A person working in Science and Technical Services in Portugal typically earns around 3,690 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,330 EUR (lowest average) to 6,140 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||2,420 EUR|
|Algorithm Developer||3,410 EUR|
|Analytical Chemist||4,890 EUR|
|Assistant Breeder||1,630 EUR|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||5,080 EUR|
|Behavior Analyst||3,210 EUR|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||3,810 EUR|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||2,240 EUR|
|Biofuels Production Manager||3,870 EUR|
|Biomedical Scientist||5,790 EUR|
|Chemical Engineer||2,620 EUR|
|Chemical Technologist||2,440 EUR|
|Chief Technologist||4,760 EUR|
|Climate Change Analyst||3,510 EUR|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||5,830 EUR|
|Computer Scientist||4,180 EUR|
|Conservation Scientist||4,400 EUR|
|Data Scientist||4,270 EUR|
|DNA Analyst||5,380 EUR|
|Economic Development Specialist||4,140 EUR|
|Food Scientist||3,590 EUR|
|Forensic Scientist||4,480 EUR|
|Formulation Technologist||2,140 EUR|
|Fraud Investigator||2,550 EUR|
|Genomics Scientist||5,810 EUR|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||1,900 EUR|
|Geological Data Technician||1,980 EUR|
|Geological Technician||2,360 EUR|
|Geomatics Scientist||4,690 EUR|
|Geophysical Data Technician||1,780 EUR|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||4,330 EUR|
|Industrial Ecologist||3,730 EUR|
|Intelligence Analyst||3,210 EUR|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||2,830 EUR|
|Laboratory Manager||4,090 EUR|
|Laboratory Researcher||2,520 EUR|
|Laboratory Technician||1,640 EUR|
|Life Sciences Analyst||3,700 EUR|
|Life Scientist||4,550 EUR|
|Marine Architect||3,540 EUR|
|Marine Biologist||3,840 EUR|
|Marine Superintendent||2,410 EUR|
|Materials Analyst||2,310 EUR|
|Materials Scientist||4,230 EUR|
|Medical Scientist||5,640 EUR|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||3,670 EUR|
|Natural Resource Specialist||3,260 EUR|
|Natural Sciences Manager||5,180 EUR|
|Nuclear Engineer||5,770 EUR|
|Physical Scientist||4,450 EUR|
|Political Scientist||4,350 EUR|
|Polygraph Examiner||1,490 EUR|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||2,480 EUR|
|Product Development Scientist||4,720 EUR|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||3,830 EUR|
|Quantitative Researcher||3,730 EUR|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||2,940 EUR|
|Refrigeration Technician||1,310 EUR|
|Research Scientist||4,180 EUR|
|Risk Safety Engineer||2,520 EUR|
|Scientific Photographer||2,510 EUR|
|Scientific Programmer||3,470 EUR|
|Service Engineer||2,400 EUR|
|Service Technician||1,640 EUR|
|Social Science Research Assistant||2,220 EUR|
|Social Scientist||4,430 EUR|
|Soil Scientist||3,410 EUR|
|Statistical Analyst||2,380 EUR|
|Statistical Assistant||1,870 EUR|
|Survey Analyst||2,360 EUR|
|Survey Researcher||2,140 EUR|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||1,570 EUR|
|Team Leader||3,530 EUR|
|Technical Manager||3,760 EUR|
|Technical Officer||1,630 EUR|
|Technical Service Director||5,110 EUR|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||2,590 EUR|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||5,900 EUR|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||2,850 EUR|
|Water Ecologist||4,760 EUR|
|Wildlife Biologist||3,900 EUR|
Science and Technical Services salaries in Portugal range from 1,330 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,140 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,540 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 3,540 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,540 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.
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 2,190 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,190 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 4,650 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,650 EUR.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Portugal costs anywhere from 13,800 Euro(s) to 41,300 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Portugal who work in Science and Technical Services earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Science and Technical Services professionals in Portugal 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.
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 Portugal for the year 2020. 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.
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.
49% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.
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 Science and Technical Services is 34% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.