HOME COMPARE YOUR SALARY BROWSE SALARIES
Home
Browse Salaries
Compare Your Salary
Average Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letter
Career Articles

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Fiji 2020

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Fiji?


Average Monthly Salary
6,420 FJD
( 77,000 FJD yearly)

LOW
3,220
FJD
AVERAGE
6,420
FJD
HIGH
11,400
FJD

A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Fiji typically earns around 6,420 FJD per month. Salaries range from 3,220 FJD (lowest average) to 11,400 FJD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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
Assistant Pharmacist3,800 FJD
Assistant Pharmacy Director7,220 FJD
Associate Medical Affairs Director9,970 FJD
Bioinformatics Scientist9,080 FJD
Bioinformatics Technician4,070 FJD
Biological Scientist10,200 FJD
Biological Technician4,260 FJD
Biomedical Engineer3,780 FJD
Biomedical Engineering Director7,900 FJD
Biostatistician6,220 FJD
Biotechnologist 5,810 FJD
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager4,790 FJD
Chemical Process Technician4,240 FJD
Clinical Consultant6,330 FJD
Clinical Data Manager5,870 FJD
Clinical Data Specialist5,800 FJD
Clinical Operations Manager8,980 FJD
Clinical Pharmacist6,030 FJD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist7,310 FJD
Clinical Programmer3,060 FJD
Clinical Project Manager5,800 FJD
Clinical Research Associate5,210 FJD
Clinical Research Manager8,210 FJD
Clinical Study Manager7,450 FJD
Compliance Specialist6,040 FJD
Cytology Laboratory Technologist4,710 FJD
Cytotechnologist5,070 FJD
GCP Auditor5,280 FJD
Hospital Pharmacy Technician4,450 FJD
Manufacturing Engineer5,090 FJD
Medical Affairs Director9,540 FJD
Medical Representative 3,870 FJD
Medical Science Liaison7,040 FJD
Molecular and Cellular Biologist10,200 FJD
Nuclear Pharmacist6,070 FJD
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead10,900 FJD
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager9,820 FJD
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer5,700 FJD
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager6,490 FJD
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor6,420 FJD
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant4,760 FJD
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist5,410 FJD
Pharmaceutical Research Associate5,810 FJD
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist8,580 FJD
Pharmaceutical Researcher8,870 FJD
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager7,420 FJD
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager8,350 FJD
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative4,000 FJD
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager8,950 FJD
Pharmaceutical Team Leader6,450 FJD
Pharmaceutical Technologist4,520 FJD
Pharmacist6,220 FJD
Pharmacy Aide3,850 FJD
Pharmacy Manager8,550 FJD
Pharmacy Stock Controller3,660 FJD
Pharmacy Technician3,510 FJD
Records Management Coordinator3,130 FJD
Shift Encapsulator3,520 FJD
Staff Pharmacist5,940 FJD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Fiji

Median and salary distribution monthly Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-fiji-pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology.jpg

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

  • Salary Range

    Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Fiji range from 3,220 FJD per month (minimum average salary) to 11,400 FJD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,930 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 6,930 FJD while the other half are earning more than 6,930 FJD. 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 4,570 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,570 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 9,930 FJD while 25% are earning more than 9,930 FJD.


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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

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 Fiji costs anywhere from 24,000 Fiji Dollar(s) to 72,100 Fiji Dollar(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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-fiji-pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology.jpg

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Fiji who work in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
5,960 FJD
Male+16%
6,880 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Fiji for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Fiji
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-fiji.jpg

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Fiji

How much are annual salary increments in Fiji for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology professionals in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology/annual-salary-increment-rate-fiji-pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology.jpg


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.

Fiji / 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 Fiji is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Fiji

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology/annual-salary-bonus-rate-fiji-pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology.jpg

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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.

61% of surveyed staff in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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
39%
No Bonus
61%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Fiji
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/public-vs-private-sector-salaries-monthly-fiji.jpg

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,280 FJD
Public Sector+25%
5,340 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Fiji


37 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 37 FJD. This means that the average person in Fiji earns approximately 37 FJD 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Fiji
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/fiji/pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology/salary-comparison-between-pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology-and-pharmaceutical-and-biotechnology-monthly-fiji.jpg

The average salary for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 33% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Suva6,860 FJD
0 - 0

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2020