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Engineering Average Salaries in Saint Lucia 2021

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Saint Lucia?

Average Monthly Salary
2,380 XCD
( 28,600 XCD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Saint Lucia typically earns around 2,380 XCD per month. Salaries range from 760 XCD (lowest average) to 5,040 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer2,310 XCD
Assembly Engineering Technician1,850 XCD
Assistant Chief Engineer2,640 XCD
Associate Engineer2,230 XCD
Autocad Operator1,510 XCD
Automation Engineer2,630 XCD
Avionic System Support Engineer2,260 XCD
Biochemical Engineer2,130 XCD
BMS Engineer2,290 XCD
Bridge and Lock Tender1,280 XCD
Broadcast Engineer2,460 XCD
CAD Design Engineer2,450 XCD
CAD Designer1,460 XCD
CAE Engineer2,380 XCD
Ceramics Engineer2,130 XCD
Civil Engineer2,360 XCD
Commissioning Engineer2,250 XCD
Communications Engineer2,680 XCD
Condition Monitoring Engineer2,040 XCD
Contract Associate Engineer2,170 XCD
Control Systems Engineer2,300 XCD
Controls Engineer2,370 XCD
Controls Software Engineer2,030 XCD
Corrosion Engineer2,200 XCD
Design Engineer2,550 XCD
Drafter1,550 XCD
Drafting Manager2,800 XCD
Drilling Engineer2,390 XCD
Electrical Draughtsman1,230 XCD
Electrical Engineer2,660 XCD
Electrical Engineering Manager3,420 XCD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist2,550 XCD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler1,230 XCD
Energy Engineer2,410 XCD
Engine Assembler1,040 XCD
Engineer2,470 XCD
Engineering Account Manager2,790 XCD
Engineering Chief Designer2,790 XCD
Engineering Consultant3,360 XCD
Engineering Key Account Manager3,440 XCD
Engineering Lab Technician2,310 XCD
Engineering Planning Manager3,360 XCD
Engineering Production Manager4,340 XCD
Engineering Project Analyst2,720 XCD
Engineering Project Coordinator 2,800 XCD
Engineering Project Director5,040 XCD
Engineering Project Manager3,240 XCD
Engineering Research and Development Manager3,730 XCD
Engineering Safety Coordinator1,830 XCD
Engineering Sales Manager3,120 XCD
Engineering Technician1,800 XCD
Engineering Technologist1,790 XCD
Environmental Engineer2,260 XCD
Equipment Engineer2,280 XCD
Equipment Engineering Manager3,250 XCD
Estimator2,090 XCD
Fabrication Specialist1,630 XCD
Fabricator1,140 XCD
Facade Engineer2,410 XCD
Fiber Analyst1,330 XCD
Field Engineer2,520 XCD
Field Engineering Manager4,040 XCD
Fire Engineer2,440 XCD
Fitter and Turner770 XCD
Forestry Strategic Planner2,820 XCD
Generation Engineer2,470 XCD
Genetic Engineer2,570 XCD
Geological Engineer2,410 XCD
Geotechnical Engineer2,500 XCD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic1,340 XCD
Highway Engineer2,300 XCD
HSE Professional2,150 XCD
HVAC Engineer2,680 XCD
HVAC Supervisor2,200 XCD
Industrial Engineer2,380 XCD
Industrial Engineering Technologist2,290 XCD
Instrument Engineer2,260 XCD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer2,260 XCD
Instrumentation Engineer2,410 XCD
Instrumentation Manager2,420 XCD
Irrigation Engineer2,370 XCD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer2,570 XCD
Locomotive Engineer2,380 XCD
Maintenance Engineer2,250 XCD
Maintenance Fitter860 XCD
Maintenance Manager2,330 XCD
Manufacturing Engineer2,270 XCD
Marine Engineer2,330 XCD
Materials Engineer2,240 XCD
Materials Researcher2,140 XCD
Materials Technician1,760 XCD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer2,560 XCD
Mechanical Design Engineer2,530 XCD
Mechanical Designer2,020 XCD
Mechanical Engineer2,650 XCD
Mechanical Engineering Manager3,430 XCD
Mechanical Inspector2,410 XCD
Mechatronics Engineer2,620 XCD
Mining Engineer2,280 XCD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer2,580 XCD
Optical Engineer2,250 XCD
Optical Instrument Assembler1,270 XCD
PCB Assembler850 XCD
Photonics Engineer2,530 XCD
Photonics Technician2,240 XCD
Pipeline Engineer2,220 XCD
Piping Designer1,300 XCD
Piping Engineer2,150 XCD
Planning Engineer2,540 XCD
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,140 XCD
Principal Cost Engineer2,380 XCD
Principal Engineer2,310 XCD
Principal Support Engineer2,520 XCD
Process Engineer2,300 XCD
Process Operator1,460 XCD
Product Development Engineer2,380 XCD
Product Development Technician1,710 XCD
Product Engineer2,590 XCD
Product Safety Engineer2,210 XCD
Production Engineer2,500 XCD
Project Engineer2,590 XCD
Proposal Manager2,980 XCD
Purchasing Engineer2,240 XCD
Quality Assurance Engineer2,390 XCD
Rail Engineer2,390 XCD
Robotics Engineer2,820 XCD
Robotics Technician2,010 XCD
Safety Engineer2,330 XCD
Safety Inspector1,800 XCD
Safety Manager2,940 XCD
Safety Officer1,200 XCD
Sales Engineer2,510 XCD
Scheduling Engineer2,220 XCD
Service Engineer2,460 XCD
Solar Engineer2,470 XCD
Staff Engineer2,400 XCD
Static Equipment Engineer2,390 XCD
Stationary Engineer2,220 XCD
Stress Engineer2,200 XCD
Structural Analysis Engineer2,280 XCD
Structural Designer2,080 XCD
Structural Engineer2,250 XCD
Structural Technician1,600 XCD
Supply Chain Specialist2,330 XCD
Surveyor1,800 XCD
Technical Affairs Officer1,210 XCD
Technical Assistant1,270 XCD
Technical Engineer2,160 XCD
Technical Support Engineer2,040 XCD
Tender Engineer2,070 XCD
Test Development Engineer2,360 XCD
Transportation Engineer2,180 XCD
Validation Engineer2,210 XCD
Verification Engineer2,260 XCD
Wastewater Engineer2,310 XCD
Wind Energy Engineer2,360 XCD
Wind Energy Operations Manager3,040 XCD
Work Planner1,660 XCD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Saint Lucia

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Saint Lucia range from 760 XCD per month (minimum average salary) to 5,040 XCD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,480 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,480 XCD while the other half are earning more than 2,480 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.

  • 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 1,460 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,460 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,910 XCD while 25% are earning more than 3,910 XCD.

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 Saint Lucia costs anywhere from 14,100 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 42,300 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,520 XCD
2,320 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Saint Lucia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Saint Lucia
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Saint Lucia

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


Engineering professionals in Saint Lucia 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 Saint Lucia 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.

Saint Lucia / 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 Saint Lucia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

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

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

63% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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
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 Saint Lucia

14 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Saint Lucia is 14 XCD. This means that the average person in Saint Lucia earns approximately 14 XCD 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 Saint Lucia
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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 Saint Lucia earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,570 XCD
Public Sector+21%
3,100 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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