A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Cuba typically earns around 16,700 CUP per month. Salaries range from 8,530 CUP (lowest) to 25,800 CUP (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 Cuba range from 8,530 CUP per month (minimum salary) to 25,800 CUP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 16,400 CUP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 16,400 CUP while the other half are earning more than 16,400 CUP. 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 11,200 CUP while 75% of them are earning more than 11,200 CUP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 20,700 CUP while 25% are earning more than 20,700 CUP.
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 9,570 CUP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,500 CUP per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 17,500 CUP per month, 40% 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 21,000 CUP per month, 20% 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 22,800 CUP 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 24,600 CUP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|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 11,800 CUP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 20,900 CUP per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Cuba costs anywhere from 110,000 Cuban Peso(s) to 329,000 Cuban Peso(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 Cuba earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Cuba 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.
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 Cuba 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.
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.
89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 39% 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||40,500 CUP||+140%|
|Admitting Officer||15,300 CUP||-9%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||17,000 CUP||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||14,900 CUP||-11%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||17,100 CUP||+2%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||33,300 CUP||+99%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||38,700 CUP||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||22,900 CUP||+37%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||23,700 CUP||+42%|
|Assistant Optometrist||19,400 CUP||+16%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||30,900 CUP||+85%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||15,500 CUP||-7%|
|Cardiac Technician||15,800 CUP||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||81,400 CUP||+390%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||32,600 CUP||+95%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||18,200 CUP||+9%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||20,500 CUP||+23%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||19,200 CUP||+15%|
|Clinical Biochemist||37,900 CUP||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||30,900 CUP||+85%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||20,300 CUP||+21%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||24,300 CUP||+45%|
|Clinical Field Associate||20,500 CUP||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||31,000 CUP||+85%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||43,000 CUP||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||34,200 CUP||+100%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||44,200 CUP||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||24,500 CUP||+46%|
|Clinical Scientist||44,400 CUP||+170%|
|CME Specialist||33,300 CUP||+99%|
|CT Technologist||20,900 CUP||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||29,900 CUP||+79%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||24,500 CUP||+46%|
|Dispensing Optician||19,400 CUP||+16%|
|EKG Technician||18,500 CUP||+11%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||17,700 CUP||+6%|
|Endoscopy Technician||17,300 CUP||+3%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||26,700 CUP||+60%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||17,100 CUP||+2%|
|Health Systems Specialist||24,500 CUP||+46%|
|Health Technologist||29,000 CUP||+73%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||20,300 CUP||+21%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||23,000 CUP||+37%|
|Industrial Hygienist||26,600 CUP||+59%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||20,500 CUP||+23%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||44,100 CUP||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||30,200 CUP||+81%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||24,500 CUP||+46%|
|Interventional Radiographer||32,700 CUP||+95%|
|Lab Assistant||16,600 CUP||-1%|
|Laboratory Manager||30,100 CUP||+80%|
|Laboratory Technician||16,700 CUP||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||37,400 CUP||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||17,200 CUP||+3%|
|Medical Coder||14,800 CUP||-12%|
|Medical Courier||11,100 CUP||-34%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||17,600 CUP||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||13,700 CUP||-18%|
|Medical Technologist||17,600 CUP||+5%|
|MRI Technologist||17,000 CUP||+2%|
|Music Therapist||25,500 CUP||+52%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||18,000 CUP||+8%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||15,500 CUP||-7%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||22,500 CUP||+34%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||24,300 CUP||+45%|
|Nutrition Assistant||16,100 CUP||-4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||17,400 CUP||+4%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||15,800 CUP||-6%|
|Operating Room Services Director||46,800 CUP||+180%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||17,600 CUP||+5%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||18,600 CUP||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||18,400 CUP||+10%|
|Pathology Assistant||16,500 CUP||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||25,400 CUP||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||61,000 CUP||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||24,200 CUP||+45%|
|Radiography Technologist||23,100 CUP||+38%|
|Radiologic Technologist||25,200 CUP||+51%|
|Radiology Technologist||24,200 CUP||+45%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||43,900 CUP||+160%|
|Respiratory Therapist||33,600 CUP||+100%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||20,400 CUP||+22%|
|Sonography Technologist||24,500 CUP||+46%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||35,800 CUP||+110%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||19,300 CUP||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||16,500 CUP||-1%|
|X-Ray Technologist||24,800 CUP||+48%|
|Santiago de Cuba||17,200 CUP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cuba earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.