A person working in Healthcare Technical in Costa Rica typically earns around 2,940,000 CRC per month. Salaries range from 1,260,000 CRC (lowest average) to 9,080,000 CRC (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||4,530,000 CRC|
|Admitting Officer||1,780,000 CRC|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,790,000 CRC|
|Ambulance Driver||1,560,000 CRC|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,860,000 CRC|
|Ambulatory Services Director||3,610,000 CRC|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||4,250,000 CRC|
|Anesthesia Technician||2,480,000 CRC|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||2,440,000 CRC|
|Assistant Optometrist||1,980,000 CRC|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||3,340,000 CRC|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,670,000 CRC|
|Cardiac Technician||1,700,000 CRC|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||8,860,000 CRC|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||3,540,000 CRC|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,960,000 CRC|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,180,000 CRC|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,060,000 CRC|
|Clinical Biochemist||3,900,000 CRC|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||3,500,000 CRC|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,180,000 CRC|
|Clinical Development Specialist||2,590,000 CRC|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,180,000 CRC|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||3,290,000 CRC|
|Clinical Microbiologist||4,390,000 CRC|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||3,850,000 CRC|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||4,630,000 CRC|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||2,440,000 CRC|
|Clinical Scientist||4,510,000 CRC|
|CME Specialist||3,790,000 CRC|
|CT Technologist||2,240,000 CRC|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||3,190,000 CRC|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||2,530,000 CRC|
|Dispensing Optician||2,140,000 CRC|
|EKG Technician||2,040,000 CRC|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,980,000 CRC|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,850,000 CRC|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,140,000 CRC|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,970,000 CRC|
|Health Systems Specialist||2,810,000 CRC|
|Health Technologist||3,000,000 CRC|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,220,000 CRC|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||2,350,000 CRC|
|Industrial Hygienist||3,120,000 CRC|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,170,000 CRC|
|Infection Control Practitioner||4,680,000 CRC|
|Infection Preventionist||3,540,000 CRC|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||2,560,000 CRC|
|Interventional Radiographer||3,810,000 CRC|
|Lab Assistant||1,710,000 CRC|
|Laboratory Manager||3,160,000 CRC|
|Laboratory Technician||1,760,000 CRC|
|Low Vision Therapist||4,000,000 CRC|
|Mammography Technician||1,790,000 CRC|
|Medical Coder||1,570,000 CRC|
|Medical Courier||1,290,000 CRC|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,810,000 CRC|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,460,000 CRC|
|Medical Technologist||2,030,000 CRC|
|MRI Technologist||1,760,000 CRC|
|Music Therapist||2,620,000 CRC|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,920,000 CRC|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,640,000 CRC|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||2,590,000 CRC|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||2,530,000 CRC|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,830,000 CRC|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,950,000 CRC|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,630,000 CRC|
|Operating Room Services Director||5,330,000 CRC|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,910,000 CRC|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,020,000 CRC|
|Orthopedic Technician||1,890,000 CRC|
|Pathology Assistant||1,870,000 CRC|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||2,620,000 CRC|
|Radiation Therapist||6,240,000 CRC|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||2,570,000 CRC|
|Radiography Technologist||2,710,000 CRC|
|Radiologic Technologist||2,670,000 CRC|
|Radiology Technologist||2,520,000 CRC|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||4,940,000 CRC|
|Respiratory Therapist||3,810,000 CRC|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,070,000 CRC|
|Sonography Technologist||2,530,000 CRC|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||4,030,000 CRC|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,960,000 CRC|
|Vascular Technologist||1,910,000 CRC|
|X-Ray Technologist||2,680,000 CRC|
Healthcare Technical salaries in Costa Rica range from 1,260,000 CRC per month (minimum average salary) to 9,080,000 CRC per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 2,770,000 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 2,770,000 CRC while the other half are earning more than 2,770,000 CRC. 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.
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 1,810,000 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 1,810,000 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 5,570,000 CRC while 25% are earning more than 5,570,000 CRC.
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
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.
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Costa Rica who work in Healthcare Technical earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Healthcare Technical professionals in Costa Rica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Costa Rica for the year 2022. 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.
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.
52% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|San Jose||3,130,000 CRC|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Costa Rica earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.