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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||24,400 HRK|
|Algorithm Developer||28,200 HRK|
|Analytical Chemist||30,800 HRK|
|Assistant Breeder||16,100 HRK|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||35,900 HRK|
|Behavior Analyst||27,000 HRK|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||28,200 HRK|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||21,200 HRK|
|Biofuels Production Manager||29,900 HRK|
|Biomedical Scientist||38,200 HRK|
|Chemical Engineer||26,400 HRK|
|Chemical Technologist||23,500 HRK|
|Chief Technologist||40,800 HRK|
|Climate Change Analyst||30,800 HRK|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||36,100 HRK|
|Computer Scientist||30,800 HRK|
|Conservation Scientist||34,700 HRK|
|Data Scientist||28,700 HRK|
|DNA Analyst||32,200 HRK|
|Economic Development Specialist||38,000 HRK|
|Food Scientist||26,200 HRK|
|Forensic Scientist||30,200 HRK|
|Formulation Technologist||21,500 HRK|
|Fraud Investigator||25,700 HRK|
|Genomics Scientist||38,100 HRK|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||21,400 HRK|
|Geological Data Technician||21,600 HRK|
|Geological Technician||21,900 HRK|
|Geomatics Scientist||33,000 HRK|
|Geophysical Data Technician||21,700 HRK|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||28,300 HRK|
|Industrial Ecologist||31,100 HRK|
|Intelligence Analyst||29,400 HRK|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||26,300 HRK|
|Laboratory Manager||31,800 HRK|
|Laboratory Researcher||24,900 HRK|
|Laboratory Technician||19,500 HRK|
|Life Sciences Analyst||27,300 HRK|
|Life Scientist||36,100 HRK|
|Marine Architect||29,700 HRK|
|Marine Biologist||31,600 HRK|
|Marine Superintendent||23,400 HRK|
|Materials Analyst||24,700 HRK|
|Materials Scientist||30,900 HRK|
|Medical Scientist||36,300 HRK|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||28,600 HRK|
|Natural Resource Specialist||28,000 HRK|
|Natural Sciences Manager||37,000 HRK|
|Nuclear Engineer||44,500 HRK|
|Physical Scientist||32,400 HRK|
|Political Scientist||39,200 HRK|
|Polygraph Examiner||19,400 HRK|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||26,500 HRK|
|Product Development Scientist||29,700 HRK|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||29,400 HRK|
|Quantitative Researcher||31,000 HRK|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||28,000 HRK|
|Refrigeration Technician||19,600 HRK|
|Research Scientist||32,000 HRK|
|Risk Safety Engineer||25,300 HRK|
|Scientific Photographer||25,200 HRK|
|Scientific Programmer||27,700 HRK|
|Service Engineer||23,700 HRK|
|Service Technician||21,900 HRK|
|Social Science Research Assistant||22,900 HRK|
|Social Scientist||33,000 HRK|
|Soil Scientist||28,300 HRK|
|Statistical Analyst||24,000 HRK|
|Statistical Assistant||21,200 HRK|
|Survey Analyst||22,800 HRK|
|Survey Researcher||22,400 HRK|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||18,900 HRK|
|Team Leader||27,800 HRK|
|Technical Manager||29,000 HRK|
|Technical Officer||19,400 HRK|
|Technical Service Director||30,000 HRK|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||25,000 HRK|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||39,500 HRK|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||27,400 HRK|
|Water Ecologist||35,500 HRK|
|Wildlife Biologist||35,100 HRK|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
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.
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.