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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Average Monthly Salary
1,750 BAM
( 21,000 BAM yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Bosnia and Herzegovina typically earns around 1,750 BAM per month. Salaries range from 810 BAM (lowest) to 2,790 BAM (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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Bosnia and Herzegovina range from 810 BAM per month (minimum salary) to 2,790 BAM per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,890 BAM per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,890 BAM while the other half are earning more than 1,890 BAM. 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 1,220 BAM while 75% of them are earning more than 1,220 BAM. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,530 BAM while 25% are earning more than 2,530 BAM.

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?

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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 920 BAM per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,220 BAM per month, 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 1,810 BAM per month, 48% 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 2,200 BAM 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 2,400 BAM per month, 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 2,600 BAM per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina

0 - 2 Years
920 BAM
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,220 BAM
5 - 10 Years+48%
1,810 BAM
10 - 15 Years+22%
2,200 BAM
15 - 20 Years+9%
2,400 BAM
20+ Years+8%
2,600 BAM
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.

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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 1,070 BAM per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,060 BAM per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bachelor's Degree
1,070 BAM
Master's Degree+93%
2,060 BAM
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina costs anywhere from 11,500 Convertible Marks(s) to 34,500 Convertible Marks(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

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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,840 BAM
1,670 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bosnia and Herzegovina for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Bosnia and Herzegovina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina / 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

10 BAM per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 10 BAM. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Bosnia and Herzegovina earns approximately 10 BAM 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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.

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Academic Clinician4,750 BAM+170%
Admitting Officer1,690 BAM-4%
Ambulance Dispatcher1,780 BAM+1%
Ambulance Driver1,680 BAM-4%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,850 BAM+5%
Ambulatory Services Director3,520 BAM+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor4,030 BAM+130%
Anesthesia Technician2,600 BAM+48%
Anesthesiologist7,360 BAM+320%
Anesthesiology Assistant2,500 BAM+43%
Assistant Optometrist2,130 BAM+21%
Audiologist4,170 BAM+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director3,090 BAM+76%
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,670 BAM-5%
Cardiac Technician1,650 BAM-6%
Cardiovascular Specialist8,840 BAM+400%
Cardiovascular Technologist3,450 BAM+97%
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,960 BAM+12%
Charge Entry Specialist2,170 BAM+24%
Clinical Application Specialist2,170 BAM+24%
Clinical Biochemist3,990 BAM+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist3,490 BAM+99%
Clinical Data Reviewer2,230 BAM+27%
Clinical Development Specialist2,580 BAM+47%
Clinical Field Associate2,130 BAM+21%
Clinical Genetic Technologist3,450 BAM+97%
Clinical Microbiologist4,720 BAM+170%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist3,660 BAM+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist4,860 BAM+180%
Clinical Research Coordinator2,500 BAM+43%
Clinical Scientist4,620 BAM+160%
CME Specialist3,510 BAM+100%
CT Technologist2,190 BAM+25%
Cytogenetic Technologist3,350 BAM+91%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer2,720 BAM+55%
Dispensing Optician2,190 BAM+25%
Dosimetrist3,100 BAM+77%
EKG Technician2,040 BAM+16%
Endoscopic Assistant1,930 BAM+10%
Endoscopy Technician1,940 BAM+11%
Enterostomal Therapist2,910 BAM+66%
Epidemiologist3,840 BAM+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,970 BAM+12%
Health Systems Specialist2,730 BAM+56%
Health Technologist3,150 BAM+80%
Healthcare Data Analyst2,330 BAM+33%
Hearing Aid Specialist2,470 BAM+41%
Histotechnologist3,020 BAM+72%
Immunologist4,060 BAM+130%
Industrial Hygienist3,040 BAM+73%
Infection Control Coordinator2,270 BAM+29%
Infection Control Practitioner4,790 BAM+170%
Infection Preventionist3,530 BAM+100%
Informatics Practice Specialist2,620 BAM+49%
Interventional Radiographer3,620 BAM+110%
Lab Assistant1,800 BAM+3%
Laboratory Manager3,240 BAM+85%
Laboratory Technician1,750 BAM-0%
Low Vision Therapist4,100 BAM+130%
Mammography Technician1,700 BAM-3%
Medical Coder1,610 BAM-8%
Medical Courier1,290 BAM-26%
Medical Equipment Preparer1,800 BAM+3%
Medical Forms Designer1,450 BAM-17%
Medical Technologist2,080 BAM+19%
MRI Technologist1,810 BAM+3%
Music Therapist2,550 BAM+45%
Neonatologist5,250 BAM+200%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,820 BAM+4%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,590 BAM-9%
Nuclear Medical Technician2,580 BAM+47%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist2,470 BAM+41%
Nutrition Assistant1,870 BAM+7%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,990 BAM+13%
Operating Room Scheduler1,750 BAM-0%
Operating Room Services Director5,060 BAM+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant1,910 BAM+9%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,960 BAM+12%
Optician3,940 BAM+120%
Orthopedic Technician1,940 BAM+11%
Orthoptist5,500 BAM+210%
Orthotist5,120 BAM+190%
Pathology Assistant1,870 BAM+7%
Perfusionist5,890 BAM+240%
Phlebotomist1,410 BAM-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager2,610 BAM+49%
Prosthetist4,210 BAM+140%
Radiation Therapist6,710 BAM+280%
Radiation Therapy Technologist2,630 BAM+50%
Radiographer4,310 BAM+150%
Radiography Technologist2,700 BAM+54%
Radiologic Technologist2,730 BAM+56%
Radiology Technologist2,580 BAM+47%
Respiratory Care Practitioner4,810 BAM+170%
Respiratory Therapist3,710 BAM+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician2,180 BAM+24%
Sonographer2,660 BAM+52%
Sonography Technologist2,720 BAM+55%
Speech and Language Pathologist3,830 BAM+120%
Ultrasonographer2,130 BAM+21%
Ultrasound Technologist2,010 BAM+15%
Vascular Technologist1,910 BAM+9%
X-Ray Technologist2,540 BAM+45%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Banja Luka1,900 BAM
Medjugorje1,530 BAM
Mostar1,620 BAM
Sarajevo1,960 BAM
Tuzla1,830 BAM
Zenica1,790 BAM

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,050 BAM
Public Sector+25%
2,550 BAM
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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