A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Barbados typically earns around 4,050 BBD per month. Salaries range from 1,910 BBD (lowest average) to 7,630 BBD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Factory and Manufacturing careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assembly Foreman||2,060 BBD|
|Assembly Line Worker||1,920 BBD|
|Assembly Supervisor||3,120 BBD|
|Assistance Maintenance Manager||5,070 BBD|
|Assistant Shipping Manager||5,140 BBD|
|Chemical Equipment Controller||4,630 BBD|
|Chemical Technican Apprentice||3,970 BBD|
|CNC Machinist||4,110 BBD|
|CNC Operator||3,470 BBD|
|CNC Programmer||4,090 BBD|
|Colour Technologist||3,550 BBD|
|Contracts Manager||4,850 BBD|
|Data Collection Coordinator||3,600 BBD|
|Demand Planner||3,210 BBD|
|Derrick Operator||2,560 BBD|
|Director of Manufacturing||5,430 BBD|
|Dock Worker||2,620 BBD|
|Drying Technician||2,670 BBD|
|Equipment Operator||2,650 BBD|
|Export Sales Coordinator||4,360 BBD|
|Factory Superintendent||3,530 BBD|
|Factory Worker||3,510 BBD|
|Failure Analysis Technician||3,710 BBD|
|Fiberglass Laminator||2,830 BBD|
|Food Technologist||3,770 BBD|
|Forklift Driver||2,720 BBD|
|Forming Machine Operator||3,090 BBD|
|Furnace Operator||2,720 BBD|
|Gas Appliance Repairer||2,740 BBD|
|General Warehouse Associate||4,110 BBD|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||3,370 BBD|
|HSE Manager||5,800 BBD|
|Industrial Engineer||4,930 BBD|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||4,140 BBD|
|Industrial Production Manager||6,880 BBD|
|Industrial Safety and Health Engineer||4,970 BBD|
|Intake Operator||3,410 BBD|
|Key Account Manager||5,680 BBD|
|Lift Truck Operator||2,880 BBD|
|Loading Supervisor||3,660 BBD|
|Logistic Coordinator||4,200 BBD|
|Logistics Clerk||3,710 BBD|
|Machine Operator||2,800 BBD|
|Maintenance Manager||5,000 BBD|
|Maintenance Store Clerk||2,700 BBD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,700 BBD|
|Manufacturing Engineering Manager||6,250 BBD|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||5,120 BBD|
|Manufacturing Manager||6,400 BBD|
|Manufacturing Operative||4,910 BBD|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||3,420 BBD|
|Manufacturing Supervisor||4,270 BBD|
|Manufacturing Technician||3,170 BBD|
|Materials Supervisor||4,670 BBD|
|Mechanical Fitter Engineer||4,520 BBD|
|Mechanical Foreman||2,940 BBD|
|Merchandise Planner||3,630 BBD|
|Metrology Engineer||4,550 BBD|
|Operations Engineer||4,390 BBD|
|Operations Manager||5,610 BBD|
|Order Management Coordinator||4,740 BBD|
|Order Processing Manager||5,500 BBD|
|Order Selector||3,410 BBD|
|Package Handler||2,560 BBD|
|Packaging Manager||5,200 BBD|
|Packing Deputy Supervisor||4,010 BBD|
|Planning Manager||5,450 BBD|
|Plant Manager||6,610 BBD|
|Precision Instrument Repairer||3,430 BBD|
|Process Technician||3,530 BBD|
|Product Manager||5,790 BBD|
|Production Analyst||5,460 BBD|
|Production Director||6,900 BBD|
|Production Engineer||4,810 BBD|
|Production Engineering Supervisor||5,550 BBD|
|Production Inspector||5,330 BBD|
|Production Laborer||2,850 BBD|
|Production Manager||6,320 BBD|
|Production Scheduler||4,240 BBD|
|Production Supervisor||4,990 BBD|
|Quality Control Analyst||5,630 BBD|
|Quality Control Inspector||4,720 BBD|
|Quality Control Manager||6,150 BBD|
|Service Technician||3,510 BBD|
|SHEQ Officer||3,560 BBD|
|Shipping Manager||5,710 BBD|
|Small Engine Mechanic||3,670 BBD|
|Spray Painter||2,820 BBD|
|Sterile Processing Technician||3,070 BBD|
|Structural Welder||2,570 BBD|
|Supply Chain Operative||4,560 BBD|
|Technical Operator||3,340 BBD|
|Technology Development Manager||6,880 BBD|
|Testing Technician||4,690 BBD|
|Warehouse Operative||2,900 BBD|
|Warehouse Worker||3,030 BBD|
|Warranty Handler||3,800 BBD|
|Workshop Manager||5,160 BBD|
Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Barbados range from 1,910 BBD per month (minimum average salary) to 7,630 BBD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 4,130 BBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 4,130 BBD while the other half are earning more than 4,130 BBD. 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 2,720 BBD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,720 BBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,000 BBD while 25% are earning more than 6,000 BBD.
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 Barbados costs anywhere from 25,800 Barbados Dollar(s) to 77,500 Barbados 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 earn 13% more than their female counterparts.
Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Barbados are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 29 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 Barbados 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.
Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.
89% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Barbados earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Barbados are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.
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 Factory and Manufacturing is 22% less than that of All Jobs.