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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Brazil 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Brazil?


Average Monthly Salary
6,700 BRL
( 80,300 BRL yearly)

LOW
3,480
BRL
AVERAGE
6,700
BRL
HIGH
10,200
BRL

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 Salary Distribution in Brazil

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Brazil range from 3,480 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 10,200 BRL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.


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 Brazil 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 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.

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 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.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Brazil

0 - 2 Years
3,950 BRL
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,310 BRL
5 - 10 Years+30%
6,900 BRL
10 - 15 Years+21%
8,350 BRL
15 - 20 Years+9%
9,130 BRL
20+ Years+5%
9,600 BRL
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 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.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Brazil

Bachelor's Degree
5,580 BRL
Master's Degree+39%
7,740 BRL
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 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.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Brazil 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 Brazil earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
7,070 BRL
Female-9%
6,440 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brazil for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brazil

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Brazil / 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 Brazil is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Brazil

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

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.

Received Bonus
28%
No Bonus
72%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Brazil


39 BRL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil is 39 BRL. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Brazil earns approximately 39 BRL 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 Brazil
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician17,100 BRL+160%
Admitting Officer6,460 BRL-4%
Ambulance Dispatcher6,810 BRL+2%
Ambulance Driver5,820 BRL-13%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic6,830 BRL+2%
Ambulatory Services Director13,000 BRL+94%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor14,700 BRL+120%
Anesthesia Technician9,640 BRL+44%
Anesthesiologist25,700 BRL+280%
Anesthesiology Assistant9,730 BRL+45%
Assistant Optometrist7,580 BRL+13%
Audiologist16,100 BRL+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director11,500 BRL+72%
Biomedical Engineering Technician6,220 BRL-7%
Cardiac Technician6,190 BRL-8%
Cardiovascular Specialist32,600 BRL+390%
Cardiovascular Technologist12,700 BRL+90%
Central Sterile Processing Technician7,290 BRL+9%
Charge Entry Specialist8,210 BRL+23%
Clinical Application Specialist8,100 BRL+21%
Clinical Biochemist15,500 BRL+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist12,400 BRL+85%
Clinical Data Reviewer8,340 BRL+25%
Clinical Development Specialist9,710 BRL+45%
Clinical Field Associate8,020 BRL+20%
Clinical Genetic Technologist13,100 BRL+96%
Clinical Microbiologist16,800 BRL+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist14,400 BRL+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist16,800 BRL+150%
Clinical Research Coordinator9,110 BRL+36%
Clinical Scientist16,500 BRL+150%
CME Specialist13,700 BRL+100%
CT Technologist8,180 BRL+22%
Cytogenetic Technologist11,400 BRL+70%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer9,560 BRL+43%
Dispensing Optician7,960 BRL+19%
Dosimetrist11,600 BRL+73%
EKG Technician7,410 BRL+11%
Endoscopic Assistant6,900 BRL+3%
Endoscopy Technician6,590 BRL-2%
Enterostomal Therapist11,000 BRL+64%
Epidemiologist14,200 BRL+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian6,830 BRL+2%
Health Systems Specialist10,500 BRL+57%
Health Technologist11,000 BRL+64%
Healthcare Data Analyst8,530 BRL+27%
Hearing Aid Specialist8,750 BRL+31%
Histotechnologist10,300 BRL+54%
Immunologist14,900 BRL+120%
Industrial Hygienist11,500 BRL+72%
Infection Control Coordinator7,820 BRL+17%
Infection Control Practitioner18,100 BRL+170%
Infection Preventionist12,100 BRL+81%
Informatics Practice Specialist10,000 BRL+49%
Interventional Radiographer13,800 BRL+110%
Lab Assistant6,310 BRL-6%
Laboratory Manager12,400 BRL+85%
Laboratory Technician6,700 BRL+0%
Low Vision Therapist15,300 BRL+130%
Mammography Technician6,540 BRL-2%
Medical Coder6,080 BRL-9%
Medical Courier4,430 BRL-34%
Medical Equipment Preparer7,030 BRL+5%
Medical Forms Designer5,460 BRL-18%
Medical Technologist7,220 BRL+8%
MRI Technologist6,960 BRL+4%
Music Therapist9,950 BRL+49%
Neonatologist17,800 BRL+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian6,860 BRL+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant6,050 BRL-10%
Nuclear Medical Technician9,020 BRL+35%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist9,490 BRL+42%
Nutrition Assistant6,620 BRL-1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant7,150 BRL+7%
Operating Room Scheduler6,160 BRL-8%
Operating Room Services Director19,700 BRL+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant7,040 BRL+5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician7,260 BRL+8%
Optician15,300 BRL+130%
Orthopedic Technician7,550 BRL+13%
Orthoptist18,900 BRL+180%
Orthotist19,500 BRL+190%
Pathology Assistant6,620 BRL-1%
Perfusionist20,600 BRL+210%
Phlebotomist4,990 BRL-25%
Pre Authorization Case Manager10,200 BRL+52%
Prosthetist16,600 BRL+150%
Radiation Therapist23,800 BRL+260%
Radiation Therapy Technologist9,950 BRL+49%
Radiographer15,200 BRL+130%
Radiography Technologist9,260 BRL+38%
Radiologic Technologist9,360 BRL+40%
Radiology Technologist9,950 BRL+49%
Respiratory Care Practitioner18,900 BRL+180%
Respiratory Therapist13,100 BRL+96%
Respiratory Therapy Technician7,780 BRL+16%
Sonographer10,000 BRL+49%
Sonography Technologist9,560 BRL+43%
Speech and Language Pathologist15,100 BRL+130%
Ultrasonographer8,030 BRL+20%
Ultrasound Technologist7,180 BRL+7%
Vascular Technologist6,620 BRL-1%
X-Ray Technologist9,460 BRL+41%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju6,060 BRL
Belem6,560 BRL
Belo Horizonte6,750 BRL
Brasilia7,520 BRL
Campinas6,530 BRL
Cuiaba6,290 BRL
Curitiba7,010 BRL
Fortaleza6,840 BRL
Goiania7,000 BRL
Joao Pessoa5,950 BRL
Londrina5,790 BRL
Macapa5,900 BRL
Maceio6,450 BRL
Manaus7,110 BRL
Maringa5,980 BRL
Natal6,050 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro5,690 BRL
Porto Alegre6,880 BRL
Recife6,760 BRL
Rio de Janeiro7,180 BRL
Salvador7,250 BRL
Santos5,700 BRL
Sao Luis6,670 BRL
Sao Paulo7,420 BRL
Teresina6,170 BRL
Vale do Aco5,970 BRL
Vitoria5,710 BRL

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 Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,330 BRL
Public Sector+6%
8,850 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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