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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Cameroon 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
623,000 XAF
( 7,480,000 XAF yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Cameroon typically earns around 623,000 XAF per month. Salaries range from 222,000 XAF (lowest average) to 1,030,000 XAF (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 Technologist418,000 XAF
Algorithm Developer576,000 XAF
Analytical Chemist872,000 XAF
Anthropologist672,000 XAF
Archeologist563,000 XAF
Assistant Breeder296,000 XAF
Astronomer1,000,000 XAF
Atmospheric and Space Scientist885,000 XAF
Behavior Analyst579,000 XAF
Behavior Intervention Specialist662,000 XAF
Biochemist917,000 XAF
Biofuels Processing Technician394,000 XAF
Biofuels Production Manager656,000 XAF
Biologist970,000 XAF
Biomedical Scientist1,020,000 XAF
Biophysicist935,000 XAF
Chemical Engineer444,000 XAF
Chemical Technologist417,000 XAF
Chemist944,000 XAF
Chief Technologist849,000 XAF
Climate Change Analyst632,000 XAF
Clinical Laboratory Scientist1,020,000 XAF
Computer Scientist751,000 XAF
Conservation Scientist797,000 XAF
Data Scientist760,000 XAF
DNA Analyst927,000 XAF
Ecologist710,000 XAF
Economic Development Specialist744,000 XAF
Flavourist320,000 XAF
Food Scientist639,000 XAF
Forensic Scientist800,000 XAF
Formulation Technologist382,000 XAF
Fraud Investigator464,000 XAF
Genomics Scientist965,000 XAF
Geographer512,000 XAF
Geographic Information Systems Technician340,000 XAF
Geological Data Technician328,000 XAF
Geological Technician417,000 XAF
Geologist783,000 XAF
Geomatics Scientist777,000 XAF
Geophysical Data Technician302,000 XAF
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist756,000 XAF
Hydrologist645,000 XAF
Industrial Ecologist674,000 XAF
Intelligence Analyst581,000 XAF
Knowledge Management Specialist497,000 XAF
Laboratory Manager675,000 XAF
Laboratory Researcher455,000 XAF
Laboratory Technician280,000 XAF
Life Sciences Analyst663,000 XAF
Life Scientist791,000 XAF
Marine Architect593,000 XAF
Marine Biologist662,000 XAF
Marine Superintendent401,000 XAF
Materials Analyst398,000 XAF
Materials Scientist709,000 XAF
Mathematician779,000 XAF
Medical Scientist970,000 XAF
Metallurgist690,000 XAF
Meteorologist715,000 XAF
Microbiologist988,000 XAF
Natural Language Processing Researcher608,000 XAF
Natural Resource Specialist573,000 XAF
Natural Sciences Manager936,000 XAF
Nuclear Engineer1,050,000 XAF
Physical Scientist797,000 XAF
Physicist994,000 XAF
Political Scientist770,000 XAF
Polygraph Examiner254,000 XAF
Polysomnographic Technologist452,000 XAF
Product Development Scientist784,000 XAF
Quantitative Research Analyst643,000 XAF
Quantitative Researcher668,000 XAF
Radiation Protection Specialist507,000 XAF
Refrigeration Technician232,000 XAF
Research Scientist691,000 XAF
Risk Safety Engineer424,000 XAF
Scientific Photographer442,000 XAF
Scientific Programmer588,000 XAF
Scientist702,000 XAF
Service Engineer435,000 XAF
Service Technician281,000 XAF
Social Science Research Assistant385,000 XAF
Social Scientist740,000 XAF
Sociologist739,000 XAF
Soil Scientist584,000 XAF
Statistical Analyst410,000 XAF
Statistical Assistant310,000 XAF
Statistician659,000 XAF
Survey Analyst423,000 XAF
Survey Researcher369,000 XAF
Surveying and Mapping Technician261,000 XAF
Team Leader592,000 XAF
Technical Manager679,000 XAF
Technical Officer298,000 XAF
Technical Service Director864,000 XAF
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist452,000 XAF
Technical Services Research and Development Manager997,000 XAF
Technical Services Research Coordinator507,000 XAF
Technician276,000 XAF
Water Ecologist804,000 XAF
Wildlife Biologist695,000 XAF

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Cameroon

Median and salary distribution monthly Cameroon 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 Cameroon range from 222,000 XAF per month (minimum average salary) to 1,030,000 XAF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 611,000 XAF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 611,000 XAF while the other half are earning more than 611,000 XAF. 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 375,000 XAF while 75% of them are earning more than 375,000 XAF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 802,000 XAF while 25% are earning more than 802,000 XAF.

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 Cameroon costs anywhere from 2,300,000 CFA Franc BEAC(s) to 6,900,000 CFA Franc BEAC(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 Cameroon 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 Cameroon who work in Science and Technical Services earn 30% more than their female counterparts on average.

546,000 XAF
709,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cameroon for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cameroon
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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cameroon

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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.

Cameroon / 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 Cameroon is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cameroon 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 Cameroon earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
432,000 XAF
Public Sector+11%
478,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Cameroon

3,600 XAF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cameroon is 3,600 XAF. This means that the average person in Cameroon earns approximately 3,600 XAF 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 Cameroon
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 35% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Douala686,000 XAF
Yaounde643,000 XAF
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