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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Germany?

3,350 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Germany typically earns around 3,350 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Laboratory Technician salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Laboratory Technician Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Laboratory Technician

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Laboratory Technician salaries in Germany range between 1,373 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,158 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,484 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician are earning less than 3,484 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,484 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 people working as Laboratory Technician are earning less than 2,186 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,186 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Laboratory Technician are earning less than 4,667 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,667 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
1,581 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
2,168 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
2,736 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
3,303 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
3,871 EUR
20+ Years    +24%  
4,798 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by experience level. A Laboratory Technician with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 1,581 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,168 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,736 EUR per month, 26% more than a person 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 3,303 EUR per month, 21% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,871 EUR per month, 17% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,798 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
1,998 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
2,792 EUR
Master's Degree    +41%  
3,928 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Laboratory Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Laboratory Technician is 1,998 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,792 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,928 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
3,031 EUR
Male    +21%  
3,668 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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 Germany earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Laboratory Technician

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
2,864 EUR
Public Sector    +34%  
3,835 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Laboratory Technician employees in Germany earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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 monthly Germany Laboratory Technician
Average Salary 2017    =  
3,004 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,115 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,230 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
3,350 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Laboratory Technician salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Laboratory Technician Average Hourly Wage in Germany

19 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Laboratory Technician is 19 EUR. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Germany earns approximatly 19 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Laboratory Technician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Laboratory Technician and Health and Medical monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Laboratory Technician, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Laboratory Technician salaries are 48% less than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician6,872 EUR+105%
Admitting Officer3,117 EUR-7%
Ambulance Dispatcher3,405 EUR+2%
Ambulance Driver3,067 EUR-8%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,730 EUR+11%
Ambulatory Services Director5,576 EUR+66%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor7,489 EUR+124%
Anesthesia Technician4,698 EUR+40%
Anesthesiologist14,289 EUR+327%
Anesthesiology Assistant4,589 EUR+37%
Assistant Optometrist4,020 EUR+20%
Audiologist6,499 EUR+94%
Biomedical Engineering Director4,988 EUR+49%
Biomedical Engineering Technician3,083 EUR-8%
Cardiac Technician3,229 EUR-4%
Cardiovascular Specialist17,787 EUR+431%
Cardiovascular Technologist4,562 EUR+36%
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,615 EUR+8%
Charge Entry Specialist4,087 EUR+22%
Clinical Application Specialist4,156 EUR+24%
Clinical Biochemist5,183 EUR+55%
Clinical Cytogeneticist5,506 EUR+64%
Clinical Data Reviewer4,078 EUR+22%
Clinical Development Specialist4,486 EUR+34%
Clinical Field Associate3,922 EUR+17%
Clinical Genetic Technologist4,369 EUR+30%
Clinical Microbiologist4,652 EUR+39%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist5,356 EUR+60%
Clinical Neuropsychologist5,221 EUR+56%
Clinical Research Coordinator4,834 EUR+44%
Clinical Scientist6,141 EUR+83%
CME Specialist4,980 EUR+49%
CT Technologist4,267 EUR+27%
Cytogenetic Technologist4,302 EUR+28%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer4,657 EUR+39%
Dispensing Optician4,111 EUR+23%
Dosimetrist6,054 EUR+81%
EKG Technician4,035 EUR+20%
Endoscopic Assistant3,430 EUR+2%
Endoscopy Technician3,622 EUR+8%
Enterostomal Therapist4,833 EUR+44%
Epidemiologist7,517 EUR+124%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,658 EUR+9%
Health Systems Specialist4,508 EUR+35%
Health Technologist4,696 EUR+40%
Healthcare Data Analyst4,639 EUR+38%
Hearing Aid Specialist4,587 EUR+37%
Histotechnologist4,924 EUR+47%
Immunologist7,885 EUR+135%
Industrial Hygienist5,237 EUR+56%
Infection Control Coordinator4,519 EUR+35%
Infection Control Practitioner5,263 EUR+57%
Infection Preventionist4,669 EUR+39%
Informatics Practice Specialist5,102 EUR+52%
Interventional Radiographer5,600 EUR+67%
Lab Assistant3,276 EUR-2%
Laboratory Manager5,972 EUR+78%
Laboratory Technician3,350 EUR=
Low Vision Therapist5,125 EUR+53%
Mammography Technician3,276 EUR-2%
Medical Coder3,079 EUR-8%
Medical Courier2,362 EUR-29%
Medical Equipment Preparer3,657 EUR+9%
Medical Forms Designer2,810 EUR-16%
Medical Technologist3,928 EUR+17%
MRI Technologist3,667 EUR+9%
Music Therapist4,524 EUR+35%
Neonatologist6,391 EUR+91%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,651 EUR+9%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant3,071 EUR-8%
Nuclear Medical Technician4,287 EUR+28%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,141 EUR+24%
Nutrition Assistant4,137 EUR+23%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant4,295 EUR+28%
Operating Room Scheduler3,254 EUR-3%
Operating Room Services Director9,909 EUR+196%
Ophthalmic Assistant3,844 EUR+15%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,774 EUR+13%
Optician7,707 EUR+130%
Orthopedic Technician3,617 EUR+8%
Orthoptist10,428 EUR+211%
Orthotist10,238 EUR+206%
Pathology Assistant3,335 EUR-0%
Perfusionist11,432 EUR+241%
Phlebotomist7,409 EUR+121%
Pre Authorization Case Manager4,876 EUR+46%
Prosthetist8,232 EUR+146%
Radiation Therapist12,635 EUR+277%
Radiation Therapy Technologist4,312 EUR+29%
Radiographer7,676 EUR+129%
Radiography Technologist4,615 EUR+38%
Radiologic Technologist4,741 EUR+42%
Radiology Technologist4,890 EUR+46%
Respiratory Care Practitioner6,829 EUR+104%
Respiratory Therapist6,725 EUR+101%
Respiratory Therapy Technician4,205 EUR+26%
Sonographer5,174 EUR+54%
Sonography Technologist5,049 EUR+51%
Speech and Language Pathologist7,611 EUR+127%
Ultrasonographer4,139 EUR+24%
Ultrasound Technologist3,817 EUR+14%
Vascular Technologist3,545 EUR+6%
X-Ray Technologist5,014 EUR+50%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin3,910 EUR
Bremen3,309 EUR
Dortmund3,152 EUR
Dresden3,192 EUR
Dusseldorf3,594 EUR
Essen3,203 EUR
Frankfurt3,649 EUR
Hamburg3,751 EUR
Hannover2,967 EUR
Koln3,445 EUR
Leipzig3,023 EUR
Munchen3,597 EUR
Nurnberg2,983 EUR
Stuttgart3,430 EUR
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