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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||3,250 AUD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,690 AUD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||3,950 AUD|
|Associate Engineer||3,060 AUD|
|Autocad Operator||2,190 AUD|
|Automation Engineer||3,710 AUD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||3,500 AUD|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,370 AUD|
|BMS Engineer||3,360 AUD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,970 AUD|
|Broadcast Engineer||3,400 AUD|
|CAD Design Engineer||3,550 AUD|
|CAD Designer||2,180 AUD|
|CAE Engineer||3,580 AUD|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,270 AUD|
|Civil Engineer||3,740 AUD|
|Commissioning Engineer||3,330 AUD|
|Communications Engineer||3,800 AUD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,050 AUD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||3,430 AUD|
|Control Systems Engineer||3,320 AUD|
|Controls Engineer||3,330 AUD|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,010 AUD|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,190 AUD|
|Design Engineer||3,750 AUD|
|Drafting Manager||4,090 AUD|
|Drilling Engineer||3,610 AUD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,850 AUD|
|Electrical Engineer||3,740 AUD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||4,950 AUD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||3,700 AUD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,830 AUD|
|Energy Engineer||3,700 AUD|
|Engine Assembler||1,650 AUD|
|Engineering Account Manager||3,940 AUD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,090 AUD|
|Engineering Consultant||4,620 AUD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||5,170 AUD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,270 AUD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||4,880 AUD|
|Engineering Production Manager||6,140 AUD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||4,180 AUD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||3,940 AUD|
|Engineering Project Director||6,930 AUD|
|Engineering Project Manager||4,810 AUD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||5,920 AUD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||2,830 AUD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||4,620 AUD|
|Engineering Technician||2,670 AUD|
|Engineering Technologist||2,740 AUD|
|Environmental Engineer||3,460 AUD|
|Equipment Engineer||3,260 AUD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||4,760 AUD|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,500 AUD|
|Facade Engineer||3,320 AUD|
|Fiber Analyst||2,120 AUD|
|Field Engineer||3,800 AUD|
|Field Engineering Manager||6,250 AUD|
|Fire Engineer||3,680 AUD|
|Fitter and Turner||1,190 AUD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||3,970 AUD|
|Generation Engineer||3,610 AUD|
|Genetic Engineer||3,830 AUD|
|Geological Engineer||3,590 AUD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||3,610 AUD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,850 AUD|
|Highway Engineer||3,420 AUD|
|HSE Professional||3,190 AUD|
|HVAC Engineer||3,700 AUD|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,190 AUD|
|Industrial Engineer||3,390 AUD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||3,320 AUD|
|Instrument Engineer||3,330 AUD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||3,330 AUD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||3,520 AUD|
|Instrumentation Manager||3,420 AUD|
|Irrigation Engineer||3,460 AUD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||3,860 AUD|
|Locomotive Engineer||3,390 AUD|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,380 AUD|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,300 AUD|
|Maintenance Manager||3,480 AUD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||3,510 AUD|
|Marine Engineer||3,710 AUD|
|Materials Engineer||3,310 AUD|
|Materials Researcher||3,280 AUD|
|Materials Technician||2,660 AUD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||3,970 AUD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||3,670 AUD|
|Mechanical Designer||3,000 AUD|
|Mechanical Engineer||3,640 AUD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||4,850 AUD|
|Mechanical Inspector||3,440 AUD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||3,850 AUD|
|Mining Engineer||3,360 AUD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||3,860 AUD|
|Optical Engineer||3,330 AUD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,760 AUD|
|PCB Assembler||1,300 AUD|
|Photonics Engineer||3,880 AUD|
|Photonics Technician||3,200 AUD|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,250 AUD|
|Piping Designer||1,950 AUD|
|Piping Engineer||3,320 AUD|
|Planning Engineer||3,620 AUD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,660 AUD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||3,430 AUD|
|Principal Engineer||3,420 AUD|
|Principal Support Engineer||3,460 AUD|
|Process Engineer||3,550 AUD|
|Process Operator||2,080 AUD|
|Product Development Engineer||3,770 AUD|
|Product Development Technician||2,460 AUD|
|Product Engineer||3,820 AUD|
|Product Safety Engineer||3,300 AUD|
|Production Engineer||3,560 AUD|
|Project Engineer||3,920 AUD|
|Proposal Manager||4,560 AUD|
|Purchasing Engineer||3,370 AUD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||3,360 AUD|
|Rail Engineer||3,460 AUD|
|Robotics Engineer||4,160 AUD|
|Robotics Technician||3,040 AUD|
|Safety Engineer||3,480 AUD|
|Safety Inspector||2,670 AUD|
|Safety Manager||4,040 AUD|
|Safety Officer||1,770 AUD|
|Sales Engineer||3,880 AUD|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,250 AUD|
|Service Engineer||3,550 AUD|
|Solar Engineer||3,650 AUD|
|Staff Engineer||3,620 AUD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||3,610 AUD|
|Stationary Engineer||3,360 AUD|
|Stress Engineer||3,290 AUD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||3,510 AUD|
|Structural Designer||3,110 AUD|
|Structural Engineer||3,560 AUD|
|Structural Technician||2,360 AUD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||3,380 AUD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,880 AUD|
|Technical Assistant||1,760 AUD|
|Technical Engineer||3,080 AUD|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,050 AUD|
|Tender Engineer||3,070 AUD|
|Test Development Engineer||3,430 AUD|
|Transportation Engineer||3,340 AUD|
|Validation Engineer||3,240 AUD|
|Verification Engineer||3,500 AUD|
|Wastewater Engineer||3,570 AUD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||3,640 AUD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||4,810 AUD|
|Work Planner||2,490 AUD|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Kiribati 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.
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.
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 Kiribati earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.