A person working as a Laboratory Technician in Hong Kong typically earns around 26,600 HKD per month. Salaries range from 14,300 HKD (lowest) to 40,100 HKD (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 Hong Kong range from 14,300 HKD per month (minimum salary) to 40,100 HKD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 24,400 HKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 24,400 HKD while the other half are earning more than 24,400 HKD. 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 17,500 HKD while 75% of them are earning more than 17,500 HKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Laboratory Technician(s) are earning less than 29,700 HKD while 25% are earning more than 29,700 HKD.
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 16,700 HKD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,100 HKD 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 27,800 HKD per month, 32% 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 32,600 HKD 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 36,100 HKD 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 38,400 HKD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 21,600 HKD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 32,900 HKD per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Hong Kong costs anywhere from 183,000 Hong Kong Dollar(s) to 549,000 Hong Kong 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.
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 Hong Kong earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Laboratory Technician(s) in Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong for the year 2021. 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.
92% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 8% 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.
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 42% 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||66,500 HKD||+150%|
|Admitting Officer||26,200 HKD||-1%|
|Ambulance Dispatcher||27,000 HKD||+2%|
|Ambulance Driver||24,700 HKD||-7%|
|Ambulance Officer and Paramedic||27,000 HKD||+2%|
|Ambulatory Services Director||49,700 HKD||+87%|
|Anatomic Pathology Supervisor||58,700 HKD||+120%|
|Anesthesia Technician||35,600 HKD||+34%|
|Anesthesiology Assistant||37,500 HKD||+41%|
|Assistant Optometrist||30,200 HKD||+14%|
|Biomedical Engineering Director||50,200 HKD||+89%|
|Biomedical Engineering Technician||26,300 HKD||-1%|
|Cardiac Technician||25,300 HKD||-5%|
|Cardiovascular Specialist||129,000 HKD||+390%|
|Cardiovascular Technologist||48,700 HKD||+83%|
|Central Sterile Processing Technician||30,800 HKD||+16%|
|Charge Entry Specialist||33,600 HKD||+26%|
|Clinical Application Specialist||33,500 HKD||+26%|
|Clinical Biochemist||59,900 HKD||+130%|
|Clinical Cytogeneticist||50,900 HKD||+92%|
|Clinical Data Reviewer||33,400 HKD||+26%|
|Clinical Development Specialist||41,600 HKD||+57%|
|Clinical Field Associate||33,200 HKD||+25%|
|Clinical Genetic Technologist||52,300 HKD||+97%|
|Clinical Microbiologist||66,700 HKD||+150%|
|Clinical Molecular Geneticist||55,500 HKD||+110%|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||72,100 HKD||+170%|
|Clinical Research Coordinator||36,800 HKD||+38%|
|Clinical Scientist||67,900 HKD||+160%|
|CME Specialist||54,900 HKD||+110%|
|CT Technologist||33,400 HKD||+26%|
|Cytogenetic Technologist||49,800 HKD||+87%|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographer||39,300 HKD||+48%|
|Dispensing Optician||30,400 HKD||+14%|
|EKG Technician||30,300 HKD||+14%|
|Endoscopic Assistant||27,800 HKD||+5%|
|Endoscopy Technician||28,800 HKD||+8%|
|Enterostomal Therapist||46,400 HKD||+75%|
|FGP Ultrasound Techncian||28,700 HKD||+8%|
|Health Systems Specialist||41,000 HKD||+54%|
|Health Technologist||45,900 HKD||+73%|
|Healthcare Data Analyst||32,600 HKD||+23%|
|Hearing Aid Specialist||35,200 HKD||+32%|
|Industrial Hygienist||45,600 HKD||+72%|
|Infection Control Coordinator||33,100 HKD||+25%|
|Infection Control Practitioner||73,300 HKD||+180%|
|Infection Preventionist||52,500 HKD||+98%|
|Informatics Practice Specialist||39,400 HKD||+48%|
|Interventional Radiographer||55,900 HKD||+110%|
|Lab Assistant||26,200 HKD||-1%|
|Laboratory Manager||50,600 HKD||+90%|
|Laboratory Technician||26,600 HKD||+0%|
|Low Vision Therapist||61,400 HKD||+130%|
|Mammography Technician||26,900 HKD||+1%|
|Medical Coder||24,600 HKD||-7%|
|Medical Courier||19,200 HKD||-28%|
|Medical Equipment Preparer||27,400 HKD||+3%|
|Medical Forms Designer||23,400 HKD||-12%|
|Medical Technologist||30,000 HKD||+13%|
|MRI Technologist||27,700 HKD||+4%|
|Music Therapist||39,100 HKD||+47%|
|Neurodiagnostic Techncian||28,700 HKD||+8%|
|Neuropsychology Testing Assistant||25,400 HKD||-4%|
|Nuclear Medical Technician||38,300 HKD||+44%|
|Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist||38,500 HKD||+45%|
|Nutrition Assistant||27,000 HKD||+2%|
|Occupaitional Therapy Assistant||28,200 HKD||+6%|
|Operating Room Scheduler||25,300 HKD||-5%|
|Operating Room Services Director||78,300 HKD||+190%|
|Ophthalmic Assistant||27,800 HKD||+5%|
|Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician||27,700 HKD||+4%|
|Orthopedic Technician||29,100 HKD||+10%|
|Pathology Assistant||27,200 HKD||+2%|
|Pre Authorization Case Manager||39,600 HKD||+49%|
|Radiation Therapist||94,900 HKD||+260%|
|Radiation Therapy Technologist||40,300 HKD||+52%|
|Radiography Technologist||40,200 HKD||+51%|
|Radiologic Technologist||40,100 HKD||+51%|
|Radiology Technologist||39,500 HKD||+49%|
|Respiratory Care Practitioner||72,100 HKD||+170%|
|Respiratory Therapist||54,500 HKD||+110%|
|Respiratory Therapy Technician||31,700 HKD||+19%|
|Sonography Technologist||39,300 HKD||+48%|
|Speech and Language Pathologist||58,000 HKD||+120%|
|Ultrasound Technologist||29,600 HKD||+11%|
|Vascular Technologist||27,800 HKD||+5%|
|X-Ray Technologist||40,900 HKD||+54%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Hong Kong earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.