A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Estonia typically earns around 2,040 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,080 EUR (lowest) to 3,100 EUR (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 Estonia range from 1,080 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,100 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,910 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,910 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,910 EUR. 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 1,350 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,350 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,350 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,350 EUR.
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 1,240 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,520 EUR 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 2,160 EUR per month, 42% 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 2,520 EUR 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 2,770 EUR 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 2,930 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 1,400 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,710 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Estonia costs anywhere from 13,700 Euro(s) to 41,000 Euro(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 Estonia earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Estonia 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 Estonia 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.
75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% 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||5,440 EUR||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||1,980 EUR||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||2,070 EUR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,840 EUR||-10%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||2,170 EUR||+7%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||3,880 EUR||+91%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||4,860 EUR||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||2,990 EUR||+47%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||2,860 EUR||+40%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,400 EUR||+18%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||3,700 EUR||+82%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,880 EUR||-8%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,950 EUR||-4%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||10,400 EUR||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||3,800 EUR||+87%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||2,210 EUR||+9%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,620 EUR||+29%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,430 EUR||+19%|
|Clinical Biochemist||4,570 EUR||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||3,770 EUR||+85%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,350 EUR||+15%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||3,150 EUR||+55%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,440 EUR||+20%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||3,740 EUR||+84%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||5,310 EUR||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||4,290 EUR||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||5,600 EUR||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||2,880 EUR||+41%|
|Clinical Scientist||5,100 EUR||+150%|
|CME Specialist||4,070 EUR||+100%|
|CT Technologist||2,570 EUR||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||3,720 EUR||+83%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||2,870 EUR||+41%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,310 EUR||+13%|
|EKG Technician||2,470 EUR||+21%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||2,120 EUR||+4%|
|Endoscopy Technician||2,150 EUR||+6%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,360 EUR||+65%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||2,260 EUR||+11%|
|Health Systems Specialist||3,230 EUR||+59%|
|Health Technologist||3,510 EUR||+72%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,510 EUR||+23%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||2,650 EUR||+30%|
|Industrial Hygienist||3,450 EUR||+69%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,440 EUR||+20%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||5,470 EUR||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||3,800 EUR||+87%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||2,890 EUR||+42%|
|Interventional Radiographer||4,230 EUR||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||2,000 EUR||-2%|
|Laboratory Manager||3,610 EUR||+77%|
|Laboratory Technician||2,040 EUR||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||4,330 EUR||+110%|
|Mammography Technician||1,940 EUR||-5%|
|Medical Coder||1,840 EUR||-10%|
|Medical Courier||1,390 EUR||-32%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||2,180 EUR||+7%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,770 EUR||-13%|
|Medical Technologist||2,260 EUR||+11%|
|MRI Technologist||2,150 EUR||+6%|
|Music Therapist||2,950 EUR||+45%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||2,210 EUR||+9%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,970 EUR||-3%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||2,890 EUR||+42%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||2,950 EUR||+45%|
|Nutrition Assistant||2,120 EUR||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||2,180 EUR||+7%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,850 EUR||-9%|
|Operating Room Services Director||6,160 EUR||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||2,240 EUR||+10%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,170 EUR||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,220 EUR||+9%|
|Pathology Assistant||2,020 EUR||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||3,160 EUR||+55%|
|Radiation Therapist||7,550 EUR||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||3,010 EUR||+48%|
|Radiography Technologist||2,910 EUR||+43%|
|Radiologic Technologist||3,080 EUR||+51%|
|Radiology Technologist||3,070 EUR||+51%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||5,340 EUR||+160%|
|Respiratory Therapist||4,230 EUR||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,520 EUR||+24%|
|Sonography Technologist||2,870 EUR||+41%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||4,490 EUR||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||2,220 EUR||+9%|
|Vascular Technologist||2,190 EUR||+8%|
|X-Ray Technologist||2,890 EUR||+42%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Estonia earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.