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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Bulgaria 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,420 BGN
( 53,100 BGN yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Bulgaria typically earns around 4,420 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,600 BGN (lowest average) to 7,370 BGN (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 Technologist3,090 BGN
Algorithm Developer4,220 BGN
Analytical Chemist6,140 BGN
Anthropologist4,590 BGN
Archeologist4,180 BGN
Assistant Breeder2,220 BGN
Astronomer7,780 BGN
Atmospheric and Space Scientist6,190 BGN
Behavior Analyst4,160 BGN
Behavior Intervention Specialist4,740 BGN
Biochemist6,590 BGN
Biofuels Processing Technician2,770 BGN
Biofuels Production Manager5,070 BGN
Biologist6,940 BGN
Biomedical Scientist6,900 BGN
Biophysicist7,000 BGN
Chemical Engineer3,150 BGN
Chemical Technologist2,990 BGN
Chemist6,730 BGN
Chief Technologist5,930 BGN
Climate Change Analyst4,580 BGN
Clinical Laboratory Scientist7,400 BGN
Computer Scientist5,440 BGN
Conservation Scientist5,540 BGN
Data Scientist5,440 BGN
DNA Analyst6,970 BGN
Ecologist5,170 BGN
Economic Development Specialist5,390 BGN
Flavourist2,360 BGN
Food Scientist4,570 BGN
Forensic Scientist5,590 BGN
Formulation Technologist2,610 BGN
Fraud Investigator3,420 BGN
Genomics Scientist7,320 BGN
Geographer3,590 BGN
Geographic Information Systems Technician2,370 BGN
Geological Data Technician2,270 BGN
Geological Technician2,860 BGN
Geologist5,550 BGN
Geomatics Scientist5,420 BGN
Geophysical Data Technician2,300 BGN
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist5,160 BGN
Hydrologist4,640 BGN
Industrial Ecologist4,690 BGN
Intelligence Analyst4,070 BGN
Knowledge Management Specialist3,540 BGN
Laboratory Manager4,830 BGN
Laboratory Researcher3,220 BGN
Laboratory Technician2,010 BGN
Life Sciences Analyst4,480 BGN
Life Scientist5,580 BGN
Marine Architect4,550 BGN
Marine Biologist4,980 BGN
Marine Superintendent3,000 BGN
Materials Analyst3,040 BGN
Materials Scientist4,970 BGN
Mathematician5,440 BGN
Medical Scientist7,460 BGN
Metallurgist4,780 BGN
Meteorologist4,940 BGN
Microbiologist7,500 BGN
Natural Language Processing Researcher4,280 BGN
Natural Resource Specialist4,020 BGN
Natural Sciences Manager6,510 BGN
Nuclear Engineer7,160 BGN
Physical Scientist5,380 BGN
Physicist6,790 BGN
Political Scientist5,140 BGN
Polygraph Examiner1,870 BGN
Polysomnographic Technologist3,310 BGN
Product Development Scientist5,860 BGN
Quantitative Research Analyst4,900 BGN
Quantitative Researcher4,590 BGN
Radiation Protection Specialist3,840 BGN
Refrigeration Technician1,550 BGN
Research Scientist4,870 BGN
Risk Safety Engineer3,130 BGN
Scientific Photographer3,070 BGN
Scientific Programmer4,510 BGN
Scientist5,090 BGN
Service Engineer3,270 BGN
Service Technician2,050 BGN
Social Science Research Assistant2,800 BGN
Social Scientist5,360 BGN
Sociologist5,330 BGN
Soil Scientist4,190 BGN
Statistical Analyst3,150 BGN
Statistical Assistant2,150 BGN
Statistician4,950 BGN
Survey Analyst2,860 BGN
Survey Researcher2,750 BGN
Surveying and Mapping Technician1,940 BGN
Team Leader4,520 BGN
Technical Manager4,800 BGN
Technical Officer2,150 BGN
Technical Service Director6,180 BGN
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist3,060 BGN
Technical Services Research and Development Manager7,190 BGN
Technical Services Research Coordinator3,600 BGN
Technician1,930 BGN
Water Ecologist5,800 BGN
Wildlife Biologist4,930 BGN

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Bulgaria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,600 BGN per month (minimum average salary) to 7,370 BGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,510 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 4,510 BGN while the other half are earning more than 4,510 BGN. 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 2,750 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,750 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 6,060 BGN while 25% are earning more than 6,060 BGN.

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 Bulgaria costs anywhere from 16,500 Bulgarian Lev(s) to 49,500 Bulgarian Lev(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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria who work in Science and Technical Services earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,540 BGN
4,270 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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.

Bulgaria / 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 Bulgaria is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bulgaria for the year 2021. 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 Bulgaria

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

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 Hourly Average Wage in Bulgaria

26 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 26 BGN. This means that the average person in Bulgaria earns approximately 26 BGN 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 Bulgaria
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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
Burgas4,610 BGN
Plovdiv4,980 BGN
Rousse4,520 BGN
Sofia5,160 BGN
Stara Zagora4,340 BGN
Varna4,800 BGN

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 Bulgaria earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,130 BGN
Public Sector+9%
3,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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