A person working in Engineering in Sao Tome and Principe typically earns around 5,900,000 STD per month. Salaries range from 1,870,000 STD (lowest average) to 12,500,000 STD (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||5,420,000 STD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||4,640,000 STD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||6,670,000 STD|
|Associate Engineer||5,510,000 STD|
|Autocad Operator||3,770,000 STD|
|Automation Engineer||6,550,000 STD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||5,540,000 STD|
|Biochemical Engineer||5,720,000 STD|
|BMS Engineer||5,280,000 STD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||3,100,000 STD|
|Broadcast Engineer||5,860,000 STD|
|CAD Design Engineer||5,800,000 STD|
|CAD Designer||3,850,000 STD|
|CAE Engineer||5,800,000 STD|
|Ceramics Engineer||5,400,000 STD|
|Civil Engineer||6,040,000 STD|
|Commissioning Engineer||5,870,000 STD|
|Communications Engineer||6,400,000 STD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||5,150,000 STD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||5,820,000 STD|
|Control Systems Engineer||5,970,000 STD|
|Controls Engineer||5,860,000 STD|
|Controls Software Engineer||5,300,000 STD|
|Corrosion Engineer||5,510,000 STD|
|Design Engineer||5,930,000 STD|
|Drafting Manager||7,070,000 STD|
|Drilling Engineer||5,580,000 STD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,850,000 STD|
|Electrical Engineer||6,240,000 STD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||8,080,000 STD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||6,030,000 STD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,220,000 STD|
|Energy Engineer||6,080,000 STD|
|Engine Assembler||2,680,000 STD|
|Engineering Account Manager||6,950,000 STD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||6,770,000 STD|
|Engineering Consultant||7,920,000 STD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||8,330,000 STD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||5,770,000 STD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||8,000,000 STD|
|Engineering Production Manager||10,300,000 STD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||6,900,000 STD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||6,580,000 STD|
|Engineering Project Director||11,900,000 STD|
|Engineering Project Manager||8,050,000 STD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||9,600,000 STD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||4,460,000 STD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||8,100,000 STD|
|Engineering Technician||4,460,000 STD|
|Engineering Technologist||4,740,000 STD|
|Environmental Engineer||5,970,000 STD|
|Equipment Engineer||5,510,000 STD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||7,880,000 STD|
|Fabrication Specialist||4,120,000 STD|
|Facade Engineer||5,980,000 STD|
|Fiber Analyst||3,260,000 STD|
|Field Engineer||6,150,000 STD|
|Field Engineering Manager||9,900,000 STD|
|Fire Engineer||5,950,000 STD|
|Fitter and Turner||1,880,000 STD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||6,970,000 STD|
|Generation Engineer||5,940,000 STD|
|Genetic Engineer||6,760,000 STD|
|Geological Engineer||6,040,000 STD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||6,170,000 STD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,020,000 STD|
|Highway Engineer||5,720,000 STD|
|HSE Professional||5,610,000 STD|
|HVAC Engineer||6,050,000 STD|
|HVAC Supervisor||5,510,000 STD|
|Industrial Engineer||5,420,000 STD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||5,700,000 STD|
|Instrument Engineer||5,560,000 STD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||5,850,000 STD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||5,790,000 STD|
|Instrumentation Manager||5,730,000 STD|
|Irrigation Engineer||5,980,000 STD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||6,540,000 STD|
|Locomotive Engineer||5,700,000 STD|
|Maintenance Engineer||5,720,000 STD|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,000,000 STD|
|Maintenance Manager||5,840,000 STD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||5,810,000 STD|
|Marine Engineer||6,010,000 STD|
|Materials Engineer||5,800,000 STD|
|Materials Researcher||5,670,000 STD|
|Materials Technician||4,300,000 STD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||6,600,000 STD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||6,300,000 STD|
|Mechanical Designer||5,050,000 STD|
|Mechanical Engineer||6,240,000 STD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||8,130,000 STD|
|Mechanical Inspector||5,810,000 STD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||6,360,000 STD|
|Mining Engineer||5,900,000 STD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||6,190,000 STD|
|Optical Engineer||5,580,000 STD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,880,000 STD|
|PCB Assembler||2,150,000 STD|
|Photonics Engineer||6,370,000 STD|
|Photonics Technician||5,140,000 STD|
|Pipeline Engineer||5,620,000 STD|
|Piping Designer||3,300,000 STD|
|Piping Engineer||5,510,000 STD|
|Planning Engineer||5,820,000 STD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||2,860,000 STD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||5,880,000 STD|
|Principal Engineer||5,700,000 STD|
|Principal Support Engineer||6,240,000 STD|
|Process Engineer||5,560,000 STD|
|Process Operator||3,330,000 STD|
|Product Development Engineer||6,400,000 STD|
|Product Development Technician||4,210,000 STD|
|Product Engineer||6,330,000 STD|
|Product Safety Engineer||5,820,000 STD|
|Production Engineer||5,720,000 STD|
|Project Engineer||6,380,000 STD|
|Proposal Manager||7,500,000 STD|
|Purchasing Engineer||5,180,000 STD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||5,910,000 STD|
|Rail Engineer||5,950,000 STD|
|Robotics Engineer||6,570,000 STD|
|Robotics Technician||4,700,000 STD|
|Safety Engineer||5,840,000 STD|
|Safety Inspector||4,690,000 STD|
|Safety Manager||7,280,000 STD|
|Safety Officer||2,950,000 STD|
|Sales Engineer||6,430,000 STD|
|Scheduling Engineer||5,350,000 STD|
|Service Engineer||6,080,000 STD|
|Solar Engineer||6,080,000 STD|
|Staff Engineer||5,850,000 STD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||5,580,000 STD|
|Stationary Engineer||5,460,000 STD|
|Stress Engineer||5,280,000 STD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||5,510,000 STD|
|Structural Designer||5,250,000 STD|
|Structural Engineer||6,030,000 STD|
|Structural Technician||3,910,000 STD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||5,510,000 STD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,120,000 STD|
|Technical Assistant||3,030,000 STD|
|Technical Engineer||5,200,000 STD|
|Technical Support Engineer||5,150,000 STD|
|Tender Engineer||5,140,000 STD|
|Test Development Engineer||5,630,000 STD|
|Transportation Engineer||5,490,000 STD|
|Validation Engineer||5,350,000 STD|
|Verification Engineer||5,540,000 STD|
|Wastewater Engineer||5,920,000 STD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||5,700,000 STD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||8,160,000 STD|
|Work Planner||3,980,000 STD|
Engineering salaries in Sao Tome and Principe range from 1,870,000 STD per month (minimum average salary) to 12,500,000 STD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 5,780,000 STD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,780,000 STD while the other half are earning more than 5,780,000 STD. 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 3,440,000 STD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,440,000 STD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,950,000 STD while 25% are earning more than 8,950,000 STD.
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 Sao Tome and Principe costs anywhere from 34,900,000 Dobra(s) to 105,000,000 Dobra(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 Sao Tome and Principe who work in Engineering earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Sao Tome and Principe 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 Sao Tome and Principe 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.
66% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.
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 Sao Tome and Principe earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.