A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Brazil typically earns around 6,700 BRL per month. Salaries range from 3,480 BRL (lowest) to 10,200 BRL (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 Brazil range from 3,480 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 10,200 BRL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,430 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,430 BRL while the other half are earning more than 6,430 BRL. 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 4,460 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 4,460 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 8,000 BRL while 25% are earning more than 8,000 BRL.
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 3,950 BRL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,310 BRL 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 6,900 BRL per month, 30% 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 8,350 BRL per month, 21% 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 9,130 BRL 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 9,600 BRL per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 5,580 BRL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,740 BRL per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Brazil costs anywhere from 42,800 Brazilian Real(s) to 128,000 Brazilian Real(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 Brazil earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Brazil 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.
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 1% to 3% 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 37% 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||17,100 BRL||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||6,460 BRL||-4%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||6,810 BRL||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||5,820 BRL||-13%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||6,830 BRL||+2%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||13,000 BRL||+94%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||14,700 BRL||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||9,640 BRL||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||9,730 BRL||+45%|
|Assistant Optometrist||7,580 BRL||+13%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||11,500 BRL||+72%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||6,220 BRL||-7%|
|Cardiac Technician||6,190 BRL||-8%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||32,600 BRL||+390%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||12,700 BRL||+90%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||7,290 BRL||+9%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||8,210 BRL||+23%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||8,100 BRL||+21%|
|Clinical Biochemist||15,500 BRL||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||12,400 BRL||+85%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||8,340 BRL||+25%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||9,710 BRL||+45%|
|Clinical Field Associate||8,020 BRL||+20%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||13,100 BRL||+96%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||16,800 BRL||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||14,400 BRL||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||16,800 BRL||+150%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||9,110 BRL||+36%|
|Clinical Scientist||16,500 BRL||+150%|
|CME Specialist||13,700 BRL||+100%|
|CT Technologist||8,180 BRL||+22%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||11,400 BRL||+70%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||9,560 BRL||+43%|
|Dispensing Optician||7,960 BRL||+19%|
|EKG Technician||7,410 BRL||+11%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||6,900 BRL||+3%|
|Endoscopy Technician||6,590 BRL||-2%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||11,000 BRL||+64%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||6,830 BRL||+2%|
|Health Systems Specialist||10,500 BRL||+57%|
|Health Technologist||11,000 BRL||+64%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||8,530 BRL||+27%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||8,750 BRL||+31%|
|Industrial Hygienist||11,500 BRL||+72%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||7,820 BRL||+17%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||18,100 BRL||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||12,100 BRL||+81%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||10,000 BRL||+49%|
|Interventional Radiographer||13,800 BRL||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||6,310 BRL||-6%|
|Laboratory Manager||12,400 BRL||+85%|
|Laboratory Technician||6,700 BRL||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||15,300 BRL||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||6,540 BRL||-2%|
|Medical Coder||6,080 BRL||-9%|
|Medical Courier||4,430 BRL||-34%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||7,030 BRL||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||5,460 BRL||-18%|
|Medical Technologist||7,220 BRL||+8%|
|MRI Technologist||6,960 BRL||+4%|
|Music Therapist||9,950 BRL||+49%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||6,860 BRL||+2%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||6,050 BRL||-10%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||9,020 BRL||+35%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||9,490 BRL||+42%|
|Nutrition Assistant||6,620 BRL||-1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||7,150 BRL||+7%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||6,160 BRL||-8%|
|Operating Room Services Director||19,700 BRL||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||7,040 BRL||+5%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||7,260 BRL||+8%|
|Orthopedic Technician||7,550 BRL||+13%|
|Pathology Assistant||6,620 BRL||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||10,200 BRL||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||23,800 BRL||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||9,950 BRL||+49%|
|Radiography Technologist||9,260 BRL||+38%|
|Radiologic Technologist||9,360 BRL||+40%|
|Radiology Technologist||9,950 BRL||+49%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||18,900 BRL||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||13,100 BRL||+96%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||7,780 BRL||+16%|
|Sonography Technologist||9,560 BRL||+43%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||15,100 BRL||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||7,180 BRL||+7%|
|Vascular Technologist||6,620 BRL||-1%|
|X-Ray Technologist||9,460 BRL||+41%|
|Belo Horizonte||6,750 BRL|
|Joao Pessoa||5,950 BRL|
|Petrolina and Juazeiro||5,690 BRL|
|Porto Alegre||6,880 BRL|
|Rio de Janeiro||7,180 BRL|
|Sao Luis||6,670 BRL|
|Sao Paulo||7,420 BRL|
|Vale do Aco||5,970 BRL|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.