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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Antigua and Barbuda 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Antigua and Barbuda?

Average Monthly Salary
3,620 XCD
( 43,400 XCD yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Antigua and Barbuda typically earns around 3,620 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,670 XCD (lowest) to 5,750 XCD (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 Antigua and Barbuda

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Antigua and Barbuda range from 1,670 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 5,750 XCD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,910 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,910 XCD while the other half are earning more than 3,910 XCD. 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 2,510 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,510 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,220 XCD while 25% are earning more than 5,220 XCD.

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 1,890 XCD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,520 XCD 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 3,730 XCD per month, 48% 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 4,550 XCD per month, 22% 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 4,960 XCD 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 5,370 XCD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Antigua and Barbuda

0 - 2 Years
1,890 XCD
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,520 XCD
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,730 XCD
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,550 XCD
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,960 XCD
20+ Years+8%
5,370 XCD
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 2,200 XCD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,240 XCD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Antigua and Barbuda

Bachelor's Degree
2,200 XCD
Master's Degree+93%
4,240 XCD
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 Antigua and Barbuda costs anywhere from 22,600 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 67,700 East Caribbean Dollar(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 Antigua and Barbuda earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,940 XCD
3,300 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Antigua and Barbuda for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Antigua and Barbuda

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Antigua and Barbuda 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.

Antigua and Barbuda / 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 Antigua and Barbuda is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Antigua and Barbuda 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Antigua and Barbuda

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

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Antigua and Barbuda

21 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Antigua and Barbuda is 21 XCD. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Antigua and Barbuda earns approximately 21 XCD 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 Antigua and Barbuda
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 36% 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 Clinician9,540 XCD+160%
Admitting Officer3,540 XCD-2%
Ambulance Dispatcher3,680 XCD+2%
Ambulance Driver3,410 XCD-6%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,890 XCD+7%
Ambulatory Services Director7,250 XCD+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor8,130 XCD+120%
Anesthesia Technician5,260 XCD+45%
Anesthesiologist14,100 XCD+290%
Anesthesiology Assistant5,020 XCD+39%
Assistant Optometrist4,140 XCD+14%
Audiologist8,100 XCD+120%
Biomedical Engineering Director6,140 XCD+70%
Biomedical Engineering Technician3,250 XCD-10%
Cardiac Technician3,170 XCD-12%
Cardiovascular Specialist18,600 XCD+410%
Cardiovascular Technologist7,100 XCD+96%
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,820 XCD+6%
Charge Entry Specialist4,370 XCD+21%
Clinical Application Specialist4,180 XCD+16%
Clinical Biochemist8,030 XCD+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist6,900 XCD+91%
Clinical Data Reviewer4,220 XCD+17%
Clinical Development Specialist5,310 XCD+47%
Clinical Field Associate4,300 XCD+19%
Clinical Genetic Technologist6,850 XCD+89%
Clinical Microbiologist9,170 XCD+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist7,710 XCD+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist9,900 XCD+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator5,070 XCD+40%
Clinical Scientist9,540 XCD+160%
CME Specialist7,240 XCD+100%
CT Technologist4,190 XCD+16%
Cytogenetic Technologist6,310 XCD+74%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer5,140 XCD+42%
Dispensing Optician4,120 XCD+14%
Dosimetrist5,950 XCD+64%
EKG Technician4,160 XCD+15%
Endoscopic Assistant3,940 XCD+9%
Endoscopy Technician3,660 XCD+1%
Enterostomal Therapist5,950 XCD+64%
Epidemiologist7,870 XCD+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,970 XCD+10%
Health Systems Specialist5,280 XCD+46%
Health Technologist5,980 XCD+65%
Healthcare Data Analyst4,590 XCD+27%
Hearing Aid Specialist4,820 XCD+33%
Histotechnologist5,690 XCD+57%
Immunologist8,630 XCD+140%
Industrial Hygienist5,990 XCD+66%
Infection Control Coordinator4,410 XCD+22%
Infection Control Practitioner9,560 XCD+160%
Infection Preventionist6,930 XCD+91%
Informatics Practice Specialist5,380 XCD+49%
Interventional Radiographer7,560 XCD+110%
Lab Assistant3,420 XCD-5%
Laboratory Manager6,820 XCD+88%
Laboratory Technician3,620 XCD+0%
Low Vision Therapist7,760 XCD+110%
Mammography Technician3,390 XCD-6%
Medical Coder3,210 XCD-11%
Medical Courier2,530 XCD-30%
Medical Equipment Preparer3,650 XCD+1%
Medical Forms Designer2,990 XCD-17%
Medical Technologist4,160 XCD+15%
MRI Technologist3,530 XCD-2%
Music Therapist5,200 XCD+44%
Neonatologist9,840 XCD+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,700 XCD+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant3,390 XCD-6%
Nuclear Medical Technician4,960 XCD+37%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,880 XCD+35%
Nutrition Assistant3,670 XCD+1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant4,020 XCD+11%
Operating Room Scheduler3,310 XCD-9%
Operating Room Services Director10,400 XCD+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant4,010 XCD+11%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician4,040 XCD+12%
Optician8,070 XCD+120%
Orthopedic Technician3,900 XCD+8%
Orthoptist10,700 XCD+200%
Orthotist10,800 XCD+200%
Pathology Assistant3,700 XCD+2%
Perfusionist11,300 XCD+210%
Phlebotomist2,810 XCD-22%
Pre Authorization Case Manager5,290 XCD+46%
Prosthetist8,930 XCD+150%
Radiation Therapist13,000 XCD+260%
Radiation Therapy Technologist5,260 XCD+45%
Radiographer8,510 XCD+140%
Radiography Technologist5,300 XCD+46%
Radiologic Technologist5,320 XCD+47%
Radiology Technologist5,050 XCD+40%
Respiratory Care Practitioner10,100 XCD+180%
Respiratory Therapist7,370 XCD+100%
Respiratory Therapy Technician4,470 XCD+24%
Sonographer5,270 XCD+46%
Sonography Technologist5,140 XCD+42%
Speech and Language Pathologist8,060 XCD+120%
Ultrasonographer4,220 XCD+17%
Ultrasound Technologist4,160 XCD+15%
Vascular Technologist3,840 XCD+6%
X-Ray Technologist5,020 XCD+39%

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 Antigua and Barbuda earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,020 XCD
Public Sector+25%
5,010 XCD
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