A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Greenland typically earns around 20,500 DKK per month. Salaries range from 9,840 DKK (lowest) to 32,200 DKK (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 Greenland range from 9,840 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 32,200 DKK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 21,300 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 21,300 DKK while the other half are earning more than 21,300 DKK. 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 14,000 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 14,000 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 27,800 DKK while 25% are earning more than 27,800 DKK.
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 11,500 DKK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,300 DKK per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,500 DKK per month, 31% 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 26,400 DKK per month, 23% 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 28,100 DKK per month, 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 30,700 DKK per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 18,100 DKK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 25,900 DKK per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Greenland costs anywhere from 141,000 Danish Krone(s) to 424,000 Danish Krone(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 Greenland earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Greenland 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.
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 Greenland 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.
86% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.
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 42% 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||53,800 DKK||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||20,400 DKK||-1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||20,800 DKK||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||18,900 DKK||-8%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||21,800 DKK||+6%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||39,600 DKK||+93%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||49,300 DKK||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||28,100 DKK||+37%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||29,400 DKK||+43%|
|Assistant Optometrist||23,100 DKK||+13%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||39,000 DKK||+90%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||20,200 DKK||-1%|
|Cardiac Technician||19,200 DKK||-6%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||104,000 DKK||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||38,800 DKK||+89%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||23,700 DKK||+16%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||24,600 DKK||+20%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||25,500 DKK||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||46,900 DKK||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||39,400 DKK||+92%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||25,200 DKK||+23%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||31,000 DKK||+51%|
|Clinical Field Associate||24,400 DKK||+19%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||38,000 DKK||+85%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||51,100 DKK||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||41,900 DKK||+100%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||55,200 DKK||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||31,000 DKK||+51%|
|Clinical Scientist||56,000 DKK||+170%|
|CME Specialist||43,700 DKK||+110%|
|CT Technologist||25,400 DKK||+24%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||37,400 DKK||+82%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||31,500 DKK||+54%|
|Dispensing Optician||23,500 DKK||+15%|
|EKG Technician||23,100 DKK||+13%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||22,800 DKK||+11%|
|Endoscopy Technician||21,700 DKK||+6%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||34,400 DKK||+68%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||21,800 DKK||+6%|
|Health Systems Specialist||30,200 DKK||+47%|
|Health Technologist||36,900 DKK||+80%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||26,900 DKK||+31%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||27,100 DKK||+32%|
|Industrial Hygienist||33,000 DKK||+61%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||26,200 DKK||+28%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||53,500 DKK||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||37,800 DKK||+84%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||30,300 DKK||+48%|
|Interventional Radiographer||43,500 DKK||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||21,100 DKK||+3%|
|Laboratory Manager||39,500 DKK||+93%|
|Laboratory Technician||20,500 DKK||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||46,300 DKK||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||20,200 DKK||-1%|
|Medical Coder||18,000 DKK||-12%|
|Medical Courier||13,800 DKK||-33%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||21,500 DKK||+5%|
|Medical Forms Designer||17,400 DKK||-15%|
|Medical Technologist||22,700 DKK||+11%|
|MRI Technologist||20,600 DKK||+0%|
|Music Therapist||30,900 DKK||+51%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||21,200 DKK||+3%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||20,000 DKK||-2%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||28,200 DKK||+38%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||28,900 DKK||+41%|
|Nutrition Assistant||20,800 DKK||+1%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||22,900 DKK||+12%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||20,300 DKK||-1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||62,100 DKK||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||22,400 DKK||+9%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||22,100 DKK||+8%|
|Orthopedic Technician||22,800 DKK||+11%|
|Pathology Assistant||21,100 DKK||+3%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||31,200 DKK||+52%|
|Radiation Therapist||72,600 DKK||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||29,400 DKK||+43%|
|Radiography Technologist||28,900 DKK||+41%|
|Radiologic Technologist||31,800 DKK||+55%|
|Radiology Technologist||29,400 DKK||+43%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||54,300 DKK||+160%|
|Respiratory Therapist||42,400 DKK||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||26,000 DKK||+27%|
|Sonography Technologist||31,500 DKK||+54%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||43,900 DKK||+110%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||24,400 DKK||+19%|
|Vascular Technologist||21,100 DKK||+3%|
|X-Ray Technologist||31,700 DKK||+55%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Greenland earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.