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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Macao 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Macao?

Average Monthly Salary
5,830 MOP
( 70,000 MOP yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Macao typically earns around 5,830 MOP per month. Salaries range from 2,680 MOP (lowest) to 9,270 MOP (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 Macao

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Macao range from 2,680 MOP per month (minimum salary) to 9,270 MOP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,300 MOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 6,300 MOP while the other half are earning more than 6,300 MOP. 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 4,040 MOP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,040 MOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 8,410 MOP while 25% are earning more than 8,410 MOP.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Macao Laboratory Technician
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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 3,050 MOP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,070 MOP 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 6,010 MOP 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 7,330 MOP 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 7,990 MOP 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 8,650 MOP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Macao

0 - 2 Years
3,050 MOP
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,070 MOP
5 - 10 Years+48%
6,010 MOP
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,330 MOP
15 - 20 Years+9%
7,990 MOP
20+ Years+8%
8,650 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 3,540 MOP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 6,840 MOP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Macao

Bachelor's Degree
3,540 MOP
Master's Degree+93%
6,840 MOP
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 Macao costs anywhere from 37,300 Pataca(s) to 112,000 Pataca(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Macao Laboratory Technician
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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 Macao earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,340 MOP
5,320 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macao for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Macao

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Macao 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.

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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.

Macao / 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 Macao is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Macao 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 Macao

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Macao 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 Macao

34 MOP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macao is 34 MOP. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Macao earns approximately 34 MOP 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 Macao
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The average salary for Laboratory Technician is 37% less than that of Healthcare Technical. Also, Healthcare Technical salaries are 17% less than those of Health and Medical.

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Ambulance Dispatcher5,930 MOP+2%
Ambulance Driver5,050 MOP-13%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic6,240 MOP+7%
Ambulatory Services Director11,800 MOP+100%
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Cardiovascular Technologist11,600 MOP+99%
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Clinical Biochemist13,200 MOP+130%
Clinical Cytogeneticist11,500 MOP+97%
Clinical Data Reviewer7,210 MOP+24%
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Clinical Molecular Geneticist12,100 MOP+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist15,600 MOP+170%
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Clinical Scientist15,200 MOP+160%
CME Specialist12,400 MOP+110%
CT Technologist7,320 MOP+26%
Cytogenetic Technologist10,100 MOP+73%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer8,150 MOP+40%
Dispensing Optician6,710 MOP+15%
Dosimetrist10,400 MOP+78%
EKG Technician6,890 MOP+18%
Endoscopic Assistant6,130 MOP+5%
Endoscopy Technician5,880 MOP+1%
Enterostomal Therapist9,740 MOP+67%
Epidemiologist12,100 MOP+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian6,120 MOP+5%
Health Systems Specialist8,760 MOP+50%
Health Technologist10,100 MOP+73%
Healthcare Data Analyst7,110 MOP+22%
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Histotechnologist9,150 MOP+57%
Immunologist14,100 MOP+140%
Industrial Hygienist10,100 MOP+73%
Infection Control Coordinator6,870 MOP+18%
Infection Control Practitioner15,000 MOP+160%
Infection Preventionist11,000 MOP+89%
Informatics Practice Specialist8,160 MOP+40%
Interventional Radiographer12,400 MOP+110%
Lab Assistant5,760 MOP-1%
Laboratory Manager10,800 MOP+85%
Laboratory Technician5,830 MOP-0%
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Medical Coder5,020 MOP-14%
Medical Courier4,030 MOP-31%
Medical Equipment Preparer5,770 MOP-1%
Medical Forms Designer4,700 MOP-19%
Medical Technologist6,670 MOP+14%
MRI Technologist5,990 MOP+3%
Music Therapist8,730 MOP+50%
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Neurodiagnostic Techncian6,290 MOP+8%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant5,490 MOP-6%
Nuclear Medical Technician8,550 MOP+47%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist8,470 MOP+45%
Nutrition Assistant5,770 MOP-1%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant6,130 MOP+5%
Operating Room Scheduler5,250 MOP-10%
Operating Room Services Director16,700 MOP+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant6,440 MOP+10%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician6,600 MOP+13%
Optician13,000 MOP+120%
Orthopedic Technician6,400 MOP+10%
Orthoptist16,600 MOP+180%
Orthotist17,100 MOP+190%
Pathology Assistant6,170 MOP+6%
Perfusionist19,500 MOP+230%
Phlebotomist4,510 MOP-23%
Pre Authorization Case Manager8,350 MOP+43%
Prosthetist14,800 MOP+150%
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Radiation Therapy Technologist8,220 MOP+41%
Radiographer14,200 MOP+140%
Radiography Technologist8,440 MOP+45%
Radiologic Technologist8,800 MOP+51%
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Respiratory Care Practitioner16,400 MOP+180%
Respiratory Therapist11,800 MOP+100%
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Sonographer8,580 MOP+47%
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Ultrasonographer6,860 MOP+18%
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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 Macao earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,640 MOP
Public Sector+25%
8,280 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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