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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Eritrea 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Eritrea?

Average Monthly Salary
5,210 ERN
( 62,500 ERN yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Eritrea

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Eritrea range from 2,500 ERN per month (minimum salary) to 8,180 ERN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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 Eritrea 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 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.

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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Eritrea

0 - 2 Years
2,930 ERN
2 - 5 Years+42%
4,150 ERN
5 - 10 Years+31%
5,450 ERN
10 - 15 Years+23%
6,700 ERN
15 - 20 Years+6%
7,130 ERN
20+ Years+10%
7,810 ERN
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 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.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Eritrea

Bachelor's Degree
4,600 ERN
Master's Degree+43%
6,590 ERN
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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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 Eritrea earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,510 ERN
5,070 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Eritrea for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Eritrea

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

Laboratory Technician

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.

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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.

Eritrea / 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 Eritrea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Laboratory Technician Bonus and Incentive Rates in Eritrea

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

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.

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 Eritrea

30 ERN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Eritrea is 30 ERN. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Eritrea earns approximately 30 ERN 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 Eritrea
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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.

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Admitting Officer4,740 ERN-9%
Ambulance Dispatcher5,300 ERN+2%
Ambulance Driver4,710 ERN-10%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic5,620 ERN+8%
Ambulatory Services Director10,100 ERN+94%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor12,200 ERN+130%
Anesthesia Technician7,000 ERN+34%
Anesthesiologist21,000 ERN+300%
Anesthesiology Assistant7,280 ERN+40%
Assistant Optometrist6,100 ERN+17%
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Biomedical Engineering Technician4,860 ERN-7%
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Cardiovascular Technologist9,850 ERN+89%
Central Sterile Processing Technician5,700 ERN+9%
Charge Entry Specialist6,090 ERN+17%
Clinical Application Specialist6,070 ERN+17%
Clinical Biochemist11,600 ERN+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist9,580 ERN+84%
Clinical Data Reviewer5,860 ERN+12%
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Clinical Molecular Geneticist10,900 ERN+110%
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Clinical Scientist12,900 ERN+150%
CME Specialist10,000 ERN+92%
CT Technologist6,000 ERN+15%
Cytogenetic Technologist9,570 ERN+84%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer7,330 ERN+41%
Dispensing Optician6,020 ERN+16%
Dosimetrist8,510 ERN+63%
EKG Technician5,820 ERN+12%
Endoscopic Assistant5,180 ERN-1%
Endoscopy Technician5,550 ERN+7%
Enterostomal Therapist8,660 ERN+66%
Epidemiologist10,800 ERN+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian5,410 ERN+4%
Health Systems Specialist7,960 ERN+53%
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Healthcare Data Analyst6,530 ERN+25%
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Immunologist11,600 ERN+120%
Industrial Hygienist8,850 ERN+70%
Infection Control Coordinator6,250 ERN+20%
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Infection Preventionist10,100 ERN+94%
Informatics Practice Specialist7,650 ERN+47%
Interventional Radiographer10,100 ERN+94%
Lab Assistant4,940 ERN-5%
Laboratory Manager9,260 ERN+78%
Laboratory Technician5,210 ERN=
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Mammography Technician4,960 ERN-5%
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Medical Courier3,690 ERN-29%
Medical Equipment Preparer5,370 ERN+3%
Medical Forms Designer4,410 ERN-15%
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MRI Technologist5,480 ERN+5%
Music Therapist7,750 ERN+49%
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Neuropsychology Testing Assistant4,740 ERN-9%
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Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist7,040 ERN+35%
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Occupaitional Therapy Assistant5,690 ERN+9%
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Operating Room Services Director15,700 ERN+200%
Ophthalmic Assistant5,800 ERN+11%
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Optician12,200 ERN+130%
Orthopedic Technician5,640 ERN+8%
Orthoptist15,100 ERN+190%
Orthotist14,600 ERN+180%
Pathology Assistant5,130 ERN-2%
Perfusionist16,800 ERN+220%
Phlebotomist3,960 ERN-24%
Pre Authorization Case Manager7,770 ERN+49%
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Radiation Therapist19,200 ERN+270%
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Radiography Technologist7,730 ERN+48%
Radiologic Technologist7,640 ERN+47%
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Respiratory Therapist10,400 ERN+100%
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Sonographer7,140 ERN+37%
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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 Eritrea earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,220 ERN
Public Sector+21%
7,520 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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