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Environmental Scientist Average Salary in Libya 2023

How much money does a person working as Environmental Scientist make in Libya?

Average Monthly Salary
3,930 LYD
( 47,200 LYD yearly)


A person working as Environmental Scientist in Libya typically earns around 3,930 LYD per month. Salaries range from 1,850 LYD (lowest) to 6,210 LYD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Environmental Scientist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Environmental Scientist Pay Scale and Salaries in Libya

Median and salary distribution Libya Environmental Scientist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
3,700 LYD or more
10% of people earn
3,250 to 3,700 LYD
20% of people earn
2,260 LYD or less
65% of people earn
2,260 to 3,250 LYD
Minimum Salary
1,850 LYD
3,730 LYD
6,210 LYD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Environmental Scientist salaries in Libya range from 1,850 LYD per month (starting salary) to 6,210 LYD per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,730 LYD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 3,730 LYD while the other half are earning more than 3,730 LYD. 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 3,020 LYD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,020 LYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 4,280 LYD while 25% are earning more than 4,280 LYD.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 2,260 LYD to 3,250 LYD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 2,260 LYD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 3,250 LYD to 3,700 LYD. Only 5% of people grossed 3,700 LYD or more.

Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Environmental Scientist average salary change by experience in Libya

0 - 2 Years
2,130 LYD
2 - 5 Years+38%
2,940 LYD
5 - 10 Years+42%
4,180 LYD
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,100 LYD
15 - 20 Years+6%
5,380 LYD
20+ Years+9%
5,860 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Libya Environmental Scientist
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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 Environmental Scientist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,130 LYD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,940 LYD per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,180 LYD per month, 42% 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, Environmental Scientist whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,100 LYD per month, 22% 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 5,380 LYD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,860 LYD per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Environmental Scientist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Environmental Scientist average salary difference by education level in Libya

Bachelor's Degree
2,720 LYD
Master's Degree+55%
4,200 LYD
5,600 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 Environmental Scientist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 2,720 LYD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,200 LYD per month, 55% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

People with PhD have an average salary of 5,600 LYD per month, 33% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

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 Libya costs anywhere from 11,400 Libyan Dinar(s) to 34,300 Libyan Dinar(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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Environmental Scientist

Salary comparison by gender Libya Environmental Scientist monthly
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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 Environmental Scientist employees in Libya earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,270 LYD
3,670 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Libya for all Careers

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Environmental Scientist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Libya

How much are annual salary increments in Libya for Environmental Scientist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist(s) in Libya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 31 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.

Libya / All Professions

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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 Libya is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Libya for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Environmental Scientist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Libya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Libya Environmental Scientist
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"Environmental Scientist" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

58% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 42% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Environmental Scientist Salary Trend and Forecast in Libya

How are Environmental Scientist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
3,580 LYD
Average Salary 2020+3%
3,680 LYD
Average Salary 2021+2%
3,780 LYD
Average Salary 2022+2%
3,860 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Environmental Scientist salaries in Libya are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Libya Environmental Scientist
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Environmental Scientist Average Hourly Wage in Libya

23 LYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Libya is 23 LYD. This means that the average Environmental Scientist in Libya earns approximately 23 LYD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Environmental Scientist' in Libya is 11 LYD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Environmental Scientist VS Other Jobs

3,930 LYD
2,420 LYD
2,290 LYD
Average Salary
Environmental Scientist
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Environmental Scientist is 62% more than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Environmental Scientist and Environmental monthly Libya
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor3,110 LYD-21%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist3,770 LYD-4%
Environmental Compliance Inspector1,560 LYD-60%
Environmental Coordinator1,370 LYD-65%
Environmental Economist3,670 LYD-7%
Environmental Educator2,860 LYD-27%
Environmental Engineer2,030 LYD-48%
Environmental Health Practitioner3,860 LYD-2%
Environmental Manager3,580 LYD-9%
Environmental Officer1,130 LYD-71%
Environmental Planner1,460 LYD-63%
Environmental Protection Officer1,180 LYD-70%
Environmental Restoration Planner2,170 LYD-45%
Environmental Scientist3,930 LYD-0%
Environmental Services Coordinator1,180 LYD-70%
Environmental Specialist1,720 LYD-56%
Environmental Superintendent1,470 LYD-63%
Environmental Technician1,130 LYD-71%
Forestry Consultant2,680 LYD-32%
Forestry Supervisor1,700 LYD-57%
Geologist3,960 LYD+1%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner4,130 LYD+5%
Toxicologist2,530 LYD-36%
Waste Management Manager3,500 LYD-11%
Waste Tracking Specialist2,820 LYD-28%
Water Treatment Superintendent1,920 LYD-51%

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 Libya earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,200 LYD
Public Sector+7%
2,360 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Environmental Scientist in Libya?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 3,730 LYD and 4,280 LYD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Environmental Scientist in Libya is ranges from 3,020 LYD to 4,280 LYD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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