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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Burkina Faso 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Burkina Faso?

Average Monthly Salary
259,000 XOF
( 3,110,000 XOF yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Burkina Faso typically earns around 259,000 XOF per month. Salaries range from 140,000 XOF (lowest) to 391,000 XOF (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 Burkina Faso

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Burkina Faso range from 140,000 XOF per month (minimum salary) to 391,000 XOF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 238,000 XOF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 238,000 XOF while the other half are earning more than 238,000 XOF. 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 170,000 XOF while 75% of them are earning more than 170,000 XOF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 289,000 XOF while 25% are earning more than 289,000 XOF.

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 Burkina Faso 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 162,000 XOF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 205,000 XOF per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 270,000 XOF per month, 32% 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 318,000 XOF per month, 18% 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 352,000 XOF per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 375,000 XOF per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Burkina Faso

0 - 2 Years
162,000 XOF
2 - 5 Years+26%
205,000 XOF
5 - 10 Years+32%
270,000 XOF
10 - 15 Years+18%
318,000 XOF
15 - 20 Years+11%
352,000 XOF
20+ Years+6%
375,000 XOF
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 210,000 XOF per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 321,000 XOF per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Burkina Faso

Bachelor's Degree
210,000 XOF
Master's Degree+53%
321,000 XOF
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 Burkina Faso costs anywhere from 1,660,000 CFA Franc BCEAO(s) to 4,970,000 CFA Franc BCEAO(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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

268,000 XOF
245,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Burkina Faso for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Burkina Faso
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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Burkina Faso

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso 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.

Burkina Faso / 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 Burkina Faso is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso

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

92% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 8% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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 Burkina Faso

1,490 XOF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Burkina Faso is 1,490 XOF. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Burkina Faso earns approximately 1,490 XOF 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 Burkina Faso
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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

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Admitting Officer241,000 XOF-7%
Ambulance Dispatcher263,000 XOF+2%
Ambulance Driver226,000 XOF-13%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic278,000 XOF+7%
Ambulatory Services Director481,000 XOF+86%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor611,000 XOF+140%
Anesthesia Technician358,000 XOF+38%
Anesthesiologist1,010,000 XOF+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant351,000 XOF+36%
Assistant Optometrist304,000 XOF+17%
Audiologist609,000 XOF+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director474,000 XOF+83%
Biomedical Engineering Technician233,000 XOF-10%
Cardiac Technician233,000 XOF-10%
Cardiovascular Specialist1,330,000 XOF+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist471,000 XOF+82%
Central Sterile Processing Technician273,000 XOF+5%
Charge Entry Specialist312,000 XOF+20%
Clinical Application Specialist314,000 XOF+21%
Clinical Biochemist560,000 XOF+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist494,000 XOF+91%
Clinical Data Reviewer294,000 XOF+14%
Clinical Development Specialist380,000 XOF+47%
Clinical Field Associate315,000 XOF+22%
Clinical Genetic Technologist466,000 XOF+80%
Clinical Microbiologist672,000 XOF+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist524,000 XOF+100%
Clinical Neuropsychologist674,000 XOF+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator354,000 XOF+37%
Clinical Scientist666,000 XOF+160%
CME Specialist505,000 XOF+95%
CT Technologist308,000 XOF+19%
Cytogenetic Technologist475,000 XOF+83%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer377,000 XOF+46%
Dispensing Optician287,000 XOF+11%
Dosimetrist437,000 XOF+69%
EKG Technician298,000 XOF+15%
Endoscopic Assistant262,000 XOF+1%
Endoscopy Technician275,000 XOF+6%
Enterostomal Therapist415,000 XOF+60%
Epidemiologist563,000 XOF+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian284,000 XOF+10%
Health Systems Specialist388,000 XOF+50%
Health Technologist450,000 XOF+74%
Healthcare Data Analyst312,000 XOF+20%
Hearing Aid Specialist328,000 XOF+27%
Histotechnologist428,000 XOF+65%
Immunologist587,000 XOF+130%
Industrial Hygienist439,000 XOF+70%
Infection Control Coordinator300,000 XOF+16%
Infection Control Practitioner667,000 XOF+160%
Infection Preventionist496,000 XOF+92%
Informatics Practice Specialist376,000 XOF+45%
Interventional Radiographer514,000 XOF+98%
Lab Assistant257,000 XOF-1%
Laboratory Manager476,000 XOF+84%
Laboratory Technician259,000 XOF+0%
Low Vision Therapist541,000 XOF+110%
Mammography Technician255,000 XOF-2%
Medical Coder224,000 XOF-13%
Medical Courier181,000 XOF-30%
Medical Equipment Preparer261,000 XOF+1%
Medical Forms Designer214,000 XOF-17%
Medical Technologist291,000 XOF+12%
MRI Technologist272,000 XOF+5%
Music Therapist382,000 XOF+48%
Neonatologist722,000 XOF+180%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian278,000 XOF+7%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant248,000 XOF-4%
Nuclear Medical Technician355,000 XOF+37%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist358,000 XOF+38%
Nutrition Assistant256,000 XOF-1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant281,000 XOF+9%
Operating Room Scheduler243,000 XOF-6%
Operating Room Services Director780,000 XOF+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant287,000 XOF+11%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician268,000 XOF+3%
Optician607,000 XOF+130%
Orthopedic Technician272,000 XOF+5%
Orthoptist726,000 XOF+180%
Orthotist751,000 XOF+190%
Pathology Assistant265,000 XOF+2%
Perfusionist810,000 XOF+210%
Phlebotomist206,000 XOF-20%
Pre Authorization Case Manager378,000 XOF+46%
Prosthetist624,000 XOF+140%
Radiation Therapist955,000 XOF+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist367,000 XOF+42%
Radiographer609,000 XOF+140%
Radiography Technologist379,000 XOF+46%
Radiologic Technologist371,000 XOF+43%
Radiology Technologist389,000 XOF+50%
Respiratory Care Practitioner668,000 XOF+160%
Respiratory Therapist541,000 XOF+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician305,000 XOF+18%
Sonographer358,000 XOF+38%
Sonography Technologist377,000 XOF+46%
Speech and Language Pathologist549,000 XOF+110%
Ultrasonographer287,000 XOF+11%
Ultrasound Technologist290,000 XOF+12%
Vascular Technologist275,000 XOF+6%
X-Ray Technologist378,000 XOF+46%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ouagadougou280,000 XOF

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 Burkina Faso earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
321,000 XOF
Public Sector+10%
354,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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