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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Brunei 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Brunei?

Average Monthly Salary
2,390 BND
( 28,700 BND yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Brunei typically earns around 2,390 BND per month. Salaries range from 1,270 BND (lowest) to 3,640 BND (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 Brunei

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Brunei range from 1,270 BND per month (minimum salary) to 3,640 BND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,250 BND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,250 BND while the other half are earning more than 2,250 BND. 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 1,580 BND while 75% of them are earning more than 1,580 BND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 2,770 BND while 25% are earning more than 2,770 BND.

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 Brunei 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 1,460 BND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,790 BND 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 2,540 BND per month, 42% 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 2,960 BND 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 3,260 BND 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 3,450 BND per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Brunei

0 - 2 Years
1,460 BND
2 - 5 Years+23%
1,790 BND
5 - 10 Years+42%
2,540 BND
10 - 15 Years+17%
2,960 BND
15 - 20 Years+10%
3,260 BND
20+ Years+6%
3,450 BND
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 1,650 BND per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,190 BND per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Brunei

Bachelor's Degree
1,650 BND
Master's Degree+93%
3,190 BND
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 Brunei costs anywhere from 16,100 Brunei Dollar(s) to 48,200 Brunei Dollar(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 Brunei 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 Brunei earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,510 BND
2,200 BND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brunei for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brunei

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Brunei 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.

Brunei / 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 Brunei is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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

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

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.

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 Brunei

14 BND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brunei is 14 BND. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Brunei earns approximately 14 BND 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 Brunei
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Admitting Officer2,380 BND-1%
Ambulance Dispatcher2,430 BND+2%
Ambulance Driver2,310 BND-3%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic2,630 BND+10%
Ambulatory Services Director5,020 BND+110%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor5,450 BND+130%
Anesthesia Technician3,370 BND+41%
Anesthesiologist10,300 BND+330%
Anesthesiology Assistant3,530 BND+48%
Assistant Optometrist2,760 BND+15%
Audiologist5,980 BND+150%
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Biomedical Engineering Technician2,420 BND+1%
Cardiac Technician2,180 BND-9%
Cardiovascular Specialist12,600 BND+430%
Cardiovascular Technologist4,920 BND+110%
Central Sterile Processing Technician2,830 BND+18%
Charge Entry Specialist2,910 BND+22%
Clinical Application Specialist3,050 BND+28%
Clinical Biochemist5,640 BND+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist4,960 BND+110%
Clinical Data Reviewer3,140 BND+31%
Clinical Development Specialist3,670 BND+53%
Clinical Field Associate3,030 BND+27%
Clinical Genetic Technologist4,950 BND+110%
Clinical Microbiologist6,100 BND+160%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist5,250 BND+120%
Clinical Neuropsychologist6,430 BND+170%
Clinical Research Coordinator3,610 BND+51%
Clinical Scientist6,650 BND+180%
CME Specialist5,270 BND+120%
CT Technologist2,880 BND+20%
Cytogenetic Technologist4,440 BND+86%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer3,810 BND+59%
Dispensing Optician3,030 BND+27%
Dosimetrist4,080 BND+71%
EKG Technician2,840 BND+19%
Endoscopic Assistant2,700 BND+13%
Endoscopy Technician2,570 BND+7%
Enterostomal Therapist4,280 BND+79%
Epidemiologist5,140 BND+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian2,530 BND+6%
Health Systems Specialist3,670 BND+53%
Health Technologist4,250 BND+78%
Healthcare Data Analyst3,270 BND+37%
Hearing Aid Specialist3,400 BND+42%
Histotechnologist4,000 BND+67%
Immunologist5,950 BND+150%
Industrial Hygienist4,080 BND+71%
Infection Control Coordinator3,080 BND+29%
Infection Control Practitioner6,640 BND+180%
Infection Preventionist4,920 BND+110%
Informatics Practice Specialist3,710 BND+55%
Interventional Radiographer5,090 BND+110%
Lab Assistant2,430 BND+2%
Laboratory Manager4,400 BND+84%
Laboratory Technician2,390 BND-0%
Low Vision Therapist5,780 BND+140%
Mammography Technician2,590 BND+8%
Medical Coder2,230 BND-7%
Medical Courier1,800 BND-25%
Medical Equipment Preparer2,460 BND+3%
Medical Forms Designer2,060 BND-14%
Medical Technologist2,770 BND+16%
MRI Technologist2,500 BND+5%
Music Therapist3,720 BND+56%
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Neurodiagnostic Techncian2,510 BND+5%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant2,230 BND-7%
Nuclear Medical Technician3,590 BND+50%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist3,520 BND+47%
Nutrition Assistant2,490 BND+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant2,710 BND+13%
Operating Room Scheduler2,450 BND+2%
Operating Room Services Director7,120 BND+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant2,710 BND+13%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician2,800 BND+17%
Optician5,540 BND+130%
Orthopedic Technician2,740 BND+15%
Orthoptist7,440 BND+210%
Orthotist6,940 BND+190%
Pathology Assistant2,660 BND+11%
Perfusionist8,200 BND+240%
Phlebotomist1,940 BND-19%
Pre Authorization Case Manager3,560 BND+49%
Prosthetist5,830 BND+140%
Radiation Therapist8,660 BND+260%
Radiation Therapy Technologist3,650 BND+53%
Radiographer6,110 BND+160%
Radiography Technologist3,760 BND+57%
Radiologic Technologist3,560 BND+49%
Radiology Technologist3,570 BND+49%
Respiratory Care Practitioner7,140 BND+200%
Respiratory Therapist5,090 BND+110%
Respiratory Therapy Technician2,940 BND+23%
Sonographer3,810 BND+59%
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Speech and Language Pathologist5,490 BND+130%
Ultrasonographer3,050 BND+28%
Ultrasound Technologist2,900 BND+21%
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X-Ray Technologist3,790 BND+58%

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 Brunei earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,090 BND
Public Sector+7%
3,310 BND
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