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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Cuba 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Cuba?

Average Monthly Salary
16,700 CUP
( 201,000 CUP yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Cuba

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Cuba range from 8,530 CUP per month (minimum salary) to 25,800 CUP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Cuba Laboratory Technician
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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 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.

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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Cuba

0 - 2 Years
9,570 CUP
2 - 5 Years+31%
12,500 CUP
5 - 10 Years+40%
17,500 CUP
10 - 15 Years+20%
21,000 CUP
15 - 20 Years+9%
22,800 CUP
20+ Years+8%
24,600 CUP
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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Cuba

Bachelor's Degree
11,800 CUP
Master's Degree+77%
20,900 CUP
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cuba 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 Cuba earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

18,100 CUP
15,500 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cuba for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cuba

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Cuba / 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 Cuba is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

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.

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 Cuba

97 CUP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cuba is 97 CUP. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Cuba earns approximately 97 CUP 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

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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.

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Admitting Officer15,300 CUP-9%
Ambulance Dispatcher17,000 CUP+2%
Ambulance Driver14,900 CUP-11%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic17,100 CUP+2%
Ambulatory Services Director33,300 CUP+99%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor38,700 CUP+130%
Anesthesia Technician22,900 CUP+37%
Anesthesiologist64,300 CUP+280%
Anesthesiology Assistant23,700 CUP+42%
Assistant Optometrist19,400 CUP+16%
Audiologist38,200 CUP+130%
Biomedical Engineering Director30,900 CUP+85%
Biomedical Engineering Technician15,500 CUP-7%
Cardiac Technician15,800 CUP-6%
Cardiovascular Specialist81,400 CUP+390%
Cardiovascular Technologist32,600 CUP+95%
Central Sterile Processing Technician18,200 CUP+9%
Charge Entry Specialist20,500 CUP+23%
Clinical Application Specialist19,200 CUP+15%
Clinical Biochemist37,900 CUP+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist30,900 CUP+85%
Clinical Data Reviewer20,300 CUP+21%
Clinical Development Specialist24,300 CUP+45%
Clinical Field Associate20,500 CUP+23%
Clinical Genetic Technologist31,000 CUP+85%
Clinical Microbiologist43,000 CUP+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist34,200 CUP+100%
Clinical Neuropsychologist44,200 CUP+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator24,500 CUP+46%
Clinical Scientist44,400 CUP+170%
CME Specialist33,300 CUP+99%
CT Technologist20,900 CUP+25%
Cytogenetic Technologist29,900 CUP+79%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer24,500 CUP+46%
Dispensing Optician19,400 CUP+16%
Dosimetrist29,700 CUP+78%
EKG Technician18,500 CUP+11%
Endoscopic Assistant17,700 CUP+6%
Endoscopy Technician17,300 CUP+3%
Enterostomal Therapist26,700 CUP+60%
Epidemiologist35,500 CUP+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian17,100 CUP+2%
Health Systems Specialist24,500 CUP+46%
Health Technologist29,000 CUP+73%
Healthcare Data Analyst20,300 CUP+21%
Hearing Aid Specialist23,000 CUP+37%
Histotechnologist27,000 CUP+61%
Immunologist39,200 CUP+130%
Industrial Hygienist26,600 CUP+59%
Infection Control Coordinator20,500 CUP+23%
Infection Control Practitioner44,100 CUP+160%
Infection Preventionist30,200 CUP+81%
Informatics Practice Specialist24,500 CUP+46%
Interventional Radiographer32,700 CUP+95%
Lab Assistant16,600 CUP-1%
Laboratory Manager30,100 CUP+80%
Laboratory Technician16,700 CUP-0%
Low Vision Therapist37,400 CUP+120%
Mammography Technician17,200 CUP+3%
Medical Coder14,800 CUP-12%
Medical Courier11,100 CUP-34%
Medical Equipment Preparer17,600 CUP+5%
Medical Forms Designer13,700 CUP-18%
Medical Technologist17,600 CUP+5%
MRI Technologist17,000 CUP+2%
Music Therapist25,500 CUP+52%
Neonatologist45,800 CUP+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian18,000 CUP+8%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant15,500 CUP-7%
Nuclear Medical Technician22,500 CUP+34%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist24,300 CUP+45%
Nutrition Assistant16,100 CUP-4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant17,400 CUP+4%
Operating Room Scheduler15,800 CUP-6%
Operating Room Services Director46,800 CUP+180%
Ophthalmic Assistant17,600 CUP+5%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician18,600 CUP+11%
Optician36,400 CUP+120%
Orthopedic Technician18,400 CUP+10%
Orthoptist49,700 CUP+200%
Orthotist47,500 CUP+180%
Pathology Assistant16,500 CUP-1%
Perfusionist51,400 CUP+210%
Phlebotomist12,800 CUP-23%
Pre Authorization Case Manager25,400 CUP+52%
Prosthetist40,400 CUP+140%
Radiation Therapist61,000 CUP+260%
Radiation Therapy Technologist24,200 CUP+45%
Radiographer38,100 CUP+130%
Radiography Technologist23,100 CUP+38%
Radiologic Technologist25,200 CUP+51%
Radiology Technologist24,200 CUP+45%
Respiratory Care Practitioner43,900 CUP+160%
Respiratory Therapist33,600 CUP+100%
Respiratory Therapy Technician20,400 CUP+22%
Sonographer23,900 CUP+43%
Sonography Technologist24,500 CUP+46%
Speech and Language Pathologist35,800 CUP+110%
Ultrasonographer19,100 CUP+14%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Camaguey15,200 CUP
Havana18,500 CUP
Holguin14,100 CUP
Santiago de Cuba17,200 CUP

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

Private Sector
20,600 CUP
Public Sector+11%
22,800 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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