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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Serbia 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
188,000 RSD
( 2,250,000 RSD yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Serbia typically earns around 188,000 RSD per month. Salaries range from 67,800 RSD (lowest average) to 313,000 RSD (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 Technologist129,000 RSD
Algorithm Developer162,000 RSD
Analytical Chemist236,000 RSD
Anthropologist191,000 RSD
Archeologist164,000 RSD
Assistant Breeder88,800 RSD
Astronomer299,000 RSD
Atmospheric and Space Scientist243,000 RSD
Behavior Analyst160,000 RSD
Behavior Intervention Specialist175,000 RSD
Biochemist280,000 RSD
Biofuels Processing Technician113,000 RSD
Biofuels Production Manager199,000 RSD
Biologist283,000 RSD
Biomedical Scientist282,000 RSD
Biophysicist269,000 RSD
Chemical Engineer131,000 RSD
Chemical Technologist127,000 RSD
Chemist264,000 RSD
Chief Technologist233,000 RSD
Climate Change Analyst172,000 RSD
Clinical Laboratory Scientist279,000 RSD
Computer Scientist205,000 RSD
Conservation Scientist231,000 RSD
Data Scientist222,000 RSD
DNA Analyst279,000 RSD
Ecologist202,000 RSD
Economic Development Specialist203,000 RSD
Flavourist89,000 RSD
Food Scientist186,000 RSD
Forensic Scientist219,000 RSD
Formulation Technologist109,000 RSD
Fraud Investigator129,000 RSD
Genomics Scientist270,000 RSD
Geographer146,000 RSD
Geographic Information Systems Technician93,000 RSD
Geological Data Technician90,700 RSD
Geological Technician112,000 RSD
Geologist231,000 RSD
Geomatics Scientist235,000 RSD
Geophysical Data Technician93,700 RSD
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist215,000 RSD
Hydrologist178,000 RSD
Industrial Ecologist195,000 RSD
Intelligence Analyst166,000 RSD
Knowledge Management Specialist139,000 RSD
Laboratory Manager197,000 RSD
Laboratory Researcher129,000 RSD
Laboratory Technician85,500 RSD
Life Sciences Analyst190,000 RSD
Life Scientist214,000 RSD
Marine Architect172,000 RSD
Marine Biologist199,000 RSD
Marine Superintendent115,000 RSD
Materials Analyst117,000 RSD
Materials Scientist203,000 RSD
Mathematician213,000 RSD
Medical Scientist281,000 RSD
Metallurgist191,000 RSD
Meteorologist210,000 RSD
Microbiologist306,000 RSD
Natural Language Processing Researcher182,000 RSD
Natural Resource Specialist164,000 RSD
Natural Sciences Manager271,000 RSD
Nuclear Engineer310,000 RSD
Physical Scientist229,000 RSD
Physicist282,000 RSD
Political Scientist214,000 RSD
Polygraph Examiner74,900 RSD
Polysomnographic Technologist127,000 RSD
Product Development Scientist225,000 RSD
Quantitative Research Analyst189,000 RSD
Quantitative Researcher187,000 RSD
Radiation Protection Specialist151,000 RSD
Refrigeration Technician64,500 RSD
Research Scientist207,000 RSD
Risk Safety Engineer130,000 RSD
Scientific Photographer128,000 RSD
Scientific Programmer180,000 RSD
Scientist191,000 RSD
Service Engineer131,000 RSD
Service Technician83,700 RSD
Social Science Research Assistant121,000 RSD
Social Scientist223,000 RSD
Sociologist213,000 RSD
Soil Scientist178,000 RSD
Statistical Analyst119,000 RSD
Statistical Assistant86,000 RSD
Statistician198,000 RSD
Survey Analyst122,000 RSD
Survey Researcher112,000 RSD
Surveying and Mapping Technician75,900 RSD
Team Leader174,000 RSD
Technical Manager192,000 RSD
Technical Officer86,000 RSD
Technical Service Director252,000 RSD
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist130,000 RSD
Technical Services Research and Development Manager288,000 RSD
Technical Services Research Coordinator150,000 RSD
Technician83,500 RSD
Water Ecologist232,000 RSD
Wildlife Biologist205,000 RSD

Science and Technical Services Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Serbia

Median and salary distribution Serbia Science and Technical Services monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
169,000 RSD or more
10% of people earn
144,000 to 169,000 RSD
20% of people earn
89,200 RSD or less
65% of people earn
89,200 to 144,000 RSD
Minimum Salary
67,800 RSD
173,000 RSD
313,000 RSD

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

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Serbia range from 67,800 RSD per month (starting average salary) to 313,000 RSD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). 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 173,000 RSD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 173,000 RSD while the other half are earning more than 173,000 RSD. 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 people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 133,000 RSD while 75% of them are earning more than 133,000 RSD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 204,000 RSD while 25% are earning more than 204,000 RSD.

  • 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 89,200 RSD to 144,000 RSD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 89,200 RSD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 144,000 RSD to 169,000 RSD. Only 5% of people grossed 169,000 RSD or more.

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 Serbia costs anywhere from 701,000 Serbian Dinar(s) to 2,100,000 Serbian 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 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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Science and Technical Services

Salary comparison by gender Serbia Science and Technical Services 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 employees in Serbia who work in Science and Technical Services earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

193,000 RSD
184,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Serbia for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Serbia

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Serbia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Serbia 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.

Serbia / 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 Serbia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

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

Science and Technical Services Bonus and Incentive Rates in Serbia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Serbia Science and Technical Services
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Science and Technical Services is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. 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 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Serbia

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

Average Salary 2019
171,000 RSD
Average Salary 2020+2%
174,000 RSD
Average Salary 2021+1%
177,000 RSD
Average Salary 2022+3%
183,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services salaries in Serbia are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% 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 Serbia Science and Technical Services
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Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Serbia

1,080 RSD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Serbia is 1,080 RSD. This means that the average person in Serbia earns approximately 1,080 RSD 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?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Serbia is 390 RSD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

188,000 RSD
140,000 RSD
Average Salary
Science and Technical Services
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 34% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Serbia
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belgrade205,000 RSD
Novi Sad195,000 RSD

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 Serbia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
131,000 RSD
Public Sector+14%
150,000 RSD
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 Science and Technical Services in Serbia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 173,000 RSD and 204,000 RSD. 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 Science and Technical Services in Serbia is ranges from 133,000 RSD to 204,000 RSD. 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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