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Engineering Average Salaries in Namibia 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
14,700 NAD
( 177,000 NAD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Namibia typically earns around 14,700 NAD per month. Salaries range from 4,670 NAD (lowest average) to 31,200 NAD (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 Engineer15,300 NAD
Assembly Engineering Technician12,400 NAD
Assistant Chief Engineer17,100 NAD
Associate Engineer14,400 NAD
Autocad Operator10,100 NAD
Automation Engineer17,000 NAD
Avionic System Support Engineer14,300 NAD
Biochemical Engineer13,800 NAD
BMS Engineer14,400 NAD
Bridge and Lock Tender8,330 NAD
Broadcast Engineer14,400 NAD
CAD Design Engineer16,500 NAD
CAD Designer9,510 NAD
CAE Engineer14,800 NAD
Ceramics Engineer14,700 NAD
Civil Engineer15,800 NAD
Commissioning Engineer15,000 NAD
Communications Engineer16,700 NAD
Condition Monitoring Engineer13,200 NAD
Contract Associate Engineer14,100 NAD
Control Systems Engineer15,200 NAD
Controls Engineer15,300 NAD
Controls Software Engineer12,900 NAD
Corrosion Engineer14,700 NAD
Design Engineer16,400 NAD
Drafter9,420 NAD
Drafting Manager18,200 NAD
Drilling Engineer14,800 NAD
Electrical Draughtsman7,480 NAD
Electrical Engineer17,600 NAD
Electrical Engineering Manager21,900 NAD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist17,200 NAD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler7,970 NAD
Energy Engineer16,300 NAD
Engine Assembler7,070 NAD
Engineer16,900 NAD
Engineering Account Manager18,400 NAD
Engineering Chief Designer17,200 NAD
Engineering Consultant21,300 NAD
Engineering Key Account Manager22,200 NAD
Engineering Lab Technician15,300 NAD
Engineering Planning Manager21,900 NAD
Engineering Production Manager26,500 NAD
Engineering Project Analyst17,800 NAD
Engineering Project Coordinator 17,600 NAD
Engineering Project Director31,900 NAD
Engineering Project Manager21,200 NAD
Engineering Research and Development Manager25,300 NAD
Engineering Safety Coordinator12,000 NAD
Engineering Sales Manager21,600 NAD
Engineering Technician11,700 NAD
Engineering Technologist12,400 NAD
Environmental Engineer14,900 NAD
Equipment Engineer14,600 NAD
Equipment Engineering Manager20,000 NAD
Estimator13,400 NAD
Fabrication Specialist10,500 NAD
Fabricator7,100 NAD
Facade Engineer14,900 NAD
Fiber Analyst8,400 NAD
Field Engineer16,500 NAD
Field Engineering Manager25,600 NAD
Fire Engineer16,000 NAD
Fitter and Turner4,860 NAD
Forestry Strategic Planner17,300 NAD
Generation Engineer14,900 NAD
Genetic Engineer16,700 NAD
Geological Engineer15,300 NAD
Geotechnical Engineer16,900 NAD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic8,030 NAD
Highway Engineer15,100 NAD
HSE Professional14,400 NAD
HVAC Engineer16,900 NAD
HVAC Supervisor14,000 NAD
Industrial Engineer14,500 NAD
Industrial Engineering Technologist14,300 NAD
Instrument Engineer15,200 NAD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer14,800 NAD
Instrumentation Engineer15,300 NAD
Instrumentation Manager14,800 NAD
Irrigation Engineer15,400 NAD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer17,000 NAD
Locomotive Engineer14,900 NAD
Maintenance Engineer14,100 NAD
Maintenance Fitter5,510 NAD
Maintenance Manager15,500 NAD
Manufacturing Engineer15,200 NAD
Marine Engineer15,100 NAD
Materials Engineer15,400 NAD
Materials Researcher14,800 NAD
Materials Technician11,600 NAD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer16,700 NAD
Mechanical Design Engineer15,800 NAD
Mechanical Designer13,400 NAD
Mechanical Engineer15,900 NAD
Mechanical Engineering Manager22,100 NAD
Mechanical Inspector14,600 NAD
Mechatronics Engineer17,000 NAD
Mining Engineer14,900 NAD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer17,100 NAD
Optical Engineer14,700 NAD
Optical Instrument Assembler8,040 NAD
PCB Assembler5,560 NAD
Photonics Engineer17,100 NAD
Photonics Technician13,200 NAD
Pipeline Engineer13,700 NAD
Piping Designer8,550 NAD
Piping Engineer13,700 NAD
Planning Engineer15,800 NAD
Pressure Vessel Inspector7,250 NAD
Principal Cost Engineer16,100 NAD
Principal Engineer15,600 NAD
Principal Support Engineer16,400 NAD
Process Engineer14,700 NAD
Process Operator8,910 NAD
Product Development Engineer16,300 NAD
Product Development Technician11,500 NAD
Product Engineer15,500 NAD
Product Safety Engineer14,400 NAD
Production Engineer15,500 NAD
Project Engineer16,500 NAD
Proposal Manager19,100 NAD
Purchasing Engineer13,600 NAD
Quality Assurance Engineer14,700 NAD
Rail Engineer15,700 NAD
Robotics Engineer18,200 NAD
Robotics Technician12,500 NAD
Safety Engineer14,800 NAD
Safety Inspector12,000 NAD
Safety Manager18,200 NAD
Safety Officer8,060 NAD
Sales Engineer16,000 NAD
Scheduling Engineer13,400 NAD
Service Engineer15,800 NAD
Solar Engineer16,600 NAD
Staff Engineer15,700 NAD
Static Equipment Engineer14,800 NAD
Stationary Engineer14,100 NAD
Stress Engineer14,600 NAD
Structural Analysis Engineer14,600 NAD
Structural Designer14,100 NAD
Structural Engineer15,400 NAD
Structural Technician9,560 NAD
Supply Chain Specialist15,700 NAD
Surveyor12,000 NAD
Technical Affairs Officer7,480 NAD
Technical Assistant7,840 NAD
Technical Engineer13,100 NAD
Technical Support Engineer13,200 NAD
Tender Engineer13,500 NAD
Test Development Engineer14,700 NAD
Transportation Engineer14,700 NAD
Validation Engineer14,300 NAD
Verification Engineer15,000 NAD
Wastewater Engineer14,700 NAD
Wind Energy Engineer15,900 NAD
Wind Energy Operations Manager19,800 NAD
Work Planner11,000 NAD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Namibia

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Namibia range from 4,670 NAD per month (minimum average salary) to 31,200 NAD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 13,800 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 13,800 NAD while the other half are earning more than 13,800 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,330 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 8,330 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 21,100 NAD while 25% are earning more than 21,100 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 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 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 Namibia 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 Namibia who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

15,200 NAD
14,000 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Namibia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Namibia

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


Engineering professionals in Namibia 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 Namibia 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.

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 2021

Information Technology

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

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

68% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Namibia

85 NAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia is 85 NAD. This means that the average person in Namibia earns approximately 85 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Namibia
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Windhoek15,900 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
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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