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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Nepal 2023

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Nepal?

Average Monthly Salary
55,100 NPR
( 662,000 NPR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal typically earns around 55,100 NPR. Salaries range from 20,400 NPR (lowest average) to 138,000 NPR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Factory and Manufacturing domain in Nepal exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Foreman21,700 NPR
Assembly Line Worker22,600 NPR
Assembly Supervisor34,600 NPR
Assistance Maintenance Manager82,400 NPR
Assistant Shipping Manager72,400 NPR
Chemical Equipment Controller50,800 NPR
Chemical Technican Apprentice42,700 NPR
CNC Machinist49,200 NPR
CNC Operator49,300 NPR
CNC Programmer53,000 NPR
Colour Technologist27,300 NPR
Contracts Manager92,500 NPR
Data Collection Coordinator36,900 NPR
Demand Planner31,700 NPR
Derrick Operator22,300 NPR
Director of Manufacturing134,000 NPR
Dock Worker21,200 NPR
Drying Technician22,200 NPR
Equipment Operator19,600 NPR
Export Sales Coordinator70,200 NPR
Factory Superintendent33,500 NPR
Factory Worker25,000 NPR
Failure Analysis Technician34,500 NPR
Fiberglass Laminator24,500 NPR
Food Technologist40,900 NPR
Forklift Driver22,500 NPR
Forming Machine Operator23,100 NPR
Furnace Operator21,600 NPR
Gas Appliance Repairer23,400 NPR
General Warehouse Associate38,800 NPR
Heavy Equipment Operator28,800 NPR
HSE Manager92,200 NPR
Industrial Engineer71,800 NPR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic45,000 NPR
Industrial Production Manager134,000 NPR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer70,000 NPR
Intake Operator28,800 NPR
Key Account Manager103,000 NPR
Lift Truck Operator23,600 NPR
Loading Supervisor41,300 NPR
Logistic Coordinator57,300 NPR
Logistics Clerk28,500 NPR
Machine Operator23,100 NPR
Machinist22,800 NPR
Maintenance Manager83,300 NPR
Maintenance Store Clerk25,100 NPR
Manufacturing Engineer73,100 NPR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager104,000 NPR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist77,400 NPR
Manufacturing Manager121,000 NPR
Manufacturing Operative36,900 NPR
Manufacturing Production Technician29,000 NPR
Manufacturing Supervisor64,200 NPR
Manufacturing Technician26,800 NPR
Materials Supervisor65,800 NPR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer76,300 NPR
Mechanical Foreman22,000 NPR
Merchandise Planner38,500 NPR
Metrology Engineer71,100 NPR
Operations Engineer65,600 NPR
Operations Manager108,000 NPR
Order Management Coordinator56,900 NPR
Order Processing Manager91,700 NPR
Order Selector27,700 NPR
Package Handler21,700 NPR
Packaging Manager73,900 NPR
Packer21,800 NPR
Packing Deputy Supervisor61,600 NPR
Planning Manager106,000 NPR
Plant Manager124,000 NPR
Precision Instrument Repairer34,200 NPR
Process Technician28,400 NPR
Product Manager121,000 NPR
Production Analyst102,000 NPR
Production Director141,000 NPR
Production Engineer72,700 NPR
Production Engineering Supervisor112,000 NPR
Production Inspector75,200 NPR
Production Laborer20,700 NPR
Production Manager130,000 NPR
Production Scheduler54,300 NPR
Production Supervisor70,800 NPR
Quality Control Analyst97,200 NPR
Quality Control Inspector78,600 NPR
Quality Control Manager103,000 NPR
Service Technician28,800 NPR
SHEQ Officer35,100 NPR
Shipping Manager114,000 NPR
Small Engine Mechanic37,900 NPR
Spray Painter22,000 NPR
Sterile Processing Technician25,300 NPR
Structural Welder19,600 NPR
Supply Chain Operative63,600 NPR
Technical Operator28,500 NPR
Technology Development Manager128,000 NPR
Testing Technician51,100 NPR
Toolmaker35,200 NPR
Warehouse Operative24,000 NPR
Warehouse Worker25,200 NPR
Warranty Handler41,100 NPR
Welder23,200 NPR
Workshop Manager80,300 NPR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Nepal

Median and salary distribution Nepal Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
68,200 NPR or more
10% of people earn
56,300 to 68,200 NPR
20% of people earn
30,100 NPR or less
65% of people earn
30,100 to 56,300 NPR
Minimum Salary
20,400 NPR
50,400 NPR
138,000 NPR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal range from 20,400 NPR (starting average salary) to 138,000 NPR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Factory and Manufacturing is 50,400 NPR, implying that half of the workforce in Nepal earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal earn less than 38,900 NPR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 64,100 NPR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 30,100 NPR to 56,300 NPR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 30,100 NPR mark, while 10% ranged from 56,300 NPR to 68,200 NPR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 68,200 NPR or higher.

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 in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal, 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 certificate 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 NPR to 1,210,000 NPR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Factory and Manufacturing / Nepal

Salary comparison by gender Nepal Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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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? In the field of Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 9%.

57,100 NPR
52,400 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nepal for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Factory and Manufacturing / Nepal

How much are annual salary increments in Nepal for individuals working in Factory and Manufacturing? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 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.

Nepal / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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

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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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Factory and Manufacturing / Nepal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nepal Factory and Manufacturing
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89% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Factory and Manufacturing / Nepal

How are salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
48,900 NPR
Average Salary 2020+4%
50,800 NPR
Average Salary 2021+3%
52,200 NPR
Average Salary 2022+2%
53,200 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

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Hourly Average Wage / Factory and Manufacturing / Nepal

320 NPR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal is 320 NPR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal is 120 NPR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

55,100 NPR
80,700 NPR
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Nepal
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kathmandu59,400 NPR
Pokhara55,100 NPR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Nepal is 10% on average across all career fields.

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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 50,400 NPR and 64,100 NPR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Factory and Manufacturing in Nepal ranges from 38,900 NPR to 64,100 NPR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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