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Engineering Average Salaries in Macao 2022

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


Average Monthly Salary
6,290 MOP
( 75,500 MOP yearly)

LOW
2,000
MOP
AVERAGE
6,290
MOP
HIGH
13,300
MOP

A person working in Engineering in Macao typically earns around 6,290 MOP per month. Salaries range from 2,000 MOP (lowest average) to 13,300 MOP (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 Engineer6,320 MOP
Assembly Engineering Technician5,320 MOP
Assistant Chief Engineer7,160 MOP
Associate Engineer5,880 MOP
Autocad Operator4,320 MOP
Automation Engineer6,950 MOP
Avionic System Support Engineer6,150 MOP
Biochemical Engineer5,980 MOP
BMS Engineer6,030 MOP
Bridge and Lock Tender3,630 MOP
Broadcast Engineer6,550 MOP
CAD Design Engineer7,000 MOP
CAD Designer4,360 MOP
CAE Engineer6,860 MOP
Ceramics Engineer6,020 MOP
Civil Engineer6,980 MOP
Commissioning Engineer6,330 MOP
Communications Engineer7,420 MOP
Condition Monitoring Engineer5,530 MOP
Contract Associate Engineer6,090 MOP
Control Systems Engineer6,870 MOP
Controls Engineer6,820 MOP
Controls Software Engineer5,720 MOP
Corrosion Engineer6,310 MOP
Design Engineer7,100 MOP
Drafter4,080 MOP
Drafting Manager7,700 MOP
Drilling Engineer6,260 MOP
Electrical Draughtsman3,380 MOP
Electrical Engineer7,270 MOP
Electrical Engineering Manager9,760 MOP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist7,290 MOP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,650 MOP
Energy Engineer7,130 MOP
Engine Assembler2,930 MOP
Engineer7,360 MOP
Engineering Account Manager7,690 MOP
Engineering Chief Designer7,720 MOP
Engineering Consultant9,330 MOP
Engineering Key Account Manager9,390 MOP
Engineering Lab Technician6,380 MOP
Engineering Planning Manager9,170 MOP
Engineering Production Manager11,400 MOP
Engineering Project Analyst7,690 MOP
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,660 MOP
Engineering Project Director14,000 MOP
Engineering Project Manager9,610 MOP
Engineering Research and Development Manager10,500 MOP
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,220 MOP
Engineering Sales Manager9,210 MOP
Engineering Technician5,320 MOP
Engineering Technologist5,030 MOP
Environmental Engineer6,340 MOP
Equipment Engineer6,070 MOP
Equipment Engineering Manager8,990 MOP
Estimator5,740 MOP
Fabrication Specialist4,830 MOP
Fabricator3,190 MOP
Facade Engineer6,380 MOP
Fiber Analyst3,960 MOP
Field Engineer7,270 MOP
Field Engineering Manager11,000 MOP
Fire Engineer7,040 MOP
Fitter and Turner2,090 MOP
Forestry Strategic Planner8,110 MOP
Generation Engineer7,140 MOP
Genetic Engineer7,660 MOP
Geological Engineer6,840 MOP
Geotechnical Engineer7,110 MOP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,740 MOP
Highway Engineer6,830 MOP
HSE Professional6,050 MOP
HVAC Engineer7,480 MOP
HVAC Supervisor6,310 MOP
Industrial Engineer6,290 MOP
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,220 MOP
Instrument Engineer6,320 MOP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,650 MOP
Instrumentation Engineer6,960 MOP
Instrumentation Manager6,330 MOP
Irrigation Engineer6,510 MOP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,380 MOP
Locomotive Engineer6,610 MOP
Maintenance Engineer6,450 MOP
Maintenance Fitter2,360 MOP
Maintenance Manager6,610 MOP
Manufacturing Engineer6,790 MOP
Marine Engineer6,590 MOP
Materials Engineer6,590 MOP
Materials Researcher6,020 MOP
Materials Technician5,080 MOP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,330 MOP
Mechanical Design Engineer6,880 MOP
Mechanical Designer5,720 MOP
Mechanical Engineer7,350 MOP
Mechanical Engineering Manager8,980 MOP
Mechanical Inspector6,400 MOP
Mechatronics Engineer7,260 MOP
Mining Engineer6,710 MOP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,360 MOP
Optical Engineer6,650 MOP
Optical Instrument Assembler3,560 MOP
PCB Assembler2,400 MOP
Photonics Engineer7,480 MOP
Photonics Technician6,250 MOP
Pipeline Engineer6,110 MOP
Piping Designer3,720 MOP
Piping Engineer6,430 MOP
Planning Engineer7,080 MOP
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,270 MOP
Principal Cost Engineer6,770 MOP
Principal Engineer6,480 MOP
Principal Support Engineer6,660 MOP
Process Engineer6,850 MOP
Process Operator3,860 MOP
Product Development Engineer6,680 MOP
Product Development Technician4,850 MOP
Product Engineer6,870 MOP
Product Safety Engineer6,600 MOP
Production Engineer6,960 MOP
Project Engineer7,160 MOP
Proposal Manager8,800 MOP
Purchasing Engineer6,130 MOP
Quality Assurance Engineer6,880 MOP
Rail Engineer6,490 MOP
Robotics Engineer7,860 MOP
Robotics Technician5,280 MOP
Safety Engineer6,610 MOP
Safety Inspector5,060 MOP
Safety Manager7,770 MOP
Safety Officer3,350 MOP
Sales Engineer7,510 MOP
Scheduling Engineer6,420 MOP
Service Engineer6,990 MOP
Solar Engineer6,910 MOP
Staff Engineer6,920 MOP
Static Equipment Engineer6,260 MOP
Stationary Engineer6,130 MOP
Stress Engineer6,280 MOP
Structural Analysis Engineer6,790 MOP
Structural Designer5,640 MOP
Structural Engineer6,300 MOP
Structural Technician4,240 MOP
Supply Chain Specialist6,660 MOP
Surveyor4,890 MOP
Technical Affairs Officer3,470 MOP
Technical Assistant3,390 MOP
Technical Engineer5,730 MOP
Technical Support Engineer5,530 MOP
Tender Engineer6,130 MOP
Test Development Engineer6,450 MOP
Transportation Engineer6,440 MOP
Validation Engineer6,110 MOP
Verification Engineer6,150 MOP
Wastewater Engineer6,910 MOP
Wind Energy Engineer7,030 MOP
Wind Energy Operations Manager8,530 MOP
Work Planner4,740 MOP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Macao

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Macao range from 2,000 MOP per month (minimum average salary) to 13,300 MOP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,800 MOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,800 MOP while the other half are earning more than 6,800 MOP. 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 3,960 MOP while 75% of them are earning more than 3,960 MOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,900 MOP while 25% are earning more than 10,900 MOP.


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 Macao costs anywhere from 37,300 Pataca(s) to 112,000 Pataca(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 Macao 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 Macao who work in Engineering earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
6,840 MOP
Female-16%
5,740 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macao for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Macao

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

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Macao 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.

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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.

Macao / 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 Macao is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

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


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Macao

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

61% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
39%
No Bonus
61%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Macao


36 MOP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macao is 36 MOP. This means that the average person in Macao earns approximately 36 MOP 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 Macao
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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 Macao earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,640 MOP
Public Sector+25%
8,280 MOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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