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Engineering Average Salaries in Kazakhstan 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Kazakhstan?

Average Monthly Salary
327,000 KZT
( 3,920,000 KZT yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Kazakhstan typically earns around 327,000 KZT per month. Salaries range from 104,000 KZT (lowest average) to 691,000 KZT (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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer353,000 KZT
Assembly Engineering Technician268,000 KZT
Assistant Chief Engineer392,000 KZT
Associate Engineer305,000 KZT
Autocad Operator218,000 KZT
Automation Engineer359,000 KZT
Avionic System Support Engineer339,000 KZT
Biochemical Engineer317,000 KZT
BMS Engineer343,000 KZT
Bridge and Lock Tender198,000 KZT
Broadcast Engineer345,000 KZT
CAD Design Engineer348,000 KZT
CAD Designer213,000 KZT
CAE Engineer348,000 KZT
Ceramics Engineer324,000 KZT
Civil Engineer370,000 KZT
Commissioning Engineer338,000 KZT
Communications Engineer384,000 KZT
Condition Monitoring Engineer303,000 KZT
Contract Associate Engineer323,000 KZT
Control Systems Engineer338,000 KZT
Controls Engineer345,000 KZT
Controls Software Engineer306,000 KZT
Corrosion Engineer318,000 KZT
Design Engineer370,000 KZT
Drafter211,000 KZT
Drafting Manager392,000 KZT
Drilling Engineer355,000 KZT
Electrical Draughtsman171,000 KZT
Electrical Engineer406,000 KZT
Electrical Engineering Manager485,000 KZT
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist362,000 KZT
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler179,000 KZT
Energy Engineer379,000 KZT
Engine Assembler157,000 KZT
Engineer360,000 KZT
Engineering Account Manager393,000 KZT
Engineering Chief Designer398,000 KZT
Engineering Consultant485,000 KZT
Engineering Key Account Manager520,000 KZT
Engineering Lab Technician326,000 KZT
Engineering Planning Manager510,000 KZT
Engineering Production Manager643,000 KZT
Engineering Project Analyst414,000 KZT
Engineering Project Coordinator 427,000 KZT
Engineering Project Director727,000 KZT
Engineering Project Manager513,000 KZT
Engineering Research and Development Manager564,000 KZT
Engineering Safety Coordinator284,000 KZT
Engineering Sales Manager486,000 KZT
Engineering Technician284,000 KZT
Engineering Technologist268,000 KZT
Environmental Engineer338,000 KZT
Equipment Engineer318,000 KZT
Equipment Engineering Manager463,000 KZT
Estimator291,000 KZT
Fabrication Specialist257,000 KZT
Fabricator167,000 KZT
Facade Engineer331,000 KZT
Fiber Analyst212,000 KZT
Field Engineer369,000 KZT
Field Engineering Manager606,000 KZT
Fire Engineer357,000 KZT
Fitter and Turner115,000 KZT
Forestry Strategic Planner410,000 KZT
Generation Engineer364,000 KZT
Genetic Engineer374,000 KZT
Geological Engineer370,000 KZT
Geotechnical Engineer386,000 KZT
Heavy Equipment Mechanic197,000 KZT
Highway Engineer365,000 KZT
HSE Professional323,000 KZT
HVAC Engineer393,000 KZT
HVAC Supervisor318,000 KZT
Industrial Engineer325,000 KZT
Industrial Engineering Technologist342,000 KZT
Instrument Engineer333,000 KZT
Instrumentation and Control Engineer351,000 KZT
Instrumentation Engineer355,000 KZT
Instrumentation Manager358,000 KZT
Irrigation Engineer331,000 KZT
Licensed Aircraft Engineer370,000 KZT
Locomotive Engineer342,000 KZT
Maintenance Engineer323,000 KZT
Maintenance Fitter120,000 KZT
Maintenance Manager358,000 KZT
Manufacturing Engineer335,000 KZT
Marine Engineer353,000 KZT
Materials Engineer348,000 KZT
Materials Researcher320,000 KZT
Materials Technician258,000 KZT
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer366,000 KZT
Mechanical Design Engineer378,000 KZT
Mechanical Designer309,000 KZT
Mechanical Engineer382,000 KZT
Mechanical Engineering Manager508,000 KZT
Mechanical Inspector335,000 KZT
Mechatronics Engineer374,000 KZT
Mining Engineer354,000 KZT
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer402,000 KZT
Optical Engineer355,000 KZT
Optical Instrument Assembler187,000 KZT
PCB Assembler129,000 KZT
Photonics Engineer398,000 KZT
Photonics Technician328,000 KZT
Pipeline Engineer311,000 KZT
Piping Designer186,000 KZT
Piping Engineer318,000 KZT
Planning Engineer371,000 KZT
Pressure Vessel Inspector165,000 KZT
Principal Cost Engineer367,000 KZT
Principal Engineer342,000 KZT
Principal Support Engineer346,000 KZT
Process Engineer333,000 KZT
Process Operator200,000 KZT
Product Development Engineer354,000 KZT
Product Development Technician263,000 KZT
Product Engineer358,000 KZT
Product Safety Engineer323,000 KZT
Production Engineer365,000 KZT
Project Engineer368,000 KZT
Proposal Manager468,000 KZT
Purchasing Engineer311,000 KZT
Quality Assurance Engineer347,000 KZT
Rail Engineer357,000 KZT
Robotics Engineer410,000 KZT
Robotics Technician300,000 KZT
Safety Engineer358,000 KZT
Safety Inspector270,000 KZT
Safety Manager403,000 KZT
Safety Officer177,000 KZT
Sales Engineer370,000 KZT
Scheduling Engineer327,000 KZT
Service Engineer379,000 KZT
Solar Engineer365,000 KZT
Staff Engineer351,000 KZT
Static Equipment Engineer355,000 KZT
Stationary Engineer315,000 KZT
Stress Engineer343,000 KZT
Structural Analysis Engineer331,000 KZT
Structural Designer309,000 KZT
Structural Engineer334,000 KZT
Structural Technician221,000 KZT
Supply Chain Specialist331,000 KZT
Surveyor270,000 KZT
Technical Affairs Officer173,000 KZT
Technical Assistant178,000 KZT
Technical Engineer300,000 KZT
Technical Support Engineer303,000 KZT
Tender Engineer328,000 KZT
Test Development Engineer358,000 KZT
Transportation Engineer343,000 KZT
Validation Engineer315,000 KZT
Verification Engineer339,000 KZT
Wastewater Engineer341,000 KZT
Wind Energy Engineer342,000 KZT
Wind Energy Operations Manager452,000 KZT
Work Planner259,000 KZT

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Kazakhstan

Median and salary distribution monthly Kazakhstan Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Kazakhstan range from 104,000 KZT per month (minimum average salary) to 691,000 KZT per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 346,000 KZT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 346,000 KZT while the other half are earning more than 346,000 KZT. 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 Engineering are earning less than 202,000 KZT while 75% of them are earning more than 202,000 KZT. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 550,000 KZT while 25% are earning more than 550,000 KZT.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Kazakhstan costs anywhere from 1,940,000 Tenge(s) to 5,810,000 Tenge(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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kazakhstan Engineering
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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 Kazakhstan who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

339,000 KZT
316,000 KZT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kazakhstan for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kazakhstan

How much are annual salary increments in Kazakhstan for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


Engineering professionals in Kazakhstan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kazakhstan Engineering
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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.

Kazakhstan / 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 Kazakhstan is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kazakhstan 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kazakhstan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kazakhstan Engineering
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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.

47% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Kazakhstan

1,880 KZT per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kazakhstan is 1,880 KZT. This means that the average person in Kazakhstan earns approximately 1,880 KZT 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Kazakhstan
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Almaty372,000 KZT
Astana356,000 KZT

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 Kazakhstan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
363,000 KZT
Public Sector+11%
403,000 KZT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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