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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Dominica 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Dominica?

Average Monthly Salary
1,110 XCD
( 13,300 XCD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Dominica

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Dominica range from 540 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 1,730 XCD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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?

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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 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.

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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Dominica

0 - 2 Years
650 XCD
2 - 5 Years+29%
830 XCD
5 - 10 Years+38%
1,140 XCD
10 - 15 Years+24%
1,420 XCD
15 - 20 Years+7%
1,520 XCD
20+ Years+7%
1,620 XCD
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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Dominica

Bachelor's Degree
810 XCD
Master's Degree+60%
1,290 XCD
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Dominica earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,160 XCD
1,040 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Dominica for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Dominica

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Dominica / 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 Dominica is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Dominica

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

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.

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 Dominica

6 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dominica is 6 XCD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Dominica earns approximately 6 XCD 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 40% 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 Clinician2,770 XCD+150%
Admitting Officer1,050 XCD-5%
Ambulance Dispatcher1,130 XCD+2%
Ambulance Driver1,000 XCD-10%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic1,180 XCD+6%
Ambulatory Services Director2,090 XCD+88%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor2,540 XCD+130%
Anesthesia Technician1,600 XCD+44%
Anesthesiologist4,350 XCD+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant1,630 XCD+47%
Assistant Optometrist1,220 XCD+10%
Audiologist2,670 XCD+140%
Biomedical Engineering Director1,960 XCD+76%
Biomedical Engineering Technician1,100 XCD-1%
Cardiac Technician1,020 XCD-8%
Cardiovascular Specialist5,630 XCD+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist2,050 XCD+85%
Central Sterile Processing Technician1,280 XCD+15%
Charge Entry Specialist1,330 XCD+20%
Clinical Application Specialist1,320 XCD+19%
Clinical Biochemist2,610 XCD+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist2,130 XCD+92%
Clinical Data Reviewer1,400 XCD+26%
Clinical Development Specialist1,680 XCD+51%
Clinical Field Associate1,290 XCD+16%
Clinical Genetic Technologist2,170 XCD+95%
Clinical Microbiologist2,700 XCD+140%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist2,390 XCD+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist2,840 XCD+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator1,560 XCD+40%
Clinical Scientist2,820 XCD+150%
CME Specialist2,190 XCD+97%
CT Technologist1,340 XCD+21%
Cytogenetic Technologist1,920 XCD+73%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer1,670 XCD+50%
Dispensing Optician1,310 XCD+18%
Dosimetrist1,910 XCD+72%
EKG Technician1,250 XCD+13%
Endoscopic Assistant1,200 XCD+8%
Endoscopy Technician1,110 XCD-0%
Enterostomal Therapist1,910 XCD+72%
Epidemiologist2,310 XCD+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian1,180 XCD+6%
Health Systems Specialist1,770 XCD+59%
Health Technologist1,910 XCD+72%
Healthcare Data Analyst1,390 XCD+25%
Hearing Aid Specialist1,540 XCD+39%
Histotechnologist1,730 XCD+56%
Immunologist2,530 XCD+130%
Industrial Hygienist1,930 XCD+74%
Infection Control Coordinator1,350 XCD+22%
Infection Control Practitioner2,970 XCD+170%
Infection Preventionist2,050 XCD+85%
Informatics Practice Specialist1,680 XCD+51%
Interventional Radiographer2,240 XCD+100%
Lab Assistant1,090 XCD-2%
Laboratory Manager1,990 XCD+79%
Laboratory Technician1,110 XCD-0%
Low Vision Therapist2,570 XCD+130%
Mammography Technician1,150 XCD+4%
Medical Coder1,000 XCD-10%
Medical Courier750 XCD-32%
Medical Equipment Preparer1,170 XCD+5%
Medical Forms Designer940 XCD-15%
Medical Technologist1,260 XCD+13%
MRI Technologist1,140 XCD+3%
Music Therapist1,630 XCD+47%
Neonatologist3,050 XCD+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian1,210 XCD+9%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant1,060 XCD-5%
Nuclear Medical Technician1,530 XCD+38%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist1,530 XCD+38%
Nutrition Assistant1,160 XCD+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant1,150 XCD+4%
Operating Room Scheduler1,070 XCD-4%
Operating Room Services Director3,200 XCD+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant1,220 XCD+10%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician1,170 XCD+5%
Optician2,490 XCD+120%
Orthopedic Technician1,270 XCD+14%
Orthoptist3,270 XCD+190%
Orthotist3,140 XCD+180%
Pathology Assistant1,140 XCD+3%
Perfusionist3,480 XCD+210%
Phlebotomist850 XCD-23%
Pre Authorization Case Manager1,690 XCD+52%
Prosthetist2,720 XCD+140%
Radiation Therapist3,830 XCD+240%
Radiation Therapy Technologist1,630 XCD+47%
Radiographer2,630 XCD+140%
Radiography Technologist1,570 XCD+41%
Radiologic Technologist1,600 XCD+44%
Radiology Technologist1,630 XCD+47%
Respiratory Care Practitioner3,170 XCD+190%
Respiratory Therapist2,240 XCD+100%
Respiratory Therapy Technician1,340 XCD+21%
Sonographer1,670 XCD+50%
Sonography Technologist1,670 XCD+50%
Speech and Language Pathologist2,500 XCD+130%
Ultrasonographer1,330 XCD+20%
Ultrasound Technologist1,230 XCD+11%
Vascular Technologist1,140 XCD+3%
X-Ray Technologist1,630 XCD+47%

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 Dominica earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,370 XCD
Public Sector+14%
1,570 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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