A person working in Science and Technical Services in Djibouti typically earns around 369,000 DJF per month. Salaries range from 133,000 DJF (lowest average) to 615,000 DJF (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||250,000 DJF|
|Algorithm Developer||359,000 DJF|
|Analytical Chemist||476,000 DJF|
|Assistant Breeder||179,000 DJF|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||506,000 DJF|
|Behavior Analyst||330,000 DJF|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||385,000 DJF|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||232,000 DJF|
|Biofuels Production Manager||395,000 DJF|
|Biomedical Scientist||584,000 DJF|
|Chemical Engineer||270,000 DJF|
|Chemical Technologist||262,000 DJF|
|Chief Technologist||510,000 DJF|
|Climate Change Analyst||362,000 DJF|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||557,000 DJF|
|Computer Scientist||431,000 DJF|
|Conservation Scientist||443,000 DJF|
|Data Scientist||421,000 DJF|
|DNA Analyst||560,000 DJF|
|Economic Development Specialist||427,000 DJF|
|Food Scientist||354,000 DJF|
|Forensic Scientist||480,000 DJF|
|Formulation Technologist||226,000 DJF|
|Fraud Investigator||276,000 DJF|
|Genomics Scientist||545,000 DJF|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||204,000 DJF|
|Geological Data Technician||186,000 DJF|
|Geological Technician||241,000 DJF|
|Geomatics Scientist||444,000 DJF|
|Geophysical Data Technician||180,000 DJF|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||425,000 DJF|
|Industrial Ecologist||375,000 DJF|
|Intelligence Analyst||325,000 DJF|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||267,000 DJF|
|Laboratory Manager||393,000 DJF|
|Laboratory Researcher||256,000 DJF|
|Laboratory Technician||176,000 DJF|
|Life Sciences Analyst||389,000 DJF|
|Life Scientist||455,000 DJF|
|Marine Architect||347,000 DJF|
|Marine Biologist||400,000 DJF|
|Marine Superintendent||247,000 DJF|
|Materials Analyst||243,000 DJF|
|Materials Scientist||417,000 DJF|
|Medical Scientist||596,000 DJF|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||350,000 DJF|
|Natural Resource Specialist||337,000 DJF|
|Natural Sciences Manager||520,000 DJF|
|Nuclear Engineer||635,000 DJF|
|Physical Scientist||468,000 DJF|
|Political Scientist||437,000 DJF|
|Polygraph Examiner||147,000 DJF|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||268,000 DJF|
|Product Development Scientist||483,000 DJF|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||374,000 DJF|
|Quantitative Researcher||396,000 DJF|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||308,000 DJF|
|Refrigeration Technician||131,000 DJF|
|Research Scientist||398,000 DJF|
|Risk Safety Engineer||265,000 DJF|
|Scientific Photographer||258,000 DJF|
|Scientific Programmer||352,000 DJF|
|Service Engineer||263,000 DJF|
|Service Technician||179,000 DJF|
|Social Science Research Assistant||227,000 DJF|
|Social Scientist||446,000 DJF|
|Soil Scientist||367,000 DJF|
|Statistical Analyst||252,000 DJF|
|Statistical Assistant||176,000 DJF|
|Survey Analyst||248,000 DJF|
|Survey Researcher||222,000 DJF|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||160,000 DJF|
|Team Leader||344,000 DJF|
|Technical Manager||382,000 DJF|
|Technical Officer||175,000 DJF|
|Technical Service Director||529,000 DJF|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||252,000 DJF|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||614,000 DJF|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||279,000 DJF|
|Water Ecologist||495,000 DJF|
|Wildlife Biologist||382,000 DJF|
Science and Technical Services salaries in Djibouti range from 133,000 DJF per month (starting average salary) to 615,000 DJF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 323,000 DJF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 323,000 DJF while the other half are earning more than 323,000 DJF. 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 248,000 DJF while 75% of them are earning more than 248,000 DJF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 382,000 DJF while 25% are earning more than 382,000 DJF.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 167,000 DJF to 269,000 DJF. Approximatly 20% fall under the 167,000 DJF cap. Ten percent of wages are from 269,000 DJF to 316,000 DJF. Only 5% of people grossed 316,000 DJF or more.
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 Djibouti costs anywhere from 1,380,000 Djibouti Franc(s) to 4,130,000 Djibouti Franc(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 in Djibouti who work in Science and Technical Services earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Science and Technical Services professionals in Djibouti 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.
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 Djibouti for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Science and Technical Services is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+3%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+1%|
Science and Technical Services salaries in Djibouti are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 1% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Djibouti is 770 DJF. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 34% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Djibouti earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 323,000 DJF and 382,000 DJF. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Science and Technical Services in Djibouti is ranges from 248,000 DJF to 382,000 DJF. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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