A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Ethiopia typically earns around 6,460 ETB per month. Salaries range from 3,160 ETB (lowest) to 10,100 ETB (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 Ethiopia range from 3,160 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 10,100 ETB per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,590 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,590 ETB while the other half are earning more than 6,590 ETB. 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 4,390 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 4,390 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 8,500 ETB while 25% are earning more than 8,500 ETB.
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 3,750 ETB per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,820 ETB 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 6,650 ETB 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 8,240 ETB 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 8,830 ETB 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 9,420 ETB 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 4,680 ETB per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,520 ETB per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(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 Ethiopia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Ethiopia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Ethiopia for the year 2021. 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 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||16,400 ETB||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||6,700 ETB||+4%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||6,560 ETB||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||5,840 ETB||-10%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||6,800 ETB||+5%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||13,400 ETB||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||15,700 ETB||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||9,390 ETB||+45%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||9,140 ETB||+42%|
|Assistant Optometrist||7,690 ETB||+19%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||11,600 ETB||+80%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||6,540 ETB||+1%|
|Cardiac Technician||6,130 ETB||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||32,400 ETB||+400%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||13,200 ETB||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||7,670 ETB||+19%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||8,270 ETB||+28%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||7,920 ETB||+23%|
|Clinical Biochemist||14,600 ETB||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||13,300 ETB||+110%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||7,670 ETB||+19%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||10,300 ETB||+59%|
|Clinical Field Associate||7,970 ETB||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||12,200 ETB||+89%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||17,000 ETB||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||13,700 ETB||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||18,400 ETB||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||9,610 ETB||+49%|
|Clinical Scientist||16,300 ETB||+150%|
|CME Specialist||13,400 ETB||+110%|
|CT Technologist||8,100 ETB||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||11,700 ETB||+81%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||10,100 ETB||+56%|
|Dispensing Optician||7,960 ETB||+23%|
|EKG Technician||7,720 ETB||+20%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||7,030 ETB||+9%|
|Endoscopy Technician||6,790 ETB||+5%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||11,700 ETB||+81%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||6,940 ETB||+7%|
|Health Systems Specialist||10,600 ETB||+64%|
|Health Technologist||11,600 ETB||+80%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||8,680 ETB||+34%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||8,760 ETB||+36%|
|Industrial Hygienist||10,900 ETB||+69%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||7,700 ETB||+19%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||18,500 ETB||+190%|
|Infection Preventionist||12,900 ETB||+100%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||9,800 ETB||+52%|
|Interventional Radiographer||14,300 ETB||+120%|
|Lab Assistant||6,600 ETB||+2%|
|Laboratory Manager||12,700 ETB||+97%|
|Laboratory Technician||6,460 ETB||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||14,100 ETB||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||6,820 ETB||+6%|
|Medical Coder||6,200 ETB||-4%|
|Medical Courier||4,700 ETB||-27%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||6,510 ETB||+1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||5,780 ETB||-10%|
|Medical Technologist||7,430 ETB||+15%|
|MRI Technologist||6,830 ETB||+6%|
|Music Therapist||10,000 ETB||+55%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||6,740 ETB||+4%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||6,040 ETB||-6%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||9,200 ETB||+42%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||9,060 ETB||+40%|
|Nutrition Assistant||6,550 ETB||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||7,470 ETB||+16%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||6,520 ETB||+1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||19,600 ETB||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||7,010 ETB||+9%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||7,510 ETB||+16%|
|Orthopedic Technician||7,090 ETB||+10%|
|Pathology Assistant||7,140 ETB||+11%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||9,420 ETB||+46%|
|Radiation Therapist||24,200 ETB||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||10,100 ETB||+56%|
|Radiography Technologist||9,840 ETB||+52%|
|Radiologic Technologist||10,100 ETB||+56%|
|Radiology Technologist||9,750 ETB||+51%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||18,300 ETB||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||14,000 ETB||+120%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||7,820 ETB||+21%|
|Sonography Technologist||10,100 ETB||+56%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||14,400 ETB||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||7,120 ETB||+10%|
|Vascular Technologist||6,730 ETB||+4%|
|X-Ray Technologist||9,710 ETB||+50%|
|Adis Abeba||7,160 ETB|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.