A person working in Engineering in Afghanistan typically earns around 65,700 AFN per month. Salaries range from 20,900 AFN (lowest average) to 139,000 AFN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||69,400 AFN|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||55,600 AFN|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||80,700 AFN|
|Associate Engineer||64,600 AFN|
|Autocad Operator||45,200 AFN|
|Automation Engineer||77,600 AFN|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||69,300 AFN|
|Biochemical Engineer||65,700 AFN|
|BMS Engineer||69,600 AFN|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||38,900 AFN|
|Broadcast Engineer||73,800 AFN|
|CAD Design Engineer||71,300 AFN|
|CAD Designer||43,300 AFN|
|CAE Engineer||68,200 AFN|
|Ceramics Engineer||66,100 AFN|
|Civil Engineer||74,800 AFN|
|Commissioning Engineer||73,100 AFN|
|Communications Engineer||81,500 AFN|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||62,400 AFN|
|Contract Associate Engineer||66,900 AFN|
|Control Systems Engineer||70,100 AFN|
|Controls Engineer||69,500 AFN|
|Controls Software Engineer||62,900 AFN|
|Corrosion Engineer||66,000 AFN|
|Design Engineer||74,200 AFN|
|Drafting Manager||84,600 AFN|
|Drilling Engineer||70,600 AFN|
|Electrical Draughtsman||38,000 AFN|
|Electrical Engineer||79,900 AFN|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||105,000 AFN|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||74,300 AFN|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||36,300 AFN|
|Energy Engineer||78,300 AFN|
|Engine Assembler||31,400 AFN|
|Engineering Account Manager||78,300 AFN|
|Engineering Chief Designer||82,800 AFN|
|Engineering Consultant||95,100 AFN|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||108,000 AFN|
|Engineering Lab Technician||64,900 AFN|
|Engineering Planning Manager||98,300 AFN|
|Engineering Production Manager||125,000 AFN|
|Engineering Project Analyst||80,300 AFN|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||80,000 AFN|
|Engineering Project Director||143,000 AFN|
|Engineering Project Manager||103,000 AFN|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||113,000 AFN|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||55,900 AFN|
|Engineering Sales Manager||101,000 AFN|
|Engineering Technician||57,000 AFN|
|Engineering Technologist||53,900 AFN|
|Environmental Engineer||71,500 AFN|
|Equipment Engineer||66,600 AFN|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||96,300 AFN|
|Fabrication Specialist||50,500 AFN|
|Facade Engineer||66,600 AFN|
|Fiber Analyst||41,400 AFN|
|Field Engineer||76,000 AFN|
|Field Engineering Manager||124,000 AFN|
|Fire Engineer||73,600 AFN|
|Fitter and Turner||23,500 AFN|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||86,900 AFN|
|Generation Engineer||76,400 AFN|
|Genetic Engineer||76,100 AFN|
|Geological Engineer||77,000 AFN|
|Geotechnical Engineer||78,000 AFN|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||37,200 AFN|
|Highway Engineer||73,200 AFN|
|HSE Professional||69,900 AFN|
|HVAC Engineer||78,200 AFN|
|HVAC Supervisor||62,700 AFN|
|Industrial Engineer||70,800 AFN|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||68,400 AFN|
|Instrument Engineer||71,300 AFN|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||69,500 AFN|
|Instrumentation Engineer||71,000 AFN|
|Instrumentation Manager||69,600 AFN|
|Irrigation Engineer||71,500 AFN|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||75,200 AFN|
|Locomotive Engineer||72,600 AFN|
|Maintenance Engineer||69,100 AFN|
|Maintenance Fitter||25,300 AFN|
|Maintenance Manager||70,900 AFN|
|Manufacturing Engineer||71,000 AFN|
|Marine Engineer||74,200 AFN|
|Materials Engineer||72,400 AFN|
|Materials Researcher||64,500 AFN|
|Materials Technician||53,200 AFN|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||80,500 AFN|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||75,600 AFN|
|Mechanical Designer||61,300 AFN|
|Mechanical Engineer||78,700 AFN|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||104,000 AFN|
|Mechanical Inspector||66,900 AFN|
|Mechatronics Engineer||74,000 AFN|
|Mining Engineer||70,100 AFN|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||80,800 AFN|
|Optical Engineer||71,300 AFN|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||37,200 AFN|
|PCB Assembler||25,000 AFN|
|Photonics Engineer||82,100 AFN|
|Photonics Technician||67,000 AFN|
|Pipeline Engineer||63,900 AFN|
|Piping Designer||37,900 AFN|
|Piping Engineer||64,000 AFN|
|Planning Engineer||72,200 AFN|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||32,500 AFN|
|Principal Cost Engineer||74,300 AFN|
|Principal Engineer||73,100 AFN|
|Principal Support Engineer||73,200 AFN|
|Process Engineer||73,400 AFN|
|Process Operator||43,500 AFN|
|Product Development Engineer||77,200 AFN|
|Product Development Technician||53,300 AFN|
|Product Engineer||77,300 AFN|
|Product Safety Engineer||65,600 AFN|
|Production Engineer||71,000 AFN|
|Project Engineer||78,600 AFN|
|Proposal Manager||92,000 AFN|
|Purchasing Engineer||69,000 AFN|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||73,700 AFN|
|Rail Engineer||75,000 AFN|
|Robotics Engineer||82,200 AFN|
|Robotics Technician||59,600 AFN|
|Safety Engineer||74,500 AFN|
|Safety Inspector||58,400 AFN|
|Safety Manager||81,100 AFN|
|Safety Officer||37,800 AFN|
|Sales Engineer||74,700 AFN|
|Scheduling Engineer||68,800 AFN|
|Service Engineer||73,000 AFN|
|Solar Engineer||78,000 AFN|
|Staff Engineer||72,300 AFN|
|Static Equipment Engineer||70,600 AFN|
|Stationary Engineer||67,300 AFN|
|Stress Engineer||68,900 AFN|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||72,800 AFN|
|Structural Designer||60,400 AFN|
|Structural Engineer||72,800 AFN|
|Structural Technician||47,800 AFN|
|Supply Chain Specialist||67,800 AFN|
|Technical Affairs Officer||36,200 AFN|
|Technical Assistant||36,300 AFN|
|Technical Engineer||59,800 AFN|
|Technical Support Engineer||62,400 AFN|
|Tender Engineer||65,700 AFN|
|Test Development Engineer||72,600 AFN|
|Transportation Engineer||70,700 AFN|
|Validation Engineer||62,200 AFN|
|Verification Engineer||65,900 AFN|
|Wastewater Engineer||68,700 AFN|
|Wind Energy Engineer||71,600 AFN|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||93,800 AFN|
|Work Planner||52,000 AFN|
Engineering salaries in Afghanistan range from 20,900 AFN per month (minimum average salary) to 139,000 AFN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 64,400 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 64,400 AFN while the other half are earning more than 64,400 AFN. 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.
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 Engineering are earning less than 38,400 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 38,400 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 99,700 AFN while 25% are earning more than 99,700 AFN.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Afghanistan costs anywhere from 389,000 Afghani(s) to 1,170,000 Afghani(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Afghanistan who work in Engineering earn 21% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Afghanistan for the year 2021. 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.
Engineering 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.
66% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Mazari Sharif||64,800 AFN|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.