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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Djibouti 2022

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Djibouti?

Average Monthly Salary
210,000 DJF
( 2,520,000 DJF yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Djibouti typically earns around 210,000 DJF per month. Salaries range from 111,000 DJF (lowest) to 319,000 DJF (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 Djibouti

Median and salary distribution monthly Djibouti Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Djibouti range from 111,000 DJF per month (minimum salary) to 319,000 DJF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 197,000 DJF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 197,000 DJF while the other half are earning more than 197,000 DJF. 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 139,000 DJF while 75% of them are earning more than 139,000 DJF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 243,000 DJF while 25% are earning more than 243,000 DJF.

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 Djibouti 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 128,000 DJF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 157,000 DJF per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 222,000 DJF per month, 42% 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 260,000 DJF per month, 17% 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 286,000 DJF per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 302,000 DJF per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Djibouti

0 - 2 Years
128,000 DJF
2 - 5 Years+23%
157,000 DJF
5 - 10 Years+42%
222,000 DJF
10 - 15 Years+17%
260,000 DJF
15 - 20 Years+10%
286,000 DJF
20+ Years+6%
302,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 145,000 DJF per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 280,000 DJF per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Djibouti

Bachelor's Degree
145,000 DJF
Master's Degree+93%
280,000 DJF
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 Djibouti costs anywhere from 1,380,000 Djibouti Franc(s) to 4,130,000 Djibouti Franc(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 Djibouti 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 Djibouti earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

221,000 DJF
191,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Djibouti for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Djibouti

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Djibouti 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Djibouti Laboratory Technician
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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.

Djibouti / 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 Djibouti is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Djibouti

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

91% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% 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 Djibouti

1,210 DJF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Djibouti is 1,210 DJF. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Djibouti earns approximately 1,210 DJF 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

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly Djibouti
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician553,000 DJF+160%
Admitting Officer205,000 DJF-2%
Ambulance Dispatcher213,000 DJF+1%
Ambulance Driver188,000 DJF-10%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic226,000 DJF+8%
Ambulatory Services Director400,000 DJF+91%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor472,000 DJF+120%
Anesthesia Technician305,000 DJF+45%
Anesthesiologist821,000 DJF+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant306,000 DJF+46%
Assistant Optometrist229,000 DJF+9%
Audiologist470,000 DJF+120%
Biomedical Engineering Director375,000 DJF+79%
Biomedical Engineering Technician189,000 DJF-10%
Cardiac Technician193,000 DJF-8%
Cardiovascular Specialist1,080,000 DJF+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist392,000 DJF+87%
Central Sterile Processing Technician221,000 DJF+5%
Charge Entry Specialist253,000 DJF+21%
Clinical Application Specialist242,000 DJF+15%
Clinical Biochemist489,000 DJF+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist400,000 DJF+91%
Clinical Data Reviewer257,000 DJF+22%
Clinical Development Specialist308,000 DJF+47%
Clinical Field Associate262,000 DJF+25%
Clinical Genetic Technologist397,000 DJF+89%
Clinical Microbiologist505,000 DJF+140%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist447,000 DJF+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist574,000 DJF+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator309,000 DJF+47%
Clinical Scientist527,000 DJF+150%
CME Specialist441,000 DJF+110%
CT Technologist256,000 DJF+22%
Cytogenetic Technologist366,000 DJF+74%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer313,000 DJF+49%
Dispensing Optician251,000 DJF+20%
Dosimetrist363,000 DJF+73%
EKG Technician241,000 DJF+15%
Endoscopic Assistant218,000 DJF+4%
Endoscopy Technician212,000 DJF+1%
Enterostomal Therapist363,000 DJF+73%
Epidemiologist457,000 DJF+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian230,000 DJF+10%
Health Systems Specialist322,000 DJF+53%
Health Technologist347,000 DJF+65%
Healthcare Data Analyst266,000 DJF+27%
Hearing Aid Specialist279,000 DJF+33%
Histotechnologist330,000 DJF+57%
Immunologist500,000 DJF+140%
Industrial Hygienist330,000 DJF+57%
Infection Control Coordinator256,000 DJF+22%
Infection Control Practitioner527,000 DJF+150%
Infection Preventionist402,000 DJF+91%
Informatics Practice Specialist297,000 DJF+41%
Interventional Radiographer438,000 DJF+110%
Lab Assistant198,000 DJF-6%
Laboratory Manager376,000 DJF+79%
Laboratory Technician210,000 DJF+0%
Low Vision Therapist473,000 DJF+130%
Mammography Technician196,000 DJF-7%
Medical Coder177,000 DJF-16%
Medical Courier147,000 DJF-30%
Medical Equipment Preparer212,000 DJF+1%
Medical Forms Designer173,000 DJF-18%
Medical Technologist230,000 DJF+10%
MRI Technologist216,000 DJF+3%
Music Therapist317,000 DJF+51%
Neonatologist600,000 DJF+190%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian215,000 DJF+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant187,000 DJF-11%
Nuclear Medical Technician288,000 DJF+37%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist298,000 DJF+42%
Nutrition Assistant202,000 DJF-4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant222,000 DJF+6%
Operating Room Scheduler202,000 DJF-4%
Operating Room Services Director602,000 DJF+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant233,000 DJF+11%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician223,000 DJF+6%
Optician468,000 DJF+120%
Orthopedic Technician237,000 DJF+13%
Orthoptist619,000 DJF+190%
Orthotist594,000 DJF+180%
Pathology Assistant214,000 DJF+2%
Perfusionist656,000 DJF+210%
Phlebotomist155,000 DJF-26%
Pre Authorization Case Manager307,000 DJF+46%
Prosthetist493,000 DJF+130%
Radiation Therapist718,000 DJF+240%
Radiation Therapy Technologist290,000 DJF+38%
Radiographer494,000 DJF+140%
Radiography Technologist308,000 DJF+47%
Radiologic Technologist293,000 DJF+40%
Radiology Technologist308,000 DJF+47%
Respiratory Care Practitioner555,000 DJF+160%
Respiratory Therapist406,000 DJF+93%
Respiratory Therapy Technician259,000 DJF+23%
Sonographer306,000 DJF+46%
Sonography Technologist313,000 DJF+49%
Speech and Language Pathologist468,000 DJF+120%
Ultrasonographer245,000 DJF+17%
Ultrasound Technologist230,000 DJF+10%
Vascular Technologist223,000 DJF+6%
X-Ray Technologist291,000 DJF+39%

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 Djibouti earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
264,000 DJF
Public Sector+7%
284,000 DJF
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