A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Eritrea typically earns around 5,210 ERN per month. Salaries range from 2,500 ERN (lowest) to 8,180 ERN (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 Eritrea range from 2,500 ERN per month (minimum salary) to 8,180 ERN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,420 ERN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 5,420 ERN while the other half are earning more than 5,420 ERN. 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 3,560 ERN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,560 ERN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 7,070 ERN while 25% are earning more than 7,070 ERN.
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 2,930 ERN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,150 ERN 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 5,450 ERN per month, 31% 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 6,700 ERN 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 7,130 ERN 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 7,810 ERN per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 4,600 ERN per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 6,590 ERN per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Eritrea costs anywhere from 34,200 Nakfa(s) to 103,000 Nakfa(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 Eritrea earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Eritrea 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 Eritrea 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.
86% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% 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.
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||13,300 ERN||+160%|
|Admitting Officer||4,740 ERN||-9%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||5,300 ERN||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||4,710 ERN||-10%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||5,620 ERN||+8%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||10,100 ERN||+94%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||12,200 ERN||+130%|
|Anesthesia Technician||7,000 ERN||+34%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||7,280 ERN||+40%|
|Assistant Optometrist||6,100 ERN||+17%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||9,560 ERN||+83%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||4,860 ERN||-7%|
|Cardiac Technician||4,540 ERN||-13%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||26,800 ERN||+410%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||9,850 ERN||+89%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||5,700 ERN||+9%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||6,090 ERN||+17%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||6,070 ERN||+17%|
|Clinical Biochemist||11,600 ERN||+120%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||9,580 ERN||+84%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||5,860 ERN||+12%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||7,840 ERN||+50%|
|Clinical Field Associate||6,070 ERN||+17%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||9,280 ERN||+78%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||13,500 ERN||+160%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||10,900 ERN||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||13,900 ERN||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||7,000 ERN||+34%|
|Clinical Scientist||12,900 ERN||+150%|
|CME Specialist||10,000 ERN||+92%|
|CT Technologist||6,000 ERN||+15%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||9,570 ERN||+84%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||7,330 ERN||+41%|
|Dispensing Optician||6,020 ERN||+16%|
|EKG Technician||5,820 ERN||+12%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||5,180 ERN||-1%|
|Endoscopy Technician||5,550 ERN||+7%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||8,660 ERN||+66%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||5,410 ERN||+4%|
|Health Systems Specialist||7,960 ERN||+53%|
|Health Technologist||8,650 ERN||+66%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||6,530 ERN||+25%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||6,500 ERN||+25%|
|Industrial Hygienist||8,850 ERN||+70%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||6,250 ERN||+20%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||13,100 ERN||+150%|
|Infection Preventionist||10,100 ERN||+94%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||7,650 ERN||+47%|
|Interventional Radiographer||10,100 ERN||+94%|
|Lab Assistant||4,940 ERN||-5%|
|Laboratory Manager||9,260 ERN||+78%|
|Laboratory Technician||5,210 ERN||=|
|Low Vision Therapist||10,800 ERN||+110%|
|Mammography Technician||4,960 ERN||-5%|
|Medical Coder||4,410 ERN||-15%|
|Medical Courier||3,690 ERN||-29%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||5,370 ERN||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||4,410 ERN||-15%|
|Medical Technologist||5,590 ERN||+7%|
|MRI Technologist||5,480 ERN||+5%|
|Music Therapist||7,750 ERN||+49%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||5,310 ERN||+2%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||4,740 ERN||-9%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||7,370 ERN||+41%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||7,040 ERN||+35%|
|Nutrition Assistant||5,030 ERN||-3%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||5,690 ERN||+9%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||4,720 ERN||-9%|
|Operating Room Services Director||15,700 ERN||+200%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||5,800 ERN||+11%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||5,610 ERN||+8%|
|Orthopedic Technician||5,640 ERN||+8%|
|Pathology Assistant||5,130 ERN||-2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||7,770 ERN||+49%|
|Radiation Therapist||19,200 ERN||+270%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||7,220 ERN||+39%|
|Radiography Technologist||7,730 ERN||+48%|
|Radiologic Technologist||7,640 ERN||+47%|
|Radiology Technologist||7,820 ERN||+50%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||14,000 ERN||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||10,400 ERN||+100%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||5,970 ERN||+15%|
|Sonography Technologist||7,330 ERN||+41%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||11,400 ERN||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||5,630 ERN||+8%|
|Vascular Technologist||5,240 ERN||+1%|
|X-Ray Technologist||7,710 ERN||+48%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Eritrea earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.