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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Gambia 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Gambia?


Average Monthly Salary
11,000 GMD
( 132,000 GMD yearly)

LOW
5,920
GMD
AVERAGE
11,000
GMD
HIGH
16,600
GMD

A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Gambia typically earns around 11,000 GMD per month. Salaries range from 5,920 GMD (lowest) to 16,600 GMD (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 Salary Distribution in Gambia

Median and salary distribution monthly Gambia Laboratory Technician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Gambia range from 5,920 GMD per month (minimum salary) to 16,600 GMD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,100 GMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 10,100 GMD while the other half are earning more than 10,100 GMD. 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 7,210 GMD while 75% of them are earning more than 7,210 GMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 12,300 GMD while 25% are earning more than 12,300 GMD.


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 6,880 GMD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,690 GMD 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 11,500 GMD per month, 32% 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 13,500 GMD 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 14,900 GMD 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 15,900 GMD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Gambia

0 - 2 Years
6,880 GMD
2 - 5 Years+26%
8,690 GMD
5 - 10 Years+32%
11,500 GMD
10 - 15 Years+18%
13,500 GMD
15 - 20 Years+11%
14,900 GMD
20+ Years+6%
15,900 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 8,900 GMD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 13,600 GMD per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Gambia

Bachelor's Degree
8,900 GMD
Master's Degree+53%
13,600 GMD
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 Gambia costs anywhere from 79,500 Dalasi(s) to 239,000 Dalasi(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

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Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Gambia earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
11,400 GMD
Female-8%
10,400 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Gambia for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Gambia

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Gambia 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.

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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.

Gambia / All Professions

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 Gambia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Gambia 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 Gambia

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

92% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 8% 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.

Received Bonus
8%
No Bonus
92%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Gambia


63 GMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Gambia is 63 GMD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Gambia earns approximately 63 GMD 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 monthly Gambia
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 45% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Academic Clinician29,500 GMD+170%
Admitting Officer10,900 GMD-1%
Ambulance Dispatcher11,200 GMD+2%
Ambulance Driver11,100 GMD+1%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic12,500 GMD+14%
Ambulatory Services Director22,700 GMD+110%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor26,200 GMD+140%
Anesthesia Technician16,000 GMD+46%
Anesthesiologist46,500 GMD+320%
Anesthesiology Assistant16,700 GMD+52%
Assistant Optometrist12,900 GMD+18%
Audiologist27,200 GMD+150%
Biomedical Engineering Director22,100 GMD+100%
Biomedical Engineering Technician11,400 GMD+4%
Cardiac Technician10,700 GMD-2%
Cardiovascular Specialist59,800 GMD+450%
Cardiovascular Technologist22,200 GMD+100%
Central Sterile Processing Technician13,300 GMD+21%
Charge Entry Specialist14,900 GMD+36%
Clinical Application Specialist14,300 GMD+30%
Clinical Biochemist26,600 GMD+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist22,200 GMD+100%
Clinical Data Reviewer14,000 GMD+28%
Clinical Development Specialist17,100 GMD+56%
Clinical Field Associate14,800 GMD+35%
Clinical Genetic Technologist23,000 GMD+110%
Clinical Microbiologist28,600 GMD+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist25,800 GMD+140%
Clinical Neuropsychologist32,500 GMD+200%
Clinical Research Coordinator16,500 GMD+50%
Clinical Scientist31,100 GMD+180%
CME Specialist25,000 GMD+130%
CT Technologist14,200 GMD+29%
Cytogenetic Technologist20,700 GMD+89%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer18,100 GMD+65%
Dispensing Optician14,000 GMD+28%
Dosimetrist20,100 GMD+83%
EKG Technician13,700 GMD+25%
Endoscopic Assistant12,600 GMD+15%
Endoscopy Technician12,000 GMD+9%
Enterostomal Therapist19,000 GMD+73%
Epidemiologist24,400 GMD+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian12,800 GMD+17%
Health Systems Specialist17,500 GMD+60%
Health Technologist19,200 GMD+75%
Healthcare Data Analyst15,700 GMD+43%
Hearing Aid Specialist15,200 GMD+39%
Histotechnologist18,700 GMD+70%
Immunologist28,300 GMD+160%
Industrial Hygienist19,900 GMD+81%
Infection Control Coordinator14,200 GMD+29%
Infection Control Practitioner32,400 GMD+200%
Infection Preventionist22,800 GMD+110%
Informatics Practice Specialist17,900 GMD+63%
Interventional Radiographer23,400 GMD+110%
Lab Assistant11,000 GMD+0%
Laboratory Manager21,300 GMD+94%
Laboratory Technician11,000 GMD+0%
Low Vision Therapist25,800 GMD+140%
Mammography Technician11,800 GMD+8%
Medical Coder10,900 GMD-1%
Medical Courier8,320 GMD-24%
Medical Equipment Preparer12,200 GMD+11%
Medical Forms Designer9,630 GMD-12%
Medical Technologist13,300 GMD+21%
MRI Technologist12,000 GMD+9%
Music Therapist17,600 GMD+60%
Neonatologist32,000 GMD+190%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian11,700 GMD+7%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant10,800 GMD-2%
Nuclear Medical Technician16,300 GMD+49%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist16,900 GMD+54%
Nutrition Assistant11,700 GMD+7%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant12,600 GMD+15%
Operating Room Scheduler11,700 GMD+7%
Operating Room Services Director35,500 GMD+220%
Ophthalmic Assistant12,900 GMD+18%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician12,600 GMD+15%
Optician27,600 GMD+150%
Orthopedic Technician12,900 GMD+18%
Orthoptist34,400 GMD+210%
Orthotist33,600 GMD+210%
Pathology Assistant11,900 GMD+8%
Perfusionist37,200 GMD+240%
Phlebotomist9,140 GMD-17%
Pre Authorization Case Manager17,700 GMD+61%
Prosthetist27,300 GMD+150%
Radiation Therapist40,700 GMD+270%
Radiation Therapy Technologist17,800 GMD+62%
Radiographer27,400 GMD+150%
Radiography Technologist17,400 GMD+59%
Radiologic Technologist17,300 GMD+58%
Radiology Technologist17,100 GMD+56%
Respiratory Care Practitioner33,400 GMD+200%
Respiratory Therapist24,000 GMD+120%
Respiratory Therapy Technician14,400 GMD+31%
Sonographer17,700 GMD+61%
Sonography Technologist18,100 GMD+65%
Speech and Language Pathologist27,000 GMD+150%
Ultrasonographer14,100 GMD+29%
Ultrasound Technologist13,500 GMD+23%
Vascular Technologist12,400 GMD+13%
X-Ray Technologist17,900 GMD+63%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Gambia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
15,400 GMD
Public Sector+10%
17,000 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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