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Engineering Average Salaries in Tanzania 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
1,070,000 TZS
( 12,800,000 TZS yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Tanzania typically earns around 1,070,000 TZS per month. Salaries range from 338,000 TZS (lowest average) to 2,250,000 TZS (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 Engineer1,070,000 TZS
Assembly Engineering Technician880,000 TZS
Assistant Chief Engineer1,290,000 TZS
Associate Engineer996,000 TZS
Autocad Operator715,000 TZS
Automation Engineer1,230,000 TZS
Avionic System Support Engineer1,060,000 TZS
Biochemical Engineer1,050,000 TZS
BMS Engineer1,070,000 TZS
Bridge and Lock Tender637,000 TZS
Broadcast Engineer1,090,000 TZS
CAD Design Engineer1,180,000 TZS
CAD Designer724,000 TZS
CAE Engineer1,090,000 TZS
Ceramics Engineer1,070,000 TZS
Civil Engineer1,230,000 TZS
Commissioning Engineer1,070,000 TZS
Communications Engineer1,220,000 TZS
Condition Monitoring Engineer1,000,000 TZS
Contract Associate Engineer1,070,000 TZS
Control Systems Engineer1,170,000 TZS
Controls Engineer1,160,000 TZS
Controls Software Engineer965,000 TZS
Corrosion Engineer1,040,000 TZS
Design Engineer1,240,000 TZS
Drafter743,000 TZS
Drafting Manager1,380,000 TZS
Drilling Engineer1,080,000 TZS
Electrical Draughtsman591,000 TZS
Electrical Engineer1,240,000 TZS
Electrical Engineering Manager1,640,000 TZS
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist1,230,000 TZS
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler607,000 TZS
Energy Engineer1,170,000 TZS
Engine Assembler509,000 TZS
Engineer1,220,000 TZS
Engineering Account Manager1,290,000 TZS
Engineering Chief Designer1,370,000 TZS
Engineering Consultant1,580,000 TZS
Engineering Key Account Manager1,670,000 TZS
Engineering Lab Technician1,070,000 TZS
Engineering Planning Manager1,680,000 TZS
Engineering Production Manager2,100,000 TZS
Engineering Project Analyst1,370,000 TZS
Engineering Project Coordinator 1,300,000 TZS
Engineering Project Director2,370,000 TZS
Engineering Project Manager1,620,000 TZS
Engineering Research and Development Manager1,830,000 TZS
Engineering Safety Coordinator916,000 TZS
Engineering Sales Manager1,580,000 TZS
Engineering Technician898,000 TZS
Engineering Technologist913,000 TZS
Environmental Engineer1,150,000 TZS
Equipment Engineer1,090,000 TZS
Equipment Engineering Manager1,590,000 TZS
Estimator1,000,000 TZS
Fabrication Specialist792,000 TZS
Fabricator517,000 TZS
Facade Engineer1,080,000 TZS
Fiber Analyst687,000 TZS
Field Engineer1,150,000 TZS
Field Engineering Manager1,900,000 TZS
Fire Engineer1,110,000 TZS
Fitter and Turner361,000 TZS
Forestry Strategic Planner1,380,000 TZS
Generation Engineer1,160,000 TZS
Genetic Engineer1,270,000 TZS
Geological Engineer1,130,000 TZS
Geotechnical Engineer1,210,000 TZS
Heavy Equipment Mechanic624,000 TZS
Highway Engineer1,150,000 TZS
HSE Professional1,020,000 TZS
HVAC Engineer1,250,000 TZS
HVAC Supervisor1,040,000 TZS
Industrial Engineer1,140,000 TZS
Industrial Engineering Technologist1,160,000 TZS
Instrument Engineer1,080,000 TZS
Instrumentation and Control Engineer1,140,000 TZS
Instrumentation Engineer1,130,000 TZS
Instrumentation Manager1,170,000 TZS
Irrigation Engineer1,170,000 TZS
Licensed Aircraft Engineer1,190,000 TZS
Locomotive Engineer1,090,000 TZS
Maintenance Engineer1,040,000 TZS
Maintenance Fitter413,000 TZS
Maintenance Manager1,100,000 TZS
Manufacturing Engineer1,080,000 TZS
Marine Engineer1,140,000 TZS
Materials Engineer1,130,000 TZS
Materials Researcher1,090,000 TZS
Materials Technician805,000 TZS
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer1,270,000 TZS
Mechanical Design Engineer1,280,000 TZS
Mechanical Designer948,000 TZS
Mechanical Engineer1,250,000 TZS
Mechanical Engineering Manager1,660,000 TZS
Mechanical Inspector1,150,000 TZS
Mechatronics Engineer1,280,000 TZS
Mining Engineer1,150,000 TZS
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer1,200,000 TZS
Optical Engineer1,120,000 TZS
Optical Instrument Assembler594,000 TZS
PCB Assembler427,000 TZS
Photonics Engineer1,230,000 TZS
Photonics Technician1,010,000 TZS
Pipeline Engineer1,100,000 TZS
Piping Designer597,000 TZS
Piping Engineer1,020,000 TZS
Planning Engineer1,150,000 TZS
Pressure Vessel Inspector541,000 TZS
Principal Cost Engineer1,160,000 TZS
Principal Engineer1,110,000 TZS
Principal Support Engineer1,130,000 TZS
Process Engineer1,110,000 TZS
Process Operator703,000 TZS
Product Development Engineer1,180,000 TZS
Product Development Technician828,000 TZS
Product Engineer1,200,000 TZS
Product Safety Engineer1,100,000 TZS
Production Engineer1,130,000 TZS
Project Engineer1,230,000 TZS
Proposal Manager1,440,000 TZS
Purchasing Engineer1,070,000 TZS
Quality Assurance Engineer1,170,000 TZS
Rail Engineer1,210,000 TZS
Robotics Engineer1,370,000 TZS
Robotics Technician909,000 TZS
Safety Engineer1,100,000 TZS
Safety Inspector854,000 TZS
Safety Manager1,320,000 TZS
Safety Officer574,000 TZS
Sales Engineer1,190,000 TZS
Scheduling Engineer1,050,000 TZS
Service Engineer1,190,000 TZS
Solar Engineer1,180,000 TZS
Staff Engineer1,090,000 TZS
Static Equipment Engineer1,080,000 TZS
Stationary Engineer1,060,000 TZS
Stress Engineer1,020,000 TZS
Structural Analysis Engineer1,100,000 TZS
Structural Designer1,020,000 TZS
Structural Engineer1,110,000 TZS
Structural Technician739,000 TZS
Supply Chain Specialist1,120,000 TZS
Surveyor845,000 TZS
Technical Affairs Officer599,000 TZS
Technical Assistant565,000 TZS
Technical Engineer1,030,000 TZS
Technical Support Engineer1,000,000 TZS
Tender Engineer1,040,000 TZS
Test Development Engineer1,180,000 TZS
Transportation Engineer1,060,000 TZS
Validation Engineer1,080,000 TZS
Verification Engineer1,060,000 TZS
Wastewater Engineer1,100,000 TZS
Wind Energy Engineer1,130,000 TZS
Wind Energy Operations Manager1,510,000 TZS
Work Planner773,000 TZS

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Tanzania

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Tanzania range from 338,000 TZS per month (minimum average salary) to 2,250,000 TZS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 980,000 TZS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 980,000 TZS while the other half are earning more than 980,000 TZS. 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 593,000 TZS while 75% of them are earning more than 593,000 TZS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,490,000 TZS while 25% are earning more than 1,490,000 TZS.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Tanzania costs anywhere from 6,310,000 Tanzanian Shilling(s) to 18,900,000 Tanzanian 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 Tanzania 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 Tanzania who work in Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,100,000 TZS
1,020,000 TZS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Tanzania for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Tanzania

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


Engineering professionals in Tanzania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Tanzania 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.

Tanzania / 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 Tanzania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

53% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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 Tanzania

6,150 TZS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tanzania is 6,150 TZS. This means that the average person in Tanzania earns approximately 6,150 TZS 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 Tanzania
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dar es Salaam1,210,000 TZS
Dodoma1,010,000 TZS
Mwanza1,120,000 TZS

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 Tanzania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,230,000 TZS
Public Sector+7%
1,320,000 TZS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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