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Engineering Average Salaries in Oman 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
1,490 OMR
( 17,900 OMR yearly)

LOW
470
OMR
AVERAGE
1,490
OMR
HIGH
3,160
OMR

A person working in Engineering in Oman typically earns around 1,490 OMR per month. Salaries range from 470 OMR (lowest average) to 3,160 OMR (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 Engineer1,420 OMR
Assembly Engineering Technician1,170 OMR
Assistant Chief Engineer1,630 OMR
Associate Engineer1,330 OMR
Autocad Operator950 OMR
Automation Engineer1,650 OMR
Avionic System Support Engineer1,470 OMR
Biochemical Engineer1,430 OMR
BMS Engineer1,370 OMR
Bridge and Lock Tender810 OMR
Broadcast Engineer1,470 OMR
CAD Design Engineer1,550 OMR
CAD Designer1,000 OMR
CAE Engineer1,500 OMR
Ceramics Engineer1,420 OMR
Civil Engineer1,550 OMR
Commissioning Engineer1,510 OMR
Communications Engineer1,720 OMR
Condition Monitoring Engineer1,260 OMR
Contract Associate Engineer1,460 OMR
Control Systems Engineer1,500 OMR
Controls Engineer1,500 OMR
Controls Software Engineer1,300 OMR
Corrosion Engineer1,390 OMR
Design Engineer1,640 OMR
Drafter920 OMR
Drafting Manager1,810 OMR
Drilling Engineer1,500 OMR
Electrical Draughtsman800 OMR
Electrical Engineer1,630 OMR
Electrical Engineering Manager2,280 OMR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist1,620 OMR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler840 OMR
Energy Engineer1,660 OMR
Engine Assembler660 OMR
Engineer1,610 OMR
Engineering Account Manager1,710 OMR
Engineering Chief Designer1,710 OMR
Engineering Consultant2,050 OMR
Engineering Key Account Manager2,120 OMR
Engineering Lab Technician1,420 OMR
Engineering Planning Manager2,170 OMR
Engineering Production Manager2,590 OMR
Engineering Project Analyst1,730 OMR
Engineering Project Coordinator 1,810 OMR
Engineering Project Director3,080 OMR
Engineering Project Manager2,230 OMR
Engineering Research and Development Manager2,370 OMR
Engineering Safety Coordinator1,160 OMR
Engineering Sales Manager2,050 OMR
Engineering Technician1,240 OMR
Engineering Technologist1,200 OMR
Environmental Engineer1,440 OMR
Equipment Engineer1,430 OMR
Equipment Engineering Manager1,990 OMR
Estimator1,290 OMR
Fabrication Specialist1,070 OMR
Fabricator730 OMR
Facade Engineer1,510 OMR
Fiber Analyst920 OMR
Field Engineer1,670 OMR
Field Engineering Manager2,620 OMR
Fire Engineer1,620 OMR
Fitter and Turner500 OMR
Forestry Strategic Planner1,870 OMR
Generation Engineer1,560 OMR
Genetic Engineer1,760 OMR
Geological Engineer1,530 OMR
Geotechnical Engineer1,590 OMR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic860 OMR
Highway Engineer1,590 OMR
HSE Professional1,440 OMR
HVAC Engineer1,630 OMR
HVAC Supervisor1,460 OMR
Industrial Engineer1,420 OMR
Industrial Engineering Technologist1,410 OMR
Instrument Engineer1,520 OMR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer1,560 OMR
Instrumentation Engineer1,590 OMR
Instrumentation Manager1,450 OMR
Irrigation Engineer1,530 OMR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer1,710 OMR
Locomotive Engineer1,530 OMR
Maintenance Engineer1,420 OMR
Maintenance Fitter530 OMR
Maintenance Manager1,560 OMR
Manufacturing Engineer1,550 OMR
Marine Engineer1,560 OMR
Materials Engineer1,470 OMR
Materials Researcher1,440 OMR
Materials Technician1,170 OMR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer1,620 OMR
Mechanical Design Engineer1,560 OMR
Mechanical Designer1,350 OMR
Mechanical Engineer1,700 OMR
Mechanical Engineering Manager2,160 OMR
Mechanical Inspector1,440 OMR
Mechatronics Engineer1,690 OMR
Mining Engineer1,570 OMR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer1,720 OMR
Optical Engineer1,550 OMR
Optical Instrument Assembler780 OMR
PCB Assembler540 OMR
Photonics Engineer1,740 OMR
Photonics Technician1,370 OMR
Pipeline Engineer1,370 OMR
Piping Designer860 OMR
Piping Engineer1,400 OMR
Planning Engineer1,630 OMR
Pressure Vessel Inspector760 OMR
Principal Cost Engineer1,510 OMR
Principal Engineer1,560 OMR
Principal Support Engineer1,500 OMR
Process Engineer1,510 OMR
Process Operator870 OMR
Product Development Engineer1,520 OMR
Product Development Technician1,090 OMR
Product Engineer1,620 OMR
Product Safety Engineer1,520 OMR
Production Engineer1,600 OMR
Project Engineer1,590 OMR
Proposal Manager1,950 OMR
Purchasing Engineer1,440 OMR
Quality Assurance Engineer1,580 OMR
Rail Engineer1,550 OMR
Robotics Engineer1,810 OMR
Robotics Technician1,270 OMR
Safety Engineer1,480 OMR
Safety Inspector1,210 OMR
Safety Manager1,840 OMR
Safety Officer810 OMR
Sales Engineer1,640 OMR
Scheduling Engineer1,400 OMR
Service Engineer1,650 OMR
Solar Engineer1,660 OMR
Staff Engineer1,590 OMR
Static Equipment Engineer1,500 OMR
Stationary Engineer1,360 OMR
Stress Engineer1,470 OMR
Structural Analysis Engineer1,490 OMR
Structural Designer1,350 OMR
Structural Engineer1,440 OMR
Structural Technician1,000 OMR
Supply Chain Specialist1,480 OMR
Surveyor1,110 OMR
Technical Affairs Officer810 OMR
Technical Assistant800 OMR
Technical Engineer1,280 OMR
Technical Support Engineer1,260 OMR
Tender Engineer1,420 OMR
Test Development Engineer1,450 OMR
Transportation Engineer1,500 OMR
Validation Engineer1,420 OMR
Verification Engineer1,390 OMR
Wastewater Engineer1,510 OMR
Wind Energy Engineer1,620 OMR
Wind Energy Operations Manager2,050 OMR
Work Planner1,110 OMR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Oman

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Oman range from 470 OMR per month (minimum average salary) to 3,160 OMR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,460 OMR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,460 OMR while the other half are earning more than 1,460 OMR. 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 870 OMR while 75% of them are earning more than 870 OMR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,270 OMR while 25% are earning more than 2,270 OMR.


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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Oman costs anywhere from 8,850 Rial Omani(s) to 26,500 Rial Omani(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 Oman 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 Oman who work in Engineering earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,610 OMR
Female-14%
1,390 OMR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Oman for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Oman

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

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Oman are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Oman 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.

Oman / 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 Oman is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

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

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

51% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
49%
No Bonus
51%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Oman


9 OMR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Oman is 9 OMR. This means that the average person in Oman earns approximately 9 OMR 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 Oman
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Muscat1,580 OMR
Salalah1,510 OMR

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 Oman earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,700 OMR
Public Sector+7%
1,820 OMR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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