A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Croatia typically earns around 10,500 HRK per month. Salaries range from 4,830 HRK (lowest) to 16,700 HRK (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 salaries in Croatia range from 4,830 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 16,700 HRK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 11,300 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 11,300 HRK while the other half are earning more than 11,300 HRK. 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 Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,270 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 7,270 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 15,100 HRK while 25% are earning more than 15,100 HRK.
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 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 5,480 HRK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,320 HRK per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 10,800 HRK per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Laboratory Technician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 13,200 HRK per month, 22% 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 14,400 HRK per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 15,600 HRK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 6,370 HRK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 12,300 HRK per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Croatia costs anywhere from 74,200 Croatian Kuna(s) to 223,000 Croatian Kuna(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.
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 Croatia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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 Croatia for the year 2021. 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.
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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Laboratory Technician is 43% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Clinician||29,700 HRK||+180%|
|Admitting Officer||11,000 HRK||+5%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||10,700 HRK||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||10,300 HRK||-2%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||12,000 HRK||+14%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||21,100 HRK||+100%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||26,300 HRK||+150%|
|Anesthesia Technician||16,100 HRK||+53%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||16,300 HRK||+55%|
|Assistant Optometrist||13,300 HRK||+27%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||19,600 HRK||+87%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||10,900 HRK||+4%|
|Cardiac Technician||10,000 HRK||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||57,200 HRK||+450%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||20,700 HRK||+97%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||12,700 HRK||+21%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||14,300 HRK||+36%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||13,000 HRK||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||26,100 HRK||+150%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||21,300 HRK||+100%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||13,700 HRK||+31%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||16,400 HRK||+56%|
|Clinical Field Associate||13,800 HRK||+32%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||20,900 HRK||+99%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||29,500 HRK||+180%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||23,500 HRK||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||29,600 HRK||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||16,200 HRK||+54%|
|Clinical Scientist||30,400 HRK||+190%|
|CME Specialist||22,200 HRK||+110%|
|CT Technologist||13,200 HRK||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||20,800 HRK||+98%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||16,900 HRK||+61%|
|Dispensing Optician||13,700 HRK||+31%|
|EKG Technician||13,100 HRK||+25%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||11,700 HRK||+11%|
|Endoscopy Technician||12,100 HRK||+15%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||18,600 HRK||+77%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||12,200 HRK||+16%|
|Health Systems Specialist||16,300 HRK||+55%|
|Health Technologist||19,400 HRK||+85%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||14,300 HRK||+36%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||15,300 HRK||+46%|
|Industrial Hygienist||18,600 HRK||+77%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||14,300 HRK||+36%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||28,700 HRK||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||21,800 HRK||+110%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||15,900 HRK||+52%|
|Interventional Radiographer||23,500 HRK||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||11,100 HRK||+6%|
|Laboratory Manager||20,900 HRK||+99%|
|Laboratory Technician||10,500 HRK||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||25,300 HRK||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||10,800 HRK||+3%|
|Medical Coder||9,640 HRK||-8%|
|Medical Courier||7,960 HRK||-24%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||11,700 HRK||+11%|
|Medical Forms Designer||9,210 HRK||-12%|
|Medical Technologist||13,000 HRK||+24%|
|MRI Technologist||11,700 HRK||+11%|
|Music Therapist||16,400 HRK||+56%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||11,800 HRK||+12%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||10,100 HRK||-4%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||15,600 HRK||+49%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||15,700 HRK||+50%|
|Nutrition Assistant||11,500 HRK||+10%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||12,300 HRK||+17%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||10,900 HRK||+4%|
|Operating Room Services Director||32,300 HRK||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||12,400 HRK||+18%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||11,800 HRK||+12%|
|Orthopedic Technician||12,700 HRK||+21%|
|Pathology Assistant||11,400 HRK||+9%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||17,000 HRK||+62%|
|Radiation Therapist||41,900 HRK||+300%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||15,800 HRK||+51%|
|Radiography Technologist||16,700 HRK||+59%|
|Radiologic Technologist||17,000 HRK||+62%|
|Radiology Technologist||16,800 HRK||+60%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||31,200 HRK||+200%|
|Respiratory Therapist||22,400 HRK||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||13,100 HRK||+25%|
|Sonography Technologist||16,900 HRK||+61%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||24,600 HRK||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||13,300 HRK||+27%|
|Vascular Technologist||11,900 HRK||+13%|
|X-Ray Technologist||16,300 HRK||+55%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.