A person working in Engineering in Saint Kitts and Nevis typically earns around 2,850 XCD per month. Salaries range from 910 XCD (lowest average) to 6,040 XCD (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||2,880 XCD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,330 XCD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||3,320 XCD|
|Associate Engineer||2,540 XCD|
|Autocad Operator||1,890 XCD|
|Automation Engineer||3,100 XCD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||2,810 XCD|
|Biochemical Engineer||2,740 XCD|
|BMS Engineer||2,780 XCD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,610 XCD|
|Broadcast Engineer||2,690 XCD|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,910 XCD|
|CAD Designer||1,740 XCD|
|CAE Engineer||2,810 XCD|
|Ceramics Engineer||2,670 XCD|
|Civil Engineer||2,970 XCD|
|Commissioning Engineer||2,710 XCD|
|Communications Engineer||3,230 XCD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||2,560 XCD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,790 XCD|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,930 XCD|
|Controls Engineer||2,750 XCD|
|Controls Software Engineer||2,580 XCD|
|Corrosion Engineer||2,760 XCD|
|Design Engineer||2,890 XCD|
|Drafting Manager||3,460 XCD|
|Drilling Engineer||2,700 XCD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,490 XCD|
|Electrical Engineer||3,320 XCD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||4,270 XCD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||3,030 XCD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,450 XCD|
|Energy Engineer||2,930 XCD|
|Engine Assembler||1,350 XCD|
|Engineering Account Manager||3,340 XCD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||3,140 XCD|
|Engineering Consultant||3,930 XCD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||4,150 XCD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||2,770 XCD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||3,920 XCD|
|Engineering Production Manager||5,070 XCD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||3,240 XCD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||3,330 XCD|
|Engineering Project Director||5,890 XCD|
|Engineering Project Manager||4,020 XCD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||4,820 XCD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||2,320 XCD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||3,850 XCD|
|Engineering Technician||2,230 XCD|
|Engineering Technologist||2,340 XCD|
|Environmental Engineer||2,810 XCD|
|Equipment Engineer||2,580 XCD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||3,660 XCD|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,090 XCD|
|Facade Engineer||2,890 XCD|
|Fiber Analyst||1,680 XCD|
|Field Engineer||3,130 XCD|
|Field Engineering Manager||5,010 XCD|
|Fire Engineer||3,030 XCD|
|Fitter and Turner||950 XCD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||3,440 XCD|
|Generation Engineer||2,980 XCD|
|Genetic Engineer||3,050 XCD|
|Geological Engineer||2,940 XCD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||3,100 XCD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,580 XCD|
|Highway Engineer||2,860 XCD|
|HSE Professional||2,600 XCD|
|HVAC Engineer||3,000 XCD|
|HVAC Supervisor||2,630 XCD|
|Industrial Engineer||2,670 XCD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,650 XCD|
|Instrument Engineer||2,850 XCD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||2,920 XCD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,760 XCD|
|Instrumentation Manager||2,820 XCD|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,920 XCD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||3,020 XCD|
|Locomotive Engineer||2,870 XCD|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,770 XCD|
|Maintenance Fitter||990 XCD|
|Maintenance Manager||2,980 XCD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,800 XCD|
|Marine Engineer||2,880 XCD|
|Materials Engineer||2,760 XCD|
|Materials Researcher||2,800 XCD|
|Materials Technician||2,190 XCD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||3,100 XCD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,930 XCD|
|Mechanical Designer||2,580 XCD|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,940 XCD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||4,210 XCD|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,860 XCD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||3,110 XCD|
|Mining Engineer||2,950 XCD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||3,160 XCD|
|Optical Engineer||2,780 XCD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,430 XCD|
|PCB Assembler||1,010 XCD|
|Photonics Engineer||3,080 XCD|
|Photonics Technician||2,460 XCD|
|Pipeline Engineer||2,610 XCD|
|Piping Designer||1,520 XCD|
|Piping Engineer||2,520 XCD|
|Planning Engineer||2,940 XCD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,360 XCD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,960 XCD|
|Principal Engineer||2,920 XCD|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,870 XCD|
|Process Engineer||2,820 XCD|
|Process Operator||1,640 XCD|
|Product Development Engineer||2,920 XCD|
|Product Development Technician||2,120 XCD|
|Product Engineer||2,860 XCD|
|Product Safety Engineer||2,630 XCD|
|Production Engineer||2,890 XCD|
|Project Engineer||3,160 XCD|
|Proposal Manager||3,810 XCD|
|Purchasing Engineer||2,710 XCD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,910 XCD|
|Rail Engineer||2,910 XCD|
|Robotics Engineer||3,200 XCD|
|Robotics Technician||2,280 XCD|
|Safety Engineer||2,840 XCD|
|Safety Inspector||2,170 XCD|
|Safety Manager||3,520 XCD|
|Safety Officer||1,510 XCD|
|Sales Engineer||2,940 XCD|
|Scheduling Engineer||2,680 XCD|
|Service Engineer||2,900 XCD|
|Solar Engineer||3,120 XCD|
|Staff Engineer||2,980 XCD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||2,700 XCD|
|Stationary Engineer||2,710 XCD|
|Stress Engineer||2,700 XCD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,800 XCD|
|Structural Designer||2,490 XCD|
|Structural Engineer||2,750 XCD|
|Structural Technician||1,770 XCD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||2,770 XCD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,390 XCD|
|Technical Assistant||1,460 XCD|
|Technical Engineer||2,560 XCD|
|Technical Support Engineer||2,560 XCD|
|Tender Engineer||2,570 XCD|
|Test Development Engineer||2,890 XCD|
|Transportation Engineer||2,650 XCD|
|Validation Engineer||2,610 XCD|
|Verification Engineer||2,670 XCD|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,710 XCD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||3,040 XCD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||3,910 XCD|
|Work Planner||2,040 XCD|
Engineering salaries in Saint Kitts and Nevis range from 910 XCD per month (minimum average salary) to 6,040 XCD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 2,740 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,740 XCD while the other half are earning more than 2,740 XCD. 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 1,640 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,640 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,220 XCD while 25% are earning more than 4,220 XCD.
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 Saint Kitts and Nevis costs anywhere from 16,900 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 50,700 East Caribbean 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Saint Kitts and Nevis who work in Engineering earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Saint Kitts and Nevis are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis 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.
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.
67% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saint Kitts and Nevis earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.