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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Salary in Namibia 2021

How much money does a Fuel Cell Engineer make in Namibia?

Average Monthly Salary
16,600 NAD
( 199,000 NAD yearly)


A person working as a Fuel Cell Engineer in Namibia typically earns around 16,600 NAD per month. Salaries range from 8,770 NAD (lowest) to 25,200 NAD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fuel Cell Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Distribution in Namibia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Fuel Cell Engineer salaries in Namibia range from 8,770 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 25,200 NAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,600 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 15,600 NAD while the other half are earning more than 15,600 NAD. 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 Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 11,000 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 19,100 NAD while 25% are earning more than 19,100 NAD.

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

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Fuel Cell Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 10,100 NAD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,400 NAD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 17,500 NAD per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Fuel Cell Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,500 NAD per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 22,500 NAD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,900 NAD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary change by experience in Namibia

0 - 2 Years
10,100 NAD
2 - 5 Years+23%
12,400 NAD
5 - 10 Years+42%
17,500 NAD
10 - 15 Years+17%
20,500 NAD
15 - 20 Years+10%
22,500 NAD
20+ Years+6%
23,900 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Fuel Cell Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Fuel Cell Engineer is 11,400 NAD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 22,000 NAD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary difference by education level in Namibia

Bachelor's Degree
11,400 NAD
Master's Degree+93%
22,000 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Namibia costs anywhere from 87,200 Namibia Dollar(s) to 262,000 Namibia 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Fuel Cell Engineer employees in Namibia earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

17,100 NAD
15,700 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Namibia for all Careers

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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Namibia

How much are annual salary increments in Namibia for Fuel Cell Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Fuel Cell Engineer

Fuel Cell Engineer(s) in Namibia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Namibia / 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 Namibia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Namibia 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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Fuel Cell Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Namibia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Namibia Fuel Cell Engineer
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A Fuel Cell Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.

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.

Fuel Cell Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Namibia

96 NAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia is 96 NAD. This means that the average Fuel Cell Engineer in Namibia earns approximately 96 NAD 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.

Fuel Cell Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fuel Cell Engineer and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Namibia
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The average salary for Fuel Cell Engineer is 5% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager15,400 NAD-7%
Associate Analyst17,200 NAD+4%
Associate Landman7,240 NAD-56%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator6,390 NAD-61%
Biomass Plant Technician7,890 NAD-52%
Biomass Power Plant Manager21,500 NAD+30%
Chemical Plant Operator12,700 NAD-23%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer16,400 NAD-1%
Completions Engineer15,800 NAD-5%
Cost Controller11,500 NAD-31%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative16,800 NAD+1%
Dispatcher6,530 NAD-61%
Distribution Manager22,600 NAD+37%
Dragline Operator7,370 NAD-55%
Driller Offsider5,920 NAD-64%
Dump Truck Driver6,340 NAD-62%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager37,700 NAD+130%
Energy Advisor24,900 NAD+50%
Energy Analyst23,200 NAD+40%
Energy Auditor19,500 NAD+18%
Energy Dispatch Director27,000 NAD+63%
Energy Technical Assistant9,450 NAD-43%
Energy Technical Manager19,500 NAD+18%
Energy Technical Trainer13,700 NAD-17%
Exploration Manager28,700 NAD+73%
Field Safety Auditor18,900 NAD+14%
Fluids Engineer15,700 NAD-5%
Fuel Cell Engineer16,600 NAD+0%
Fuel Cell Technician8,290 NAD-50%
Fuels Handler7,270 NAD-56%
Gas Compressor Operator7,180 NAD-57%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator12,600 NAD-24%
Gas Supply Manager24,900 NAD+50%
Geologist28,000 NAD+69%
Geophysicist30,400 NAD+84%
Geothermal Production Manager26,200 NAD+58%
Geothermal Technician11,300 NAD-32%
HSE Engineer16,200 NAD-2%
HSE Officer9,340 NAD-44%
HSEQ Administrator11,600 NAD-30%
Inspector15,300 NAD-8%
Instructor13,600 NAD-18%
Instrument Designer12,200 NAD-26%
Lead Technical Field Advisor21,600 NAD+30%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator14,000 NAD-15%
Maintenance Engineer15,600 NAD-6%
Maintenance Superintendent14,300 NAD-14%
Material Controller10,300 NAD-38%
Mine Engineer15,800 NAD-5%
Mine Surveyor18,000 NAD+9%
Mining Project Administrator14,000 NAD-15%
Mining Project Assistant11,700 NAD-29%
Mining Project Controls Consultant17,500 NAD+6%
Mining Project Coordinator13,900 NAD-16%
Mining Project Engineer15,100 NAD-9%
Mining Project Manager21,000 NAD+27%
Mining Site Manager20,200 NAD+22%
Mining Team Leader17,100 NAD+3%
NDT Technician10,200 NAD-38%
Oil Service Unit Operator8,660 NAD-48%
Oil Trader21,600 NAD+30%
Oilwell Pumper5,850 NAD-65%
Petroleum Engineer 18,600 NAD+12%
Petroleum Geologist29,400 NAD+78%
Petroleum Pump System Operator8,540 NAD-48%
Pipeline Technician5,960 NAD-64%
Power Coordinator9,970 NAD-40%
Power Plant Operations Manager32,000 NAD+93%
Power Plant Operator13,000 NAD-21%
Radio Operator6,980 NAD-58%
Reliability Engineer15,300 NAD-8%
Reservoir Engineer14,500 NAD-12%
Risk Analyst18,700 NAD+13%
Roughneck15,500 NAD-6%
Scaffolder9,940 NAD-40%
Shutdown Engineer13,500 NAD-18%
Solar Energy Installation Manager23,900 NAD+44%
Solar Energy Systems Engineer16,000 NAD-3%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer10,600 NAD-36%
Solar Thermal Technician9,580 NAD-42%
Supply Operations Manager27,200 NAD+64%
Sustainability Specialist24,300 NAD+47%
System Development Advisor17,900 NAD+8%
Tanker Truck Driver6,310 NAD-62%
Utility Operator8,940 NAD-46%
Wind Energy Project Manager22,500 NAD+36%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Windhoek18,800 NAD

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 Namibia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,700 NAD
Public Sector+7%
18,000 NAD
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