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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Italy 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
4,900 EUR
( 58,800 EUR yearly)

LOW
2,440
EUR
AVERAGE
4,900
EUR
HIGH
8,690
EUR

A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Italy typically earns around 4,900 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,440 EUR (lowest average) to 8,690 EUR (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 Pharmacist3,290 EUR
Assistant Pharmacy Director5,700 EUR
Associate Medical Affairs Director8,490 EUR
Bioinformatics Scientist7,540 EUR
Bioinformatics Technician3,500 EUR
Biological Scientist8,200 EUR
Biological Technician3,530 EUR
Biomedical Engineer3,090 EUR
Biomedical Engineering Director6,030 EUR
Biostatistician4,910 EUR
Biotechnologist 4,750 EUR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager3,870 EUR
Chemical Process Technician3,380 EUR
Clinical Consultant4,780 EUR
Clinical Data Manager4,790 EUR
Clinical Data Specialist4,430 EUR
Clinical Operations Manager6,860 EUR
Clinical Pharmacist4,760 EUR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist5,910 EUR
Clinical Programmer2,490 EUR
Clinical Project Manager4,430 EUR
Clinical Research Associate4,250 EUR
Clinical Research Manager7,240 EUR
Clinical Study Manager6,080 EUR
Compliance Specialist5,220 EUR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist4,000 EUR
Cytotechnologist4,020 EUR
GCP Auditor4,430 EUR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician3,770 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer4,140 EUR
Medical Affairs Director7,480 EUR
Medical Representative 3,250 EUR
Medical Science Liaison5,520 EUR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist7,910 EUR
Nuclear Pharmacist5,110 EUR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead9,410 EUR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager7,800 EUR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer4,440 EUR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager5,680 EUR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor5,620 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant4,120 EUR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist4,240 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate4,750 EUR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist7,380 EUR
Pharmaceutical Researcher6,820 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager6,120 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager7,000 EUR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative3,180 EUR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager7,500 EUR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader5,540 EUR
Pharmaceutical Technologist3,780 EUR
Pharmacist4,900 EUR
Pharmacy Aide3,140 EUR
Pharmacy Manager6,960 EUR
Pharmacy Stock Controller2,960 EUR
Pharmacy Technician2,930 EUR
Records Management Coordinator2,640 EUR
Shift Encapsulator2,890 EUR
Staff Pharmacist4,810 EUR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Italy

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

  • Salary Range

    Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Italy range from 2,440 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 8,690 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,710 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 4,710 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,710 EUR. 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 3,220 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,220 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 6,430 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,430 EUR.


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?

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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 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?

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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 Italy costs anywhere from 18,200 Euro(s) to 54,700 Euro(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 Italy Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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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 employees in Italy who work in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
5,050 EUR
Female-5%
4,780 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Italy for all Careers

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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Italy

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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology professionals in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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.

Italy / 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 Italy is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Italy for the year 2020. 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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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Italy

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Italy Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
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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.

48% of surveyed staff in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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
52%
No Bonus
48%

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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Italy


28 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy is 28 EUR. This means that the average person in Italy earns approximately 28 EUR 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 Italy
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The average salary for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 34% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna5,180 EUR
Catania5,090 EUR
Genova5,280 EUR
Milano5,680 EUR
Napoli5,580 EUR
Palermo5,380 EUR
Parma4,930 EUR
Rome5,780 EUR
Torino5,480 EUR
Trieste5,000 EUR

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 Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,540 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,740 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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