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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Ireland 2022

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
51,500 EUR
( 4,290 EUR monthly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Ireland typically earns around 51,500 EUR per year. Salaries range from 18,600 EUR (lowest average) to 85,900 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist39,000 EUR
Algorithm Developer52,700 EUR
Analytical Chemist71,900 EUR
Anthropologist56,100 EUR
Archeologist50,300 EUR
Assistant Breeder25,800 EUR
Astronomer86,800 EUR
Atmospheric and Space Scientist71,900 EUR
Behavior Analyst47,200 EUR
Behavior Intervention Specialist52,300 EUR
Biochemist78,700 EUR
Biofuels Processing Technician32,300 EUR
Biofuels Production Manager57,400 EUR
Biologist80,500 EUR
Biomedical Scientist87,600 EUR
Biophysicist84,900 EUR
Chemical Engineer38,200 EUR
Chemical Technologist35,800 EUR
Chemist75,900 EUR
Chief Technologist70,700 EUR
Climate Change Analyst56,500 EUR
Clinical Laboratory Scientist89,100 EUR
Computer Scientist67,200 EUR
Conservation Scientist67,400 EUR
Data Scientist61,500 EUR
DNA Analyst84,800 EUR
Ecologist65,600 EUR
Economic Development Specialist66,500 EUR
Flavourist28,300 EUR
Food Scientist51,700 EUR
Forensic Scientist66,600 EUR
Formulation Technologist32,700 EUR
Fraud Investigator41,000 EUR
Genomics Scientist83,800 EUR
Geographer44,000 EUR
Geographic Information Systems Technician28,300 EUR
Geological Data Technician28,200 EUR
Geological Technician35,100 EUR
Geologist67,200 EUR
Geomatics Scientist66,300 EUR
Geophysical Data Technician26,900 EUR
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist63,100 EUR
Hydrologist52,700 EUR
Industrial Ecologist57,100 EUR
Intelligence Analyst48,700 EUR
Knowledge Management Specialist39,900 EUR
Laboratory Manager56,000 EUR
Laboratory Researcher37,800 EUR
Laboratory Technician24,000 EUR
Life Sciences Analyst57,200 EUR
Life Scientist63,700 EUR
Marine Architect51,500 EUR
Marine Biologist60,600 EUR
Marine Superintendent35,500 EUR
Materials Analyst35,800 EUR
Materials Scientist61,000 EUR
Mathematician64,800 EUR
Medical Scientist86,400 EUR
Metallurgist59,400 EUR
Meteorologist59,600 EUR
Microbiologist88,000 EUR
Natural Language Processing Researcher51,400 EUR
Natural Resource Specialist46,900 EUR
Natural Sciences Manager79,300 EUR
Nuclear Engineer90,200 EUR
Physical Scientist68,700 EUR
Physicist83,000 EUR
Political Scientist66,500 EUR
Polygraph Examiner23,500 EUR
Polysomnographic Technologist40,300 EUR
Product Development Scientist69,400 EUR
Quantitative Research Analyst56,400 EUR
Quantitative Researcher56,600 EUR
Radiation Protection Specialist46,000 EUR
Refrigeration Technician20,000 EUR
Research Scientist58,400 EUR
Risk Safety Engineer38,500 EUR
Scientific Photographer36,500 EUR
Scientific Programmer52,000 EUR
Scientist62,800 EUR
Service Engineer37,900 EUR
Service Technician26,200 EUR
Social Science Research Assistant36,500 EUR
Social Scientist67,800 EUR
Sociologist59,300 EUR
Soil Scientist50,100 EUR
Statistical Analyst36,500 EUR
Statistical Assistant26,700 EUR
Statistician58,800 EUR
Survey Analyst36,500 EUR
Survey Researcher34,100 EUR
Surveying and Mapping Technician23,300 EUR
Team Leader51,900 EUR
Technical Manager56,500 EUR
Technical Officer24,500 EUR
Technical Service Director73,600 EUR
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist38,000 EUR
Technical Services Research and Development Manager84,100 EUR
Technical Services Research Coordinator41,400 EUR
Technician23,600 EUR
Water Ecologist67,800 EUR
Wildlife Biologist56,800 EUR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Ireland range from 18,600 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 85,900 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 48,400 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 48,400 EUR while the other half are earning more than 48,400 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 30,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 30,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 63,100 EUR while 25% are earning more than 63,100 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Ireland Science and Technical Services
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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 Science and Technical Services earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

52,800 EUR
50,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Science and Technical Services professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ireland Science and Technical Services
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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 2021

Information Technology

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Science and Technical Services
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Science and Technical Services 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

Science and Technical Services 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork57,800 EUR
Dublin60,500 EUR
Galway52,300 EUR
Limerick55,700 EUR
Waterford49,700 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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