A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Honduras typically earns around 20,900 HNL per month. Salaries range from 10,300 HNL (lowest) to 32,600 HNL (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 Honduras range from 10,300 HNL per month (minimum salary) to 32,600 HNL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 21,300 HNL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 21,300 HNL while the other half are earning more than 21,300 HNL. 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 14,200 HNL while 75% of them are earning more than 14,200 HNL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 27,500 HNL while 25% are earning more than 27,500 HNL.
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 12,200 HNL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,600 HNL per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,600 HNL per month, 38% 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 26,700 HNL per month, 24% 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 28,600 HNL per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 30,500 HNL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 15,200 HNL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 24,400 HNL per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Honduras costs anywhere from 141,000 Lempira(s) to 422,000 Lempira(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 Honduras earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Honduras 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 Honduras for the year 2021. 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.
87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 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||50,000 HNL||+140%|
|Admitting Officer||19,300 HNL||-8%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||21,300 HNL||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||19,500 HNL||-7%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||21,500 HNL||+3%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||39,600 HNL||+89%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||45,500 HNL||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||28,400 HNL||+36%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||29,300 HNL||+40%|
|Assistant Optometrist||23,600 HNL||+13%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||36,100 HNL||+73%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||18,900 HNL||-10%|
|Cardiac Technician||18,200 HNL||-13%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||103,000 HNL||+390%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||38,800 HNL||+85%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||22,200 HNL||+6%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||24,100 HNL||+15%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||25,700 HNL||+23%|
|Clinical Biochemist||46,800 HNL||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||39,700 HNL||+90%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||25,600 HNL||+22%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||31,800 HNL||+52%|
|Clinical Field Associate||25,400 HNL||+21%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||40,000 HNL||+91%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||52,100 HNL||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||43,300 HNL||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||54,900 HNL||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||30,400 HNL||+45%|
|Clinical Scientist||52,900 HNL||+150%|
|CME Specialist||41,600 HNL||+99%|
|CT Technologist||24,000 HNL||+15%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||35,700 HNL||+71%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||30,800 HNL||+47%|
|Dispensing Optician||24,300 HNL||+16%|
|EKG Technician||24,200 HNL||+16%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||20,900 HNL||-0%|
|Endoscopy Technician||20,700 HNL||-1%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||33,200 HNL||+59%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||21,100 HNL||+1%|
|Health Systems Specialist||31,100 HNL||+49%|
|Health Technologist||34,800 HNL||+66%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||26,100 HNL||+25%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||26,600 HNL||+27%|
|Industrial Hygienist||32,600 HNL||+56%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||23,700 HNL||+13%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||54,300 HNL||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||38,800 HNL||+85%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||29,000 HNL||+39%|
|Interventional Radiographer||41,200 HNL||+97%|
|Lab Assistant||19,900 HNL||-5%|
|Laboratory Manager||36,100 HNL||+73%|
|Laboratory Technician||20,900 HNL||-0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||47,100 HNL||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||21,100 HNL||+1%|
|Medical Coder||18,200 HNL||-13%|
|Medical Courier||14,200 HNL||-32%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||20,700 HNL||-1%|
|Medical Forms Designer||17,900 HNL||-14%|
|Medical Technologist||22,800 HNL||+9%|
|MRI Technologist||21,700 HNL||+4%|
|Music Therapist||28,600 HNL||+37%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||21,300 HNL||+2%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||18,700 HNL||-11%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||30,100 HNL||+44%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||28,300 HNL||+35%|
|Nutrition Assistant||21,800 HNL||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||22,700 HNL||+9%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||19,800 HNL||-5%|
|Operating Room Services Director||61,300 HNL||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||22,200 HNL||+6%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||22,100 HNL||+6%|
|Orthopedic Technician||22,700 HNL||+9%|
|Pathology Assistant||21,300 HNL||+2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||30,000 HNL||+43%|
|Radiation Therapist||74,100 HNL||+250%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||29,800 HNL||+42%|
|Radiography Technologist||29,700 HNL||+42%|
|Radiologic Technologist||30,700 HNL||+47%|
|Radiology Technologist||31,000 HNL||+48%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||58,100 HNL||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||41,200 HNL||+97%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||25,500 HNL||+22%|
|Sonography Technologist||30,800 HNL||+47%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||45,300 HNL||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||23,000 HNL||+10%|
|Vascular Technologist||20,500 HNL||-2%|
|X-Ray Technologist||30,400 HNL||+45%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Honduras earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.