A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Dominican Republic typically earns around 14,400 DOP per month. Salaries range from 7,780 DOP (lowest) to 21,800 DOP (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 Dominican Republic range from 7,780 DOP per month (minimum salary) to 21,800 DOP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,300 DOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 13,300 DOP while the other half are earning more than 13,300 DOP. 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 9,470 DOP while 75% of them are earning more than 9,470 DOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 16,100 DOP while 25% are earning more than 16,100 DOP.
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 9,040 DOP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,400 DOP per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,100 DOP per month, 32% 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 17,700 DOP per month, 18% 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 19,600 DOP per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 20,900 DOP per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 11,700 DOP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 17,800 DOP per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Dominican Republic costs anywhere from 99,300 Dominican Peso(s) to 298,000 Dominican 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.
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 Dominican Republic earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Dominican Republic are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 Dominican Republic 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.
76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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 42% 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||37,700 DOP||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||14,500 DOP||+1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||14,700 DOP||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||14,300 DOP||-1%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||15,100 DOP||+5%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||29,700 DOP||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||33,600 DOP||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||20,500 DOP||+42%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||21,300 DOP||+48%|
|Assistant Optometrist||17,600 DOP||+22%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||27,900 DOP||+94%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||14,100 DOP||-2%|
|Cardiac Technician||13,100 DOP||-9%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||72,000 DOP||+400%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||29,100 DOP||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||16,500 DOP||+14%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||19,000 DOP||+32%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||17,500 DOP||+21%|
|Clinical Biochemist||34,100 DOP||+140%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||27,900 DOP||+94%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||18,600 DOP||+29%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||22,400 DOP||+55%|
|Clinical Field Associate||17,200 DOP||+19%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||29,000 DOP||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||39,000 DOP||+170%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||31,300 DOP||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||38,200 DOP||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||21,300 DOP||+48%|
|Clinical Scientist||36,900 DOP||+160%|
|CME Specialist||29,600 DOP||+110%|
|CT Technologist||17,300 DOP||+20%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||27,400 DOP||+90%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||21,700 DOP||+51%|
|Dispensing Optician||18,400 DOP||+28%|
|EKG Technician||17,700 DOP||+23%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||16,300 DOP||+13%|
|Endoscopy Technician||15,900 DOP||+10%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||24,700 DOP||+71%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||16,400 DOP||+14%|
|Health Systems Specialist||23,800 DOP||+65%|
|Health Technologist||25,700 DOP||+78%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||19,600 DOP||+36%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||20,800 DOP||+44%|
|Industrial Hygienist||24,900 DOP||+73%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||17,500 DOP||+21%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||41,100 DOP||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||28,400 DOP||+97%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||21,100 DOP||+46%|
|Interventional Radiographer||31,100 DOP||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||14,700 DOP||+2%|
|Laboratory Manager||28,500 DOP||+98%|
|Laboratory Technician||14,400 DOP||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||34,300 DOP||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||15,000 DOP||+4%|
|Medical Coder||13,800 DOP||-4%|
|Medical Courier||10,400 DOP||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||15,700 DOP||+9%|
|Medical Forms Designer||12,600 DOP||-13%|
|Medical Technologist||16,900 DOP||+17%|
|MRI Technologist||14,900 DOP||+3%|
|Music Therapist||22,800 DOP||+58%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||15,100 DOP||+5%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||13,200 DOP||-8%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||22,000 DOP||+53%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||21,200 DOP||+47%|
|Nutrition Assistant||14,600 DOP||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||16,200 DOP||+12%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||14,000 DOP||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||41,700 DOP||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||15,600 DOP||+8%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||16,600 DOP||+15%|
|Orthopedic Technician||16,500 DOP||+14%|
|Pathology Assistant||14,900 DOP||+3%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||22,800 DOP||+58%|
|Radiation Therapist||55,500 DOP||+290%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||22,600 DOP||+57%|
|Radiography Technologist||21,700 DOP||+51%|
|Radiologic Technologist||21,400 DOP||+48%|
|Radiology Technologist||21,200 DOP||+47%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||40,200 DOP||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||30,300 DOP||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||18,800 DOP||+30%|
|Sonography Technologist||21,700 DOP||+51%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||32,800 DOP||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||16,100 DOP||+12%|
|Vascular Technologist||15,900 DOP||+10%|
|X-Ray Technologist||22,500 DOP||+56%|
|Santo Domingo||15,900 DOP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Dominican Republic earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.