A person working in Engineering in Bangladesh typically earns around 22,000 BDT per month. Salaries range from 6,970 BDT (lowest average) to 46,500 BDT (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||22,900 BDT|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||18,300 BDT|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||27,000 BDT|
|Associate Engineer||20,500 BDT|
|Autocad Operator||14,900 BDT|
|Automation Engineer||25,500 BDT|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||23,300 BDT|
|Biochemical Engineer||22,200 BDT|
|BMS Engineer||20,900 BDT|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||13,000 BDT|
|Broadcast Engineer||24,200 BDT|
|CAD Design Engineer||25,100 BDT|
|CAD Designer||15,500 BDT|
|CAE Engineer||23,700 BDT|
|Ceramics Engineer||22,500 BDT|
|Civil Engineer||23,400 BDT|
|Commissioning Engineer||23,600 BDT|
|Communications Engineer||24,600 BDT|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||20,800 BDT|
|Contract Associate Engineer||22,600 BDT|
|Control Systems Engineer||23,300 BDT|
|Controls Engineer||22,300 BDT|
|Controls Software Engineer||21,300 BDT|
|Corrosion Engineer||21,700 BDT|
|Design Engineer||23,600 BDT|
|Drafting Manager||28,000 BDT|
|Drilling Engineer||22,900 BDT|
|Electrical Draughtsman||11,600 BDT|
|Electrical Engineer||26,300 BDT|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||35,000 BDT|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||26,200 BDT|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||13,000 BDT|
|Energy Engineer||25,200 BDT|
|Engine Assembler||10,400 BDT|
|Engineering Account Manager||26,600 BDT|
|Engineering Chief Designer||26,900 BDT|
|Engineering Consultant||32,600 BDT|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||33,900 BDT|
|Engineering Lab Technician||22,100 BDT|
|Engineering Planning Manager||31,500 BDT|
|Engineering Production Manager||43,500 BDT|
|Engineering Project Analyst||28,700 BDT|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||27,700 BDT|
|Engineering Project Director||48,900 BDT|
|Engineering Project Manager||32,300 BDT|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||37,300 BDT|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||18,700 BDT|
|Engineering Sales Manager||32,400 BDT|
|Engineering Technician||17,900 BDT|
|Engineering Technologist||17,800 BDT|
|Environmental Engineer||22,400 BDT|
|Equipment Engineer||21,300 BDT|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||31,300 BDT|
|Fabrication Specialist||17,100 BDT|
|Facade Engineer||22,300 BDT|
|Fiber Analyst||14,000 BDT|
|Field Engineer||25,100 BDT|
|Field Engineering Manager||41,500 BDT|
|Fire Engineer||24,300 BDT|
|Fitter and Turner||7,890 BDT|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||26,600 BDT|
|Generation Engineer||23,500 BDT|
|Genetic Engineer||27,200 BDT|
|Geological Engineer||24,400 BDT|
|Geotechnical Engineer||24,100 BDT|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||12,500 BDT|
|Highway Engineer||23,000 BDT|
|HSE Professional||22,500 BDT|
|HVAC Engineer||25,000 BDT|
|HVAC Supervisor||21,700 BDT|
|Industrial Engineer||23,000 BDT|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||22,300 BDT|
|Instrument Engineer||22,200 BDT|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||23,400 BDT|
|Instrumentation Engineer||22,900 BDT|
|Instrumentation Manager||24,200 BDT|
|Irrigation Engineer||23,600 BDT|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||26,600 BDT|
|Locomotive Engineer||21,900 BDT|
|Maintenance Engineer||23,200 BDT|
|Maintenance Fitter||8,150 BDT|
|Maintenance Manager||23,600 BDT|
|Manufacturing Engineer||22,000 BDT|
|Marine Engineer||23,400 BDT|
|Materials Engineer||23,200 BDT|
|Materials Researcher||21,300 BDT|
|Materials Technician||17,500 BDT|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||25,100 BDT|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||24,700 BDT|
|Mechanical Designer||20,400 BDT|
|Mechanical Engineer||25,700 BDT|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||34,400 BDT|
|Mechanical Inspector||22,400 BDT|
|Mechatronics Engineer||25,300 BDT|
|Mining Engineer||23,600 BDT|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||25,100 BDT|
|Optical Engineer||22,400 BDT|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||11,900 BDT|
|PCB Assembler||8,940 BDT|
|Photonics Engineer||26,400 BDT|
|Photonics Technician||21,900 BDT|
|Pipeline Engineer||22,200 BDT|
|Piping Designer||13,400 BDT|
|Piping Engineer||20,800 BDT|
|Planning Engineer||24,800 BDT|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||11,200 BDT|
|Principal Cost Engineer||22,900 BDT|
|Principal Engineer||22,800 BDT|
|Principal Support Engineer||23,200 BDT|
|Process Engineer||23,200 BDT|
|Process Operator||14,100 BDT|
|Product Development Engineer||24,800 BDT|
|Product Development Technician||16,400 BDT|
|Product Engineer||25,200 BDT|
|Product Safety Engineer||23,500 BDT|
|Production Engineer||24,400 BDT|
|Project Engineer||26,100 BDT|
|Proposal Manager||31,100 BDT|
|Purchasing Engineer||21,100 BDT|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||22,500 BDT|
|Rail Engineer||23,300 BDT|
|Robotics Engineer||26,200 BDT|
|Robotics Technician||19,300 BDT|
|Safety Engineer||23,600 BDT|
|Safety Inspector||18,800 BDT|
|Safety Manager||27,100 BDT|
|Safety Officer||11,800 BDT|
|Sales Engineer||24,300 BDT|
|Scheduling Engineer||21,100 BDT|
|Service Engineer||23,700 BDT|
|Solar Engineer||24,300 BDT|
|Staff Engineer||23,900 BDT|
|Static Equipment Engineer||22,900 BDT|
|Stationary Engineer||22,300 BDT|
|Stress Engineer||21,400 BDT|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||23,000 BDT|
|Structural Designer||21,300 BDT|
|Structural Engineer||23,400 BDT|
|Structural Technician||15,600 BDT|
|Supply Chain Specialist||23,900 BDT|
|Technical Affairs Officer||11,900 BDT|
|Technical Assistant||12,500 BDT|
|Technical Engineer||20,100 BDT|
|Technical Support Engineer||20,800 BDT|
|Tender Engineer||20,600 BDT|
|Test Development Engineer||22,100 BDT|
|Transportation Engineer||22,800 BDT|
|Validation Engineer||21,200 BDT|
|Verification Engineer||23,300 BDT|
|Wastewater Engineer||22,400 BDT|
|Wind Energy Engineer||23,800 BDT|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||31,700 BDT|
|Work Planner||16,100 BDT|
Engineering salaries in Bangladesh range from 6,970 BDT per month (minimum average salary) to 46,500 BDT per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 23,700 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 23,700 BDT while the other half are earning more than 23,700 BDT. 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 13,800 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 13,800 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 37,900 BDT while 25% are earning more than 37,900 BDT.
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 Bangladesh costs anywhere from 130,000 Taka(s) to 390,000 Taka(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 Bangladesh who work in Engineering earn 21% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Bangladesh 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.
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 Bangladesh for the year 2021. 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.
61% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
|Coxs Bazar||21,100 BDT|
|St. Martin||19,700 BDT|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bangladesh earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.