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Laboratory Technician Average Salary in Honduras 2021

How much money does a Laboratory Technician make in Honduras?


Average Monthly Salary
20,900 HNL
( 251,000 HNL yearly)

LOW
10,300
HNL
AVERAGE
20,900
HNL
HIGH
32,600
HNL

A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Honduras typically earns around 20,900 HNL per month. Salaries range from 10,300 HNL (lowest) to 32,600 HNL (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 Honduras

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

  • Salary Range

    Laboratory Technician salaries in Honduras range from 10,300 HNL per month (minimum salary) to 32,600 HNL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,300 HNL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 21,300 HNL while the other half are earning more than 21,300 HNL. 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 14,200 HNL while 75% of them are earning more than 14,200 HNL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 27,500 HNL while 25% are earning more than 27,500 HNL.


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 Honduras 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 12,200 HNL per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,600 HNL per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 21,600 HNL per month, 38% 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 26,700 HNL per month, 24% 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 28,600 HNL per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 30,500 HNL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Laboratory Technician average salary change by experience in Honduras

0 - 2 Years
12,200 HNL
2 - 5 Years+29%
15,600 HNL
5 - 10 Years+38%
21,600 HNL
10 - 15 Years+24%
26,700 HNL
15 - 20 Years+7%
28,600 HNL
20+ Years+7%
30,500 HNL
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 15,200 HNL per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 24,400 HNL per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Laboratory Technician average salary difference by education level in Honduras

Bachelor's Degree
15,200 HNL
Master's Degree+60%
24,400 HNL
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 Honduras costs anywhere from 141,000 Lempira(s) to 422,000 Lempira(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 Honduras 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 Honduras earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
21,700 HNL
Female-9%
19,800 HNL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Honduras for all Careers

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Laboratory Technician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Honduras

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

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician(s) in Honduras 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.

Honduras / 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 Honduras is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

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

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

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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
13%
No Bonus
87%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Honduras


120 HNL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Honduras is 120 HNL. This means that the average Laboratory Technician in Honduras earns approximately 120 HNL 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 Honduras
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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 Officer19,300 HNL-8%
Ambulance Dispatcher21,300 HNL+2%
Ambulance Driver19,500 HNL-7%
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic21,500 HNL+3%
Ambulatory Services Director39,600 HNL+89%
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor45,500 HNL+120%
Anesthesia Technician28,400 HNL+36%
Anesthesiologist85,800 HNL+310%
Anesthesiology Assistant29,300 HNL+40%
Assistant Optometrist23,600 HNL+13%
Audiologist46,400 HNL+120%
Biomedical Engineering Director36,100 HNL+73%
Biomedical Engineering Technician18,900 HNL-10%
Cardiac Technician18,200 HNL-13%
Cardiovascular Specialist103,000 HNL+390%
Cardiovascular Technologist38,800 HNL+85%
Central Sterile Processing Technician22,200 HNL+6%
Charge Entry Specialist24,100 HNL+15%
Clinical Application Specialist25,700 HNL+23%
Clinical Biochemist46,800 HNL+120%
Clinical Cytogeneticist39,700 HNL+90%
Clinical Data Reviewer25,600 HNL+22%
Clinical Development Specialist31,800 HNL+52%
Clinical Field Associate25,400 HNL+21%
Clinical Genetic Technologist40,000 HNL+91%
Clinical Microbiologist52,100 HNL+150%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist43,300 HNL+110%
Clinical Neuropsychologist54,900 HNL+160%
Clinical Research Coordinator30,400 HNL+45%
Clinical Scientist52,900 HNL+150%
CME Specialist41,600 HNL+99%
CT Technologist24,000 HNL+15%
Cytogenetic Technologist35,700 HNL+71%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer30,800 HNL+47%
Dispensing Optician24,300 HNL+16%
Dosimetrist34,100 HNL+63%
EKG Technician24,200 HNL+16%
Endoscopic Assistant20,900 HNL-0%
Endoscopy Technician20,700 HNL-1%
Enterostomal Therapist33,200 HNL+59%
Epidemiologist44,300 HNL+110%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian21,100 HNL+1%
Health Systems Specialist31,100 HNL+49%
Health Technologist34,800 HNL+66%
Healthcare Data Analyst26,100 HNL+25%
Hearing Aid Specialist26,600 HNL+27%
Histotechnologist32,200 HNL+54%
Immunologist49,800 HNL+140%
Industrial Hygienist32,600 HNL+56%
Infection Control Coordinator23,700 HNL+13%
Infection Control Practitioner54,300 HNL+160%
Infection Preventionist38,800 HNL+85%
Informatics Practice Specialist29,000 HNL+39%
Interventional Radiographer41,200 HNL+97%
Lab Assistant19,900 HNL-5%
Laboratory Manager36,100 HNL+73%
Laboratory Technician20,900 HNL-0%
Low Vision Therapist47,100 HNL+130%
Mammography Technician21,100 HNL+1%
Medical Coder18,200 HNL-13%
Medical Courier14,200 HNL-32%
Medical Equipment Preparer20,700 HNL-1%
Medical Forms Designer17,900 HNL-14%
Medical Technologist22,800 HNL+9%
MRI Technologist21,700 HNL+4%
Music Therapist28,600 HNL+37%
Neonatologist57,300 HNL+170%
Neurodiagnostic Techncian21,300 HNL+2%
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant18,700 HNL-11%
Nuclear Medical Technician30,100 HNL+44%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist28,300 HNL+35%
Nutrition Assistant21,800 HNL+4%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant22,700 HNL+9%
Operating Room Scheduler19,800 HNL-5%
Operating Room Services Director61,300 HNL+190%
Ophthalmic Assistant22,200 HNL+6%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician22,100 HNL+6%
Optician47,700 HNL+130%
Orthopedic Technician22,700 HNL+9%
Orthoptist57,200 HNL+170%
Orthotist57,000 HNL+170%
Pathology Assistant21,300 HNL+2%
Perfusionist68,700 HNL+230%
Phlebotomist15,700 HNL-25%
Pre Authorization Case Manager30,000 HNL+43%
Prosthetist48,700 HNL+130%
Radiation Therapist74,100 HNL+250%
Radiation Therapy Technologist29,800 HNL+42%
Radiographer49,000 HNL+130%
Radiography Technologist29,700 HNL+42%
Radiologic Technologist30,700 HNL+47%
Radiology Technologist31,000 HNL+48%
Respiratory Care Practitioner58,100 HNL+180%
Respiratory Therapist41,200 HNL+97%
Respiratory Therapy Technician25,500 HNL+22%
Sonographer30,800 HNL+47%
Sonography Technologist30,800 HNL+47%
Speech and Language Pathologist45,300 HNL+120%
Ultrasonographer24,600 HNL+18%
Ultrasound Technologist23,000 HNL+10%
Vascular Technologist20,500 HNL-2%
X-Ray Technologist30,400 HNL+45%

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 Honduras earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
25,900 HNL
Public Sector+14%
29,500 HNL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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