A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Georgia typically earns around 5,020 GEL per month. Salaries range from 2,510 GEL (lowest) to 7,780 GEL (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 Georgia range from 2,510 GEL per month (minimum salary) to 7,780 GEL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,020 GEL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,020 GEL while the other half are earning more than 5,020 GEL. 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 3,390 GEL while 75% of them are earning more than 3,390 GEL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,400 GEL while 25% are earning more than 6,400 GEL.
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 3,010 GEL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,990 GEL per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,330 GEL per month, 34% 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 6,360 GEL per month, 19% 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 6,860 GEL per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,360 GEL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
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 4,300 GEL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 6,780 GEL per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Georgia costs anywhere from 33,700 Lari(s) to 101,000 Lari(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 Georgia earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Georgia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Georgia 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.
88% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% 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||12,800 GEL||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||4,840 GEL||-4%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||5,100 GEL||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||4,590 GEL||-9%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||5,120 GEL||+2%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||9,260 GEL||+84%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||11,000 GEL||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||7,230 GEL||+44%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||6,950 GEL||+38%|
|Assistant Optometrist||5,400 GEL||+8%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||9,060 GEL||+81%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||4,660 GEL||-7%|
|Cardiac Technician||4,410 GEL||-12%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||24,400 GEL||+390%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||9,070 GEL||+81%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||5,470 GEL||+9%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||6,150 GEL||+23%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||6,070 GEL||+21%|
|Clinical Biochemist||11,100 GEL||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||9,260 GEL||+84%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||5,950 GEL||+19%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||7,280 GEL||+45%|
|Clinical Field Associate||5,710 GEL||+14%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||9,790 GEL||+95%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||11,900 GEL||+140%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||10,800 GEL||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||12,600 GEL||+150%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||7,180 GEL||+43%|
|Clinical Scientist||13,000 GEL||+160%|
|CME Specialist||9,720 GEL||+94%|
|CT Technologist||5,830 GEL||+16%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||8,520 GEL||+70%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||7,530 GEL||+50%|
|Dispensing Optician||5,670 GEL||+13%|
|EKG Technician||5,550 GEL||+11%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||5,440 GEL||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||4,940 GEL||-2%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||8,630 GEL||+72%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||5,120 GEL||+2%|
|Health Systems Specialist||7,530 GEL||+50%|
|Health Technologist||8,270 GEL||+65%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||6,400 GEL||+28%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||6,560 GEL||+31%|
|Industrial Hygienist||8,200 GEL||+63%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||5,860 GEL||+17%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||12,900 GEL||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||9,070 GEL||+81%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||7,160 GEL||+43%|
|Interventional Radiographer||10,300 GEL||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||4,730 GEL||-6%|
|Laboratory Manager||8,790 GEL||+75%|
|Laboratory Technician||5,020 GEL||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||10,900 GEL||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||4,900 GEL||-2%|
|Medical Coder||4,330 GEL||-14%|
|Medical Courier||3,320 GEL||-34%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||5,270 GEL||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||4,100 GEL||-18%|
|Medical Technologist||5,690 GEL||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||4,960 GEL||-1%|
|Music Therapist||7,090 GEL||+41%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||5,150 GEL||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||4,770 GEL||-5%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||6,760 GEL||+35%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||6,760 GEL||+35%|
|Nutrition Assistant||5,220 GEL||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||5,090 GEL||+1%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||4,850 GEL||-3%|
|Operating Room Services Director||14,800 GEL||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||5,280 GEL||+5%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||5,170 GEL||+3%|
|Orthopedic Technician||5,390 GEL||+7%|
|Pathology Assistant||4,960 GEL||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||7,630 GEL||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||17,000 GEL||+240%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||7,090 GEL||+41%|
|Radiography Technologist||6,940 GEL||+38%|
|Radiologic Technologist||7,380 GEL||+47%|
|Radiology Technologist||7,090 GEL||+41%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||13,500 GEL||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||10,300 GEL||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||5,830 GEL||+16%|
|Sonography Technologist||7,530 GEL||+50%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||11,300 GEL||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||5,660 GEL||+13%|
|Vascular Technologist||4,960 GEL||-1%|
|X-Ray Technologist||7,090 GEL||+41%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Georgia earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.