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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Angola 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Angola?

Average Monthly Salary
199,000 AOA
( 2,390,000 AOA yearly)


A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Angola typically earns around 199,000 AOA per month. Salaries range from 108,000 AOA (lowest) to 301,000 AOA (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 Angola

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Angola range from 108,000 AOA per month (minimum salary) to 301,000 AOA per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 183,000 AOA per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 183,000 AOA while the other half are earning more than 183,000 AOA. 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 131,000 AOA while 75% of them are earning more than 131,000 AOA. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 223,000 AOA while 25% are earning more than 223,000 AOA.

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 125,000 AOA per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 158,000 AOA per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 208,000 AOA per month, 32% 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 245,000 AOA per month, 18% 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 271,000 AOA per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 288,000 AOA per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Angola

0 - 2 Years
125,000 AOA
2 - 5 Years+26%
158,000 AOA
5 - 10 Years+32%
208,000 AOA
10 - 15 Years+18%
245,000 AOA
15 - 20 Years+11%
271,000 AOA
20+ Years+6%
288,000 AOA
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 162,000 AOA per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 247,000 AOA per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Angola

Bachelor's Degree
162,000 AOA
Master's Degree+53%
247,000 AOA
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 Angola costs anywhere from 1,310,000 Kwanza(s) to 3,920,000 Kwanza(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 Angola 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 Angola earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

206,000 AOA
189,000 AOA
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Angola for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Angola

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Angola are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Angola / 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 Angola is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

78% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 22% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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 Angola

1,150 AOA per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Angola is 1,150 AOA. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Angola earns approximately 1,150 AOA 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 Angola
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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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Ambulance Dispatcher203,000 AOA+2%
Ambulance Driver187,000 AOA-6%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic220,000 AOA+10%
Ambulatory Services Director408,000 AOA+100%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor478,000 AOA+140%
Anesthesia Technician296,000 AOA+48%
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Anesthesiology Assistant301,000 AOA+51%
Assistant Optometrist248,000 AOA+24%
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Biomedical Engineering Director381,000 AOA+91%
Biomedical Engineering Technician201,000 AOA+1%
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Cardiovascular Specialist1,050,000 AOA+430%
Cardiovascular Technologist400,000 AOA+100%
Central Sterile Processing Technician236,000 AOA+18%
Charge Entry Specialist242,000 AOA+21%
Clinical Application Specialist241,000 AOA+21%
Clinical Biochemist481,000 AOA+140%
Clinical Cytogeneticist413,000 AOA+110%
Clinical Data Reviewer243,000 AOA+22%
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Clinical Field Associate247,000 AOA+24%
Clinical Genetic Technologist393,000 AOA+97%
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Clinical Molecular Geneticist416,000 AOA+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist563,000 AOA+180%
Clinical Research Coordinator308,000 AOA+54%
Clinical Scientist514,000 AOA+160%
CME Specialist407,000 AOA+100%
CT Technologist259,000 AOA+30%
Cytogenetic Technologist389,000 AOA+95%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer310,000 AOA+55%
Dispensing Optician235,000 AOA+18%
Dosimetrist367,000 AOA+84%
EKG Technician236,000 AOA+18%
Endoscopic Assistant219,000 AOA+10%
Endoscopy Technician225,000 AOA+13%
Enterostomal Therapist366,000 AOA+84%
Epidemiologist428,000 AOA+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian211,000 AOA+6%
Health Systems Specialist330,000 AOA+66%
Health Technologist372,000 AOA+87%
Healthcare Data Analyst260,000 AOA+30%
Hearing Aid Specialist269,000 AOA+35%
Histotechnologist350,000 AOA+76%
Immunologist471,000 AOA+140%
Industrial Hygienist332,000 AOA+67%
Infection Control Coordinator244,000 AOA+22%
Infection Control Practitioner567,000 AOA+180%
Infection Preventionist410,000 AOA+110%
Informatics Practice Specialist286,000 AOA+43%
Interventional Radiographer445,000 AOA+120%
Lab Assistant213,000 AOA+7%
Laboratory Manager376,000 AOA+89%
Laboratory Technician199,000 AOA-0%
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Mammography Technician206,000 AOA+3%
Medical Coder190,000 AOA-5%
Medical Courier150,000 AOA-25%
Medical Equipment Preparer205,000 AOA+3%
Medical Forms Designer172,000 AOA-14%
Medical Technologist236,000 AOA+18%
MRI Technologist214,000 AOA+7%
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Neonatologist586,000 AOA+190%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian220,000 AOA+10%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant200,000 AOA+0%
Nuclear Medical Technician299,000 AOA+50%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist286,000 AOA+43%
Nutrition Assistant213,000 AOA+7%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant231,000 AOA+16%
Operating Room Scheduler200,000 AOA+0%
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Ophthalmic Assistant226,000 AOA+13%
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Orthopedic Technician234,000 AOA+17%
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Orthotist594,000 AOA+200%
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Phlebotomist157,000 AOA-21%
Pre Authorization Case Manager297,000 AOA+49%
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Radiation Therapy Technologist312,000 AOA+56%
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Radiography Technologist314,000 AOA+57%
Radiologic Technologist304,000 AOA+52%
Radiology Technologist305,000 AOA+53%
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Sonographer302,000 AOA+51%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benguela198,000 AOA
Cabinda188,000 AOA
Huambo212,000 AOA
Lobito199,000 AOA
Luanda216,000 AOA
Lubango179,000 AOA

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 Angola earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
254,000 AOA
Public Sector+8%
275,000 AOA
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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