A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Lithuania typically earns around 2,440 LTL per month. Salaries range from 1,320 LTL (lowest) to 3,680 LTL (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 Lithuania range from 1,320 LTL per month (minimum salary) to 3,680 LTL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,240 LTL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,240 LTL while the other half are earning more than 2,240 LTL. 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 1,600 LTL while 75% of them are earning more than 1,600 LTL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,720 LTL while 25% are earning more than 2,720 LTL.
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 1,530 LTL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,930 LTL per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,540 LTL per month, 32% 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 2,990 LTL per month, 18% 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 3,310 LTL per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,520 LTL per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 1,980 LTL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,020 LTL per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Lithuania costs anywhere from 16,400 Lithuanian Litas(s) to 49,100 Lithuanian Litas(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 Lithuania earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Lithuania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 Lithuania 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.
77% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 23% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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||6,360 LTL||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||2,360 LTL||-3%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||2,480 LTL||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||2,330 LTL||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||2,670 LTL||+10%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||5,050 LTL||+110%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||5,870 LTL||+140%|
|Anesthesia Technician||3,720 LTL||+53%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||3,750 LTL||+54%|
|Assistant Optometrist||2,890 LTL||+19%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||4,410 LTL||+81%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||2,370 LTL||-3%|
|Cardiac Technician||2,350 LTL||-3%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||12,700 LTL||+420%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||4,950 LTL||+100%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||2,780 LTL||+14%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||3,060 LTL||+26%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||3,080 LTL||+26%|
|Clinical Biochemist||5,990 LTL||+150%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||4,730 LTL||+94%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||3,150 LTL||+29%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||4,030 LTL||+66%|
|Clinical Field Associate||2,990 LTL||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||4,850 LTL||+99%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||6,390 LTL||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||5,450 LTL||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||6,730 LTL||+180%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||3,640 LTL||+49%|
|Clinical Scientist||6,850 LTL||+180%|
|CME Specialist||5,300 LTL||+120%|
|CT Technologist||3,100 LTL||+27%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||4,740 LTL||+95%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||3,730 LTL||+53%|
|Dispensing Optician||2,900 LTL||+19%|
|EKG Technician||2,970 LTL||+22%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||2,580 LTL||+6%|
|Endoscopy Technician||2,750 LTL||+13%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||4,100 LTL||+68%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||2,720 LTL||+12%|
|Health Systems Specialist||3,750 LTL||+54%|
|Health Technologist||4,310 LTL||+77%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||3,370 LTL||+38%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||3,340 LTL||+37%|
|Industrial Hygienist||4,260 LTL||+75%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||3,180 LTL||+31%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||6,730 LTL||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||4,950 LTL||+100%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||3,640 LTL||+49%|
|Interventional Radiographer||5,030 LTL||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||2,470 LTL||+1%|
|Laboratory Manager||4,510 LTL||+85%|
|Laboratory Technician||2,440 LTL||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||5,800 LTL||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||2,600 LTL||+7%|
|Medical Coder||2,260 LTL||-7%|
|Medical Courier||1,810 LTL||-26%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||2,710 LTL||+11%|
|Medical Forms Designer||2,270 LTL||-7%|
|Medical Technologist||2,870 LTL||+18%|
|MRI Technologist||2,750 LTL||+13%|
|Music Therapist||3,850 LTL||+58%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||2,570 LTL||+6%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||2,460 LTL||+1%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||3,540 LTL||+45%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||3,760 LTL||+54%|
|Nutrition Assistant||2,530 LTL||+4%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||2,670 LTL||+10%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||2,400 LTL||-1%|
|Operating Room Services Director||7,640 LTL||+210%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||2,750 LTL||+13%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||2,820 LTL||+16%|
|Orthopedic Technician||2,910 LTL||+20%|
|Pathology Assistant||2,540 LTL||+4%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||3,930 LTL||+61%|
|Radiation Therapist||9,070 LTL||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||3,700 LTL||+52%|
|Radiography Technologist||3,790 LTL||+56%|
|Radiologic Technologist||3,820 LTL||+57%|
|Radiology Technologist||3,920 LTL||+61%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||7,150 LTL||+190%|
|Respiratory Therapist||5,030 LTL||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||3,230 LTL||+33%|
|Sonography Technologist||3,730 LTL||+53%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||5,700 LTL||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||2,980 LTL||+22%|
|Vascular Technologist||2,640 LTL||+8%|
|X-Ray Technologist||3,620 LTL||+49%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lithuania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.