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Engineering Average Salaries in Kiribati 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,270 AUD
( 39,300 AUD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Kiribati typically earns around 3,270 AUD per month. Salaries range from 1,040 AUD (lowest average) to 6,930 AUD (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 Engineer3,250 AUD
Assembly Engineering Technician2,690 AUD
Assistant Chief Engineer3,950 AUD
Associate Engineer3,060 AUD
Autocad Operator2,190 AUD
Automation Engineer3,740 AUD
Avionic System Support Engineer3,500 AUD
Biochemical Engineer3,370 AUD
BMS Engineer3,360 AUD
Bridge and Lock Tender1,970 AUD
Broadcast Engineer3,400 AUD
CAD Design Engineer3,550 AUD
CAD Designer2,180 AUD
CAE Engineer3,580 AUD
Ceramics Engineer3,270 AUD
Civil Engineer3,740 AUD
Commissioning Engineer3,330 AUD
Communications Engineer3,800 AUD
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,050 AUD
Contract Associate Engineer3,430 AUD
Control Systems Engineer3,320 AUD
Controls Engineer3,330 AUD
Controls Software Engineer3,010 AUD
Corrosion Engineer3,190 AUD
Design Engineer3,750 AUD
Drafter2,200 AUD
Drafting Manager4,090 AUD
Drilling Engineer3,610 AUD
Electrical Draughtsman1,850 AUD
Electrical Engineer3,740 AUD
Electrical Engineering Manager4,950 AUD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist3,700 AUD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler1,830 AUD
Energy Engineer3,700 AUD
Engine Assembler1,650 AUD
Engineer3,680 AUD
Engineering Account Manager3,940 AUD
Engineering Chief Designer4,090 AUD
Engineering Consultant4,620 AUD
Engineering Key Account Manager5,170 AUD
Engineering Lab Technician3,270 AUD
Engineering Planning Manager4,880 AUD
Engineering Production Manager6,140 AUD
Engineering Project Analyst4,180 AUD
Engineering Project Coordinator 3,940 AUD
Engineering Project Director6,930 AUD
Engineering Project Manager4,810 AUD
Engineering Research and Development Manager5,920 AUD
Engineering Safety Coordinator2,830 AUD
Engineering Sales Manager4,620 AUD
Engineering Technician2,670 AUD
Engineering Technologist2,740 AUD
Environmental Engineer3,460 AUD
Equipment Engineer3,260 AUD
Equipment Engineering Manager4,760 AUD
Estimator3,150 AUD
Fabrication Specialist2,500 AUD
Fabricator1,630 AUD
Facade Engineer3,320 AUD
Fiber Analyst2,120 AUD
Field Engineer3,800 AUD
Field Engineering Manager6,250 AUD
Fire Engineer3,680 AUD
Fitter and Turner1,190 AUD
Forestry Strategic Planner3,970 AUD
Generation Engineer3,610 AUD
Genetic Engineer3,830 AUD
Geological Engineer3,590 AUD
Geotechnical Engineer3,610 AUD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic1,850 AUD
Highway Engineer3,420 AUD
HSE Professional3,190 AUD
HVAC Engineer3,700 AUD
HVAC Supervisor3,190 AUD
Industrial Engineer3,390 AUD
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,320 AUD
Instrument Engineer3,330 AUD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,330 AUD
Instrumentation Engineer3,520 AUD
Instrumentation Manager3,420 AUD
Irrigation Engineer3,460 AUD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer3,860 AUD
Locomotive Engineer3,390 AUD
Maintenance Engineer3,380 AUD
Maintenance Fitter1,300 AUD
Maintenance Manager3,480 AUD
Manufacturing Engineer3,510 AUD
Marine Engineer3,710 AUD
Materials Engineer3,310 AUD
Materials Researcher3,280 AUD
Materials Technician2,660 AUD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer3,970 AUD
Mechanical Design Engineer3,670 AUD
Mechanical Designer3,000 AUD
Mechanical Engineer3,640 AUD
Mechanical Engineering Manager4,850 AUD
Mechanical Inspector3,440 AUD
Mechatronics Engineer3,850 AUD
Mining Engineer3,360 AUD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer3,860 AUD
Optical Engineer3,330 AUD
Optical Instrument Assembler1,760 AUD
PCB Assembler1,300 AUD
Photonics Engineer3,880 AUD
Photonics Technician3,200 AUD
Pipeline Engineer3,250 AUD
Piping Designer1,950 AUD
Piping Engineer3,320 AUD
Planning Engineer3,620 AUD
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,660 AUD
Principal Cost Engineer3,430 AUD
Principal Engineer3,420 AUD
Principal Support Engineer3,460 AUD
Process Engineer3,550 AUD
Process Operator2,080 AUD
Product Development Engineer3,770 AUD
Product Development Technician2,460 AUD
Product Engineer3,820 AUD
Product Safety Engineer3,300 AUD
Production Engineer3,560 AUD
Project Engineer3,920 AUD
Proposal Manager4,560 AUD
Purchasing Engineer3,370 AUD
Quality Assurance Engineer3,360 AUD
Rail Engineer3,460 AUD
Robotics Engineer4,160 AUD
Robotics Technician3,040 AUD
Safety Engineer3,480 AUD
Safety Inspector2,670 AUD
Safety Manager4,040 AUD
Safety Officer1,770 AUD
Sales Engineer3,880 AUD
Scheduling Engineer3,250 AUD
Service Engineer3,550 AUD
Solar Engineer3,650 AUD
Staff Engineer3,620 AUD
Static Equipment Engineer3,610 AUD
Stationary Engineer3,360 AUD
Stress Engineer3,290 AUD
Structural Analysis Engineer3,510 AUD
Structural Designer3,110 AUD
Structural Engineer3,560 AUD
Structural Technician2,360 AUD
Supply Chain Specialist3,380 AUD
Surveyor2,780 AUD
Technical Affairs Officer1,880 AUD
Technical Assistant1,760 AUD
Technical Engineer3,080 AUD
Technical Support Engineer3,050 AUD
Tender Engineer3,070 AUD
Test Development Engineer3,430 AUD
Transportation Engineer3,340 AUD
Validation Engineer3,240 AUD
Verification Engineer3,500 AUD
Wastewater Engineer3,570 AUD
Wind Energy Engineer3,640 AUD
Wind Energy Operations Manager4,810 AUD
Work Planner2,490 AUD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Kiribati

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Kiribati range from 1,040 AUD per month (minimum average salary) to 6,930 AUD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,410 AUD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,410 AUD while the other half are earning more than 3,410 AUD. 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 2,000 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,000 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,370 AUD while 25% are earning more than 5,370 AUD.

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?

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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 Kiribati costs anywhere from 19,400 Australian Dollar(s) to 58,200 Australian Dollar(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 Kiribati 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 Kiribati who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,460 AUD
3,180 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kiribati for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kiribati
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kiribati

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


Engineering professionals in Kiribati are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kiribati 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.

Kiribati / 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 Kiribati is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kiribati 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 Kiribati

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

63% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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.

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 Kiribati

19 AUD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kiribati is 19 AUD. This means that the average person in Kiribati earns approximately 19 AUD 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 Kiribati
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Kiribati earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,530 AUD
Public Sector+21%
4,270 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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