A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Maldives typically earns around 14,600 MVR per month. Salaries range from 7,730 MVR (lowest) to 22,200 MVR (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 Maldives range from 7,730 MVR per month (minimum salary) to 22,200 MVR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,700 MVR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 13,700 MVR while the other half are earning more than 13,700 MVR. 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 9,650 MVR while 75% of them are earning more than 9,650 MVR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 16,900 MVR while 25% are earning more than 16,900 MVR.
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 8,890 MVR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,900 MVR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,500 MVR per month, 42% 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 18,100 MVR per month, 17% 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 19,900 MVR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 21,000 MVR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 10,000 MVR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 19,400 MVR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Maldives costs anywhere from 95,600 Rufiyaa(s) to 287,000 Rufiyaa(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 Maldives earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Maldives 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 Maldives 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.
91% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 39% 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||38,900 MVR||+170%|
|Admitting Officer||13,600 MVR||-7%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||14,800 MVR||+1%|
|Ambulance Driver||14,000 MVR||-4%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||16,200 MVR||+11%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||28,000 MVR||+92%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||32,600 MVR||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||20,800 MVR||+43%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||21,400 MVR||+47%|
|Assistant Optometrist||16,700 MVR||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||27,400 MVR||+88%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||13,400 MVR||-8%|
|Cardiac Technician||13,400 MVR||-8%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||77,500 MVR||+430%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||27,400 MVR||+88%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||15,700 MVR||+8%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||17,800 MVR||+22%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||18,100 MVR||+24%|
|Clinical Biochemist||34,100 MVR||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||27,100 MVR||+86%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||18,700 MVR||+28%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||21,700 MVR||+49%|
|Clinical Field Associate||18,000 MVR||+23%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||29,300 MVR||+100%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||36,800 MVR||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||31,700 MVR||+120%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||37,900 MVR||+160%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||20,900 MVR||+43%|
|Clinical Scientist||40,100 MVR||+170%|
|CME Specialist||30,900 MVR||+110%|
|CT Technologist||17,700 MVR||+21%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||27,200 MVR||+86%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||20,900 MVR||+43%|
|Dispensing Optician||17,000 MVR||+17%|
|EKG Technician||17,600 MVR||+21%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||15,700 MVR||+8%|
|Endoscopy Technician||15,800 MVR||+8%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||23,700 MVR||+62%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||15,900 MVR||+9%|
|Health Systems Specialist||21,600 MVR||+48%|
|Health Technologist||25,000 MVR||+71%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||18,300 MVR||+25%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||19,900 MVR||+36%|
|Industrial Hygienist||25,000 MVR||+71%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||18,800 MVR||+29%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||38,000 MVR||+160%|
|Infection Preventionist||28,100 MVR||+93%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||21,100 MVR||+45%|
|Interventional Radiographer||29,000 MVR||+99%|
|Lab Assistant||14,300 MVR||-2%|
|Laboratory Manager||26,900 MVR||+84%|
|Laboratory Technician||14,600 MVR||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||34,300 MVR||+140%|
|Mammography Technician||14,300 MVR||-2%|
|Medical Coder||12,700 MVR||-13%|
|Medical Courier||10,300 MVR||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||15,900 MVR||+9%|
|Medical Forms Designer||12,200 MVR||-16%|
|Medical Technologist||16,300 MVR||+12%|
|MRI Technologist||15,200 MVR||+4%|
|Music Therapist||21,100 MVR||+45%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||15,900 MVR||+9%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||14,100 MVR||-3%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||21,800 MVR||+49%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||22,100 MVR||+52%|
|Nutrition Assistant||15,500 MVR||+6%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||15,200 MVR||+4%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||13,500 MVR||-7%|
|Operating Room Services Director||43,200 MVR||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||16,700 MVR||+14%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||15,600 MVR||+7%|
|Orthopedic Technician||16,600 MVR||+14%|
|Pathology Assistant||14,500 MVR||-1%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||23,100 MVR||+58%|
|Radiation Therapist||52,400 MVR||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||20,900 MVR||+43%|
|Radiography Technologist||21,500 MVR||+47%|
|Radiologic Technologist||21,000 MVR||+44%|
|Radiology Technologist||21,700 MVR||+49%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||40,300 MVR||+180%|
|Respiratory Therapist||29,700 MVR||+100%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||18,300 MVR||+25%|
|Sonography Technologist||20,900 MVR||+43%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||33,100 MVR||+130%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||17,500 MVR||+20%|
|Vascular Technologist||15,400 MVR||+6%|
|X-Ray Technologist||21,800 MVR||+49%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Maldives earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.