A person working in Engineering in Jordan typically earns around 1,360 JOD per month. Salaries range from 430 JOD (lowest average) to 2,880 JOD (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||1,390 JOD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,170 JOD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,710 JOD|
|Associate Engineer||1,340 JOD|
|Autocad Operator||950 JOD|
|Automation Engineer||1,570 JOD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,460 JOD|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,410 JOD|
|BMS Engineer||1,310 JOD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||790 JOD|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,440 JOD|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,590 JOD|
|CAD Designer||970 JOD|
|CAE Engineer||1,430 JOD|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,410 JOD|
|Civil Engineer||1,450 JOD|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,420 JOD|
|Communications Engineer||1,610 JOD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,320 JOD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,440 JOD|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,490 JOD|
|Controls Engineer||1,390 JOD|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,350 JOD|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,390 JOD|
|Design Engineer||1,460 JOD|
|Drafting Manager||1,680 JOD|
|Drilling Engineer||1,400 JOD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||720 JOD|
|Electrical Engineer||1,590 JOD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,100 JOD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,650 JOD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||810 JOD|
|Energy Engineer||1,600 JOD|
|Engine Assembler||640 JOD|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,630 JOD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,720 JOD|
|Engineering Consultant||1,970 JOD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,170 JOD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,360 JOD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,070 JOD|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,610 JOD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,720 JOD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,770 JOD|
|Engineering Project Director||2,950 JOD|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,000 JOD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,290 JOD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,130 JOD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,080 JOD|
|Engineering Technician||1,110 JOD|
|Engineering Technologist||1,100 JOD|
|Environmental Engineer||1,460 JOD|
|Equipment Engineer||1,370 JOD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||2,000 JOD|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,030 JOD|
|Facade Engineer||1,380 JOD|
|Fiber Analyst||840 JOD|
|Field Engineer||1,590 JOD|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,610 JOD|
|Fire Engineer||1,540 JOD|
|Fitter and Turner||500 JOD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,740 JOD|
|Generation Engineer||1,520 JOD|
|Genetic Engineer||1,700 JOD|
|Geological Engineer||1,560 JOD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,500 JOD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||800 JOD|
|Highway Engineer||1,420 JOD|
|HSE Professional||1,360 JOD|
|HVAC Engineer||1,530 JOD|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,320 JOD|
|Industrial Engineer||1,400 JOD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,380 JOD|
|Instrument Engineer||1,460 JOD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,430 JOD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,410 JOD|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,450 JOD|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,420 JOD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,660 JOD|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,430 JOD|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,380 JOD|
|Maintenance Fitter||530 JOD|
|Maintenance Manager||1,440 JOD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,430 JOD|
|Marine Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Materials Engineer||1,490 JOD|
|Materials Researcher||1,320 JOD|
|Materials Technician||1,110 JOD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,540 JOD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,520 JOD|
|Mechanical Designer||1,240 JOD|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,630 JOD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,160 JOD|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,380 JOD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,540 JOD|
|Mining Engineer||1,440 JOD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,550 JOD|
|Optical Engineer||1,380 JOD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||730 JOD|
|PCB Assembler||530 JOD|
|Photonics Engineer||1,680 JOD|
|Photonics Technician||1,380 JOD|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,400 JOD|
|Piping Designer||840 JOD|
|Piping Engineer||1,290 JOD|
|Planning Engineer||1,490 JOD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||680 JOD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,430 JOD|
|Principal Engineer||1,500 JOD|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Process Engineer||1,420 JOD|
|Process Operator||860 JOD|
|Product Development Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Product Development Technician||1,020 JOD|
|Product Engineer||1,520 JOD|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,470 JOD|
|Production Engineer||1,460 JOD|
|Project Engineer||1,560 JOD|
|Proposal Manager||1,880 JOD|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,310 JOD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,470 JOD|
|Rail Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Robotics Engineer||1,610 JOD|
|Robotics Technician||1,180 JOD|
|Safety Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Safety Inspector||1,140 JOD|
|Safety Manager||1,680 JOD|
|Safety Officer||780 JOD|
|Sales Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,370 JOD|
|Service Engineer||1,550 JOD|
|Solar Engineer||1,600 JOD|
|Staff Engineer||1,510 JOD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,400 JOD|
|Stationary Engineer||1,330 JOD|
|Stress Engineer||1,320 JOD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,410 JOD|
|Structural Designer||1,280 JOD|
|Structural Engineer||1,420 JOD|
|Structural Technician||940 JOD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,510 JOD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||760 JOD|
|Technical Assistant||780 JOD|
|Technical Engineer||1,230 JOD|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,320 JOD|
|Tender Engineer||1,270 JOD|
|Test Development Engineer||1,380 JOD|
|Transportation Engineer||1,450 JOD|
|Validation Engineer||1,290 JOD|
|Verification Engineer||1,390 JOD|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,390 JOD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,530 JOD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,020 JOD|
|Work Planner||1,000 JOD|
Engineering salaries in Jordan range from 430 JOD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,880 JOD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,330 JOD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,330 JOD while the other half are earning more than 1,330 JOD. 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 790 JOD while 75% of them are earning more than 790 JOD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,060 JOD while 25% are earning more than 2,060 JOD.
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 Jordan costs anywhere from 8,060 Jordanian Dinar(s) to 24,200 Jordanian Dinar(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 Jordan who work in Engineering earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Jordan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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 Jordan 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.
52% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Jordan earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.