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Engineering Average Salaries in Bahamas 2021

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

Average Yearly Salary
39,400 BSD
( 3,290 BSD monthly)


A person working in Engineering in Bahamas typically earns around 39,400 BSD per year. Salaries range from 12,500 BSD (lowest average) to 83,500 BSD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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 Engineer40,400 BSD
Assembly Engineering Technician32,700 BSD
Assistant Chief Engineer48,200 BSD
Associate Engineer36,900 BSD
Autocad Operator26,600 BSD
Automation Engineer44,000 BSD
Avionic System Support Engineer40,600 BSD
Biochemical Engineer41,400 BSD
BMS Engineer38,600 BSD
Bridge and Lock Tender23,500 BSD
Broadcast Engineer39,800 BSD
CAD Design Engineer44,400 BSD
CAD Designer27,300 BSD
CAE Engineer41,300 BSD
Ceramics Engineer40,000 BSD
Civil Engineer45,900 BSD
Commissioning Engineer43,000 BSD
Communications Engineer44,700 BSD
Condition Monitoring Engineer37,200 BSD
Contract Associate Engineer42,200 BSD
Control Systems Engineer42,700 BSD
Controls Engineer41,500 BSD
Controls Software Engineer38,900 BSD
Corrosion Engineer38,800 BSD
Design Engineer41,900 BSD
Drafter25,800 BSD
Drafting Manager48,300 BSD
Drilling Engineer40,500 BSD
Electrical Draughtsman21,400 BSD
Electrical Engineer46,500 BSD
Electrical Engineering Manager61,800 BSD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist46,200 BSD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler22,900 BSD
Energy Engineer46,500 BSD
Engine Assembler19,700 BSD
Engineer46,200 BSD
Engineering Account Manager47,700 BSD
Engineering Chief Designer47,000 BSD
Engineering Consultant55,600 BSD
Engineering Key Account Manager61,300 BSD
Engineering Lab Technician39,600 BSD
Engineering Planning Manager59,300 BSD
Engineering Production Manager74,200 BSD
Engineering Project Analyst51,200 BSD
Engineering Project Coordinator 49,000 BSD
Engineering Project Director83,500 BSD
Engineering Project Manager62,000 BSD
Engineering Research and Development Manager70,700 BSD
Engineering Safety Coordinator33,700 BSD
Engineering Sales Manager55,400 BSD
Engineering Technician34,400 BSD
Engineering Technologist34,500 BSD
Environmental Engineer43,500 BSD
Equipment Engineer37,200 BSD
Equipment Engineering Manager54,700 BSD
Estimator36,400 BSD
Fabrication Specialist31,500 BSD
Fabricator18,600 BSD
Facade Engineer40,000 BSD
Fiber Analyst25,300 BSD
Field Engineer43,800 BSD
Field Engineering Manager72,400 BSD
Fire Engineer42,400 BSD
Fitter and Turner13,800 BSD
Forestry Strategic Planner49,400 BSD
Generation Engineer42,600 BSD
Genetic Engineer48,000 BSD
Geological Engineer45,100 BSD
Geotechnical Engineer46,400 BSD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic21,600 BSD
Highway Engineer44,100 BSD
HSE Professional41,100 BSD
HVAC Engineer43,300 BSD
HVAC Supervisor38,800 BSD
Industrial Engineer39,800 BSD
Industrial Engineering Technologist41,500 BSD
Instrument Engineer40,000 BSD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer40,000 BSD
Instrumentation Engineer41,500 BSD
Instrumentation Manager41,400 BSD
Irrigation Engineer40,800 BSD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer45,800 BSD
Locomotive Engineer39,800 BSD
Maintenance Engineer40,000 BSD
Maintenance Fitter15,000 BSD
Maintenance Manager43,600 BSD
Manufacturing Engineer41,800 BSD
Marine Engineer44,300 BSD
Materials Engineer39,700 BSD
Materials Researcher41,300 BSD
Materials Technician30,700 BSD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer46,000 BSD
Mechanical Design Engineer45,800 BSD
Mechanical Designer37,700 BSD
Mechanical Engineer43,800 BSD
Mechanical Engineering Manager58,700 BSD
Mechanical Inspector39,300 BSD
Mechatronics Engineer44,200 BSD
Mining Engineer40,400 BSD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer47,100 BSD
Optical Engineer43,000 BSD
Optical Instrument Assembler20,600 BSD
PCB Assembler15,900 BSD
Photonics Engineer48,800 BSD
Photonics Technician36,600 BSD
Pipeline Engineer38,300 BSD
Piping Designer23,100 BSD
Piping Engineer39,600 BSD
Planning Engineer41,400 BSD
Pressure Vessel Inspector20,100 BSD
Principal Cost Engineer44,200 BSD
Principal Engineer41,000 BSD
Principal Support Engineer41,700 BSD
Process Engineer43,400 BSD
Process Operator24,400 BSD
Product Development Engineer46,300 BSD
Product Development Technician31,600 BSD
Product Engineer42,600 BSD
Product Safety Engineer41,400 BSD
Production Engineer40,700 BSD
Project Engineer44,000 BSD
Proposal Manager57,400 BSD
Purchasing Engineer38,800 BSD
Quality Assurance Engineer41,900 BSD
Rail Engineer43,300 BSD
Robotics Engineer46,400 BSD
Robotics Technician34,200 BSD
Safety Engineer43,600 BSD
Safety Inspector34,400 BSD
Safety Manager48,700 BSD
Safety Officer21,200 BSD
Sales Engineer46,200 BSD
Scheduling Engineer38,300 BSD
Service Engineer45,600 BSD
Solar Engineer43,800 BSD
Staff Engineer41,700 BSD
Static Equipment Engineer40,500 BSD
Stationary Engineer37,700 BSD
Stress Engineer40,200 BSD
Structural Analysis Engineer43,000 BSD
Structural Designer38,000 BSD
Structural Engineer43,700 BSD
Structural Technician26,300 BSD
Supply Chain Specialist42,200 BSD
Surveyor32,200 BSD
Technical Affairs Officer21,700 BSD
Technical Assistant20,600 BSD
Technical Engineer35,200 BSD
Technical Support Engineer37,200 BSD
Tender Engineer39,600 BSD
Test Development Engineer41,700 BSD
Transportation Engineer42,000 BSD
Validation Engineer37,200 BSD
Verification Engineer40,600 BSD
Wastewater Engineer42,500 BSD
Wind Energy Engineer44,500 BSD
Wind Energy Operations Manager59,100 BSD
Work Planner30,300 BSD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Bahamas

Median and salary distribution yearly Bahamas Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Bahamas range from 12,500 BSD per year (minimum average salary) to 83,500 BSD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 36,300 BSD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 36,300 BSD while the other half are earning more than 36,300 BSD. 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 22,000 BSD while 75% of them are earning more than 22,000 BSD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 55,100 BSD while 25% are earning more than 55,100 BSD.

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 Bahamas costs anywhere from 19,500 Bahamian Dollar(s) to 58,400 Bahamian 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 yearly Bahamas 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 Bahamas who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

40,800 BSD
37,500 BSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bahamas for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bahamas

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


Engineering professionals in Bahamas are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bahamas 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.

Bahamas / 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 Bahamas is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bahamas 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Bahamas

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

19 BSD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bahamas is 19 BSD. This means that the average person in Bahamas earns approximately 19 BSD 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 yearly Bahamas
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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

Private Sector
45,300 BSD
Public Sector+10%
50,000 BSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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