2015 Science Salary Survey & Benefits Guide

Stephen O'Brien 28.01.2015

Typical range of benefits for science professionals

Benefit Type Management Non-Management
Pension 5% - 10% employer contribution4% - 6% employer contribution
Healthcare Full cover for employee and dependantsFull cover for employee only
Bonus 5 % - 20%5% - 10%
Annual Leave 21 - 28 days21 - 25 days
Life Assurance 2 - 5 times base salary2 - 3 times base salary
Other onsite canteen,
car parking, gym, phone, laptop, sports & social, travel tax scheme etc
Annual healthcheck
onsite canteen,
car parking, gym, sports & social, travel tax scheme, annual health check

Research & Development Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Process Chemist0 - 330,000 - 3800030,000 - 3500030,000 - 3500030,000 - 35000
3 - 538,000 - 4500035,000 - 4300035,000 - 4300035,000 - 43000
5+45,000 - 5500043,000 - 5200043,000 - 5200043,000 - 52000
R&D Analytical Chemist0 - 335,000 - 4000033,000 - 3800033,000 - 3800033,000 - 38000
3 - 540,000 - 5000038,000 - 4500038,000 - 4500038,000 - 45000
5+50,000 - 5800045,000 - 5500045,000 - 5500045,000 - 55000
Regulatory Affairs Officer0 - 328,000 - 3200025,000 - 3000025,000 - 3000025,000 - 30000
3 - 532,000 - 3500030,000 - 3300030,000 - 3300030,000 - 33000
5+35,000 - 3800033,000 - 3500033,000 - 3500033,000 - 35000
Regulatory Affairs Specialist0 - 338,000 - 4300035,000 - 4000035,000 - 4000035,000 - 40000
3 - 543,000 - 4800040,000 - 4500040,000 - 4500040,000 - 45000
5+48,000 - 5500045,000 - 5000045,000 - 5000045,000 - 50000
Regulatory Affairs Manager0 - 340,000 - 4500038,000 - 4300038,000 - 4300038,000 - 43000
3 - 545000 - 6000043000 - 5800043000 - 5800043000 - 58000
5+60,000 - 7500058,000 - 7000058,000 - 6800058,000 - 68000
Microbiologist0 - 330,000 - 3500028,000 - 3300028,000 - 3300028,000 - 33000
3 - 535,000 - 4500033,000 - 4500033,000 - 4500033,000 - 45000
5+45,000 - 5500045,000 - 5300045,000 - 5300045,000 - 53000
Development Chemist0 - 335,000 - 4000032,000 - 3800032,000 - 3800032,000 - 38000
3 - 540,000 - 4500038,000 - 4500038,000 - 4500038,000 - 45000
5+45,000 - 6000045,000 - 5500045,000 - 5500045,000 - 55000
Lab Manager (non pharma)0 - 345,000 - 5000043,000 - 4500043,000 - 4500043,000 - 45000
3 - 550,000 - 5500045,000 - 5000045,000 - 5000045,000 - 50000
5+55,000 - 6000050,000 - 6000050,000 - 6000050,000 - 60000
Lab Manager (pharma)0 - 345,000 - 5000043,000 - 4500043,000 - 4500043,000 - 45000
3 - 550,000 - 5500045,000 - 5000045,000 - 5000045,000 - 50000
5+55,000 - 7000050,000 - 6800048,000 - 6800048,000 - 68000
Lab Supervisor0 - 340,000 - 4500038,000 - 4300038,000 - 4300038,000 - 43000
3 - 545,000 - 5300043,000 - 5000043,000 - 4800043,000 - 48000
5+53,000 - 6000050,000 - 5500048,000 - 5300048,000 - 53000
Lab Technician0 - 325,000 - 3000025,000 - 2800025,000 - 2800025,000 - 28000
3 - 530,000 - 3500028,000 - 3300028,000 - 3300028,000 - 33000
5+35,000 - 3800033,000 - 3500033,000 - 3500033,000 - 35000

Analytical Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Analytical Chemist0 - 335,000 - 40,00032,000 - 38,00032,000 - 38,00032,000 - 38,000
3 - 540,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Materials Scientist0 - 335,000 - 40,00032,000 - 38,00032,000 - 38,00032,000 - 38,000
3 - 540,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Documentation Officer0 - 328,000 - 32,00023,000 - 28,00023,000 - 28,00023,000 - 28,000
3 - 532,000 - 36,00028,000 - 31,00028,000 - 31,00028,000 - 31,000
5+36,000 - 40,00031,000 - 35,00031,000 - 35,00031,000 - 35,000
Biochemist0 - 335,000 - 40,00032,000 - 38,00032,000 - 38,00032,000 - 38,000
3 - 540,000 - 45,00038,000 - 43,00038,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Process Development Manager0 - 355,000 - 60,00050,000 - 55,00050,000 - 55,00050,000 - 55,000
3 - 560,000 - 65,00055,000 - 60,00055,000 - 60,00055,000 - 60,000
5+65,000 - 75,00060,000 - 70,00060,000 - 68,00060,000 - 68,000
Food Microbiologist0 - 330,000 - 35,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,000
3 - 535,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 55,00045,000 - 53,00045,000 - 53,00045,000 - 53,000
Food Chemist0 - 330,000 - 35,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,000
3 - 535,000 - 42,00033,000 - 40,00033,000 - 40,00033,000 - 40,000
5+42,000 - 45,00040,000 - 43,00040,000 - 43,00040,000 - 43,000
Formulations Scientist0 - 338,000 - 47,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
3 - 547,000 - 58,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
5+58,000 - 75,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,000
Pharmaceutical Microbiologist0 - 330,000 - 35,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,000
3 - 535,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 55,00045,000 - 53,00045,000 - 53,00045,000 - 53,000

Statistics Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Clinical Research Officer0 - 326,000 - 32,00025,000 - 28,00021,000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,000
3 - 532,000 - 35,00028,000 - 30,000285,000 - 30,00028,000 - 30,000
5+35,000 - 40,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
Clinical Data Manager0 - 345,000 - 50,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
3 - 550,000 - 55,00045,000 - 50,00045,000 - 50,00045,000 - 50,000
5+55,000 - 70,00050,000 - 65,00050,000 - 65,00050,000 - 65,000

 

Quality & Validation Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Director of Quality0 - 350,000 - 65,00050,000 - 63,00050,000 - 60,00050,000 - 60,000
3 - 565,000 - 80,00063,000 - 78,00060,000 - 75,00060,000 - 75,000
5+80,000 - 120,00078,5000 - 110,00075,000 - 105,00075,000 - 105,000
Quality Manager0 - 355,000 - 60,00050,000 - 55,00050,000 - 55,00050,000 - 55,000
3 - 560,000 - 75,00055,000 - 68,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,000
5+75,000 - 90,00068,000 - 8,500065,000 - 85,00065,000 - 85,000
QA Auditor0 - 345,000 - 53,00045,000 - 50,00045,000 - 50,00045,000 - 50,000
3 - 553,000 - 60,00050,000 - 58,00050,000 - 58,00050,000 - 58,000
5+60,000 - 65,00058,000 - 63,00058,000 - 63,00058,000 - 63,000
QA / QC Supervisor0 - 340,000 - 45,00038,000 - 43,00038,000 - 43,00038,000 - 43,000
3 - 545,000 - 50,00043,000 - 48,00043,000 - 48,00043,000 - 48,000
5+50,000 - 55,00048,000 - 53,00048,000 - 53,00048,000 - 53,000
QA / QC Analyst0 - 325,000 - 30,00025000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,000
3 - 530,000 - 35,00028000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,000
5+35,000 - 38,00033000 - 35,00033,000 - 35,00033,000 - 35,000
Qualified Person (QP)0 - 360,000 - 70,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,000
3 - 570,000 - 80,00065,000 - 75,00065,000 - 75,00065,000 - 75,000
5+80,000 - 100,00075,000 - 95,00075,000 - 90,00075,000 - 90,000
Quality Systems Specialist0 - 345,000 - 50,00043,000 - 48,00043,000 - 48,00043,000 - 48,000
3 - 550,000 - 55,00048,000 - 53,00048,000 - 53,00048,000 - 53,000
5+55,000 - 63,00053,000 - 60,00053,000 - 60,00053,000 - 60,000
Quality Technician0 - 325,000 - 30,00025,000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,000
3 - 530,000 - 35,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,000
5+35,000 - 38,00033,000 - 35,00033,000 - 35,00033,000 - 35,000

Health & Safety Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Environmental Chemist0 - 325,000 - 30,00025,000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,00025,000 - 28,000
3 - 530,000 - 35,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,00028,000 - 33,000
5+35,000 - 38,00033,000 - 35,00033,000 - 35,00033,000 - 35,000

Compliance Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Compliance Officer0 - 330,000 - 35,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,000
3 - 535,000 - 40,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
5+40,000 - 45,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
Compliance Manager0 - 345,000 - 50,00040,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,000
3 - 550,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 53,00045,000 - 53,000
5+60,000 - 70,00055,000 - 65,00053,000 - 63,00055,000 - 63,000

New Product Development (NPD) Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
NPD Technologist0 - 330,000 - 35,00028,000 - 34,00028,000 - 34,00028,000 - 34,000
3 - 535,000 - 38,00034,000 - 37,00034,000 - 37,00034,000 - 37,000
5+38,000 - 45,00037,000 - 43,00037,000 - 43,00037,000 - 43,000
NPD Manager0 - 340,000 - 45,00037,000 - 43,00037,000 - 43,00037,000 - 43,000
3 - 545,000 - 55,00043,000 - 45,00043,000 - 45,00043,000 - 45,000
5+55,000 - 65,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000

Other Salaries

RoleYears’ ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Calibrations Co-ordinator0 - 330,000 - 37,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00028,000 - 35,000
3 - 537,000 - 40,00035,000 - 38,00035,000 - 38,00035,000 - 38,000
5+40,000 - 48,00038,000 - 46,00038,000 - 46,00038,000 - 46,000

 

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