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 Western Sahara

45 MAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Western Sahara is 45 MAD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Western Sahara earns approximately 45 MAD 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 Western Sahara
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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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician20,900 MAD+170%
Admitting Officer7,900 MAD+2%
Ambulance Dispatcher7,850 MAD+2%
Ambulance Driver7,500 MAD-3%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic8,530 MAD+11%
Ambulatory Services Director14,800 MAD+92%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor18,400 MAD+140%
Anesthesia Technician11,100 MAD+44%
Anesthesiologist30,900 MAD+300%
Anesthesiology Assistant10,900 MAD+41%
Assistant Optometrist8,640 MAD+12%
Audiologist18,500 MAD+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director14,800 MAD+92%
Biomedical Engineering Technician7,310 MAD-5%
Cardiac Technician7,350 MAD-5%
Cardiovascular Specialist40,700 MAD+430%
Cardiovascular Technologist14,500 MAD+88%
Central Sterile Processing Technician8,570 MAD+11%
Charge Entry Specialist10,000 MAD+30%
Clinical Application Specialist9,900 MAD+28%
Clinical Biochemist17,400 MAD+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist15,400 MAD+100%
Clinical Data Reviewer9,330 MAD+21%
Clinical Development Specialist12,100 MAD+57%
Clinical Field Associate9,130 MAD+18%
Clinical Genetic Technologist15,100 MAD+96%
Clinical Microbiologist19,100 MAD+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist16,600 MAD+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist20,100 MAD+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator11,700 MAD+52%
Clinical Scientist21,200 MAD+170%
CME Specialist15,600 MAD+100%
CT Technologist9,710 MAD+26%
Cytogenetic Technologist13,600 MAD+76%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer11,600 MAD+50%
Dispensing Optician9,450 MAD+22%
Dosimetrist13,800 MAD+79%
EKG Technician8,890 MAD+15%
Endoscopic Assistant8,360 MAD+8%
Endoscopy Technician7,900 MAD+2%
Enterostomal Therapist13,300 MAD+72%
Epidemiologist17,400 MAD+130%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian8,530 MAD+11%
Health Systems Specialist11,800 MAD+53%
Health Technologist13,800 MAD+79%
Healthcare Data Analyst10,400 MAD+35%
Hearing Aid Specialist10,300 MAD+33%
Histotechnologist12,300 MAD+59%
Immunologist17,900 MAD+130%
Industrial Hygienist12,900 MAD+67%
Infection Control Coordinator9,760 MAD+26%
Infection Control Practitioner21,500 MAD+180%
Infection Preventionist14,500 MAD+88%
Informatics Practice Specialist11,200 MAD+45%
Interventional Radiographer16,900 MAD+120%
Lab Assistant7,870 MAD+2%
Laboratory Manager14,100 MAD+83%
Laboratory Technician7,720 MAD+0%
Low Vision Therapist17,200 MAD+120%
Mammography Technician7,690 MAD-0%
Medical Coder7,220 MAD-6%
Medical Courier5,310 MAD-31%
Medical Equipment Preparer8,100 MAD+5%
Medical Forms Designer6,820 MAD-12%
Medical Technologist8,750 MAD+13%
MRI Technologist8,270 MAD+7%
Music Therapist11,800 MAD+53%
Neonatologist23,000 MAD+200%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian8,070 MAD+5%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant7,330 MAD-5%
Nuclear Medical Technician10,800 MAD+40%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist10,800 MAD+40%
Nutrition Assistant8,030 MAD+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant8,150 MAD+6%
Operating Room Scheduler7,460 MAD-3%
Operating Room Services Director24,100 MAD+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant8,790 MAD+14%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician8,270 MAD+7%
Optician18,700 MAD+140%
Orthopedic Technician8,440 MAD+9%
Orthoptist23,600 MAD+210%
Orthotist22,200 MAD+190%
Pathology Assistant8,270 MAD+7%
Perfusionist24,700 MAD+220%
Phlebotomist6,420 MAD-17%
Pre Authorization Case Manager11,700 MAD+52%
Prosthetist19,700 MAD+160%
Radiation Therapist27,200 MAD+250%
Radiation Therapy Technologist11,800 MAD+53%
Radiographer19,000 MAD+150%
Radiography Technologist11,100 MAD+44%
Radiologic Technologist12,000 MAD+55%
Radiology Technologist11,800 MAD+53%
Respiratory Care Practitioner21,200 MAD+170%
Respiratory Therapist16,900 MAD+120%
Respiratory Therapy Technician9,710 MAD+26%
Sonographer11,600 MAD+50%
Sonography Technologist11,600 MAD+50%
Speech and Language Pathologist17,400 MAD+130%
Ultrasonographer9,260 MAD+20%
Ultrasound Technologist9,230 MAD+20%
Vascular Technologist8,270 MAD+7%
X-Ray Technologist11,800 MAD+53%

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 Western Sahara earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
9,540 MAD
Public Sector+14%
10,900 MAD
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