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Engineering Average Salaries in Trinidad and Tobago 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Trinidad and Tobago?


Average Monthly Salary
8,240 TTD
( 98,900 TTD yearly)

LOW
2,620
TTD
AVERAGE
8,240
TTD
HIGH
17,400
TTD

A person working in Engineering in Trinidad and Tobago typically earns around 8,240 TTD per month. Salaries range from 2,620 TTD (lowest average) to 17,400 TTD (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 Engineer8,230 TTD
Assembly Engineering Technician6,530 TTD
Assistant Chief Engineer9,660 TTD
Associate Engineer8,100 TTD
Autocad Operator5,310 TTD
Automation Engineer9,730 TTD
Avionic System Support Engineer8,430 TTD
Biochemical Engineer8,570 TTD
BMS Engineer8,590 TTD
Bridge and Lock Tender4,620 TTD
Broadcast Engineer9,010 TTD
CAD Design Engineer9,520 TTD
CAD Designer5,320 TTD
CAE Engineer9,000 TTD
Ceramics Engineer8,060 TTD
Civil Engineer9,280 TTD
Commissioning Engineer8,770 TTD
Communications Engineer9,170 TTD
Condition Monitoring Engineer7,470 TTD
Contract Associate Engineer8,730 TTD
Control Systems Engineer9,120 TTD
Controls Engineer8,670 TTD
Controls Software Engineer7,540 TTD
Corrosion Engineer7,750 TTD
Design Engineer9,370 TTD
Drafter5,440 TTD
Drafting Manager10,200 TTD
Drilling Engineer8,210 TTD
Electrical Draughtsman4,320 TTD
Electrical Engineer9,470 TTD
Electrical Engineering Manager12,600 TTD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist9,910 TTD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,460 TTD
Energy Engineer9,330 TTD
Engine Assembler4,000 TTD
Engineer9,460 TTD
Engineering Account Manager10,000 TTD
Engineering Chief Designer9,710 TTD
Engineering Consultant12,500 TTD
Engineering Key Account Manager12,700 TTD
Engineering Lab Technician8,300 TTD
Engineering Planning Manager12,200 TTD
Engineering Production Manager15,200 TTD
Engineering Project Analyst10,800 TTD
Engineering Project Coordinator 10,500 TTD
Engineering Project Director18,800 TTD
Engineering Project Manager13,000 TTD
Engineering Research and Development Manager14,300 TTD
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,640 TTD
Engineering Sales Manager11,800 TTD
Engineering Technician7,190 TTD
Engineering Technologist6,750 TTD
Environmental Engineer8,940 TTD
Equipment Engineer8,480 TTD
Equipment Engineering Manager11,300 TTD
Estimator7,730 TTD
Fabrication Specialist6,000 TTD
Fabricator3,940 TTD
Facade Engineer8,360 TTD
Fiber Analyst5,000 TTD
Field Engineer9,090 TTD
Field Engineering Manager15,100 TTD
Fire Engineer8,790 TTD
Fitter and Turner2,860 TTD
Forestry Strategic Planner10,800 TTD
Generation Engineer8,770 TTD
Genetic Engineer9,350 TTD
Geological Engineer9,000 TTD
Geotechnical Engineer9,670 TTD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,780 TTD
Highway Engineer9,220 TTD
HSE Professional8,390 TTD
HVAC Engineer9,080 TTD
HVAC Supervisor8,160 TTD
Industrial Engineer8,380 TTD
Industrial Engineering Technologist8,680 TTD
Instrument Engineer8,780 TTD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer8,990 TTD
Instrumentation Engineer8,990 TTD
Instrumentation Manager8,450 TTD
Irrigation Engineer8,620 TTD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer9,220 TTD
Locomotive Engineer8,170 TTD
Maintenance Engineer8,470 TTD
Maintenance Fitter3,180 TTD
Maintenance Manager9,150 TTD
Manufacturing Engineer8,870 TTD
Marine Engineer8,530 TTD
Materials Engineer8,480 TTD
Materials Researcher8,070 TTD
Materials Technician6,350 TTD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer9,320 TTD
Mechanical Design Engineer9,590 TTD
Mechanical Designer7,910 TTD
Mechanical Engineer9,390 TTD
Mechanical Engineering Manager12,600 TTD
Mechanical Inspector8,520 TTD
Mechatronics Engineer9,600 TTD
Mining Engineer9,070 TTD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer9,200 TTD
Optical Engineer8,990 TTD
Optical Instrument Assembler4,320 TTD
PCB Assembler3,370 TTD
Photonics Engineer9,780 TTD
Photonics Technician8,120 TTD
Pipeline Engineer8,500 TTD
Piping Designer4,650 TTD
Piping Engineer7,990 TTD
Planning Engineer8,750 TTD
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,230 TTD
Principal Cost Engineer9,210 TTD
Principal Engineer9,000 TTD
Principal Support Engineer9,170 TTD
Process Engineer8,510 TTD
Process Operator5,150 TTD
Product Development Engineer9,120 TTD
Product Development Technician6,600 TTD
Product Engineer9,300 TTD
Product Safety Engineer8,060 TTD
Production Engineer8,600 TTD
Project Engineer9,630 TTD
Proposal Manager10,900 TTD
Purchasing Engineer7,850 TTD
Quality Assurance Engineer9,180 TTD
Rail Engineer8,610 TTD
Robotics Engineer10,400 TTD
Robotics Technician6,930 TTD
Safety Engineer8,710 TTD
Safety Inspector7,020 TTD
Safety Manager10,200 TTD
Safety Officer4,650 TTD
Sales Engineer9,330 TTD
Scheduling Engineer7,890 TTD
Service Engineer9,050 TTD
Solar Engineer9,600 TTD
Staff Engineer8,640 TTD
Static Equipment Engineer8,210 TTD
Stationary Engineer8,240 TTD
Stress Engineer7,850 TTD
Structural Analysis Engineer8,440 TTD
Structural Designer8,000 TTD
Structural Engineer8,600 TTD
Structural Technician5,750 TTD
Supply Chain Specialist9,050 TTD
Surveyor6,370 TTD
Technical Affairs Officer4,630 TTD
Technical Assistant4,440 TTD
Technical Engineer7,630 TTD
Technical Support Engineer7,470 TTD
Tender Engineer8,280 TTD
Test Development Engineer8,980 TTD
Transportation Engineer8,430 TTD
Validation Engineer8,080 TTD
Verification Engineer8,010 TTD
Wastewater Engineer8,590 TTD
Wind Energy Engineer9,180 TTD
Wind Energy Operations Manager12,200 TTD
Work Planner5,920 TTD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Trinidad and Tobago

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Trinidad and Tobago range from 2,620 TTD per month (minimum average salary) to 17,400 TTD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,910 TTD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,910 TTD while the other half are earning more than 7,910 TTD. 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 4,740 TTD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,740 TTD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 12,200 TTD while 25% are earning more than 12,200 TTD.


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 Trinidad and Tobago costs anywhere from 48,800 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar(s) to 147,000 Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
8,530 TTD
Female-6%
8,020 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Trinidad and Tobago for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Trinidad and Tobago
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Trinidad and Tobago

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

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Trinidad and Tobago 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.

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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.

Trinidad and Tobago / 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 Trinidad and Tobago is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago

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

67% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
33%
No Bonus
67%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Trinidad and Tobago


48 TTD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Trinidad and Tobago is 48 TTD. This means that the average person in Trinidad and Tobago earns approximately 48 TTD 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 Trinidad and Tobago
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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 Trinidad and Tobago earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
9,280 TTD
Public Sector+14%
10,600 TTD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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