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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Ireland?


Average Yearly Salary
51,700 EUR
( 4,310 EUR monthly)

LOW
25,800
EUR
AVERAGE
51,700
EUR
HIGH
91,600
EUR

A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Ireland typically earns around 51,700 EUR per year. Salaries range from 25,800 EUR (lowest average) to 91,600 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist34,200 EUR
Assistant Pharmacy Director61,400 EUR
Associate Medical Affairs Director84,700 EUR
Bioinformatics Scientist76,900 EUR
Bioinformatics Technician35,600 EUR
Biological Scientist83,500 EUR
Biological Technician35,900 EUR
Biomedical Engineer33,300 EUR
Biomedical Engineering Director64,800 EUR
Biostatistician52,700 EUR
Biotechnologist 51,100 EUR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager40,500 EUR
Chemical Process Technician37,100 EUR
Clinical Consultant54,500 EUR
Clinical Data Manager51,400 EUR
Clinical Data Specialist47,400 EUR
Clinical Operations Manager73,700 EUR
Clinical Pharmacist50,900 EUR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist61,700 EUR
Clinical Programmer26,700 EUR
Clinical Project Manager47,400 EUR
Clinical Research Associate45,400 EUR
Clinical Research Manager72,200 EUR
Clinical Study Manager64,900 EUR
Compliance Specialist54,300 EUR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist43,400 EUR
Cytotechnologist43,600 EUR
GCP Auditor46,900 EUR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician40,800 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer44,100 EUR
Medical Affairs Director78,600 EUR
Medical Representative 34,000 EUR
Medical Science Liaison57,700 EUR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist81,300 EUR
Nuclear Pharmacist54,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead97,700 EUR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager85,200 EUR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer45,500 EUR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager55,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor54,800 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant42,900 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist44,500 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate51,100 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist75,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Researcher74,900 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager61,100 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager73,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative34,900 EUR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager78,600 EUR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader56,400 EUR
Pharmaceutical Technologist39,400 EUR
Pharmacist52,100 EUR
Pharmacy Aide33,700 EUR
Pharmacy Manager73,900 EUR
Pharmacy Stock Controller30,800 EUR
Pharmacy Technician30,400 EUR
Records Management Coordinator28,200 EUR
Shift Encapsulator31,600 EUR
Staff Pharmacist50,300 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Ireland range from 25,800 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 91,600 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 53,800 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 53,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 53,800 EUR. 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 people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 35,800 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 35,800 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 75,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 75,600 EUR.


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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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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 employees in Ireland who work in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
53,000 EUR
Female-4%
50,600 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology professionals in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

Ireland / 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 Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. 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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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

45% of surveyed staff in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
55%
No Bonus
45%

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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Ireland


25 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 25 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 25 EUR 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 34% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork58,000 EUR
Dublin60,700 EUR
Galway52,500 EUR
Limerick55,900 EUR
Waterford49,800 EUR

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 Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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