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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Tunisia 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Tunisia?

Average Monthly Salary
2,910 TND
( 34,900 TND yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Tunisia typically earns around 2,910 TND per month. Salaries range from 1,400 TND (lowest) to 4,570 TND (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 Tunisia

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Tunisia range from 1,400 TND per month (minimum salary) to 4,570 TND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,030 TND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,030 TND while the other half are earning more than 3,030 TND. 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 1,990 TND while 75% of them are earning more than 1,990 TND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 3,950 TND while 25% are earning more than 3,950 TND.

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 1,640 TND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,320 TND per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,050 TND per month, 31% 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 3,740 TND per month, 23% 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 3,980 TND per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,360 TND per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Tunisia

0 - 2 Years
1,640 TND
2 - 5 Years+42%
2,320 TND
5 - 10 Years+31%
3,050 TND
10 - 15 Years+23%
3,740 TND
15 - 20 Years+6%
3,980 TND
20+ Years+10%
4,360 TND
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 2,570 TND per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,680 TND per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Tunisia

Bachelor's Degree
2,570 TND
Master's Degree+43%
3,680 TND
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 Tunisia costs anywhere from 19,600 Tunisian Dinar(s) to 58,700 Tunisian Dinar(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 Tunisia earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,070 TND
2,830 TND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Tunisia for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Tunisia

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Tunisia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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.

Tunisia / 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 Tunisia is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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 Tunisia

17 TND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tunisia is 17 TND. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Tunisia earns approximately 17 TND 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

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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.

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Ambulance Dispatcher2,960 TND+2%
Ambulance Driver2,770 TND-5%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,350 TND+15%
Ambulatory Services Director5,700 TND+96%
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Anesthesiologist11,900 TND+310%
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Assistant Optometrist3,320 TND+14%
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Cardiovascular Technologist5,590 TND+92%
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,430 TND+18%
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Clinical Biochemist6,970 TND+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist6,060 TND+110%
Clinical Data Reviewer3,740 TND+29%
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Clinical Field Associate3,520 TND+21%
Clinical Genetic Technologist5,670 TND+95%
Clinical Microbiologist7,350 TND+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist6,260 TND+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist7,750 TND+170%
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Clinical Scientist7,840 TND+170%
CME Specialist5,990 TND+110%
CT Technologist3,810 TND+31%
Cytogenetic Technologist5,240 TND+80%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer4,370 TND+50%
Dispensing Optician3,710 TND+27%
Dosimetrist5,410 TND+86%
EKG Technician3,420 TND+18%
Endoscopic Assistant3,150 TND+8%
Endoscopy Technician3,040 TND+4%
Enterostomal Therapist5,010 TND+72%
Epidemiologist6,430 TND+120%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,350 TND+15%
Health Systems Specialist4,730 TND+63%
Health Technologist5,410 TND+86%
Healthcare Data Analyst3,860 TND+33%
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Histotechnologist4,730 TND+63%
Immunologist6,890 TND+140%
Industrial Hygienist5,150 TND+77%
Infection Control Coordinator3,830 TND+32%
Infection Control Practitioner8,440 TND+190%
Infection Preventionist5,590 TND+92%
Informatics Practice Specialist4,490 TND+54%
Interventional Radiographer6,240 TND+110%
Lab Assistant3,090 TND+6%
Laboratory Manager5,420 TND+86%
Laboratory Technician2,910 TND=
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Medical Courier2,040 TND-30%
Medical Equipment Preparer3,060 TND+5%
Medical Forms Designer2,680 TND-8%
Medical Technologist3,300 TND+13%
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Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,230 TND+11%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant2,760 TND-5%
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Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,160 TND+43%
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Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,140 TND+8%
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Operating Room Services Director8,910 TND+210%
Ophthalmic Assistant3,450 TND+19%
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Optician6,930 TND+140%
Orthopedic Technician3,380 TND+16%
Orthoptist9,270 TND+220%
Orthotist8,550 TND+190%
Pathology Assistant3,240 TND+11%
Perfusionist9,500 TND+230%
Phlebotomist2,380 TND-18%
Pre Authorization Case Manager4,420 TND+52%
Prosthetist7,730 TND+170%
Radiation Therapist10,400 TND+260%
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Radiologic Technologist4,460 TND+53%
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Sonographer4,370 TND+50%
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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 Tunisia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,680 TND
Public Sector+13%
4,170 TND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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