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Engineering Average Salaries in Liberia 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
60,600 LRD
( 727,000 LRD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Liberia typically earns around 60,600 LRD per month. Salaries range from 19,200 LRD (lowest average) to 128,000 LRD (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 Engineer61,500 LRD
Assembly Engineering Technician48,200 LRD
Assistant Chief Engineer71,400 LRD
Associate Engineer59,500 LRD
Autocad Operator39,200 LRD
Automation Engineer71,400 LRD
Avionic System Support Engineer63,800 LRD
Biochemical Engineer60,600 LRD
BMS Engineer61,600 LRD
Bridge and Lock Tender33,700 LRD
Broadcast Engineer65,300 LRD
CAD Design Engineer64,400 LRD
CAD Designer39,900 LRD
CAE Engineer61,600 LRD
Ceramics Engineer59,700 LRD
Civil Engineer68,800 LRD
Commissioning Engineer63,400 LRD
Communications Engineer73,600 LRD
Condition Monitoring Engineer55,200 LRD
Contract Associate Engineer61,700 LRD
Control Systems Engineer65,800 LRD
Controls Engineer61,500 LRD
Controls Software Engineer54,500 LRD
Corrosion Engineer57,200 LRD
Design Engineer69,700 LRD
Drafter41,500 LRD
Drafting Manager77,900 LRD
Drilling Engineer61,200 LRD
Electrical Draughtsman34,300 LRD
Electrical Engineer70,700 LRD
Electrical Engineering Manager94,400 LRD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist67,100 LRD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler33,500 LRD
Energy Engineer66,600 LRD
Engine Assembler27,800 LRD
Engineer70,900 LRD
Engineering Account Manager73,700 LRD
Engineering Chief Designer73,300 LRD
Engineering Consultant87,600 LRD
Engineering Key Account Manager92,300 LRD
Engineering Lab Technician61,100 LRD
Engineering Planning Manager94,200 LRD
Engineering Production Manager117,000 LRD
Engineering Project Analyst72,500 LRD
Engineering Project Coordinator 78,300 LRD
Engineering Project Director131,000 LRD
Engineering Project Manager89,300 LRD
Engineering Research and Development Manager99,700 LRD
Engineering Safety Coordinator48,500 LRD
Engineering Sales Manager91,300 LRD
Engineering Technician49,500 LRD
Engineering Technologist50,700 LRD
Environmental Engineer60,700 LRD
Equipment Engineer57,800 LRD
Equipment Engineering Manager85,300 LRD
Estimator55,500 LRD
Fabrication Specialist47,400 LRD
Fabricator31,100 LRD
Facade Engineer61,400 LRD
Fiber Analyst36,600 LRD
Field Engineer68,700 LRD
Field Engineering Manager114,000 LRD
Fire Engineer66,400 LRD
Fitter and Turner21,700 LRD
Forestry Strategic Planner77,000 LRD
Generation Engineer63,800 LRD
Genetic Engineer70,100 LRD
Geological Engineer64,100 LRD
Geotechnical Engineer66,300 LRD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic36,300 LRD
Highway Engineer63,500 LRD
HSE Professional60,700 LRD
HVAC Engineer69,200 LRD
HVAC Supervisor60,200 LRD
Industrial Engineer64,000 LRD
Industrial Engineering Technologist61,800 LRD
Instrument Engineer64,400 LRD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer62,700 LRD
Instrumentation Engineer65,400 LRD
Instrumentation Manager65,400 LRD
Irrigation Engineer65,800 LRD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer70,700 LRD
Locomotive Engineer65,500 LRD
Maintenance Engineer58,700 LRD
Maintenance Fitter22,900 LRD
Maintenance Manager65,300 LRD
Manufacturing Engineer61,600 LRD
Marine Engineer65,700 LRD
Materials Engineer65,400 LRD
Materials Researcher60,600 LRD
Materials Technician48,000 LRD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer67,100 LRD
Mechanical Design Engineer68,300 LRD
Mechanical Designer56,400 LRD
Mechanical Engineer72,500 LRD
Mechanical Engineering Manager88,300 LRD
Mechanical Inspector64,100 LRD
Mechatronics Engineer72,300 LRD
Mining Engineer63,300 LRD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer71,600 LRD
Optical Engineer61,900 LRD
Optical Instrument Assembler33,000 LRD
PCB Assembler22,600 LRD
Photonics Engineer69,900 LRD
Photonics Technician58,200 LRD
Pipeline Engineer58,900 LRD
Piping Designer35,600 LRD
Piping Engineer61,400 LRD
Planning Engineer69,200 LRD
Pressure Vessel Inspector31,200 LRD
Principal Cost Engineer63,200 LRD
Principal Engineer66,000 LRD
Principal Support Engineer67,400 LRD
Process Engineer66,300 LRD
Process Operator39,300 LRD
Product Development Engineer64,300 LRD
Product Development Technician45,300 LRD
Product Engineer65,800 LRD
Product Safety Engineer60,400 LRD
Production Engineer68,000 LRD
Project Engineer68,300 LRD
Proposal Manager86,400 LRD
Purchasing Engineer62,300 LRD
Quality Assurance Engineer65,300 LRD
Rail Engineer67,700 LRD
Robotics Engineer77,200 LRD
Robotics Technician51,600 LRD
Safety Engineer62,000 LRD
Safety Inspector50,800 LRD
Safety Manager74,800 LRD
Safety Officer34,100 LRD
Sales Engineer71,600 LRD
Scheduling Engineer57,400 LRD
Service Engineer68,700 LRD
Solar Engineer70,400 LRD
Staff Engineer65,300 LRD
Static Equipment Engineer61,200 LRD
Stationary Engineer58,400 LRD
Stress Engineer61,000 LRD
Structural Analysis Engineer65,700 LRD
Structural Designer59,100 LRD
Structural Engineer60,700 LRD
Structural Technician40,600 LRD
Supply Chain Specialist61,200 LRD
Surveyor48,300 LRD
Technical Affairs Officer33,400 LRD
Technical Assistant32,100 LRD
Technical Engineer57,400 LRD
Technical Support Engineer55,200 LRD
Tender Engineer57,000 LRD
Test Development Engineer63,000 LRD
Transportation Engineer60,200 LRD
Validation Engineer60,900 LRD
Verification Engineer60,700 LRD
Wastewater Engineer65,900 LRD
Wind Energy Engineer64,700 LRD
Wind Energy Operations Manager86,400 LRD
Work Planner46,100 LRD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Liberia

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Liberia range from 19,200 LRD per month (minimum average salary) to 128,000 LRD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 63,000 LRD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 63,000 LRD while the other half are earning more than 63,000 LRD. 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 37,000 LRD while 75% of them are earning more than 37,000 LRD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 99,400 LRD while 25% are earning more than 99,400 LRD.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Liberia costs anywhere from 359,000 Liberian Dollar(s) to 1,080,000 Liberian 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 Liberia 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 Liberia who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

64,400 LRD
58,800 LRD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Liberia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Liberia

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


Engineering professionals in Liberia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Liberia 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.

Liberia / 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 Liberia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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

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

350 LRD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Liberia is 350 LRD. This means that the average person in Liberia earns approximately 350 LRD 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 Liberia
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Monrovia68,600 LRD

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

Private Sector
65,300 LRD
Public Sector+21%
79,000 LRD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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