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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Burundi 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Burundi?

Average Monthly Salary
902,000 BIF
( 10,800,000 BIF yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Burundi typically earns around 902,000 BIF per month. Salaries range from 451,000 BIF (lowest) to 1,400,000 BIF (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 Burundi

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Burundi range from 451,000 BIF per month (minimum salary) to 1,400,000 BIF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 902,000 BIF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 902,000 BIF while the other half are earning more than 902,000 BIF. 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 609,000 BIF while 75% of them are earning more than 609,000 BIF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,150,000 BIF while 25% are earning more than 1,150,000 BIF.

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 541,000 BIF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 716,000 BIF per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 958,000 BIF per month, 34% 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 1,140,000 BIF per month, 19% 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 1,230,000 BIF per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,320,000 BIF per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Burundi

0 - 2 Years
541,000 BIF
2 - 5 Years+32%
716,000 BIF
5 - 10 Years+34%
958,000 BIF
10 - 15 Years+19%
1,140,000 BIF
15 - 20 Years+8%
1,230,000 BIF
20+ Years+7%
1,320,000 BIF
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 773,000 BIF per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,220,000 BIF per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Burundi

Bachelor's Degree
773,000 BIF
Master's Degree+58%
1,220,000 BIF
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 Burundi costs anywhere from 5,910,000 Burundi Franc(s) to 17,700,000 Burundi Franc(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 Burundi earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

928,000 BIF
869,000 BIF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Burundi for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Burundi

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Burundi 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.

Burundi / 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 Burundi is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% 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 Burundi

5,210 BIF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Burundi is 5,210 BIF. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Burundi earns approximately 5,210 BIF 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 Burundi
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician2,370,000 BIF+160%
Admitting Officer896,000 BIF-1%
Ambulance Dispatcher917,000 BIF+2%
Ambulance Driver871,000 BIF-3%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic958,000 BIF+6%
Ambulatory Services Director1,830,000 BIF+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor2,170,000 BIF+140%
Anesthesia Technician1,230,000 BIF+36%
Anesthesiologist3,540,000 BIF+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant1,230,000 BIF+36%
Assistant Optometrist1,070,000 BIF+19%
Audiologist2,060,000 BIF+130%
Biomedical Engineering Director1,640,000 BIF+82%
Biomedical Engineering Technician889,000 BIF-1%
Cardiac Technician805,000 BIF-11%
Cardiovascular Specialist4,570,000 BIF+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist1,790,000 BIF+98%
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,040,000 BIF+15%
Charge Entry Specialist1,080,000 BIF+20%
Clinical Application Specialist1,120,000 BIF+24%
Clinical Biochemist1,960,000 BIF+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist1,730,000 BIF+92%
Clinical Data Reviewer1,050,000 BIF+16%
Clinical Development Specialist1,360,000 BIF+51%
Clinical Field Associate1,130,000 BIF+25%
Clinical Genetic Technologist1,670,000 BIF+85%
Clinical Microbiologist2,360,000 BIF+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist1,840,000 BIF+100%
Clinical Neuropsychologist2,430,000 BIF+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator1,300,000 BIF+44%
Clinical Scientist2,350,000 BIF+160%
CME Specialist1,830,000 BIF+100%
CT Technologist1,060,000 BIF+17%
Cytogenetic Technologist1,640,000 BIF+82%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer1,320,000 BIF+46%
Dispensing Optician1,090,000 BIF+21%
Dosimetrist1,510,000 BIF+67%
EKG Technician1,020,000 BIF+13%
Endoscopic Assistant953,000 BIF+6%
Endoscopy Technician953,000 BIF+6%
Enterostomal Therapist1,590,000 BIF+76%
Epidemiologist1,880,000 BIF+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian958,000 BIF+6%
Health Systems Specialist1,400,000 BIF+55%
Health Technologist1,630,000 BIF+81%
Healthcare Data Analyst1,180,000 BIF+31%
Hearing Aid Specialist1,190,000 BIF+32%
Histotechnologist1,480,000 BIF+64%
Immunologist2,160,000 BIF+140%
Industrial Hygienist1,530,000 BIF+70%
Infection Control Coordinator1,150,000 BIF+27%
Infection Control Practitioner2,480,000 BIF+170%
Infection Preventionist1,660,000 BIF+84%
Informatics Practice Specialist1,270,000 BIF+41%
Interventional Radiographer1,910,000 BIF+110%
Lab Assistant929,000 BIF+3%
Laboratory Manager1,650,000 BIF+83%
Laboratory Technician902,000 BIF-0%
Low Vision Therapist1,940,000 BIF+120%
Mammography Technician890,000 BIF-1%
Medical Coder831,000 BIF-8%
Medical Courier608,000 BIF-33%
Medical Equipment Preparer947,000 BIF+5%
Medical Forms Designer766,000 BIF-15%
Medical Technologist1,050,000 BIF+16%
MRI Technologist952,000 BIF+6%
Music Therapist1,290,000 BIF+43%
Neonatologist2,670,000 BIF+200%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian934,000 BIF+4%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant836,000 BIF-7%
Nuclear Medical Technician1,240,000 BIF+37%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist1,340,000 BIF+49%
Nutrition Assistant962,000 BIF+7%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant958,000 BIF+6%
Operating Room Scheduler851,000 BIF-6%
Operating Room Services Director2,730,000 BIF+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant987,000 BIF+9%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,020,000 BIF+13%
Optician2,130,000 BIF+140%
Orthopedic Technician953,000 BIF+6%
Orthoptist2,790,000 BIF+210%
Orthotist2,610,000 BIF+190%
Pathology Assistant929,000 BIF+3%
Perfusionist2,830,000 BIF+210%
Phlebotomist747,000 BIF-17%
Pre Authorization Case Manager1,370,000 BIF+52%
Prosthetist2,270,000 BIF+150%
Radiation Therapist3,360,000 BIF+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist1,360,000 BIF+51%
Radiographer2,140,000 BIF+140%
Radiography Technologist1,270,000 BIF+41%
Radiologic Technologist1,330,000 BIF+47%
Radiology Technologist1,360,000 BIF+51%
Respiratory Care Practitioner2,510,000 BIF+180%
Respiratory Therapist1,960,000 BIF+120%
Respiratory Therapy Technician1,150,000 BIF+27%
Sonographer1,290,000 BIF+43%
Sonography Technologist1,320,000 BIF+46%
Speech and Language Pathologist1,930,000 BIF+110%
Ultrasonographer1,030,000 BIF+14%
Ultrasound Technologist1,020,000 BIF+13%
Vascular Technologist929,000 BIF+3%
X-Ray Technologist1,390,000 BIF+54%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bujumbura1,030,000 BIF

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 Burundi earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,100,000 BIF
Public Sector+17%
1,290,000 BIF
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