A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Dominica typically earns around 1,110 XCD per month. Salaries range from 540 XCD (lowest) to 1,730 XCD (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 Dominica range from 540 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 1,730 XCD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,130 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,130 XCD while the other half are earning more than 1,130 XCD. 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 760 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 760 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,460 XCD while 25% are earning more than 1,460 XCD.
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 650 XCD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 830 XCD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,140 XCD per month, 38% 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 1,420 XCD per month, 24% 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 1,520 XCD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,620 XCD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 810 XCD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,290 XCD per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Dominica costs anywhere from 7,470 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 22,400 East Caribbean Dollar(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 Dominica earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Dominica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Dominica 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.
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.
87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 40% 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||2,770 XCD||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||1,050 XCD||-5%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,130 XCD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,000 XCD||-10%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,180 XCD||+6%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||2,090 XCD||+88%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||2,540 XCD||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||1,600 XCD||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||1,630 XCD||+47%|
|Assistant Optometrist||1,220 XCD||+10%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||1,960 XCD||+76%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,100 XCD||-1%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,020 XCD||-8%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||5,630 XCD||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||2,050 XCD||+85%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,280 XCD||+15%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||1,330 XCD||+20%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||1,320 XCD||+19%|
|Clinical Biochemist||2,610 XCD||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||2,130 XCD||+92%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||1,400 XCD||+26%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||1,680 XCD||+51%|
|Clinical Field Associate||1,290 XCD||+16%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||2,170 XCD||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||2,700 XCD||+140%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||2,390 XCD||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||2,840 XCD||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||1,560 XCD||+40%|
|Clinical Scientist||2,820 XCD||+150%|
|CME Specialist||2,190 XCD||+97%|
|CT Technologist||1,340 XCD||+21%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||1,920 XCD||+73%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||1,670 XCD||+50%|
|Dispensing Optician||1,310 XCD||+18%|
|EKG Technician||1,250 XCD||+13%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,200 XCD||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,110 XCD||-0%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||1,910 XCD||+72%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,180 XCD||+6%|
|Health Systems Specialist||1,770 XCD||+59%|
|Health Technologist||1,910 XCD||+72%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||1,390 XCD||+25%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||1,540 XCD||+39%|
|Industrial Hygienist||1,930 XCD||+74%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||1,350 XCD||+22%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||2,970 XCD||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||2,050 XCD||+85%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||1,680 XCD||+51%|
|Interventional Radiographer||2,240 XCD||+100%|
|Lab Assistant||1,090 XCD||-2%|
|Laboratory Manager||1,990 XCD||+79%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,110 XCD||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||2,570 XCD||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||1,150 XCD||+4%|
|Medical Coder||1,000 XCD||-10%|
|Medical Courier||750 XCD||-32%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,170 XCD||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||940 XCD||-15%|
|Medical Technologist||1,260 XCD||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||1,140 XCD||+3%|
|Music Therapist||1,630 XCD||+47%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,210 XCD||+9%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,060 XCD||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||1,530 XCD||+38%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||1,530 XCD||+38%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,160 XCD||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,150 XCD||+4%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,070 XCD||-4%|
|Operating Room Services Director||3,200 XCD||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||1,220 XCD||+10%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||1,170 XCD||+5%|
|Orthopedic Technician||1,270 XCD||+14%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,140 XCD||+3%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||1,690 XCD||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||3,830 XCD||+240%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||1,630 XCD||+47%|
|Radiography Technologist||1,570 XCD||+41%|
|Radiologic Technologist||1,600 XCD||+44%|
|Radiology Technologist||1,630 XCD||+47%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||3,170 XCD||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||2,240 XCD||+100%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||1,340 XCD||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||1,670 XCD||+50%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||2,500 XCD||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,230 XCD||+11%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,140 XCD||+3%|
|X-Ray Technologist||1,630 XCD||+47%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Dominica earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.