A person working in Engineering in Aruba typically earns around 1,910 AWG per month. Salaries range from 610 AWG (lowest average) to 4,040 AWG (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||1,890 AWG|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,570 AWG|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||2,310 AWG|
|Associate Engineer||1,780 AWG|
|Autocad Operator||1,280 AWG|
|Automation Engineer||2,170 AWG|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||2,040 AWG|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,970 AWG|
|BMS Engineer||1,960 AWG|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,150 AWG|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,990 AWG|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,070 AWG|
|CAD Designer||1,270 AWG|
|CAE Engineer||2,090 AWG|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,910 AWG|
|Civil Engineer||2,180 AWG|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,940 AWG|
|Communications Engineer||2,220 AWG|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,780 AWG|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,000 AWG|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,940 AWG|
|Controls Engineer||1,940 AWG|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,760 AWG|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,860 AWG|
|Design Engineer||2,190 AWG|
|Drafting Manager||2,380 AWG|
|Drilling Engineer||2,110 AWG|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,080 AWG|
|Electrical Engineer||2,180 AWG|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,890 AWG|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,160 AWG|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,070 AWG|
|Energy Engineer||2,160 AWG|
|Engine Assembler||960 AWG|
|Engineering Account Manager||2,300 AWG|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,390 AWG|
|Engineering Consultant||2,690 AWG|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||3,020 AWG|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,910 AWG|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,850 AWG|
|Engineering Production Manager||3,580 AWG|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,440 AWG|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||2,300 AWG|
|Engineering Project Director||4,040 AWG|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,810 AWG|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||3,450 AWG|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,650 AWG|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,690 AWG|
|Engineering Technician||1,560 AWG|
|Engineering Technologist||1,600 AWG|
|Environmental Engineer||2,020 AWG|
|Equipment Engineer||1,900 AWG|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||2,780 AWG|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,460 AWG|
|Facade Engineer||1,940 AWG|
|Fiber Analyst||1,240 AWG|
|Field Engineer||2,220 AWG|
|Field Engineering Manager||3,650 AWG|
|Fire Engineer||2,140 AWG|
|Fitter and Turner||690 AWG|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,310 AWG|
|Generation Engineer||2,100 AWG|
|Genetic Engineer||2,230 AWG|
|Geological Engineer||2,100 AWG|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,100 AWG|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,080 AWG|
|Highway Engineer||1,990 AWG|
|HSE Professional||1,860 AWG|
|HVAC Engineer||2,160 AWG|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,860 AWG|
|Industrial Engineer||1,980 AWG|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,940 AWG|
|Instrument Engineer||1,950 AWG|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,950 AWG|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,050 AWG|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,990 AWG|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,020 AWG|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,250 AWG|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,980 AWG|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,970 AWG|
|Maintenance Fitter||760 AWG|
|Maintenance Manager||2,030 AWG|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,050 AWG|
|Marine Engineer||2,160 AWG|
|Materials Engineer||1,930 AWG|
|Materials Researcher||1,910 AWG|
|Materials Technician||1,550 AWG|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,320 AWG|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,140 AWG|
|Mechanical Designer||1,750 AWG|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,120 AWG|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,830 AWG|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,010 AWG|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,240 AWG|
|Mining Engineer||1,960 AWG|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,250 AWG|
|Optical Engineer||1,940 AWG|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,030 AWG|
|PCB Assembler||760 AWG|
|Photonics Engineer||2,260 AWG|
|Photonics Technician||1,870 AWG|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,890 AWG|
|Piping Designer||1,140 AWG|
|Piping Engineer||1,940 AWG|
|Planning Engineer||2,110 AWG|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||970 AWG|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,000 AWG|
|Principal Engineer||2,000 AWG|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,020 AWG|
|Process Engineer||2,070 AWG|
|Process Operator||1,210 AWG|
|Product Development Engineer||2,200 AWG|
|Product Development Technician||1,440 AWG|
|Product Engineer||2,230 AWG|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,920 AWG|
|Production Engineer||2,080 AWG|
|Project Engineer||2,290 AWG|
|Proposal Manager||2,660 AWG|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,960 AWG|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,960 AWG|
|Rail Engineer||2,020 AWG|
|Robotics Engineer||2,420 AWG|
|Robotics Technician||1,780 AWG|
|Safety Engineer||2,030 AWG|
|Safety Inspector||1,560 AWG|
|Safety Manager||2,360 AWG|
|Safety Officer||1,030 AWG|
|Sales Engineer||2,260 AWG|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,890 AWG|
|Service Engineer||2,070 AWG|
|Solar Engineer||2,130 AWG|
|Staff Engineer||2,110 AWG|
|Static Equipment Engineer||2,110 AWG|
|Stationary Engineer||1,960 AWG|
|Stress Engineer||1,920 AWG|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,050 AWG|
|Structural Designer||1,820 AWG|
|Structural Engineer||2,070 AWG|
|Structural Technician||1,380 AWG|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,970 AWG|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,090 AWG|
|Technical Assistant||1,030 AWG|
|Technical Engineer||1,800 AWG|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,780 AWG|
|Tender Engineer||1,790 AWG|
|Test Development Engineer||2,000 AWG|
|Transportation Engineer||1,950 AWG|
|Validation Engineer||1,890 AWG|
|Verification Engineer||2,040 AWG|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,080 AWG|
|Wind Energy Engineer||2,120 AWG|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,810 AWG|
|Work Planner||1,450 AWG|
Engineering salaries in Aruba range from 610 AWG per month (minimum average salary) to 4,040 AWG per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,830 AWG per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,830 AWG while the other half are earning more than 1,830 AWG. 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 1,100 AWG while 75% of them are earning more than 1,100 AWG. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,820 AWG while 25% are earning more than 2,820 AWG.
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 Aruba costs anywhere from 11,300 Aruban Guilder(s) to 33,900 Aruban Guilder(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 Aruba who work in Engineering earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Aruba 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 Aruba 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.
67% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 Aruba earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.