A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Denmark typically earns around 28,700 DKK per month. Salaries range from 13,800 DKK (lowest) to 45,100 DKK (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 Denmark range from 13,800 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 45,100 DKK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 29,900 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 29,900 DKK while the other half are earning more than 29,900 DKK. 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 19,700 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 19,700 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 39,000 DKK while 25% are earning more than 39,000 DKK.
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 16,100 DKK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,900 DKK per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 30,100 DKK per month, 31% 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 37,000 DKK per month, 23% 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 39,300 DKK per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 43,100 DKK per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 25,400 DKK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 36,400 DKK per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Denmark costs anywhere from 203,000 Danish Krone(s) to 610,000 Danish Krone(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 Denmark earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Denmark are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 Denmark 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||80,000 DKK||+180%|
|Admitting Officer||29,100 DKK||+1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||29,200 DKK||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||28,500 DKK||-1%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||31,300 DKK||+9%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||61,200 DKK||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||70,100 DKK||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||42,200 DKK||+47%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||41,600 DKK||+45%|
|Assistant Optometrist||34,300 DKK||+19%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||57,200 DKK||+99%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||28,800 DKK||+0%|
|Cardiac Technician||26,700 DKK||-7%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||149,000 DKK||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||60,000 DKK||+110%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||33,800 DKK||+18%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||38,500 DKK||+34%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||35,700 DKK||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||66,500 DKK||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||60,100 DKK||+110%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||37,900 DKK||+32%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||45,400 DKK||+58%|
|Clinical Field Associate||38,500 DKK||+34%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||58,400 DKK||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||75,900 DKK||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||67,000 DKK||+130%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||84,000 DKK||+190%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||44,500 DKK||+55%|
|Clinical Scientist||78,900 DKK||+170%|
|CME Specialist||64,300 DKK||+120%|
|CT Technologist||35,200 DKK||+22%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||55,800 DKK||+94%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||47,200 DKK||+64%|
|Dispensing Optician||35,000 DKK||+22%|
|EKG Technician||37,100 DKK||+29%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||31,500 DKK||+10%|
|Endoscopy Technician||32,300 DKK||+12%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||49,900 DKK||+74%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||32,600 DKK||+13%|
|Health Systems Specialist||47,000 DKK||+64%|
|Health Technologist||50,500 DKK||+76%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||40,800 DKK||+42%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||40,600 DKK||+41%|
|Industrial Hygienist||50,200 DKK||+75%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||38,800 DKK||+35%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||82,900 DKK||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||57,000 DKK||+98%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||46,500 DKK||+62%|
|Interventional Radiographer||62,100 DKK||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||28,900 DKK||+1%|
|Laboratory Manager||57,000 DKK||+98%|
|Laboratory Technician||28,700 DKK||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||69,700 DKK||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||29,700 DKK||+3%|
|Medical Coder||27,800 DKK||-3%|
|Medical Courier||20,900 DKK||-27%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||30,800 DKK||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||25,500 DKK||-11%|
|Medical Technologist||33,600 DKK||+17%|
|MRI Technologist||32,500 DKK||+13%|
|Music Therapist||44,600 DKK||+55%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||30,500 DKK||+6%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||29,300 DKK||+2%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||43,400 DKK||+51%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||42,000 DKK||+46%|
|Nutrition Assistant||31,400 DKK||+9%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||34,300 DKK||+19%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||30,400 DKK||+6%|
|Operating Room Services Director||90,500 DKK||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||32,200 DKK||+12%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||34,200 DKK||+19%|
|Orthopedic Technician||32,300 DKK||+12%|
|Pathology Assistant||32,200 DKK||+12%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||44,600 DKK||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||108,000 DKK||+280%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||45,500 DKK||+58%|
|Radiography Technologist||43,700 DKK||+52%|
|Radiologic Technologist||43,000 DKK||+50%|
|Radiology Technologist||46,400 DKK||+61%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||86,000 DKK||+200%|
|Respiratory Therapist||65,300 DKK||+130%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||36,300 DKK||+26%|
|Sonography Technologist||47,200 DKK||+64%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||70,100 DKK||+140%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||34,400 DKK||+20%|
|Vascular Technologist||31,600 DKK||+10%|
|X-Ray Technologist||46,000 DKK||+60%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Denmark earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.