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Engineering Average Salaries in Bangladesh 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
51,200 BDT
( 614,000 BDT yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Bangladesh typically earns around 51,200 BDT per month. Salaries range from 28,300 BDT (lowest average) to 67,900 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer54,000 BDT
Assembly Engineering Technician47,000 BDT
Assistant Chief Engineer58,300 BDT
Associate Engineer49,500 BDT
Autocad Operator42,600 BDT
Automation Engineer60,500 BDT
Avionic System Support Engineer51,600 BDT
Biochemical Engineer58,900 BDT
BMS Engineer52,900 BDT
Bridge and Lock Tender51,900 BDT
Broadcast Engineer61,700 BDT
CAD Design Engineer52,700 BDT
CAD Designer44,400 BDT
CAE Engineer52,200 BDT
Ceramics Engineer54,000 BDT
Civil Engineer50,400 BDT
Commissioning Engineer53,900 BDT
Communications Engineer53,300 BDT
Condition Monitoring Engineer47,800 BDT
Contract Associate Engineer56,000 BDT
Control Systems Engineer55,100 BDT
Controls Engineer52,700 BDT
Controls Software Engineer54,600 BDT
Corrosion Engineer50,600 BDT
Design Engineer55,600 BDT
Drafter39,900 BDT
Drafting Manager60,900 BDT
Drilling Engineer50,900 BDT
Electrical Draughtsman32,600 BDT
Electrical Engineer57,700 BDT
Electrical Engineering Manager68,500 BDT
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist60,200 BDT
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler52,900 BDT
Energy Engineer60,900 BDT
Engine Assembler37,300 BDT
Engineer55,100 BDT
Engineering Account Manager50,400 BDT
Engineering Chief Designer54,900 BDT
Engineering Consultant62,500 BDT
Engineering Key Account Manager61,100 BDT
Engineering Lab Technician46,800 BDT
Engineering Planning Manager62,800 BDT
Engineering Production Manager68,900 BDT
Engineering Project Analyst61,600 BDT
Engineering Project Coordinator 52,500 BDT
Engineering Project Director67,700 BDT
Engineering Project Manager64,100 BDT
Engineering Research and Development Manager63,200 BDT
Engineering Safety Coordinator47,400 BDT
Engineering Sales Manager65,800 BDT
Engineering Technician47,000 BDT
Engineering Technologist46,600 BDT
Environmental Engineer53,700 BDT
Equipment Engineer50,300 BDT
Equipment Engineering Manager62,200 BDT
Estimator50,300 BDT
Fabrication Specialist46,000 BDT
Fabricator40,800 BDT
Facade Engineer55,900 BDT
Fiber Analyst45,300 BDT
Field Engineer52,200 BDT
Field Engineering Manager69,800 BDT
Fire Engineer57,400 BDT
Fitter and Turner30,300 BDT
Forestry Strategic Planner58,400 BDT
Generation Engineer60,800 BDT
Genetic Engineer68,900 BDT
Geological Engineer61,300 BDT
Geotechnical Engineer57,300 BDT
Heavy Equipment Mechanic42,000 BDT
Highway Engineer47,700 BDT
HSE Professional48,700 BDT
HVAC Engineer54,400 BDT
HVAC Supervisor52,800 BDT
Industrial Engineer51,700 BDT
Industrial Engineering Technologist50,100 BDT
Instrument Engineer56,200 BDT
Instrumentation and Control Engineer57,000 BDT
Instrumentation Engineer55,800 BDT
Instrumentation Manager68,100 BDT
Irrigation Engineer52,600 BDT
Licensed Aircraft Engineer57,300 BDT
Locomotive Engineer49,800 BDT
Maintenance Engineer52,800 BDT
Maintenance Fitter34,000 BDT
Maintenance Manager62,700 BDT
Manufacturing Engineer55,700 BDT
Marine Engineer48,100 BDT
Materials Engineer51,200 BDT
Materials Researcher55,800 BDT
Materials Technician52,200 BDT
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer57,800 BDT
Mechanical Design Engineer55,900 BDT
Mechanical Designer49,600 BDT
Mechanical Engineer58,000 BDT
Mechanical Engineering Manager68,900 BDT
Mechanical Inspector53,200 BDT
Mechatronics Engineer51,300 BDT
Mining Engineer49,000 BDT
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer58,300 BDT
Optical Engineer48,400 BDT
Optical Instrument Assembler44,200 BDT
PCB Assembler39,500 BDT
Photonics Engineer59,400 BDT
Photonics Technician49,100 BDT
Pipeline Engineer52,600 BDT
Piping Designer47,400 BDT
Piping Engineer49,300 BDT
Planning Engineer52,900 BDT
Pressure Vessel Inspector35,200 BDT
Principal Cost Engineer55,900 BDT
Principal Engineer55,500 BDT
Principal Support Engineer49,500 BDT
Process Engineer51,400 BDT
Process Operator45,800 BDT
Product Development Engineer57,500 BDT
Product Development Technician44,700 BDT
Product Engineer52,500 BDT
Product Safety Engineer54,400 BDT
Production Engineer57,400 BDT
Project Engineer57,200 BDT
Proposal Manager63,100 BDT
Purchasing Engineer51,000 BDT
Quality Assurance Engineer49,200 BDT
Rail Engineer50,100 BDT
Robotics Engineer60,600 BDT
Robotics Technician50,900 BDT
Safety Engineer50,300 BDT
Safety Inspector48,700 BDT
Safety Manager56,600 BDT
Safety Officer43,100 BDT
Sales Engineer49,300 BDT
Scheduling Engineer45,000 BDT
Service Engineer55,200 BDT
Solar Engineer54,200 BDT
Staff Engineer52,200 BDT
Static Equipment Engineer49,400 BDT
Stationary Engineer51,100 BDT
Stress Engineer47,600 BDT
Structural Analysis Engineer53,500 BDT
Structural Designer48,600 BDT
Structural Engineer55,300 BDT
Structural Technician46,500 BDT
Supply Chain Specialist60,200 BDT
Surveyor41,700 BDT
Technical Affairs Officer42,600 BDT
Technical Assistant46,500 BDT
Technical Engineer46,700 BDT
Technical Support Engineer48,600 BDT
Tender Engineer47,000 BDT
Test Development Engineer49,500 BDT
Transportation Engineer55,000 BDT
Validation Engineer51,300 BDT
Verification Engineer51,600 BDT
Wastewater Engineer48,600 BDT
Wind Energy Engineer55,700 BDT
Wind Energy Operations Manager65,600 BDT
Work Planner39,100 BDT

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Bangladesh

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Bangladesh range from 28,300 BDT per month (minimum average salary) to 67,900 BDT per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 55,300 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 55,300 BDT while the other half are earning more than 55,300 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.

  • 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 37,600 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 37,600 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 66,500 BDT while 25% are earning more than 66,500 BDT.

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 Bangladesh costs anywhere from 288,000 Taka(s) to 863,000 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bangladesh 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 earn 35% more than their female counterparts.

43,600 BDT
58,700 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bangladesh for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bangladesh
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bangladesh

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


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bangladesh 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.

Bangladesh / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bangladesh
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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 Bangladesh is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bangladesh for the year 2019. 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 Bangladesh

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

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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
51,200 BDT
Public Sector+25%
63,800 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Bangladesh

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bangladesh Engineering
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Average Salary 2016
44,300 BDT
Average Salary 2017+4%
45,900 BDT
Average Salary 2018+4%
47,600 BDT
Average Salary 2019+4%
49,400 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Bangladesh are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Bangladesh

300 BDT per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bangladesh is 300 BDT. This means that the average person in Bangladesh earns approximately 300 BDT 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 Bangladesh
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The average salary for Engineering is 11% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barisal51,000 BDT
Bogra53,700 BDT
Chandpur47,000 BDT
Chittagong56,300 BDT
Coxs Bazar49,100 BDT
Dhaka57,200 BDT
Jamalpur48,200 BDT
Jessore50,300 BDT
Khulna54,500 BDT
Rajshahi55,700 BDT
St. Martin46,000 BDT
Sylhet52,600 BDT
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