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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||353,000 KZT|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||268,000 KZT|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||392,000 KZT|
|Associate Engineer||305,000 KZT|
|Autocad Operator||218,000 KZT|
|Automation Engineer||359,000 KZT|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||339,000 KZT|
|Biochemical Engineer||317,000 KZT|
|BMS Engineer||343,000 KZT|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||198,000 KZT|
|Broadcast Engineer||345,000 KZT|
|CAD Design Engineer||348,000 KZT|
|CAD Designer||213,000 KZT|
|CAE Engineer||348,000 KZT|
|Ceramics Engineer||324,000 KZT|
|Civil Engineer||370,000 KZT|
|Commissioning Engineer||338,000 KZT|
|Communications Engineer||384,000 KZT|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||303,000 KZT|
|Contract Associate Engineer||323,000 KZT|
|Control Systems Engineer||338,000 KZT|
|Controls Engineer||345,000 KZT|
|Controls Software Engineer||306,000 KZT|
|Corrosion Engineer||318,000 KZT|
|Design Engineer||370,000 KZT|
|Drafting Manager||392,000 KZT|
|Drilling Engineer||355,000 KZT|
|Electrical Draughtsman||171,000 KZT|
|Electrical Engineer||406,000 KZT|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||485,000 KZT|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||362,000 KZT|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||179,000 KZT|
|Energy Engineer||379,000 KZT|
|Engine Assembler||157,000 KZT|
|Engineering Account Manager||393,000 KZT|
|Engineering Chief Designer||398,000 KZT|
|Engineering Consultant||485,000 KZT|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||520,000 KZT|
|Engineering Lab Technician||326,000 KZT|
|Engineering Planning Manager||510,000 KZT|
|Engineering Production Manager||643,000 KZT|
|Engineering Project Analyst||414,000 KZT|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||427,000 KZT|
|Engineering Project Director||727,000 KZT|
|Engineering Project Manager||513,000 KZT|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||564,000 KZT|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||284,000 KZT|
|Engineering Sales Manager||486,000 KZT|
|Engineering Technician||284,000 KZT|
|Engineering Technologist||268,000 KZT|
|Environmental Engineer||338,000 KZT|
|Equipment Engineer||318,000 KZT|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||463,000 KZT|
|Fabrication Specialist||257,000 KZT|
|Facade Engineer||331,000 KZT|
|Fiber Analyst||212,000 KZT|
|Field Engineer||369,000 KZT|
|Field Engineering Manager||606,000 KZT|
|Fire Engineer||357,000 KZT|
|Fitter and Turner||115,000 KZT|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||410,000 KZT|
|Generation Engineer||364,000 KZT|
|Genetic Engineer||374,000 KZT|
|Geological Engineer||370,000 KZT|
|Geotechnical Engineer||386,000 KZT|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||197,000 KZT|
|Highway Engineer||365,000 KZT|
|HSE Professional||323,000 KZT|
|HVAC Engineer||393,000 KZT|
|HVAC Supervisor||318,000 KZT|
|Industrial Engineer||325,000 KZT|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||342,000 KZT|
|Instrument Engineer||333,000 KZT|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||351,000 KZT|
|Instrumentation Engineer||355,000 KZT|
|Instrumentation Manager||358,000 KZT|
|Irrigation Engineer||331,000 KZT|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||370,000 KZT|
|Locomotive Engineer||342,000 KZT|
|Maintenance Engineer||323,000 KZT|
|Maintenance Fitter||120,000 KZT|
|Maintenance Manager||358,000 KZT|
|Manufacturing Engineer||335,000 KZT|
|Marine Engineer||353,000 KZT|
|Materials Engineer||348,000 KZT|
|Materials Researcher||320,000 KZT|
|Materials Technician||258,000 KZT|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||366,000 KZT|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||378,000 KZT|
|Mechanical Designer||309,000 KZT|
|Mechanical Engineer||382,000 KZT|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||508,000 KZT|
|Mechanical Inspector||335,000 KZT|
|Mechatronics Engineer||374,000 KZT|
|Mining Engineer||354,000 KZT|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||402,000 KZT|
|Optical Engineer||355,000 KZT|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||187,000 KZT|
|PCB Assembler||129,000 KZT|
|Photonics Engineer||398,000 KZT|
|Photonics Technician||328,000 KZT|
|Pipeline Engineer||311,000 KZT|
|Piping Designer||186,000 KZT|
|Piping Engineer||318,000 KZT|
|Planning Engineer||371,000 KZT|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||165,000 KZT|
|Principal Cost Engineer||367,000 KZT|
|Principal Engineer||342,000 KZT|
|Principal Support Engineer||346,000 KZT|
|Process Engineer||333,000 KZT|
|Process Operator||200,000 KZT|
|Product Development Engineer||354,000 KZT|
|Product Development Technician||263,000 KZT|
|Product Engineer||358,000 KZT|
|Product Safety Engineer||323,000 KZT|
|Production Engineer||365,000 KZT|
|Project Engineer||368,000 KZT|
|Proposal Manager||468,000 KZT|
|Purchasing Engineer||311,000 KZT|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||347,000 KZT|
|Rail Engineer||357,000 KZT|
|Robotics Engineer||410,000 KZT|
|Robotics Technician||300,000 KZT|
|Safety Engineer||358,000 KZT|
|Safety Inspector||270,000 KZT|
|Safety Manager||403,000 KZT|
|Safety Officer||177,000 KZT|
|Sales Engineer||370,000 KZT|
|Scheduling Engineer||327,000 KZT|
|Service Engineer||379,000 KZT|
|Solar Engineer||365,000 KZT|
|Staff Engineer||351,000 KZT|
|Static Equipment Engineer||355,000 KZT|
|Stationary Engineer||315,000 KZT|
|Stress Engineer||343,000 KZT|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||331,000 KZT|
|Structural Designer||309,000 KZT|
|Structural Engineer||334,000 KZT|
|Structural Technician||221,000 KZT|
|Supply Chain Specialist||331,000 KZT|
|Technical Affairs Officer||173,000 KZT|
|Technical Assistant||178,000 KZT|
|Technical Engineer||300,000 KZT|
|Technical Support Engineer||303,000 KZT|
|Tender Engineer||328,000 KZT|
|Test Development Engineer||358,000 KZT|
|Transportation Engineer||343,000 KZT|
|Validation Engineer||315,000 KZT|
|Verification Engineer||339,000 KZT|
|Wastewater Engineer||341,000 KZT|
|Wind Energy Engineer||342,000 KZT|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||452,000 KZT|
|Work Planner||259,000 KZT|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Kazakhstan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.