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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Croatia 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
29,500 HRK
( 354,000 HRK yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Croatia typically earns around 29,500 HRK per month. Salaries range from 16,900 HRK (lowest average) to 44,600 HRK (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 Technologist24,400 HRK
Algorithm Developer28,200 HRK
Analytical Chemist30,800 HRK
Anthropologist28,600 HRK
Archeologist26,900 HRK
Assistant Breeder16,100 HRK
Astronomer41,700 HRK
Atmospheric and Space Scientist35,900 HRK
Behavior Analyst27,000 HRK
Behavior Intervention Specialist28,200 HRK
Biochemist30,800 HRK
Biofuels Processing Technician21,200 HRK
Biofuels Production Manager29,900 HRK
Biologist31,500 HRK
Biomedical Scientist38,200 HRK
Biophysicist36,500 HRK
Chemical Engineer26,400 HRK
Chemical Technologist23,500 HRK
Chemist33,200 HRK
Chief Technologist40,800 HRK
Climate Change Analyst30,800 HRK
Clinical Laboratory Scientist36,100 HRK
Computer Scientist30,800 HRK
Conservation Scientist34,700 HRK
Data Scientist28,700 HRK
DNA Analyst32,200 HRK
Ecologist37,700 HRK
Economic Development Specialist38,000 HRK
Flavourist22,500 HRK
Food Scientist26,200 HRK
Forensic Scientist30,200 HRK
Formulation Technologist21,500 HRK
Fraud Investigator25,700 HRK
Genomics Scientist38,100 HRK
Geographer27,700 HRK
Geographic Information Systems Technician21,400 HRK
Geological Data Technician21,600 HRK
Geological Technician21,900 HRK
Geologist33,400 HRK
Geomatics Scientist33,000 HRK
Geophysical Data Technician21,700 HRK
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist28,300 HRK
Hydrologist28,300 HRK
Industrial Ecologist31,100 HRK
Intelligence Analyst29,400 HRK
Knowledge Management Specialist26,300 HRK
Laboratory Manager31,800 HRK
Laboratory Researcher24,900 HRK
Laboratory Technician19,500 HRK
Life Sciences Analyst27,300 HRK
Life Scientist36,100 HRK
Marine Architect29,700 HRK
Marine Biologist31,600 HRK
Marine Superintendent23,400 HRK
Materials Analyst24,700 HRK
Materials Scientist30,900 HRK
Mathematician37,400 HRK
Medical Scientist36,300 HRK
Metallurgist32,200 HRK
Meteorologist30,400 HRK
Microbiologist37,200 HRK
Natural Language Processing Researcher28,600 HRK
Natural Resource Specialist28,000 HRK
Natural Sciences Manager37,000 HRK
Nuclear Engineer44,500 HRK
Physical Scientist32,400 HRK
Physicist36,200 HRK
Political Scientist39,200 HRK
Polygraph Examiner19,400 HRK
Polysomnographic Technologist26,500 HRK
Product Development Scientist29,700 HRK
Quantitative Research Analyst29,400 HRK
Quantitative Researcher31,000 HRK
Radiation Protection Specialist28,000 HRK
Refrigeration Technician19,600 HRK
Research Scientist32,000 HRK
Risk Safety Engineer25,300 HRK
Scientific Photographer25,200 HRK
Scientific Programmer27,700 HRK
Scientist32,800 HRK
Service Engineer23,700 HRK
Service Technician21,900 HRK
Social Science Research Assistant22,900 HRK
Social Scientist33,000 HRK
Sociologist32,300 HRK
Soil Scientist28,300 HRK
Statistical Analyst24,000 HRK
Statistical Assistant21,200 HRK
Statistician29,600 HRK
Survey Analyst22,800 HRK
Survey Researcher22,400 HRK
Surveying and Mapping Technician18,900 HRK
Team Leader27,800 HRK
Technical Manager29,000 HRK
Technical Officer19,400 HRK
Technical Service Director30,000 HRK
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist25,000 HRK
Technical Services Research and Development Manager39,500 HRK
Technical Services Research Coordinator27,400 HRK
Technician17,500 HRK
Water Ecologist35,500 HRK
Wildlife Biologist35,100 HRK

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Croatia range from 16,900 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 44,600 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 31,800 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 31,800 HRK while the other half are earning more than 31,800 HRK. 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 21,900 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 21,900 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 41,300 HRK while 25% are earning more than 41,300 HRK.

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 Croatia costs anywhere from 134,000 Croatian Kuna(s) to 403,000 Croatian Kuna(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 Croatia 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 10% more than their female counterparts.

28,000 HRK
30,900 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Science and Technical Services Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

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

Science and Technical Services

Science and Technical Services professionals in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Croatia 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.

Croatia / 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 Croatia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

44% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
25,600 HRK
Public Sector+10%
28,100 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Croatia

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 Croatia Science and Technical Services
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Average Salary 2016
25,500 HRK
Average Salary 2017+4%
26,400 HRK
Average Salary 2018+4%
27,400 HRK
Average Salary 2019+4%
28,400 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services salaries in Croatia are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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 Croatia

170 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 170 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximately 170 HRK 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 Croatia
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 10% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar30,800 HRK
Zagreb32,800 HRK
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