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Healthcare Technical Average Salaries in Colombia 2021

How much money does a person working in Healthcare Technical make in Colombia?

Average Monthly Salary
5,850,000 COP
( 70,100,000 COP yearly)


A person working in Healthcare Technical in Colombia typically earns around 5,850,000 COP per month. Salaries range from 2,500,000 COP (lowest average) to 18,000,000 COP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Healthcare Technical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician8,950,000 COP
Admitting Officer3,520,000 COP
Ambulance Dispatcher3,640,000 COP
Ambulance Driver3,170,000 COP
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,630,000 COP
Ambulatory Services Director7,040,000 COP
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor7,910,000 COP
Anesthesia Technician4,800,000 COP
Anesthesiologist14,700,000 COP
Anesthesiology Assistant4,790,000 COP
Assistant Optometrist4,270,000 COP
Audiologist8,500,000 COP
Biomedical Engineering Director6,430,000 COP
Biomedical Engineering Technician3,540,000 COP
Cardiac Technician3,240,000 COP
Cardiovascular Specialist17,300,000 COP
Cardiovascular Technologist6,890,000 COP
Central Sterile Processing Technician4,150,000 COP
Charge Entry Specialist4,520,000 COP
Clinical Application Specialist4,510,000 COP
Clinical Biochemist7,660,000 COP
Clinical Cytogeneticist6,850,000 COP
Clinical Data Reviewer4,280,000 COP
Clinical Development Specialist5,590,000 COP
Clinical Field Associate4,250,000 COP
Clinical Genetic Technologist7,040,000 COP
Clinical Microbiologist9,440,000 COP
Clinical Molecular Geneticist7,460,000 COP
Clinical Neuropsychologist9,710,000 COP
Clinical Research Coordinator5,210,000 COP
Clinical Scientist9,600,000 COP
CME Specialist7,020,000 COP
CT Technologist4,290,000 COP
Cytogenetic Technologist6,700,000 COP
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer5,020,000 COP
Dispensing Optician4,300,000 COP
Dosimetrist6,080,000 COP
EKG Technician4,070,000 COP
Endoscopic Assistant3,930,000 COP
Endoscopy Technician3,880,000 COP
Enterostomal Therapist5,940,000 COP
Epidemiologist7,230,000 COP
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,860,000 COP
Health Systems Specialist5,250,000 COP
Health Technologist6,170,000 COP
Healthcare Data Analyst4,390,000 COP
Hearing Aid Specialist4,740,000 COP
Histotechnologist6,040,000 COP
Immunologist8,120,000 COP
Industrial Hygienist5,840,000 COP
Infection Control Coordinator4,460,000 COP
Infection Control Practitioner9,390,000 COP
Infection Preventionist7,070,000 COP
Informatics Practice Specialist5,040,000 COP
Interventional Radiographer7,530,000 COP
Lab Assistant3,530,000 COP
Laboratory Manager6,480,000 COP
Laboratory Technician3,580,000 COP
Low Vision Therapist7,870,000 COP
Mammography Technician3,620,000 COP
Medical Coder3,150,000 COP
Medical Courier2,580,000 COP
Medical Equipment Preparer3,680,000 COP
Medical Forms Designer3,150,000 COP
Medical Technologist3,840,000 COP
MRI Technologist3,540,000 COP
Music Therapist5,000,000 COP
Neonatologist9,900,000 COP
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,870,000 COP
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant3,250,000 COP
Nuclear Medical Technician5,160,000 COP
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,930,000 COP
Nutrition Assistant3,810,000 COP
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,980,000 COP
Operating Room Scheduler3,240,000 COP
Operating Room Services Director10,500,000 COP
Ophthalmic Assistant3,740,000 COP
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,930,000 COP
Optician8,200,000 COP
Orthopedic Technician3,720,000 COP
Orthoptist10,800,000 COP
Orthotist10,200,000 COP
Pathology Assistant3,670,000 COP
Perfusionist11,800,000 COP
Phlebotomist2,940,000 COP
Pre Authorization Case Manager5,330,000 COP
Prosthetist9,130,000 COP
Radiation Therapist13,400,000 COP
Radiation Therapy Technologist5,160,000 COP
Radiographer8,440,000 COP
Radiography Technologist5,410,000 COP
Radiologic Technologist5,140,000 COP
Radiology Technologist5,060,000 COP
Respiratory Care Practitioner10,200,000 COP
Respiratory Therapist7,710,000 COP
Respiratory Therapy Technician4,270,000 COP
Sonographer5,420,000 COP
Sonography Technologist5,020,000 COP
Speech and Language Pathologist7,810,000 COP
Ultrasonographer4,330,000 COP
Ultrasound Technologist4,180,000 COP
Vascular Technologist3,740,000 COP
X-Ray Technologist5,500,000 COP

Healthcare Technical Jobs Salary Distribution in Colombia

Median and salary distribution monthly Colombia Healthcare Technical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Healthcare Technical salaries in Colombia range from 2,500,000 COP per month (minimum average salary) to 18,000,000 COP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,080,000 COP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 6,080,000 COP while the other half are earning more than 6,080,000 COP. 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 people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 3,860,000 COP while 75% of them are earning more than 3,860,000 COP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 12,500,000 COP while 25% are earning more than 12,500,000 COP.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Healthcare Technical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Colombia Healthcare Technical
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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 employees in Colombia who work in Healthcare Technical earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,140,000 COP
5,690,000 COP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Colombia for all Careers

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Healthcare Technical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Colombia

How much are annual salary increments in Colombia for Healthcare Technical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Healthcare Technical

Healthcare Technical professionals in Colombia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Colombia Healthcare Technical
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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.

Colombia / 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 Colombia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Colombia 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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Healthcare Technical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Colombia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Colombia Healthcare Technical
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Healthcare Technical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

48% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Healthcare Technical Hourly Average Wage in Colombia

33,700 COP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Colombia is 33,700 COP. This means that the average person in Colombia earns approximately 33,700 COP 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.

Healthcare Technical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Healthcare Technical and Health and Medical monthly Colombia
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The average salary for Healthcare Technical is 17% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barranquilla6,020,000 COP
Bello5,550,000 COP
Bogota6,750,000 COP
Bucaramanga5,700,000 COP
Buenaventura5,410,000 COP
Cartagena5,970,000 COP
Cucuta5,920,000 COP
Ibague5,830,000 COP
Manizales5,290,000 COP
Medellin6,700,000 COP
Monteria5,440,000 COP
Neiva5,230,000 COP
Pereira5,430,000 COP
Santa Marta5,600,000 COP
Soacha5,820,000 COP
Soledad5,920,000 COP
Valledupar5,540,000 COP
Villavicencio5,700,000 COP

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 Colombia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,400,000 COP
Public Sector+11%
4,880,000 COP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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