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Environmental Scientist Average Salary in Gambia 2023

How much money does a person working as Environmental Scientist make in Gambia?

Average Monthly Salary
23,700 GMD
( 285,000 GMD yearly)


A person working as Environmental Scientist in Gambia typically earns around 23,700 GMD per month. Salaries range from 12,100 GMD (lowest) to 36,500 GMD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Environmental Scientist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Environmental Scientist Pay Scale and Salaries in Gambia

Median and salary distribution Gambia Environmental Scientist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
21,700 GMD or more
10% of people earn
19,200 to 21,700 GMD
20% of people earn
13,900 GMD or less
65% of people earn
13,900 to 19,200 GMD
Minimum Salary
12,100 GMD
21,800 GMD
36,500 GMD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Environmental Scientist salaries in Gambia range from 12,100 GMD per month (starting salary) to 36,500 GMD per month (maximum salary). 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.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 21,800 GMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 21,800 GMD while the other half are earning more than 21,800 GMD. 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 18,000 GMD while 75% of them are earning more than 18,000 GMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Environmental Scientist(s) are earning less than 24,800 GMD while 25% are earning more than 24,800 GMD.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    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 13,900 GMD to 19,200 GMD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 13,900 GMD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 19,200 GMD to 21,700 GMD. Only 5% of people grossed 21,700 GMD or more.

Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Environmental Scientist average salary change by experience in Gambia

0 - 2 Years
13,600 GMD
2 - 5 Years+31%
17,700 GMD
5 - 10 Years+40%
24,800 GMD
10 - 15 Years+20%
29,800 GMD
15 - 20 Years+9%
32,400 GMD
20+ Years+8%
34,900 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Gambia Environmental Scientist
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Environmental Scientist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,600 GMD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,700 GMD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 24,800 GMD per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Environmental Scientist whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 29,800 GMD per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 32,400 GMD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 34,900 GMD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Environmental Scientist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Environmental Scientist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Environmental Scientist average salary difference by education level in Gambia

Bachelor's Degree
16,000 GMD
Master's Degree+49%
23,800 GMD
34,600 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Environmental Scientist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 16,000 GMD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 23,800 GMD per month, 49% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

People with PhD have an average salary of 34,600 GMD per month, 45% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

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 Gambia costs anywhere from 79,500 Dalasi(s) to 239,000 Dalasi(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Environmental Scientist

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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 Environmental Scientist employees in Gambia earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

25,600 GMD
22,000 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Gambia for all Careers

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Environmental Scientist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Gambia

How much are annual salary increments in Gambia for Environmental Scientist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist(s) in Gambia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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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.

Gambia / 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 Gambia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

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.

Environmental Scientist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Gambia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Gambia Environmental Scientist
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"Environmental Scientist" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

63% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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.

Environmental Scientist Salary Trend and Forecast in Gambia

How are Environmental Scientist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
21,600 GMD
Average Salary 2020+2%
22,000 GMD
Average Salary 2021+3%
22,700 GMD
Average Salary 2022+2%
23,100 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Environmental Scientist salaries in Gambia are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% 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.

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Environmental Scientist Average Hourly Wage in Gambia

140 GMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Gambia is 140 GMD. This means that the average Environmental Scientist in Gambia earns approximately 140 GMD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Environmental Scientist' in Gambia is 70 GMD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Environmental Scientist VS Other Jobs

23,700 GMD
16,900 GMD
15,900 GMD
Average Salary
Environmental Scientist
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Environmental Scientist is 41% more than that of Environmental. Also, Environmental salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Environment Advisor20,700 GMD-13%
Environmental and Agricultural Scientist24,100 GMD+2%
Environmental Compliance Inspector10,200 GMD-57%
Environmental Coordinator8,390 GMD-65%
Environmental Economist25,400 GMD+7%
Environmental Educator19,000 GMD-20%
Environmental Engineer14,600 GMD-38%
Environmental Health Practitioner25,300 GMD+7%
Environmental Manager24,600 GMD+4%
Environmental Officer7,940 GMD-67%
Environmental Planner9,630 GMD-59%
Environmental Protection Officer7,410 GMD-69%
Environmental Restoration Planner13,800 GMD-42%
Environmental Scientist23,700 GMD-0%
Environmental Services Coordinator8,320 GMD-65%
Environmental Specialist11,600 GMD-51%
Environmental Superintendent10,200 GMD-57%
Environmental Technician7,220 GMD-70%
Forestry Consultant17,300 GMD-27%
Forestry Supervisor11,600 GMD-51%
Geologist24,600 GMD+4%
Senor Environmental Health Practitioner26,000 GMD+10%
Toxicologist16,600 GMD-30%
Waste Management Manager24,400 GMD+3%
Waste Tracking Specialist18,800 GMD-21%
Water Treatment Superintendent12,300 GMD-48%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Gambia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
15,400 GMD
Public Sector+10%
17,000 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Environmental Scientist in Gambia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 21,800 GMD and 24,800 GMD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

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.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Environmental Scientist in Gambia is ranges from 18,000 GMD to 24,800 GMD. 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.

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

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