A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Greece typically earns around 1,810 EUR per month. Salaries range from 940 EUR (lowest) to 2,770 EUR (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 Greece range from 940 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 2,770 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,740 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,740 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,740 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 Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 1,210 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,210 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,160 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,160 EUR.
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 1,070 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,440 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,860 EUR per month, 30% 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 2,260 EUR per month, 21% 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 2,470 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,600 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 1,510 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,090 EUR per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Greece costs anywhere from 12,200 Euro(s) to 36,500 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.
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 Greece earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Greece are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Greece 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.
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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% 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||4,540 EUR||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||1,680 EUR||-7%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||1,840 EUR||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||1,660 EUR||-8%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||1,950 EUR||+8%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||3,540 EUR||+96%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||4,270 EUR||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||2,500 EUR||+38%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||2,580 EUR||+43%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,020 EUR||+12%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||3,150 EUR||+74%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||1,630 EUR||-10%|
|Cardiac Technician||1,710 EUR||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||9,280 EUR||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||3,460 EUR||+91%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||1,910 EUR||+6%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||2,180 EUR||+20%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||2,200 EUR||+22%|
|Clinical Biochemist||4,110 EUR||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||3,450 EUR||+91%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||2,160 EUR||+19%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||2,660 EUR||+47%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,090 EUR||+15%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||3,260 EUR||+80%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||4,470 EUR||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||3,660 EUR||+100%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||4,710 EUR||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||2,600 EUR||+44%|
|Clinical Scientist||4,430 EUR||+140%|
|CME Specialist||3,710 EUR||+100%|
|CT Technologist||2,260 EUR||+25%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||3,320 EUR||+83%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||2,500 EUR||+38%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,110 EUR||+17%|
|EKG Technician||2,080 EUR||+15%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||1,920 EUR||+6%|
|Endoscopy Technician||1,920 EUR||+6%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||3,050 EUR||+69%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||1,980 EUR||+9%|
|Health Systems Specialist||2,840 EUR||+57%|
|Health Technologist||3,140 EUR||+73%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||2,180 EUR||+20%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||2,290 EUR||+27%|
|Industrial Hygienist||2,920 EUR||+61%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||2,100 EUR||+16%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||4,900 EUR||+170%|
|Infection Preventionist||3,460 EUR||+91%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||2,500 EUR||+38%|
|Interventional Radiographer||3,590 EUR||+98%|
|Lab Assistant||1,800 EUR||-1%|
|Laboratory Manager||3,160 EUR||+75%|
|Laboratory Technician||1,810 EUR||=|
|Low Vision Therapist||3,980 EUR||+120%|
|Mammography Technician||1,780 EUR||-2%|
|Medical Coder||1,650 EUR||-9%|
|Medical Courier||1,270 EUR||-30%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||1,830 EUR||+1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||1,500 EUR||-17%|
|Medical Technologist||1,930 EUR||+7%|
|MRI Technologist||1,810 EUR||=|
|Music Therapist||2,540 EUR||+40%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||1,940 EUR||+7%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||1,650 EUR||-9%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||2,480 EUR||+37%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||2,630 EUR||+45%|
|Nutrition Assistant||1,880 EUR||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||1,870 EUR||+3%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||1,610 EUR||-11%|
|Operating Room Services Director||5,450 EUR||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||2,000 EUR||+10%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||1,970 EUR||+9%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,000 EUR||+10%|
|Pathology Assistant||1,850 EUR||+2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||2,640 EUR||+46%|
|Radiation Therapist||6,350 EUR||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||2,690 EUR||+49%|
|Radiography Technologist||2,650 EUR||+46%|
|Radiologic Technologist||2,720 EUR||+50%|
|Radiology Technologist||2,590 EUR||+43%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||4,910 EUR||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||3,590 EUR||+98%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||2,130 EUR||+18%|
|Sonography Technologist||2,500 EUR||+38%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||3,840 EUR||+110%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||1,930 EUR||+7%|
|Vascular Technologist||1,920 EUR||+6%|
|X-Ray Technologist||2,640 EUR||+46%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Greece earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.