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Engineering Average Salaries in Nepal 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
68,100 NPR
( 818,000 NPR yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer65,000 NPR
Assembly Engineering Technician52,000 NPR
Assistant Chief Engineer79,500 NPR
Associate Engineer60,500 NPR
Autocad Operator42,300 NPR
Automation Engineer72,700 NPR
Avionic System Support Engineer68,300 NPR
Biochemical Engineer68,000 NPR
BMS Engineer65,300 NPR
Bridge and Lock Tender38,300 NPR
Broadcast Engineer72,700 NPR
CAD Design Engineer70,300 NPR
CAD Designer44,900 NPR
CAE Engineer70,600 NPR
Ceramics Engineer61,900 NPR
Civil Engineer73,600 NPR
Commissioning Engineer68,500 NPR
Communications Engineer76,400 NPR
Condition Monitoring Engineer61,400 NPR
Contract Associate Engineer69,300 NPR
Control Systems Engineer69,000 NPR
Controls Engineer68,500 NPR
Controls Software Engineer65,100 NPR
Corrosion Engineer61,800 NPR
Design Engineer69,500 NPR
Drafter45,300 NPR
Drafting Manager79,200 NPR
Drilling Engineer69,600 NPR
Electrical Draughtsman37,400 NPR
Electrical Engineer74,800 NPR
Electrical Engineering Manager103,000 NPR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist73,200 NPR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler37,600 NPR
Energy Engineer73,400 NPR
Engine Assembler31,000 NPR
Engineer72,100 NPR
Engineering Account Manager77,100 NPR
Engineering Chief Designer81,500 NPR
Engineering Consultant93,700 NPR
Engineering Key Account Manager102,000 NPR
Engineering Lab Technician64,000 NPR
Engineering Planning Manager96,800 NPR
Engineering Production Manager129,000 NPR
Engineering Project Analyst83,200 NPR
Engineering Project Coordinator 82,900 NPR
Engineering Project Director141,000 NPR
Engineering Project Manager101,000 NPR
Engineering Research and Development Manager111,000 NPR
Engineering Safety Coordinator55,100 NPR
Engineering Sales Manager94,800 NPR
Engineering Technician56,200 NPR
Engineering Technologist53,100 NPR
Environmental Engineer70,400 NPR
Equipment Engineer62,400 NPR
Equipment Engineering Manager94,900 NPR
Estimator60,600 NPR
Fabrication Specialist52,300 NPR
Fabricator32,000 NPR
Facade Engineer69,100 NPR
Fiber Analyst42,800 NPR
Field Engineer71,200 NPR
Field Engineering Manager122,000 NPR
Fire Engineer68,900 NPR
Fitter and Turner23,200 NPR
Forestry Strategic Planner85,600 NPR
Generation Engineer75,300 NPR
Genetic Engineer78,900 NPR
Geological Engineer75,800 NPR
Geotechnical Engineer73,100 NPR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic38,500 NPR
Highway Engineer72,100 NPR
HSE Professional65,500 NPR
HVAC Engineer73,300 NPR
HVAC Supervisor65,000 NPR
Industrial Engineer69,800 NPR
Industrial Engineering Technologist70,800 NPR
Instrument Engineer70,200 NPR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer72,000 NPR
Instrumentation Engineer69,900 NPR
Instrumentation Manager72,100 NPR
Irrigation Engineer67,000 NPR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer74,100 NPR
Locomotive Engineer68,100 NPR
Maintenance Engineer68,100 NPR
Maintenance Fitter24,900 NPR
Maintenance Manager69,800 NPR
Manufacturing Engineer66,600 NPR
Marine Engineer73,100 NPR
Materials Engineer67,900 NPR
Materials Researcher63,500 NPR
Materials Technician49,800 NPR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer75,500 NPR
Mechanical Design Engineer78,200 NPR
Mechanical Designer60,300 NPR
Mechanical Engineer77,600 NPR
Mechanical Engineering Manager97,300 NPR
Mechanical Inspector69,300 NPR
Mechatronics Engineer72,900 NPR
Mining Engineer72,600 NPR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer75,800 NPR
Optical Engineer70,200 NPR
Optical Instrument Assembler34,900 NPR
PCB Assembler25,900 NPR
Photonics Engineer77,000 NPR
Photonics Technician66,000 NPR
Pipeline Engineer66,200 NPR
Piping Designer37,300 NPR
Piping Engineer66,300 NPR
Planning Engineer71,100 NPR
Pressure Vessel Inspector33,700 NPR
Principal Cost Engineer69,600 NPR
Principal Engineer72,000 NPR
Principal Support Engineer68,500 NPR
Process Engineer72,300 NPR
Process Operator42,800 NPR
Product Development Engineer72,400 NPR
Product Development Technician49,900 NPR
Product Engineer76,200 NPR
Product Safety Engineer67,900 NPR
Production Engineer70,000 NPR
Project Engineer73,700 NPR
Proposal Manager95,200 NPR
Purchasing Engineer68,000 NPR
Quality Assurance Engineer72,600 NPR
Rail Engineer70,300 NPR
Robotics Engineer76,900 NPR
Robotics Technician58,700 NPR
Safety Engineer73,300 NPR
Safety Inspector54,800 NPR
Safety Manager84,100 NPR
Safety Officer37,200 NPR
Sales Engineer77,300 NPR
Scheduling Engineer67,800 NPR
Service Engineer75,700 NPR
Solar Engineer76,800 NPR
Staff Engineer67,700 NPR
Static Equipment Engineer69,600 NPR
Stationary Engineer63,100 NPR
Stress Engineer64,600 NPR
Structural Analysis Engineer71,700 NPR
Structural Designer59,500 NPR
Structural Engineer68,300 NPR
Structural Technician47,100 NPR
Supply Chain Specialist66,800 NPR
Surveyor51,600 NPR
Technical Affairs Officer37,500 NPR
Technical Assistant35,800 NPR
Technical Engineer62,000 NPR
Technical Support Engineer61,400 NPR
Tender Engineer64,700 NPR
Test Development Engineer71,500 NPR
Transportation Engineer66,300 NPR
Validation Engineer61,300 NPR
Verification Engineer64,900 NPR
Wastewater Engineer71,200 NPR
Wind Energy Engineer70,600 NPR
Wind Energy Operations Manager97,100 NPR
Work Planner48,800 NPR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Nepal

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Nepal 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 Nepal who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

70,200 NPR
65,400 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nepal for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nepal

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


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Nepal 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.

Nepal / 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 Nepal is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nepal

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

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.

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 Nepal

390 NPR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nepal is 390 NPR. This means that the average person in Nepal earns approximately 390 NPR 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

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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kathmandu73,400 NPR
Pokhara68,100 NPR

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 Nepal earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
78,300 NPR
Public Sector+10%
86,400 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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