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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Nepal 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
108,000 NPR
( 1,300,000 NPR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal typically earns around 108,000 NPR. Salaries range from 54,100 NPR (lowest average) to 192,000 NPR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology domain in Nepal exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist65,600 NPR
Assistant Pharmacy Director124,000 NPR
Associate Medical Affairs Director175,000 NPR
Bioinformatics Scientist154,000 NPR
Bioinformatics Technician74,500 NPR
Biological Scientist166,000 NPR
Biological Technician74,700 NPR
Biomedical Engineer70,200 NPR
Biomedical Engineering Director130,000 NPR
Biostatistician110,000 NPR
Biotechnologist 108,000 NPR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager82,900 NPR
Chemical Process Technician75,800 NPR
Clinical Consultant102,000 NPR
Clinical Data Manager102,000 NPR
Clinical Data Specialist98,800 NPR
Clinical Operations Manager147,000 NPR
Clinical Pharmacist101,000 NPR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist119,000 NPR
Clinical Programmer53,200 NPR
Clinical Project Manager98,800 NPR
Clinical Research Associate94,000 NPR
Clinical Research Manager141,000 NPR
Clinical Study Manager135,000 NPR
Compliance Specialist104,000 NPR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist81,600 NPR
Cytotechnologist85,800 NPR
GCP Auditor94,300 NPR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician79,900 NPR
Manufacturing Engineer86,200 NPR
Medical Affairs Director163,000 NPR
Medical Representative 70,100 NPR
Medical Science Liaison113,000 NPR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist166,000 NPR
Nuclear Pharmacist111,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead195,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager171,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer96,900 NPR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager118,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor117,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant82,100 NPR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist92,300 NPR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate108,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist151,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Researcher152,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager120,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager151,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative67,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager162,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader118,000 NPR
Pharmaceutical Technologist79,600 NPR
Pharmacist101,000 NPR
Pharmacy Aide67,000 NPR
Pharmacy Manager150,000 NPR
Pharmacy Stock Controller61,900 NPR
Pharmacy Technician58,000 NPR
Records Management Coordinator55,400 NPR
Shift Encapsulator60,000 NPR
Staff Pharmacist103,000 NPR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Nepal

Median and salary distribution Nepal Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
113,000 NPR or more
10% of people earn
98,400 to 113,000 NPR
20% of people earn
67,100 NPR or less
65% of people earn
67,100 to 98,400 NPR
Minimum Salary
54,100 NPR
103,000 NPR
192,000 NPR

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal range from 54,100 NPR (starting average salary) to 192,000 NPR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 103,000 NPR, implying that half of the workforce in Nepal earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal earn less than 84,800 NPR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 120,000 NPR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 67,100 NPR to 98,400 NPR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 67,100 NPR mark, while 10% ranged from 98,400 NPR to 113,000 NPR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 113,000 NPR or higher.

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 in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal 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.

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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal, below are our findings.

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 certificate 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 Nepal costs anywhere from 404,000 NPR to 1,210,000 NPR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology / Nepal

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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? In the field of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

114,000 NPR
104,000 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nepal for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology / Nepal

How much are annual salary increments in Nepal for individuals working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Nepal / 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 rare 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 Nepal is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology / Nepal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nepal Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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62% of surveyed staff in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% 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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology / Nepal

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

Average Salary 2019
98,900 NPR
Average Salary 2020+3%
102,000 NPR
Average Salary 2021+3%
104,000 NPR
Average Salary 2022+2%
106,000 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Hourly Average Wage / Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology / Nepal

630 NPR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal is 630 NPR.This is the rate they get paid 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 fixed 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 people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal is 310 NPR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

108,000 NPR
80,700 NPR
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Nepal
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kathmandu117,000 NPR
Pokhara108,000 NPR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Nepal is 10% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
78,300 NPR
Public Sector+10%
86,400 NPR
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 in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 103,000 NPR and 120,000 NPR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Nepal ranges from 84,800 NPR to 120,000 NPR. 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 with 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 the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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