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Engineering Average Salaries in Solomon Islands 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Solomon Islands?

Average Monthly Salary
5,350 SBD
( 64,300 SBD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Solomon Islands typically earns around 5,350 SBD per month. Salaries range from 1,700 SBD (lowest average) to 11,300 SBD (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 Engineer5,040 SBD
Assembly Engineering Technician4,080 SBD
Assistant Chief Engineer5,920 SBD
Associate Engineer4,770 SBD
Autocad Operator3,320 SBD
Automation Engineer5,610 SBD
Avionic System Support Engineer4,960 SBD
Biochemical Engineer5,040 SBD
BMS Engineer4,760 SBD
Bridge and Lock Tender2,890 SBD
Broadcast Engineer4,990 SBD
CAD Design Engineer5,710 SBD
CAD Designer3,460 SBD
CAE Engineer5,400 SBD
Ceramics Engineer4,840 SBD
Civil Engineer5,460 SBD
Commissioning Engineer4,950 SBD
Communications Engineer5,500 SBD
Condition Monitoring Engineer4,570 SBD
Contract Associate Engineer5,140 SBD
Control Systems Engineer5,260 SBD
Controls Engineer5,300 SBD
Controls Software Engineer4,710 SBD
Corrosion Engineer4,850 SBD
Design Engineer5,410 SBD
Drafter3,260 SBD
Drafting Manager5,990 SBD
Drilling Engineer5,130 SBD
Electrical Draughtsman2,590 SBD
Electrical Engineer5,800 SBD
Electrical Engineering Manager7,570 SBD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist5,940 SBD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler2,900 SBD
Energy Engineer5,370 SBD
Engine Assembler2,450 SBD
Engineer5,560 SBD
Engineering Account Manager6,370 SBD
Engineering Chief Designer5,950 SBD
Engineering Consultant7,370 SBD
Engineering Key Account Manager7,290 SBD
Engineering Lab Technician5,280 SBD
Engineering Planning Manager7,590 SBD
Engineering Production Manager9,670 SBD
Engineering Project Analyst6,490 SBD
Engineering Project Coordinator 6,420 SBD
Engineering Project Director11,100 SBD
Engineering Project Manager7,340 SBD
Engineering Research and Development Manager8,770 SBD
Engineering Safety Coordinator4,150 SBD
Engineering Sales Manager7,110 SBD
Engineering Technician4,070 SBD
Engineering Technologist4,300 SBD
Environmental Engineer5,160 SBD
Equipment Engineer4,800 SBD
Equipment Engineering Manager6,920 SBD
Estimator4,640 SBD
Fabrication Specialist3,830 SBD
Fabricator2,460 SBD
Facade Engineer5,430 SBD
Fiber Analyst3,060 SBD
Field Engineer5,450 SBD
Field Engineering Manager8,860 SBD
Fire Engineer5,270 SBD
Fitter and Turner1,680 SBD
Forestry Strategic Planner6,000 SBD
Generation Engineer5,150 SBD
Genetic Engineer6,080 SBD
Geological Engineer5,290 SBD
Geotechnical Engineer5,570 SBD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,920 SBD
Highway Engineer5,210 SBD
HSE Professional4,740 SBD
HVAC Engineer5,560 SBD
HVAC Supervisor5,090 SBD
Industrial Engineer5,030 SBD
Industrial Engineering Technologist5,210 SBD
Instrument Engineer5,270 SBD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer5,400 SBD
Instrumentation Engineer5,290 SBD
Instrumentation Manager5,390 SBD
Irrigation Engineer5,070 SBD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer5,880 SBD
Locomotive Engineer4,900 SBD
Maintenance Engineer4,890 SBD
Maintenance Fitter1,910 SBD
Maintenance Manager5,380 SBD
Manufacturing Engineer5,010 SBD
Marine Engineer5,230 SBD
Materials Engineer5,090 SBD
Materials Researcher5,140 SBD
Materials Technician3,810 SBD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer5,480 SBD
Mechanical Design Engineer5,760 SBD
Mechanical Designer4,650 SBD
Mechanical Engineer5,520 SBD
Mechanical Engineering Manager7,270 SBD
Mechanical Inspector5,320 SBD
Mechatronics Engineer5,870 SBD
Mining Engineer5,440 SBD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer5,640 SBD
Optical Engineer5,080 SBD
Optical Instrument Assembler2,650 SBD
PCB Assembler2,020 SBD
Photonics Engineer5,630 SBD
Photonics Technician4,590 SBD
Pipeline Engineer5,000 SBD
Piping Designer2,960 SBD
Piping Engineer4,990 SBD
Planning Engineer5,460 SBD
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,640 SBD
Principal Cost Engineer5,310 SBD
Principal Engineer5,400 SBD
Principal Support Engineer5,390 SBD
Process Engineer5,110 SBD
Process Operator3,090 SBD
Product Development Engineer5,360 SBD
Product Development Technician3,800 SBD
Product Engineer5,360 SBD
Product Safety Engineer5,240 SBD
Production Engineer5,370 SBD
Project Engineer5,440 SBD
Proposal Manager6,970 SBD
Purchasing Engineer4,710 SBD
Quality Assurance Engineer5,090 SBD
Rail Engineer5,170 SBD
Robotics Engineer5,990 SBD
Robotics Technician4,330 SBD
Safety Engineer5,120 SBD
Safety Inspector3,960 SBD
Safety Manager6,610 SBD
Safety Officer2,790 SBD
Sales Engineer5,820 SBD
Scheduling Engineer4,640 SBD
Service Engineer5,760 SBD
Solar Engineer5,760 SBD
Staff Engineer5,190 SBD
Static Equipment Engineer5,130 SBD
Stationary Engineer4,660 SBD
Stress Engineer4,810 SBD
Structural Analysis Engineer5,060 SBD
Structural Designer4,900 SBD
Structural Engineer5,060 SBD
Structural Technician3,310 SBD
Supply Chain Specialist5,430 SBD
Surveyor4,140 SBD
Technical Affairs Officer2,720 SBD
Technical Assistant2,720 SBD
Technical Engineer4,760 SBD
Technical Support Engineer4,570 SBD
Tender Engineer4,680 SBD
Test Development Engineer5,070 SBD
Transportation Engineer4,850 SBD
Validation Engineer4,940 SBD
Verification Engineer5,210 SBD
Wastewater Engineer5,360 SBD
Wind Energy Engineer5,510 SBD
Wind Energy Operations Manager7,200 SBD
Work Planner3,630 SBD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Solomon Islands

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Solomon Islands range from 1,700 SBD per month (minimum average salary) to 11,300 SBD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,250 SBD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,250 SBD while the other half are earning more than 5,250 SBD. 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 3,130 SBD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,130 SBD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,120 SBD while 25% are earning more than 8,120 SBD.

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 Solomon Islands costs anywhere from 31,700 Solomon Islands Dollar(s) to 95,200 Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands who work in Engineering earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,720 SBD
5,020 SBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Solomon Islands for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Solomon Islands

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


Engineering professionals in Solomon Islands 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Solomon Islands 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.

Solomon Islands / 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 Solomon Islands is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Solomon Islands 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Solomon Islands

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

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.

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 Solomon Islands

31 SBD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Solomon Islands is 31 SBD. This means that the average person in Solomon Islands earns approximately 31 SBD 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 Solomon Islands
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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 Solomon Islands earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
5,960 SBD
Public Sector+11%
6,600 SBD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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