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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Russia 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
139,000 RUB
( 1,670,000 RUB yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Russia typically earns around 139,000 RUB per month. Salaries range from 50,200 RUB (lowest average) to 232,000 RUB (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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Lab Technologist90,300 RUB
Algorithm Developer122,000 RUB
Analytical Chemist180,000 RUB
Anthropologist137,000 RUB
Archeologist123,000 RUB
Assistant Breeder66,000 RUB
Astronomer228,000 RUB
Atmospheric and Space Scientist180,000 RUB
Behavior Analyst124,000 RUB
Behavior Intervention Specialist134,000 RUB
Biochemist197,000 RUB
Biofuels Processing Technician80,700 RUB
Biofuels Production Manager140,000 RUB
Biologist217,000 RUB
Biomedical Scientist225,000 RUB
Biophysicist207,000 RUB
Chemical Engineer97,900 RUB
Chemical Technologist89,400 RUB
Chemist200,000 RUB
Chief Technologist181,000 RUB
Climate Change Analyst131,000 RUB
Clinical Laboratory Scientist223,000 RUB
Computer Scientist156,000 RUB
Conservation Scientist177,000 RUB
Data Scientist162,000 RUB
DNA Analyst207,000 RUB
Ecologist156,000 RUB
Economic Development Specialist154,000 RUB
Flavourist69,100 RUB
Food Scientist136,000 RUB
Forensic Scientist171,000 RUB
Formulation Technologist81,700 RUB
Fraud Investigator100,000 RUB
Genomics Scientist210,000 RUB
Geographer116,000 RUB
Geographic Information Systems Technician72,500 RUB
Geological Data Technician68,800 RUB
Geological Technician85,500 RUB
Geologist172,000 RUB
Geomatics Scientist174,000 RUB
Geophysical Data Technician69,100 RUB
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist154,000 RUB
Hydrologist139,000 RUB
Industrial Ecologist150,000 RUB
Intelligence Analyst125,000 RUB
Knowledge Management Specialist105,000 RUB
Laboratory Manager151,000 RUB
Laboratory Researcher94,600 RUB
Laboratory Technician60,100 RUB
Life Sciences Analyst146,000 RUB
Life Scientist172,000 RUB
Marine Architect125,000 RUB
Marine Biologist148,000 RUB
Marine Superintendent84,300 RUB
Materials Analyst91,700 RUB
Materials Scientist160,000 RUB
Mathematician166,000 RUB
Medical Scientist216,000 RUB
Metallurgist145,000 RUB
Meteorologist157,000 RUB
Microbiologist226,000 RUB
Natural Language Processing Researcher132,000 RUB
Natural Resource Specialist117,000 RUB
Natural Sciences Manager208,000 RUB
Nuclear Engineer225,000 RUB
Physical Scientist176,000 RUB
Physicist202,000 RUB
Political Scientist158,000 RUB
Polygraph Examiner54,400 RUB
Polysomnographic Technologist101,000 RUB
Product Development Scientist165,000 RUB
Quantitative Research Analyst141,000 RUB
Quantitative Researcher138,000 RUB
Radiation Protection Specialist109,000 RUB
Refrigeration Technician47,600 RUB
Research Scientist150,000 RUB
Risk Safety Engineer96,200 RUB
Scientific Photographer93,500 RUB
Scientific Programmer130,000 RUB
Scientist146,000 RUB
Service Engineer97,000 RUB
Service Technician62,200 RUB
Social Science Research Assistant89,000 RUB
Social Scientist161,000 RUB
Sociologist152,000 RUB
Soil Scientist125,000 RUB
Statistical Analyst91,200 RUB
Statistical Assistant65,100 RUB
Statistician140,000 RUB
Survey Analyst93,500 RUB
Survey Researcher85,300 RUB
Surveying and Mapping Technician56,800 RUB
Team Leader130,000 RUB
Technical Manager141,000 RUB
Technical Officer64,500 RUB
Technical Service Director184,000 RUB
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist95,100 RUB
Technical Services Research and Development Manager227,000 RUB
Technical Services Research Coordinator112,000 RUB
Technician61,900 RUB
Water Ecologist183,000 RUB
Wildlife Biologist153,000 RUB

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Russia

Median and salary distribution monthly Russia 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 Russia range from 50,200 RUB per month (minimum average salary) to 232,000 RUB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 139,000 RUB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 139,000 RUB while the other half are earning more than 139,000 RUB. 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 85,100 RUB while 75% of them are earning more than 85,100 RUB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 185,000 RUB while 25% are earning more than 185,000 RUB.

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.
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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 Russia costs anywhere from 519,000 Russian Ruble(s) to 1,560,000 Russian Ruble(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 monthly Russia 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 Russia who work in Science and Technical Services earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

142,000 RUB
135,000 RUB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Russia for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Russia

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Russia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Russia 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.

Russia / 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 Russia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Russia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Russia 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.

47% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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
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 Russia

800 RUB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Russia is 800 RUB. This means that the average person in Russia earns approximately 800 RUB 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 monthly Russia
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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
Chelyabinsk153,000 RUB
Izhevsk119,000 RUB
Kazan155,000 RUB
Krasnodar124,000 RUB
Krasnoyarsk129,000 RUB
Moscow166,000 RUB
Nizhny Novgorod158,000 RUB
Omsk150,000 RUB
Rostov-on-Don147,000 RUB
Saint Petersburg163,000 RUB
Samara144,000 RUB
Saratov121,000 RUB
Volgograd126,000 RUB
Yekaterinburg161,000 RUB

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 Russia earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
101,000 RUB
Public Sector+6%
107,000 RUB
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