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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Barbados 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
5,670 BBD
( 68,100 BBD yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Barbados typically earns around 5,670 BBD per month. Salaries range from 3,240 BBD (lowest average) to 8,580 BBD (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 Technologist5,040 BBD
Algorithm Developer5,700 BBD
Analytical Chemist6,390 BBD
Anthropologist6,210 BBD
Archeologist5,600 BBD
Assistant Breeder3,460 BBD
Astronomer8,220 BBD
Atmospheric and Space Scientist7,300 BBD
Behavior Analyst5,890 BBD
Behavior Intervention Specialist5,370 BBD
Biochemist6,390 BBD
Biofuels Processing Technician4,150 BBD
Biofuels Production Manager5,640 BBD
Biologist6,310 BBD
Biomedical Scientist8,050 BBD
Biophysicist7,760 BBD
Chemical Engineer4,930 BBD
Chemical Technologist4,890 BBD
Chemist7,110 BBD
Chief Technologist8,090 BBD
Climate Change Analyst6,360 BBD
Clinical Laboratory Scientist6,930 BBD
Computer Scientist6,360 BBD
Conservation Scientist6,990 BBD
Data Scientist5,900 BBD
DNA Analyst6,590 BBD
Ecologist7,300 BBD
Economic Development Specialist7,850 BBD
Flavourist4,410 BBD
Food Scientist5,380 BBD
Forensic Scientist6,000 BBD
Formulation Technologist4,120 BBD
Fraud Investigator5,040 BBD
Genomics Scientist7,440 BBD
Geographer5,690 BBD
Geographic Information Systems Technician4,240 BBD
Geological Data Technician3,990 BBD
Geological Technician4,580 BBD
Geologist6,240 BBD
Geomatics Scientist6,370 BBD
Geophysical Data Technician4,150 BBD
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist6,150 BBD
Hydrologist6,160 BBD
Industrial Ecologist6,270 BBD
Intelligence Analyst5,610 BBD
Knowledge Management Specialist5,620 BBD
Laboratory Manager6,380 BBD
Laboratory Researcher4,960 BBD
Laboratory Technician4,040 BBD
Life Sciences Analyst5,520 BBD
Life Scientist6,940 BBD
Marine Architect5,830 BBD
Marine Biologist6,460 BBD
Marine Superintendent4,610 BBD
Materials Analyst4,530 BBD
Materials Scientist6,350 BBD
Mathematician7,410 BBD
Medical Scientist7,690 BBD
Metallurgist5,950 BBD
Meteorologist6,000 BBD
Microbiologist7,110 BBD
Natural Language Processing Researcher5,790 BBD
Natural Resource Specialist5,470 BBD
Natural Sciences Manager7,450 BBD
Nuclear Engineer9,050 BBD
Physical Scientist6,550 BBD
Physicist7,850 BBD
Political Scientist7,880 BBD
Polygraph Examiner3,760 BBD
Polysomnographic Technologist4,980 BBD
Product Development Scientist5,860 BBD
Quantitative Research Analyst6,110 BBD
Quantitative Researcher5,630 BBD
Radiation Protection Specialist5,420 BBD
Refrigeration Technician3,940 BBD
Research Scientist6,480 BBD
Risk Safety Engineer4,850 BBD
Scientific Photographer4,710 BBD
Scientific Programmer5,520 BBD
Scientist6,760 BBD
Service Engineer5,090 BBD
Service Technician4,060 BBD
Social Science Research Assistant4,760 BBD
Social Scientist6,020 BBD
Sociologist6,270 BBD
Soil Scientist5,870 BBD
Statistical Analyst5,080 BBD
Statistical Assistant3,930 BBD
Statistician5,610 BBD
Survey Analyst4,620 BBD
Survey Researcher4,390 BBD
Surveying and Mapping Technician3,940 BBD
Team Leader5,770 BBD
Technical Manager5,790 BBD
Technical Officer4,070 BBD
Technical Service Director6,470 BBD
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist4,690 BBD
Technical Services Research and Development Manager8,070 BBD
Technical Services Research Coordinator5,380 BBD
Technician3,370 BBD
Water Ecologist7,260 BBD
Wildlife Biologist6,900 BBD

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Barbados

Median and salary distribution monthly Barbados 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 Barbados range from 3,240 BBD per month (minimum average salary) to 8,580 BBD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,560 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 5,560 BBD while the other half are earning more than 5,560 BBD. 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 3,960 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,960 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 6,930 BBD while 25% are earning more than 6,930 BBD.

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?

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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 Barbados costs anywhere from 25,800 Barbados Dollar(s) to 77,500 Barbados Dollar(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 Barbados 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 earn 19% more than their female counterparts.

5,210 BBD
6,180 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Barbados for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Barbados

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Barbados are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Barbados 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.

Barbados / 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 Barbados is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Barbados for the year 2019. 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 Barbados

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

66% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Barbados earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,860 BBD
Public Sector+11%
5,380 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Barbados

How do Science and Technical Services salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Barbados Science and Technical Services
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Average Salary 2016
5,080 BBD
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,270 BBD
Average Salary 2018+2%
5,380 BBD
Average Salary 2019+3%
5,570 BBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services salaries in Barbados are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Barbados

33 BBD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Barbados is 33 BBD. This means that the average person in Barbados earns approximately 33 BBD 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 Barbados
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 10% more than that of All Jobs.

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