A person working in Engineering in Madagascar typically earns around 1,110,000 MGA per month. Salaries range from 352,000 MGA (lowest average) to 2,350,000 MGA (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||1,130,000 MGA|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||941,000 MGA|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,270,000 MGA|
|Associate Engineer||1,040,000 MGA|
|Autocad Operator||765,000 MGA|
|Automation Engineer||1,210,000 MGA|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|BMS Engineer||1,150,000 MGA|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||636,000 MGA|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,140,000 MGA|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,260,000 MGA|
|CAD Designer||709,000 MGA|
|CAE Engineer||1,130,000 MGA|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,070,000 MGA|
|Civil Engineer||1,240,000 MGA|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,100,000 MGA|
|Communications Engineer||1,290,000 MGA|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||981,000 MGA|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,140,000 MGA|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,190,000 MGA|
|Controls Engineer||1,160,000 MGA|
|Controls Software Engineer||992,000 MGA|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Design Engineer||1,270,000 MGA|
|Drafting Manager||1,410,000 MGA|
|Drilling Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Electrical Draughtsman||582,000 MGA|
|Electrical Engineer||1,300,000 MGA|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||1,750,000 MGA|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,310,000 MGA|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||594,000 MGA|
|Energy Engineer||1,220,000 MGA|
|Engine Assembler||542,000 MGA|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,360,000 MGA|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,400,000 MGA|
|Engineering Consultant||1,560,000 MGA|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||1,640,000 MGA|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,130,000 MGA|
|Engineering Planning Manager||1,710,000 MGA|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,110,000 MGA|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,370,000 MGA|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,370,000 MGA|
|Engineering Project Director||2,350,000 MGA|
|Engineering Project Manager||1,580,000 MGA|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||1,940,000 MGA|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||914,000 MGA|
|Engineering Sales Manager||1,540,000 MGA|
|Engineering Technician||878,000 MGA|
|Engineering Technologist||907,000 MGA|
|Environmental Engineer||1,140,000 MGA|
|Equipment Engineer||1,100,000 MGA|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,630,000 MGA|
|Fabrication Specialist||828,000 MGA|
|Facade Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Fiber Analyst||695,000 MGA|
|Field Engineer||1,190,000 MGA|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,000,000 MGA|
|Fire Engineer||1,150,000 MGA|
|Fitter and Turner||379,000 MGA|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,380,000 MGA|
|Generation Engineer||1,250,000 MGA|
|Genetic Engineer||1,250,000 MGA|
|Geological Engineer||1,170,000 MGA|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,290,000 MGA|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||619,000 MGA|
|Highway Engineer||1,130,000 MGA|
|HSE Professional||1,050,000 MGA|
|HVAC Engineer||1,240,000 MGA|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,120,000 MGA|
|Industrial Engineer||1,150,000 MGA|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,170,000 MGA|
|Instrument Engineer||1,110,000 MGA|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,110,000 MGA|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,210,000 MGA|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,180,000 MGA|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,190,000 MGA|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,230,000 MGA|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,150,000 MGA|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,070,000 MGA|
|Maintenance Fitter||407,000 MGA|
|Maintenance Manager||1,130,000 MGA|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,130,000 MGA|
|Marine Engineer||1,220,000 MGA|
|Materials Engineer||1,100,000 MGA|
|Materials Researcher||1,080,000 MGA|
|Materials Technician||834,000 MGA|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,270,000 MGA|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,300,000 MGA|
|Mechanical Designer||977,000 MGA|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,230,000 MGA|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||1,670,000 MGA|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,160,000 MGA|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,310,000 MGA|
|Mining Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,240,000 MGA|
|Optical Engineer||1,100,000 MGA|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||589,000 MGA|
|PCB Assembler||426,000 MGA|
|Photonics Engineer||1,280,000 MGA|
|Photonics Technician||1,070,000 MGA|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Piping Designer||618,000 MGA|
|Piping Engineer||1,070,000 MGA|
|Planning Engineer||1,220,000 MGA|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||579,000 MGA|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,230,000 MGA|
|Principal Engineer||1,140,000 MGA|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,170,000 MGA|
|Process Engineer||1,160,000 MGA|
|Process Operator||707,000 MGA|
|Product Development Engineer||1,250,000 MGA|
|Product Development Technician||882,000 MGA|
|Product Engineer||1,290,000 MGA|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,070,000 MGA|
|Production Engineer||1,200,000 MGA|
|Project Engineer||1,220,000 MGA|
|Proposal Manager||1,510,000 MGA|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,060,000 MGA|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,170,000 MGA|
|Rail Engineer||1,230,000 MGA|
|Robotics Engineer||1,400,000 MGA|
|Robotics Technician||945,000 MGA|
|Safety Engineer||1,130,000 MGA|
|Safety Inspector||878,000 MGA|
|Safety Manager||1,370,000 MGA|
|Safety Officer||589,000 MGA|
|Sales Engineer||1,250,000 MGA|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Service Engineer||1,270,000 MGA|
|Solar Engineer||1,220,000 MGA|
|Staff Engineer||1,130,000 MGA|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Stationary Engineer||1,040,000 MGA|
|Stress Engineer||1,060,000 MGA|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,150,000 MGA|
|Structural Designer||1,000,000 MGA|
|Structural Engineer||1,180,000 MGA|
|Structural Technician||795,000 MGA|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,190,000 MGA|
|Technical Affairs Officer||599,000 MGA|
|Technical Assistant||589,000 MGA|
|Technical Engineer||1,030,000 MGA|
|Technical Support Engineer||981,000 MGA|
|Tender Engineer||1,010,000 MGA|
|Test Development Engineer||1,200,000 MGA|
|Transportation Engineer||1,100,000 MGA|
|Validation Engineer||1,100,000 MGA|
|Verification Engineer||1,120,000 MGA|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,150,000 MGA|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,190,000 MGA|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,600,000 MGA|
|Work Planner||798,000 MGA|
Engineering salaries in Madagascar range from 352,000 MGA per month (minimum average salary) to 2,350,000 MGA per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,180,000 MGA per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,180,000 MGA while the other half are earning more than 1,180,000 MGA. 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 688,000 MGA while 75% of them are earning more than 688,000 MGA. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,870,000 MGA while 25% are earning more than 1,870,000 MGA.
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 Madagascar costs anywhere from 6,570,000 Malagasy Ariary(s) to 19,700,000 Malagasy Ariary(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 Madagascar who work in Engineering earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Madagascar 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 Madagascar 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.
62% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% 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.
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 Madagascar earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.