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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in China 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in China?

Average Monthly Salary
21,800 CNY
( 262,000 CNY yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in China typically earns around 21,800 CNY per month. Salaries range from 10,900 CNY (lowest) to 33,800 CNY (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 China

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in China range from 10,900 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 33,800 CNY per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,800 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 21,800 CNY while the other half are earning more than 21,800 CNY. 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 14,700 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 14,700 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 27,800 CNY while 25% are earning more than 27,800 CNY.

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 13,100 CNY per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,300 CNY 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 23,100 CNY 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 27,600 CNY 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 29,800 CNY 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 32,000 CNY per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in China

0 - 2 Years
13,100 CNY
2 - 5 Years+32%
17,300 CNY
5 - 10 Years+34%
23,100 CNY
10 - 15 Years+19%
27,600 CNY
15 - 20 Years+8%
29,800 CNY
20+ Years+7%
32,000 CNY
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 18,700 CNY per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 29,400 CNY per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in China

Bachelor's Degree
18,700 CNY
Master's Degree+58%
29,400 CNY
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 China costs anywhere from 146,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) to 439,000 Yuan Renminbi(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 China 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 China earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

22,300 CNY
21,200 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in China

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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.

China / 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 China is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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 China

130 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in China is 130 CNY. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in China earns approximately 130 CNY 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 China
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 40% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Admitting Officer21,500 CNY-1%
Ambulance Dispatcher22,200 CNY+2%
Ambulance Driver21,200 CNY-3%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic22,900 CNY+5%
Ambulatory Services Director44,300 CNY+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor50,400 CNY+130%
Anesthesia Technician30,100 CNY+38%
Anesthesiologist88,600 CNY+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant31,600 CNY+45%
Assistant Optometrist25,300 CNY+16%
Audiologist51,300 CNY+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director40,300 CNY+85%
Biomedical Engineering Technician22,100 CNY+1%
Cardiac Technician20,200 CNY-7%
Cardiovascular Specialist109,000 CNY+400%
Cardiovascular Technologist43,400 CNY+99%
Central Sterile Processing Technician25,900 CNY+19%
Charge Entry Specialist27,900 CNY+28%
Clinical Application Specialist28,100 CNY+29%
Clinical Biochemist50,500 CNY+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist45,000 CNY+110%
Clinical Data Reviewer26,600 CNY+22%
Clinical Development Specialist34,600 CNY+59%
Clinical Field Associate26,200 CNY+20%
Clinical Genetic Technologist43,400 CNY+99%
Clinical Microbiologist56,000 CNY+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist48,700 CNY+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist59,000 CNY+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator33,200 CNY+52%
Clinical Scientist56,600 CNY+160%
CME Specialist46,500 CNY+110%
CT Technologist26,700 CNY+23%
Cytogenetic Technologist41,600 CNY+91%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer33,300 CNY+53%
Dispensing Optician27,500 CNY+26%
Dosimetrist37,800 CNY+73%
EKG Technician26,000 CNY+19%
Endoscopic Assistant23,100 CNY+6%
Endoscopy Technician24,100 CNY+11%
Enterostomal Therapist36,700 CNY+68%
Epidemiologist45,500 CNY+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian23,400 CNY+7%
Health Systems Specialist35,000 CNY+61%
Health Technologist37,100 CNY+70%
Healthcare Data Analyst27,900 CNY+28%
Hearing Aid Specialist31,100 CNY+43%
Histotechnologist37,500 CNY+72%
Immunologist51,400 CNY+140%
Industrial Hygienist35,900 CNY+65%
Infection Control Coordinator27,400 CNY+26%
Infection Control Practitioner57,800 CNY+170%
Infection Preventionist43,400 CNY+99%
Informatics Practice Specialist33,900 CNY+56%
Interventional Radiographer46,000 CNY+110%
Lab Assistant21,200 CNY-3%
Laboratory Manager39,600 CNY+82%
Laboratory Technician21,800 CNY+0%
Low Vision Therapist48,900 CNY+120%
Mammography Technician21,900 CNY+0%
Medical Coder19,400 CNY-11%
Medical Courier15,900 CNY-27%
Medical Equipment Preparer22,000 CNY+1%
Medical Forms Designer19,500 CNY-11%
Medical Technologist25,700 CNY+18%
MRI Technologist23,600 CNY+8%
Music Therapist33,100 CNY+52%
Neonatologist61,300 CNY+180%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian23,900 CNY+10%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant19,900 CNY-9%
Nuclear Medical Technician31,100 CNY+43%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist33,000 CNY+51%
Nutrition Assistant22,700 CNY+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant23,400 CNY+7%
Operating Room Scheduler21,500 CNY-1%
Operating Room Services Director63,000 CNY+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant23,700 CNY+9%
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Phlebotomist17,500 CNY-20%
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Radiology Technologist33,700 CNY+55%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Beijing24,400 CNY
Changchun21,300 CNY
Changsha19,800 CNY
Chengdu24,000 CNY
Chongqing23,400 CNY
Dalian19,600 CNY
Dongguan19,600 CNY
Foshan20,900 CNY
Fuzhou19,300 CNY
Guangzhou25,300 CNY
Hangzhou23,000 CNY
Harbin22,000 CNY
Jinan24,200 CNY
Kunming20,600 CNY
Nanjing21,800 CNY
Qingdao20,800 CNY
Quanzhou19,900 CNY
Shanghai24,800 CNY
Shantou22,900 CNY
Shenyang23,100 CNY
Shenzhen22,100 CNY
Suzhou22,100 CNY
Tianjin22,300 CNY
Wenzhou21,000 CNY
Wuhan23,800 CNY
Wuxi18,700 CNY
Xi an22,700 CNY
Xiamen18,600 CNY
Zhengzhou19,300 CNY

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Anhui24,300 CNY
Beijing19,600 CNY
Chongqing20,400 CNY
Fujian21,100 CNY
Gansu21,000 CNY
Guangdong25,400 CNY
Guangxi22,600 CNY
Guizhou20,200 CNY
Hainan19,700 CNY
Hebei24,400 CNY
Heilongjiang21,200 CNY
Henan23,800 CNY
Hubei24,400 CNY
Hunan24,200 CNY
Jiangsu24,100 CNY
Jiangxi21,800 CNY
Jilin21,500 CNY
Liaoning22,800 CNY
Nei Monggol20,100 CNY
Ningxia18,300 CNY
Qinghai19,500 CNY
Shaanxi22,200 CNY
Shandong24,900 CNY
Shanghai19,400 CNY
Shanxi20,200 CNY
Sichuan25,200 CNY
Tianjin19,300 CNY
Xinjiang Uygur19,300 CNY
Xizang [Tibet]17,600 CNY
Yunnan23,500 CNY
Zhejiang23,400 CNY

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

Private Sector
28,500 CNY
Public Sector+6%
30,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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