A person working in Science and Technical Services in Brunei typically earns around 3,560 BND per month. Salaries range from 2,030 BND (lowest average) to 5,380 BND (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||2,960 BND|
|Algorithm Developer||3,610 BND|
|Analytical Chemist||4,060 BND|
|Assistant Breeder||2,130 BND|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||4,530 BND|
|Behavior Analyst||3,430 BND|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||3,500 BND|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||2,610 BND|
|Biofuels Production Manager||3,590 BND|
|Biomedical Scientist||4,840 BND|
|Chemical Engineer||3,140 BND|
|Chemical Technologist||2,990 BND|
|Chief Technologist||4,900 BND|
|Climate Change Analyst||3,890 BND|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||4,340 BND|
|Computer Scientist||3,890 BND|
|Conservation Scientist||4,510 BND|
|Data Scientist||3,750 BND|
|DNA Analyst||4,270 BND|
|Economic Development Specialist||4,800 BND|
|Food Scientist||3,420 BND|
|Forensic Scientist||3,640 BND|
|Formulation Technologist||2,630 BND|
|Fraud Investigator||3,110 BND|
|Genomics Scientist||4,870 BND|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||2,570 BND|
|Geological Data Technician||2,480 BND|
|Geological Technician||2,750 BND|
|Geomatics Scientist||4,170 BND|
|Geophysical Data Technician||2,650 BND|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||3,650 BND|
|Industrial Ecologist||4,050 BND|
|Intelligence Analyst||3,440 BND|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||3,530 BND|
|Laboratory Manager||3,950 BND|
|Laboratory Researcher||3,200 BND|
|Laboratory Technician||2,470 BND|
|Life Sciences Analyst||3,360 BND|
|Life Scientist||4,530 BND|
|Marine Architect||3,670 BND|
|Marine Biologist||4,180 BND|
|Marine Superintendent||2,730 BND|
|Materials Analyst||2,930 BND|
|Materials Scientist||3,800 BND|
|Medical Scientist||4,720 BND|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||3,600 BND|
|Natural Resource Specialist||3,440 BND|
|Natural Sciences Manager||4,800 BND|
|Nuclear Engineer||5,300 BND|
|Physical Scientist||3,980 BND|
|Political Scientist||4,510 BND|
|Polygraph Examiner||2,410 BND|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||3,240 BND|
|Product Development Scientist||3,480 BND|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||3,660 BND|
|Quantitative Researcher||3,780 BND|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||3,330 BND|
|Refrigeration Technician||2,260 BND|
|Research Scientist||4,020 BND|
|Risk Safety Engineer||2,920 BND|
|Scientific Photographer||3,120 BND|
|Scientific Programmer||3,350 BND|
|Service Engineer||3,140 BND|
|Service Technician||2,480 BND|
|Social Science Research Assistant||2,800 BND|
|Social Scientist||3,970 BND|
|Soil Scientist||3,590 BND|
|Statistical Analyst||3,120 BND|
|Statistical Assistant||2,440 BND|
|Survey Analyst||2,810 BND|
|Survey Researcher||2,700 BND|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||2,460 BND|
|Team Leader||3,460 BND|
|Technical Manager||3,730 BND|
|Technical Officer||2,390 BND|
|Technical Service Director||3,910 BND|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||2,930 BND|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||4,630 BND|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||3,260 BND|
|Water Ecologist||4,170 BND|
|Wildlife Biologist||4,170 BND|
Science and Technical Services salaries in Brunei range from 2,030 BND per month (minimum average salary) to 5,380 BND per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,350 BND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 3,350 BND while the other half are earning more than 3,350 BND. 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 2,420 BND while 75% of them are earning more than 2,420 BND. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 4,100 BND while 25% are earning more than 4,100 BND.
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 Brunei costs anywhere from 16,200 Brunei Dollar(s) to 48,600 Brunei 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 22% more than their female counterparts.
Science and Technical Services professionals in Brunei are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 26 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Brunei 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.
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.
68% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Brunei earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Science and Technical Services salaries in Brunei are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.
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 10% more than that of All Jobs.