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Engineering Average Salaries in Somalia 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Somalia?

Average Monthly Salary
219,000 SOS
( 2,630,000 SOS yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Somalia typically earns around 219,000 SOS per month. Salaries range from 69,400 SOS (lowest average) to 463,000 SOS (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 Engineer218,000 SOS
Assembly Engineering Technician176,000 SOS
Assistant Chief Engineer255,000 SOS
Associate Engineer204,000 SOS
Autocad Operator143,000 SOS
Automation Engineer243,000 SOS
Avionic System Support Engineer216,000 SOS
Biochemical Engineer212,000 SOS
BMS Engineer212,000 SOS
Bridge and Lock Tender123,000 SOS
Broadcast Engineer224,000 SOS
CAD Design Engineer235,000 SOS
CAD Designer143,000 SOS
CAE Engineer224,000 SOS
Ceramics Engineer208,000 SOS
Civil Engineer235,000 SOS
Commissioning Engineer222,000 SOS
Communications Engineer247,000 SOS
Condition Monitoring Engineer197,000 SOS
Contract Associate Engineer216,000 SOS
Control Systems Engineer224,000 SOS
Controls Engineer224,000 SOS
Controls Software Engineer201,000 SOS
Corrosion Engineer208,000 SOS
Design Engineer233,000 SOS
Drafter143,000 SOS
Drafting Manager262,000 SOS
Drilling Engineer222,000 SOS
Electrical Draughtsman116,000 SOS
Electrical Engineer251,000 SOS
Electrical Engineering Manager328,000 SOS
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist245,000 SOS
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler120,000 SOS
Energy Engineer239,000 SOS
Engine Assembler102,000 SOS
Engineer241,000 SOS
Engineering Account Manager260,000 SOS
Engineering Chief Designer258,000 SOS
Engineering Consultant309,000 SOS
Engineering Key Account Manager328,000 SOS
Engineering Lab Technician216,000 SOS
Engineering Planning Manager318,000 SOS
Engineering Production Manager405,000 SOS
Engineering Project Analyst266,000 SOS
Engineering Project Coordinator 264,000 SOS
Engineering Project Director463,000 SOS
Engineering Project Manager320,000 SOS
Engineering Research and Development Manager366,000 SOS
Engineering Safety Coordinator177,000 SOS
Engineering Sales Manager312,000 SOS
Engineering Technician177,000 SOS
Engineering Technologist177,000 SOS
Environmental Engineer224,000 SOS
Equipment Engineer208,000 SOS
Equipment Engineering Manager301,000 SOS
Estimator197,000 SOS
Fabrication Specialist162,000 SOS
Fabricator104,000 SOS
Facade Engineer222,000 SOS
Fiber Analyst131,000 SOS
Field Engineer237,000 SOS
Field Engineering Manager386,000 SOS
Fire Engineer230,000 SOS
Fitter and Turner73,300 SOS
Forestry Strategic Planner266,000 SOS
Generation Engineer231,000 SOS
Genetic Engineer251,000 SOS
Geological Engineer235,000 SOS
Geotechnical Engineer243,000 SOS
Heavy Equipment Mechanic122,000 SOS
Highway Engineer228,000 SOS
HSE Professional212,000 SOS
HVAC Engineer243,000 SOS
HVAC Supervisor208,000 SOS
Industrial Engineer220,000 SOS
Industrial Engineering Technologist220,000 SOS
Instrument Engineer226,000 SOS
Instrumentation and Control Engineer226,000 SOS
Instrumentation Engineer226,000 SOS
Instrumentation Manager226,000 SOS
Irrigation Engineer222,000 SOS
Licensed Aircraft Engineer245,000 SOS
Locomotive Engineer220,000 SOS
Maintenance Engineer214,000 SOS
Maintenance Fitter81,000 SOS
Maintenance Manager228,000 SOS
Manufacturing Engineer220,000 SOS
Marine Engineer230,000 SOS
Materials Engineer224,000 SOS
Materials Researcher212,000 SOS
Materials Technician166,000 SOS
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer245,000 SOS
Mechanical Design Engineer243,000 SOS
Mechanical Designer197,000 SOS
Mechanical Engineer243,000 SOS
Mechanical Engineering Manager320,000 SOS
Mechanical Inspector220,000 SOS
Mechatronics Engineer243,000 SOS
Mining Engineer228,000 SOS
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer249,000 SOS
Optical Engineer222,000 SOS
Optical Instrument Assembler116,000 SOS
PCB Assembler82,900 SOS
Photonics Engineer251,000 SOS
Photonics Technician204,000 SOS
Pipeline Engineer208,000 SOS
Piping Designer123,000 SOS
Piping Engineer208,000 SOS
Planning Engineer231,000 SOS
Pressure Vessel Inspector108,000 SOS
Principal Cost Engineer231,000 SOS
Principal Engineer231,000 SOS
Principal Support Engineer231,000 SOS
Process Engineer226,000 SOS
Process Operator135,000 SOS
Product Development Engineer237,000 SOS
Product Development Technician166,000 SOS
Product Engineer237,000 SOS
Product Safety Engineer216,000 SOS
Production Engineer228,000 SOS
Project Engineer241,000 SOS
Proposal Manager295,000 SOS
Purchasing Engineer210,000 SOS
Quality Assurance Engineer226,000 SOS
Rail Engineer230,000 SOS
Robotics Engineer258,000 SOS
Robotics Technician187,000 SOS
Safety Engineer228,000 SOS
Safety Inspector177,000 SOS
Safety Manager270,000 SOS
Safety Officer120,000 SOS
Sales Engineer243,000 SOS
Scheduling Engineer208,000 SOS
Service Engineer239,000 SOS
Solar Engineer247,000 SOS
Staff Engineer226,000 SOS
Static Equipment Engineer222,000 SOS
Stationary Engineer206,000 SOS
Stress Engineer212,000 SOS
Structural Analysis Engineer224,000 SOS
Structural Designer201,000 SOS
Structural Engineer224,000 SOS
Structural Technician147,000 SOS
Supply Chain Specialist224,000 SOS
Surveyor172,000 SOS
Technical Affairs Officer116,000 SOS
Technical Assistant116,000 SOS
Technical Engineer197,000 SOS
Technical Support Engineer197,000 SOS
Tender Engineer204,000 SOS
Test Development Engineer224,000 SOS
Transportation Engineer216,000 SOS
Validation Engineer204,000 SOS
Verification Engineer216,000 SOS
Wastewater Engineer224,000 SOS
Wind Energy Engineer231,000 SOS
Wind Energy Operations Manager303,000 SOS
Work Planner160,000 SOS

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Somalia

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Somalia range from 69,400 SOS per month (minimum average salary) to 463,000 SOS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 232,000 SOS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 232,000 SOS while the other half are earning more than 232,000 SOS. 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 136,000 SOS while 75% of them are earning more than 136,000 SOS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 368,000 SOS while 25% are earning more than 368,000 SOS.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Somalia costs anywhere from 1,300,000 Somali Shilling(s) to 3,890,000 Somali Shilling(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 Somalia 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 Somalia who work in Engineering earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

237,000 SOS
204,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Somalia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Somalia

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


Engineering professionals in Somalia 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.

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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.

Somalia / 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 Somalia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

62% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Somalia

1,260 SOS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Somalia is 1,260 SOS. This means that the average person in Somalia earns approximately 1,260 SOS 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 Somalia
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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 Somalia earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
233,000 SOS
Public Sector+18%
275,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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