A person working in Engineering in Kyrgyzstan typically earns around 16,400 KGS per month. Salaries range from 5,220 KGS (lowest average) to 34,800 KGS (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||16,800 KGS|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||13,600 KGS|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||20,100 KGS|
|Associate Engineer||15,400 KGS|
|Autocad Operator||11,100 KGS|
|Automation Engineer||18,300 KGS|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||16,900 KGS|
|Biochemical Engineer||17,300 KGS|
|BMS Engineer||16,100 KGS|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||9,770 KGS|
|Broadcast Engineer||16,600 KGS|
|CAD Design Engineer||18,500 KGS|
|CAD Designer||11,400 KGS|
|CAE Engineer||17,200 KGS|
|Ceramics Engineer||16,700 KGS|
|Civil Engineer||19,100 KGS|
|Commissioning Engineer||17,900 KGS|
|Communications Engineer||18,600 KGS|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||15,500 KGS|
|Contract Associate Engineer||17,600 KGS|
|Control Systems Engineer||17,800 KGS|
|Controls Engineer||17,300 KGS|
|Controls Software Engineer||16,200 KGS|
|Corrosion Engineer||16,200 KGS|
|Design Engineer||17,500 KGS|
|Drafting Manager||20,100 KGS|
|Drilling Engineer||16,900 KGS|
|Electrical Draughtsman||8,910 KGS|
|Electrical Engineer||19,400 KGS|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||25,800 KGS|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||19,200 KGS|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||9,540 KGS|
|Energy Engineer||19,400 KGS|
|Engine Assembler||8,220 KGS|
|Engineering Account Manager||19,900 KGS|
|Engineering Chief Designer||19,600 KGS|
|Engineering Consultant||23,200 KGS|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||25,600 KGS|
|Engineering Lab Technician||16,500 KGS|
|Engineering Planning Manager||24,700 KGS|
|Engineering Production Manager||30,900 KGS|
|Engineering Project Analyst||21,300 KGS|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||20,400 KGS|
|Engineering Project Director||34,800 KGS|
|Engineering Project Manager||25,800 KGS|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||29,500 KGS|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||14,000 KGS|
|Engineering Sales Manager||23,100 KGS|
|Engineering Technician||14,300 KGS|
|Engineering Technologist||14,400 KGS|
|Environmental Engineer||18,100 KGS|
|Equipment Engineer||15,500 KGS|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||22,800 KGS|
|Fabrication Specialist||13,100 KGS|
|Facade Engineer||16,700 KGS|
|Fiber Analyst||10,500 KGS|
|Field Engineer||18,300 KGS|
|Field Engineering Manager||30,200 KGS|
|Fire Engineer||17,700 KGS|
|Fitter and Turner||5,730 KGS|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||20,600 KGS|
|Generation Engineer||17,700 KGS|
|Genetic Engineer||20,000 KGS|
|Geological Engineer||18,800 KGS|
|Geotechnical Engineer||19,300 KGS|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||9,020 KGS|
|Highway Engineer||18,400 KGS|
|HSE Professional||17,100 KGS|
|HVAC Engineer||18,000 KGS|
|HVAC Supervisor||16,200 KGS|
|Industrial Engineer||16,600 KGS|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||17,300 KGS|
|Instrument Engineer||16,700 KGS|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||16,700 KGS|
|Instrumentation Engineer||17,300 KGS|
|Instrumentation Manager||17,200 KGS|
|Irrigation Engineer||17,000 KGS|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||19,100 KGS|
|Locomotive Engineer||16,600 KGS|
|Maintenance Engineer||16,700 KGS|
|Maintenance Fitter||6,240 KGS|
|Maintenance Manager||18,200 KGS|
|Manufacturing Engineer||17,400 KGS|
|Marine Engineer||18,500 KGS|
|Materials Engineer||16,500 KGS|
|Materials Researcher||17,200 KGS|
|Materials Technician||12,800 KGS|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||19,200 KGS|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||19,100 KGS|
|Mechanical Designer||15,700 KGS|
|Mechanical Engineer||18,300 KGS|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||24,500 KGS|
|Mechanical Inspector||16,400 KGS|
|Mechatronics Engineer||18,400 KGS|
|Mining Engineer||16,800 KGS|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||19,600 KGS|
|Optical Engineer||17,900 KGS|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||8,590 KGS|
|PCB Assembler||6,640 KGS|
|Photonics Engineer||20,300 KGS|
|Photonics Technician||15,200 KGS|
|Pipeline Engineer||16,000 KGS|
|Piping Designer||9,620 KGS|
|Piping Engineer||16,500 KGS|
|Planning Engineer||17,200 KGS|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||8,380 KGS|
|Principal Cost Engineer||18,400 KGS|
|Principal Engineer||17,100 KGS|
|Principal Support Engineer||17,400 KGS|
|Process Engineer||18,100 KGS|
|Process Operator||10,200 KGS|
|Product Development Engineer||19,300 KGS|
|Product Development Technician||13,200 KGS|
|Product Engineer||17,700 KGS|
|Product Safety Engineer||17,200 KGS|
|Production Engineer||17,000 KGS|
|Project Engineer||18,300 KGS|
|Proposal Manager||23,900 KGS|
|Purchasing Engineer||16,200 KGS|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||17,400 KGS|
|Rail Engineer||18,000 KGS|
|Robotics Engineer||19,300 KGS|
|Robotics Technician||14,200 KGS|
|Safety Engineer||18,200 KGS|
|Safety Inspector||14,300 KGS|
|Safety Manager||20,300 KGS|
|Safety Officer||8,840 KGS|
|Sales Engineer||19,200 KGS|
|Scheduling Engineer||16,000 KGS|
|Service Engineer||19,000 KGS|
|Solar Engineer||18,200 KGS|
|Staff Engineer||17,400 KGS|
|Static Equipment Engineer||16,900 KGS|
|Stationary Engineer||15,700 KGS|
|Stress Engineer||16,700 KGS|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||17,900 KGS|
|Structural Designer||15,800 KGS|
|Structural Engineer||18,200 KGS|
|Structural Technician||11,000 KGS|
|Supply Chain Specialist||17,600 KGS|
|Technical Affairs Officer||9,050 KGS|
|Technical Assistant||8,590 KGS|
|Technical Engineer||14,700 KGS|
|Technical Support Engineer||15,500 KGS|
|Tender Engineer||16,500 KGS|
|Test Development Engineer||17,400 KGS|
|Transportation Engineer||17,500 KGS|
|Validation Engineer||15,500 KGS|
|Verification Engineer||16,900 KGS|
|Wastewater Engineer||17,700 KGS|
|Wind Energy Engineer||18,500 KGS|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||24,600 KGS|
|Work Planner||12,600 KGS|
Engineering salaries in Kyrgyzstan range from 5,220 KGS per month (minimum average salary) to 34,800 KGS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 16,400 KGS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 16,400 KGS while the other half are earning more than 16,400 KGS. 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 9,740 KGS while 75% of them are earning more than 9,740 KGS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 25,600 KGS while 25% are earning more than 25,600 KGS.
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 Kyrgyzstan costs anywhere from 97,400 Som(s) to 292,000 Som(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 Kyrgyzstan who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan 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.
65% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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 Kyrgyzstan earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.