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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in France 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in France?

Average Yearly Salary
42,700 EUR
( 3,560 EUR monthly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in France typically earns around 42,700 EUR per year. Salaries range from 20,100 EUR (lowest) to 67,500 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly 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 France

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in France range from 20,100 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 67,500 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 45,300 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 45,300 EUR while the other half are earning more than 45,300 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.

  • 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 29,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 29,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 59,800 EUR while 25% are earning more than 59,800 EUR.

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 23,200 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 31,900 EUR per year, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 45,400 EUR per year, 42% 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 55,400 EUR per year, 22% 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 58,500 EUR per year, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 63,700 EUR per year, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in France

0 - 2 Years
23,200 EUR
2 - 5 Years+38%
31,900 EUR
5 - 10 Years+42%
45,400 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
55,400 EUR
15 - 20 Years+6%
58,500 EUR
20+ Years+9%
63,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 31,900 EUR per year.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 58,500 EUR per year, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in France

Bachelor's Degree
31,900 EUR
Master's Degree+83%
58,500 EUR
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 France costs anywhere from 25,400 Euro(s) to 76,100 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly France Laboratory Technician
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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 France earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

41,400 EUR
44,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in France

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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.

France / All Professions

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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 France is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in France for the year 2019. 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 France

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

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Laboratory Technician employees in France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
59,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
62,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in France

How are Laboratory Technician salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly France Laboratory Technician
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Average Salary 2016
37,600 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
39,000 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
40,300 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
41,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Laboratory Technician salaries in France are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in France

21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 21 EUR. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in France earns approximately 21 EUR 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

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical yearly France
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 37% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 20% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician85,800 EUR+100%
Admitting Officer41,300 EUR-3%
Ambulance Dispatcher43,400 EUR+2%
Ambulance Driver42,900 EUR+0%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic46,800 EUR+10%
Ambulatory Services Director69,500 EUR+63%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor103,000 EUR+140%
Anesthesia Technician64,200 EUR+50%
Anesthesiologist177,000 EUR+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant61,600 EUR+44%
Assistant Optometrist53,200 EUR+25%
Audiologist83,700 EUR+96%
Biomedical Engineering Director67,800 EUR+59%
Biomedical Engineering Technician41,600 EUR-3%
Cardiac Technician39,100 EUR-8%
Cardiovascular Specialist223,000 EUR+420%
Cardiovascular Technologist56,800 EUR+33%
Central Sterile Processing Technician48,800 EUR+14%
Charge Entry Specialist53,600 EUR+25%
Clinical Application Specialist54,000 EUR+26%
Clinical Biochemist69,600 EUR+63%
Clinical Cytogeneticist73,400 EUR+72%
Clinical Data Reviewer52,600 EUR+23%
Clinical Development Specialist63,500 EUR+49%
Clinical Field Associate55,200 EUR+29%
Clinical Genetic Technologist55,200 EUR+29%
Clinical Microbiologist61,600 EUR+44%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist70,400 EUR+65%
Clinical Neuropsychologist70,900 EUR+66%
Clinical Research Coordinator64,300 EUR+51%
Clinical Scientist80,200 EUR+88%
CME Specialist65,300 EUR+53%
CT Technologist51,700 EUR+21%
Cytogenetic Technologist57,200 EUR+34%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer63,300 EUR+48%
Dispensing Optician53,500 EUR+25%
Dosimetrist73,400 EUR+72%
EKG Technician52,100 EUR+22%
Endoscopic Assistant47,700 EUR+12%
Endoscopy Technician48,200 EUR+13%
Enterostomal Therapist63,800 EUR+49%
Epidemiologist96,700 EUR+130%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian47,800 EUR+12%
Health Systems Specialist59,900 EUR+40%
Health Technologist62,000 EUR+45%
Healthcare Data Analyst65,200 EUR+53%
Hearing Aid Specialist58,900 EUR+38%
Histotechnologist65,500 EUR+53%
Immunologist103,000 EUR+140%
Industrial Hygienist68,200 EUR+60%
Infection Control Coordinator58,500 EUR+37%
Infection Control Practitioner71,200 EUR+67%
Infection Preventionist62,700 EUR+47%
Informatics Practice Specialist67,100 EUR+57%
Interventional Radiographer74,200 EUR+74%
Lab Assistant43,200 EUR+1%
Laboratory Manager76,700 EUR+80%
Laboratory Technician42,700 EUR-0%
Low Vision Therapist66,100 EUR+55%
Mammography Technician45,600 EUR+7%
Medical Coder41,600 EUR-3%
Medical Courier31,700 EUR-26%
Medical Equipment Preparer47,600 EUR+11%
Medical Forms Designer39,800 EUR-7%
Medical Technologist47,900 EUR+12%
MRI Technologist45,900 EUR+7%
Music Therapist57,100 EUR+34%
Neonatologist79,400 EUR+86%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian45,000 EUR+5%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant41,000 EUR-4%
Nuclear Medical Technician53,200 EUR+25%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist53,700 EUR+26%
Nutrition Assistant56,900 EUR+33%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant57,400 EUR+34%
Operating Room Scheduler44,300 EUR+4%
Operating Room Services Director134,000 EUR+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant48,300 EUR+13%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician47,000 EUR+10%
Optician104,000 EUR+140%
Orthopedic Technician48,600 EUR+14%
Orthoptist135,000 EUR+220%
Orthotist132,000 EUR+210%
Pathology Assistant44,500 EUR+4%
Perfusionist142,000 EUR+230%
Phlebotomist95,800 EUR+120%
Pre Authorization Case Manager63,500 EUR+49%
Prosthetist105,000 EUR+150%
Radiation Therapist167,000 EUR+290%
Radiation Therapy Technologist58,300 EUR+36%
Radiographer102,000 EUR+140%
Radiography Technologist62,000 EUR+45%
Radiologic Technologist59,400 EUR+39%
Radiology Technologist61,100 EUR+43%
Respiratory Care Practitioner83,800 EUR+96%
Respiratory Therapist86,900 EUR+100%
Respiratory Therapy Technician56,600 EUR+33%
Sonographer65,400 EUR+53%
Sonography Technologist68,700 EUR+61%
Speech and Language Pathologist100,000 EUR+130%
Ultrasonographer52,300 EUR+22%
Ultrasound Technologist49,800 EUR+17%
Vascular Technologist46,300 EUR+8%
X-Ray Technologist63,500 EUR+49%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux40,600 EUR
Lille39,100 EUR
Lyon47,500 EUR
Marseille47,300 EUR
Montpellier40,000 EUR
Nantes41,800 EUR
Nice46,100 EUR
Paris46,200 EUR
Strasbourg43,600 EUR
Toulouse44,100 EUR
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