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Engineering Average Salaries in Swaziland 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,800 SZL
( 45,600 SZL yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Swaziland typically earns around 3,800 SZL per month. Salaries range from 1,210 SZL (lowest average) to 8,050 SZL (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 Engineer4,040 SZL
Assembly Engineering Technician3,100 SZL
Assistant Chief Engineer4,540 SZL
Associate Engineer3,550 SZL
Autocad Operator2,520 SZL
Automation Engineer4,580 SZL
Avionic System Support Engineer3,830 SZL
Biochemical Engineer3,840 SZL
BMS Engineer3,700 SZL
Bridge and Lock Tender2,320 SZL
Broadcast Engineer4,070 SZL
CAD Design Engineer4,400 SZL
CAD Designer2,690 SZL
CAE Engineer3,940 SZL
Ceramics Engineer3,740 SZL
Civil Engineer4,260 SZL
Commissioning Engineer4,000 SZL
Communications Engineer4,520 SZL
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,510 SZL
Contract Associate Engineer3,910 SZL
Control Systems Engineer4,000 SZL
Controls Engineer4,150 SZL
Controls Software Engineer3,620 SZL
Corrosion Engineer3,680 SZL
Design Engineer4,260 SZL
Drafter2,620 SZL
Drafting Manager4,850 SZL
Drilling Engineer4,080 SZL
Electrical Draughtsman2,040 SZL
Electrical Engineer4,650 SZL
Electrical Engineering Manager6,130 SZL
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist4,580 SZL
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler2,250 SZL
Energy Engineer4,540 SZL
Engine Assembler1,930 SZL
Engineer4,540 SZL
Engineering Account Manager4,560 SZL
Engineering Chief Designer4,510 SZL
Engineering Consultant5,360 SZL
Engineering Key Account Manager6,100 SZL
Engineering Lab Technician3,790 SZL
Engineering Planning Manager5,620 SZL
Engineering Production Manager7,100 SZL
Engineering Project Analyst4,780 SZL
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,900 SZL
Engineering Project Director8,050 SZL
Engineering Project Manager5,780 SZL
Engineering Research and Development Manager6,930 SZL
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,330 SZL
Engineering Sales Manager5,390 SZL
Engineering Technician3,200 SZL
Engineering Technologist3,370 SZL
Environmental Engineer4,250 SZL
Equipment Engineer3,610 SZL
Equipment Engineering Manager5,250 SZL
Estimator3,460 SZL
Fabrication Specialist3,080 SZL
Fabricator1,800 SZL
Facade Engineer3,860 SZL
Fiber Analyst2,480 SZL
Field Engineer4,180 SZL
Field Engineering Manager6,850 SZL
Fire Engineer4,040 SZL
Fitter and Turner1,300 SZL
Forestry Strategic Planner4,940 SZL
Generation Engineer4,280 SZL
Genetic Engineer4,720 SZL
Geological Engineer4,430 SZL
Geotechnical Engineer4,350 SZL
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,210 SZL
Highway Engineer4,110 SZL
HSE Professional3,830 SZL
HVAC Engineer4,420 SZL
HVAC Supervisor3,680 SZL
Industrial Engineer4,030 SZL
Industrial Engineering Technologist4,110 SZL
Instrument Engineer3,890 SZL
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,890 SZL
Instrumentation Engineer4,170 SZL
Instrumentation Manager3,960 SZL
Irrigation Engineer4,100 SZL
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,560 SZL
Locomotive Engineer4,030 SZL
Maintenance Engineer3,990 SZL
Maintenance Fitter1,430 SZL
Maintenance Manager4,290 SZL
Manufacturing Engineer4,130 SZL
Marine Engineer4,340 SZL
Materials Engineer3,860 SZL
Materials Researcher4,030 SZL
Materials Technician2,920 SZL
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,350 SZL
Mechanical Design Engineer4,540 SZL
Mechanical Designer3,710 SZL
Mechanical Engineer4,220 SZL
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,610 SZL
Mechanical Inspector3,810 SZL
Mechatronics Engineer4,240 SZL
Mining Engineer3,920 SZL
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,430 SZL
Optical Engineer4,000 SZL
Optical Instrument Assembler2,100 SZL
PCB Assembler1,490 SZL
Photonics Engineer4,760 SZL
Photonics Technician3,540 SZL
Pipeline Engineer3,850 SZL
Piping Designer2,300 SZL
Piping Engineer3,910 SZL
Planning Engineer4,010 SZL
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,910 SZL
Principal Cost Engineer4,140 SZL
Principal Engineer3,990 SZL
Principal Support Engineer4,020 SZL
Process Engineer4,050 SZL
Process Operator2,470 SZL
Product Development Engineer4,300 SZL
Product Development Technician2,970 SZL
Product Engineer4,330 SZL
Product Safety Engineer4,070 SZL
Production Engineer3,940 SZL
Project Engineer4,440 SZL
Proposal Manager5,600 SZL
Purchasing Engineer3,700 SZL
Quality Assurance Engineer4,190 SZL
Rail Engineer4,290 SZL
Robotics Engineer4,720 SZL
Robotics Technician3,440 SZL
Safety Engineer4,290 SZL
Safety Inspector3,200 SZL
Safety Manager4,690 SZL
Safety Officer2,060 SZL
Sales Engineer4,560 SZL
Scheduling Engineer3,850 SZL
Service Engineer4,280 SZL
Solar Engineer4,260 SZL
Staff Engineer3,970 SZL
Static Equipment Engineer4,080 SZL
Stationary Engineer3,800 SZL
Stress Engineer3,780 SZL
Structural Analysis Engineer4,020 SZL
Structural Designer3,570 SZL
Structural Engineer4,050 SZL
Structural Technician2,680 SZL
Supply Chain Specialist4,180 SZL
Surveyor3,050 SZL
Technical Affairs Officer2,050 SZL
Technical Assistant2,100 SZL
Technical Engineer3,410 SZL
Technical Support Engineer3,510 SZL
Tender Engineer3,690 SZL
Test Development Engineer3,950 SZL
Transportation Engineer4,100 SZL
Validation Engineer3,570 SZL
Verification Engineer3,830 SZL
Wastewater Engineer4,200 SZL
Wind Energy Engineer4,160 SZL
Wind Energy Operations Manager5,480 SZL
Work Planner2,850 SZL

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Swaziland

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Swaziland range from 1,210 SZL per month (minimum average salary) to 8,050 SZL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,730 SZL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,730 SZL while the other half are earning more than 3,730 SZL. 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 2,220 SZL while 75% of them are earning more than 2,220 SZL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,770 SZL while 25% are earning more than 5,770 SZL.

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 Swaziland costs anywhere from 22,500 Lilangeni(s) to 67,600 Lilangeni(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 Swaziland 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 Swaziland who work in Engineering earn 18% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,140 SZL
3,500 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Swaziland for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Swaziland

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


Engineering professionals in Swaziland 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 Swaziland 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.

Swaziland / 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 Swaziland is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

22 SZL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Swaziland is 22 SZL. This means that the average person in Swaziland earns approximately 22 SZL 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 Swaziland
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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 Swaziland earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,240 SZL
Public Sector+11%
4,690 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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