A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Egypt typically earns around 6,840 EGP per month. Salaries range from 3,490 EGP (lowest) to 10,500 EGP (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 Egypt range from 3,490 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 10,500 EGP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,710 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,710 EGP while the other half are earning more than 6,710 EGP. 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 4,590 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,590 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 8,450 EGP while 25% are earning more than 8,450 EGP.
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 3,910 EGP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,110 EGP per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,160 EGP per month, 40% 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 8,600 EGP per month, 20% 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 9,340 EGP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 10,100 EGP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 4,830 EGP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 8,570 EGP per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Egypt costs anywhere from 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 Egyptian Pound(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 Egypt earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Egypt 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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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.
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||16,800 EGP||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||6,890 EGP||+1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||6,960 EGP||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||6,160 EGP||-10%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||7,650 EGP||+12%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||13,600 EGP||+99%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||15,200 EGP||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||9,470 EGP||+38%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||9,350 EGP||+37%|
|Assistant Optometrist||7,800 EGP||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||12,900 EGP||+88%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||6,540 EGP||-4%|
|Cardiac Technician||6,090 EGP||-11%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||36,500 EGP||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||13,400 EGP||+96%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||7,670 EGP||+12%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||8,080 EGP||+18%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||8,140 EGP||+19%|
|Clinical Biochemist||14,900 EGP||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||13,600 EGP||+99%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||8,680 EGP||+27%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||10,500 EGP||+53%|
|Clinical Field Associate||8,080 EGP||+18%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||13,600 EGP||+99%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||17,200 EGP||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||13,800 EGP||+100%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||18,200 EGP||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||9,640 EGP||+41%|
|Clinical Scientist||18,100 EGP||+160%|
|CME Specialist||14,300 EGP||+110%|
|CT Technologist||8,040 EGP||+17%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||12,800 EGP||+87%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||10,500 EGP||+53%|
|Dispensing Optician||8,310 EGP||+21%|
|EKG Technician||8,020 EGP||+17%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||7,270 EGP||+6%|
|Endoscopy Technician||7,420 EGP||+8%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||11,500 EGP||+68%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||7,060 EGP||+3%|
|Health Systems Specialist||10,300 EGP||+50%|
|Health Technologist||12,400 EGP||+81%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||8,930 EGP||+30%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||9,200 EGP||+34%|
|Industrial Hygienist||11,700 EGP||+71%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||8,250 EGP||+21%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||19,300 EGP||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||13,400 EGP||+96%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||10,000 EGP||+46%|
|Interventional Radiographer||14,700 EGP||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||7,060 EGP||+3%|
|Laboratory Manager||12,200 EGP||+78%|
|Laboratory Technician||6,840 EGP||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||16,000 EGP||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||7,150 EGP||+4%|
|Medical Coder||6,470 EGP||-5%|
|Medical Courier||4,890 EGP||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||6,900 EGP||+1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||5,880 EGP||-14%|
|Medical Technologist||7,300 EGP||+7%|
|MRI Technologist||7,130 EGP||+4%|
|Music Therapist||9,980 EGP||+46%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||7,070 EGP||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||6,250 EGP||-9%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||9,560 EGP||+40%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||10,200 EGP||+49%|
|Nutrition Assistant||7,120 EGP||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||7,200 EGP||+5%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||6,750 EGP||-1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||20,200 EGP||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||7,880 EGP||+15%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||7,610 EGP||+11%|
|Orthopedic Technician||7,250 EGP||+6%|
|Pathology Assistant||7,270 EGP||+6%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||9,990 EGP||+46%|
|Radiation Therapist||24,500 EGP||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||10,600 EGP||+55%|
|Radiography Technologist||10,200 EGP||+49%|
|Radiologic Technologist||10,100 EGP||+48%|
|Radiology Technologist||10,200 EGP||+49%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||19,700 EGP||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||14,700 EGP||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||8,380 EGP||+22%|
|Sonography Technologist||10,500 EGP||+53%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||14,500 EGP||+110%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||7,900 EGP||+15%|
|Vascular Technologist||6,850 EGP||+0%|
|X-Ray Technologist||10,400 EGP||+52%|
|Sharm el-Sheikh||6,090 EGP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.