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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Albania 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
129,000 ALL
( 1,540,000 ALL yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Science and Technical Services in Albania typically earns around 129,000 ALL. Salaries range from 46,500 ALL (lowest average) to 214,000 ALL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Science and Technical Services domain in Albania exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Lab Technologist95,700 ALL
Algorithm Developer123,000 ALL
Analytical Chemist188,000 ALL
Anthropologist142,000 ALL
Archeologist127,000 ALL
Assistant Breeder63,400 ALL
Astronomer216,000 ALL
Atmospheric and Space Scientist178,000 ALL
Behavior Analyst127,000 ALL
Behavior Intervention Specialist141,000 ALL
Biochemist202,000 ALL
Biofuels Processing Technician86,300 ALL
Biofuels Production Manager153,000 ALL
Biologist206,000 ALL
Biomedical Scientist205,000 ALL
Biophysicist204,000 ALL
Chemical Engineer97,500 ALL
Chemical Technologist91,700 ALL
Chemist194,000 ALL
Chief Technologist180,000 ALL
Climate Change Analyst141,000 ALL
Clinical Laboratory Scientist218,000 ALL
Computer Scientist168,000 ALL
Conservation Scientist163,000 ALL
Data Scientist153,000 ALL
DNA Analyst219,000 ALL
Ecologist164,000 ALL
Economic Development Specialist166,000 ALL
Flavourist66,000 ALL
Food Scientist129,000 ALL
Forensic Scientist169,000 ALL
Formulation Technologist84,700 ALL
Fraud Investigator95,700 ALL
Genomics Scientist207,000 ALL
Geographer112,000 ALL
Geographic Information Systems Technician71,900 ALL
Geological Data Technician71,600 ALL
Geological Technician86,500 ALL
Geologist172,000 ALL
Geomatics Scientist173,000 ALL
Geophysical Data Technician68,200 ALL
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist159,000 ALL
Hydrologist142,000 ALL
Industrial Ecologist138,000 ALL
Intelligence Analyst121,000 ALL
Knowledge Management Specialist102,000 ALL
Laboratory Manager143,000 ALL
Laboratory Researcher96,500 ALL
Laboratory Technician61,600 ALL
Life Sciences Analyst144,000 ALL
Life Scientist162,000 ALL
Marine Architect127,000 ALL
Marine Biologist157,000 ALL
Marine Superintendent91,700 ALL
Materials Analyst88,500 ALL
Materials Scientist155,000 ALL
Mathematician165,000 ALL
Medical Scientist219,000 ALL
Metallurgist151,000 ALL
Meteorologist151,000 ALL
Microbiologist223,000 ALL
Natural Language Processing Researcher138,000 ALL
Natural Resource Specialist126,000 ALL
Natural Sciences Manager191,000 ALL
Nuclear Engineer228,000 ALL
Physical Scientist173,000 ALL
Physicist210,000 ALL
Political Scientist167,000 ALL
Polygraph Examiner59,000 ALL
Polysomnographic Technologist101,000 ALL
Product Development Scientist179,000 ALL
Quantitative Research Analyst136,000 ALL
Quantitative Researcher136,000 ALL
Radiation Protection Specialist111,000 ALL
Refrigeration Technician50,300 ALL
Research Scientist156,000 ALL
Risk Safety Engineer92,100 ALL
Scientific Photographer95,000 ALL
Scientific Programmer135,000 ALL
Scientist157,000 ALL
Service Engineer93,300 ALL
Service Technician64,000 ALL
Social Science Research Assistant84,800 ALL
Social Scientist157,000 ALL
Sociologist152,000 ALL
Soil Scientist128,000 ALL
Statistical Analyst92,700 ALL
Statistical Assistant67,800 ALL
Statistician148,000 ALL
Survey Analyst92,100 ALL
Survey Researcher85,900 ALL
Surveying and Mapping Technician58,700 ALL
Team Leader125,000 ALL
Technical Manager144,000 ALL
Technical Officer64,500 ALL
Technical Service Director193,000 ALL
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist93,600 ALL
Technical Services Research and Development Manager227,000 ALL
Technical Services Research Coordinator111,000 ALL
Technician61,400 ALL
Water Ecologist183,000 ALL
Wildlife Biologist152,000 ALL

Science and Technical Services Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Albania

Median and salary distribution Albania Science and Technical Services monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
111,000 ALL or more
10% of people earn
94,900 to 111,000 ALL
20% of people earn
58,700 ALL or less
65% of people earn
58,700 to 94,900 ALL
Minimum Salary
46,500 ALL
114,000 ALL
214,000 ALL

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Science and Technical Services in Albania range from 46,500 ALL (starting average salary) to 214,000 ALL (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Science and Technical Services is 114,000 ALL, implying that half of the workforce in Albania earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Science and Technical Services in Albania earn less than 87,400 ALL, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 135,000 ALL, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Science and Technical Services in Albania. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 58,700 ALL to 94,900 ALL. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 58,700 ALL mark, while 10% ranged from 94,900 ALL to 111,000 ALL. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 111,000 ALL or higher.

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 in Science and Technical Services in Albania 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Science and Technical Services in Albania, 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 certificate 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 Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 ALL to 1,440,000 ALL and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Science and Technical Services / Albania

Salary comparison by gender Albania Science and Technical Services monthly
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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? In the field of Science and Technical Services in Albania, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 7%.

134,000 ALL
125,000 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Albania for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Science and Technical Services / Albania

How much are annual salary increments in Albania for individuals working in Science and Technical Services? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Science and Technical Services in Albania 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.

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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.

Albania / 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 rare 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 Albania is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

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

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Science and Technical Services / Albania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Albania Science and Technical Services
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67% of surveyed staff in Science and Technical Services reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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.

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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Science and Technical Services / Albania

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

Average Salary 2019
114,000 ALL
Average Salary 2020+4%
118,000 ALL
Average Salary 2021+2%
121,000 ALL
Average Salary 2022+3%
124,000 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Science and Technical Services in Albania are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Hourly Average Wage / Science and Technical Services / Albania

740 ALL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Science and Technical Services in Albania is 740 ALL.This is the rate they get paid 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 fixed 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 people working in Science and Technical Services in Albania is 270 ALL. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

129,000 ALL
96,100 ALL
Average Salary
Science and Technical Services
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Albania
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berat125,000 ALL
Durres141,000 ALL
Elbasan136,000 ALL
Fier131,000 ALL
Gjirokaster123,000 ALL
Korca128,000 ALL
Lezhe118,000 ALL
Sarande121,000 ALL
Shkodra134,000 ALL
Tirana143,000 ALL
Vlore139,000 ALL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Albania is 14% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
91,300 ALL
Public Sector+14%
104,000 ALL
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 in Science and Technical Services in Albania?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 114,000 ALL and 135,000 ALL. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Science and Technical Services in Albania ranges from 87,400 ALL to 135,000 ALL. 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 with 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 the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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