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 salaries in Western Sahara range from 3,780 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 12,000 MAD per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Western Sahara for the year 2019. 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.
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.
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||20,900 MAD||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||7,900 MAD||+2%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||7,850 MAD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||7,500 MAD||-3%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||8,530 MAD||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||14,800 MAD||+92%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||18,400 MAD||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||11,100 MAD||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||10,900 MAD||+41%|
|Assistant Optometrist||8,640 MAD||+12%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||14,800 MAD||+92%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||7,310 MAD||-5%|
|Cardiac Technician||7,350 MAD||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||40,700 MAD||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||14,500 MAD||+88%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||8,570 MAD||+11%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||10,000 MAD||+30%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||9,900 MAD||+28%|
|Clinical Biochemist||17,400 MAD||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||15,400 MAD||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||9,330 MAD||+21%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||12,100 MAD||+57%|
|Clinical Field Associate||9,130 MAD||+18%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||15,100 MAD||+96%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||19,100 MAD||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||16,600 MAD||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||20,100 MAD||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||11,700 MAD||+52%|
|Clinical Scientist||21,200 MAD||+170%|
|CME Specialist||15,600 MAD||+100%|
|CT Technologist||9,710 MAD||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||13,600 MAD||+76%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||11,600 MAD||+50%|
|Dispensing Optician||9,450 MAD||+22%|
|EKG Technician||8,890 MAD||+15%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||8,360 MAD||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||7,900 MAD||+2%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||13,300 MAD||+72%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||8,530 MAD||+11%|
|Health Systems Specialist||11,800 MAD||+53%|
|Health Technologist||13,800 MAD||+79%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||10,400 MAD||+35%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||10,300 MAD||+33%|
|Industrial Hygienist||12,900 MAD||+67%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||9,760 MAD||+26%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||21,500 MAD||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||14,500 MAD||+88%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||11,200 MAD||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||16,900 MAD||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||7,870 MAD||+2%|
|Laboratory Manager||14,100 MAD||+83%|
|Laboratory Technician||7,720 MAD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||17,200 MAD||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||7,690 MAD||-0%|
|Medical Coder||7,220 MAD||-6%|
|Medical Courier||5,310 MAD||-31%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||8,100 MAD||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||6,820 MAD||-12%|
|Medical Technologist||8,750 MAD||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||8,270 MAD||+7%|
|Music Therapist||11,800 MAD||+53%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||8,070 MAD||+5%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||7,330 MAD||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||10,800 MAD||+40%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||10,800 MAD||+40%|
|Nutrition Assistant||8,030 MAD||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||8,150 MAD||+6%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||7,460 MAD||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||24,100 MAD||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||8,790 MAD||+14%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||8,270 MAD||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||8,440 MAD||+9%|
|Pathology Assistant||8,270 MAD||+7%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||11,700 MAD||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||27,200 MAD||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||11,800 MAD||+53%|
|Radiography Technologist||11,100 MAD||+44%|
|Radiologic Technologist||12,000 MAD||+55%|
|Radiology Technologist||11,800 MAD||+53%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||21,200 MAD||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||16,900 MAD||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||9,710 MAD||+26%|
|Sonography Technologist||11,600 MAD||+50%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||17,400 MAD||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||9,230 MAD||+20%|
|Vascular Technologist||8,270 MAD||+7%|
|X-Ray Technologist||11,800 MAD||+53%|
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.