A person working in Engineering in Nepal typically earns around 68,100 NPR per month. Salaries range from 21,600 NPR (lowest average) to 144,000 NPR (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||65,000 NPR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||52,000 NPR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||79,500 NPR|
|Associate Engineer||60,500 NPR|
|Autocad Operator||42,300 NPR|
|Automation Engineer||72,700 NPR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||68,300 NPR|
|Biochemical Engineer||68,000 NPR|
|BMS Engineer||65,300 NPR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||38,300 NPR|
|Broadcast Engineer||72,700 NPR|
|CAD Design Engineer||70,300 NPR|
|CAD Designer||44,900 NPR|
|CAE Engineer||70,600 NPR|
|Ceramics Engineer||61,900 NPR|
|Civil Engineer||73,600 NPR|
|Commissioning Engineer||68,500 NPR|
|Communications Engineer||76,400 NPR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||61,400 NPR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||69,300 NPR|
|Control Systems Engineer||69,000 NPR|
|Controls Engineer||68,500 NPR|
|Controls Software Engineer||65,100 NPR|
|Corrosion Engineer||61,800 NPR|
|Design Engineer||69,500 NPR|
|Drafting Manager||79,200 NPR|
|Drilling Engineer||69,600 NPR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||37,400 NPR|
|Electrical Engineer||74,800 NPR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||103,000 NPR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||73,200 NPR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||37,600 NPR|
|Energy Engineer||73,400 NPR|
|Engine Assembler||31,000 NPR|
|Engineering Account Manager||77,100 NPR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||81,500 NPR|
|Engineering Consultant||93,700 NPR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||102,000 NPR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||64,000 NPR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||96,800 NPR|
|Engineering Production Manager||129,000 NPR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||83,200 NPR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||82,900 NPR|
|Engineering Project Director||141,000 NPR|
|Engineering Project Manager||101,000 NPR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||111,000 NPR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||55,100 NPR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||94,800 NPR|
|Engineering Technician||56,200 NPR|
|Engineering Technologist||53,100 NPR|
|Environmental Engineer||70,400 NPR|
|Equipment Engineer||62,400 NPR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||94,900 NPR|
|Fabrication Specialist||52,300 NPR|
|Facade Engineer||69,100 NPR|
|Fiber Analyst||42,800 NPR|
|Field Engineer||71,200 NPR|
|Field Engineering Manager||122,000 NPR|
|Fire Engineer||68,900 NPR|
|Fitter and Turner||23,200 NPR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||85,600 NPR|
|Generation Engineer||75,300 NPR|
|Genetic Engineer||78,900 NPR|
|Geological Engineer||75,800 NPR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||73,100 NPR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||38,500 NPR|
|Highway Engineer||72,100 NPR|
|HSE Professional||65,500 NPR|
|HVAC Engineer||73,300 NPR|
|HVAC Supervisor||65,000 NPR|
|Industrial Engineer||69,800 NPR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||70,800 NPR|
|Instrument Engineer||70,200 NPR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||72,000 NPR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||69,900 NPR|
|Instrumentation Manager||72,100 NPR|
|Irrigation Engineer||67,000 NPR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||74,100 NPR|
|Locomotive Engineer||68,100 NPR|
|Maintenance Engineer||68,100 NPR|
|Maintenance Fitter||24,900 NPR|
|Maintenance Manager||69,800 NPR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||66,600 NPR|
|Marine Engineer||73,100 NPR|
|Materials Engineer||67,900 NPR|
|Materials Researcher||63,500 NPR|
|Materials Technician||49,800 NPR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||75,500 NPR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||78,200 NPR|
|Mechanical Designer||60,300 NPR|
|Mechanical Engineer||77,600 NPR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||97,300 NPR|
|Mechanical Inspector||69,300 NPR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||72,900 NPR|
|Mining Engineer||72,600 NPR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||75,800 NPR|
|Optical Engineer||70,200 NPR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||34,900 NPR|
|PCB Assembler||25,900 NPR|
|Photonics Engineer||77,000 NPR|
|Photonics Technician||66,000 NPR|
|Pipeline Engineer||66,200 NPR|
|Piping Designer||37,300 NPR|
|Piping Engineer||66,300 NPR|
|Planning Engineer||71,100 NPR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||33,700 NPR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||69,600 NPR|
|Principal Engineer||72,000 NPR|
|Principal Support Engineer||68,500 NPR|
|Process Engineer||72,300 NPR|
|Process Operator||42,800 NPR|
|Product Development Engineer||72,400 NPR|
|Product Development Technician||49,900 NPR|
|Product Engineer||76,200 NPR|
|Product Safety Engineer||67,900 NPR|
|Production Engineer||70,000 NPR|
|Project Engineer||73,700 NPR|
|Proposal Manager||95,200 NPR|
|Purchasing Engineer||68,000 NPR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||72,600 NPR|
|Rail Engineer||70,300 NPR|
|Robotics Engineer||76,900 NPR|
|Robotics Technician||58,700 NPR|
|Safety Engineer||73,300 NPR|
|Safety Inspector||54,800 NPR|
|Safety Manager||84,100 NPR|
|Safety Officer||37,200 NPR|
|Sales Engineer||77,300 NPR|
|Scheduling Engineer||67,800 NPR|
|Service Engineer||75,700 NPR|
|Solar Engineer||76,800 NPR|
|Staff Engineer||67,700 NPR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||69,600 NPR|
|Stationary Engineer||63,100 NPR|
|Stress Engineer||64,600 NPR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||71,700 NPR|
|Structural Designer||59,500 NPR|
|Structural Engineer||68,300 NPR|
|Structural Technician||47,100 NPR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||66,800 NPR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||37,500 NPR|
|Technical Assistant||35,800 NPR|
|Technical Engineer||62,000 NPR|
|Technical Support Engineer||61,400 NPR|
|Tender Engineer||64,700 NPR|
|Test Development Engineer||71,500 NPR|
|Transportation Engineer||66,300 NPR|
|Validation Engineer||61,300 NPR|
|Verification Engineer||64,900 NPR|
|Wastewater Engineer||71,200 NPR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||70,600 NPR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||97,100 NPR|
|Work Planner||48,800 NPR|
Engineering salaries in Nepal range from 21,600 NPR per month (minimum average salary) to 144,000 NPR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 62,700 NPR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 62,700 NPR while the other half are earning more than 62,700 NPR. 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 37,900 NPR while 75% of them are earning more than 37,900 NPR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 95,100 NPR while 25% are earning more than 95,100 NPR.
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 Nepal costs anywhere from 404,000 Nepalese Rupee(s) to 1,210,000 Nepalese Rupee(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 Nepal who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Nepal 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.
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 Nepal for the year 2022. 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.
69% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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 Nepal earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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