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Engineering Average Salaries in Benin 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
287,000 XOF
( 3,440,000 XOF yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Benin typically earns around 287,000 XOF per month. Salaries range from 91,100 XOF (lowest average) to 607,000 XOF (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 Engineer296,000 XOF
Assembly Engineering Technician229,000 XOF
Assistant Chief Engineer340,000 XOF
Associate Engineer282,000 XOF
Autocad Operator186,000 XOF
Automation Engineer312,000 XOF
Avionic System Support Engineer282,000 XOF
Biochemical Engineer275,000 XOF
BMS Engineer285,000 XOF
Bridge and Lock Tender159,000 XOF
Broadcast Engineer305,000 XOF
CAD Design Engineer311,000 XOF
CAD Designer193,000 XOF
CAE Engineer300,000 XOF
Ceramics Engineer285,000 XOF
Civil Engineer329,000 XOF
Commissioning Engineer296,000 XOF
Communications Engineer344,000 XOF
Condition Monitoring Engineer263,000 XOF
Contract Associate Engineer280,000 XOF
Control Systems Engineer306,000 XOF
Controls Engineer311,000 XOF
Controls Software Engineer281,000 XOF
Corrosion Engineer272,000 XOF
Design Engineer302,000 XOF
Drafter185,000 XOF
Drafting Manager348,000 XOF
Drilling Engineer294,000 XOF
Electrical Draughtsman159,000 XOF
Electrical Engineer340,000 XOF
Electrical Engineering Manager455,000 XOF
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist324,000 XOF
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler162,000 XOF
Energy Engineer307,000 XOF
Engine Assembler138,000 XOF
Engineer310,000 XOF
Engineering Account Manager350,000 XOF
Engineering Chief Designer356,000 XOF
Engineering Consultant436,000 XOF
Engineering Key Account Manager434,000 XOF
Engineering Lab Technician290,000 XOF
Engineering Planning Manager426,000 XOF
Engineering Production Manager530,000 XOF
Engineering Project Analyst346,000 XOF
Engineering Project Coordinator 341,000 XOF
Engineering Project Director654,000 XOF
Engineering Project Manager438,000 XOF
Engineering Research and Development Manager495,000 XOF
Engineering Safety Coordinator228,000 XOF
Engineering Sales Manager411,000 XOF
Engineering Technician243,000 XOF
Engineering Technologist245,000 XOF
Environmental Engineer294,000 XOF
Equipment Engineer281,000 XOF
Equipment Engineering Manager415,000 XOF
Estimator257,000 XOF
Fabrication Specialist219,000 XOF
Fabricator144,000 XOF
Facade Engineer291,000 XOF
Fiber Analyst173,000 XOF
Field Engineer334,000 XOF
Field Engineering Manager503,000 XOF
Fire Engineer323,000 XOF
Fitter and Turner95,600 XOF
Forestry Strategic Planner352,000 XOF
Generation Engineer299,000 XOF
Genetic Engineer339,000 XOF
Geological Engineer326,000 XOF
Geotechnical Engineer325,000 XOF
Heavy Equipment Mechanic162,000 XOF
Highway Engineer311,000 XOF
HSE Professional283,000 XOF
HVAC Engineer340,000 XOF
HVAC Supervisor286,000 XOF
Industrial Engineer285,000 XOF
Industrial Engineering Technologist283,000 XOF
Instrument Engineer304,000 XOF
Instrumentation and Control Engineer312,000 XOF
Instrumentation Engineer307,000 XOF
Instrumentation Manager295,000 XOF
Irrigation Engineer294,000 XOF
Licensed Aircraft Engineer316,000 XOF
Locomotive Engineer307,000 XOF
Maintenance Engineer290,000 XOF
Maintenance Fitter106,000 XOF
Maintenance Manager300,000 XOF
Manufacturing Engineer305,000 XOF
Marine Engineer295,000 XOF
Materials Engineer294,000 XOF
Materials Researcher293,000 XOF
Materials Technician234,000 XOF
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer344,000 XOF
Mechanical Design Engineer313,000 XOF
Mechanical Designer259,000 XOF
Mechanical Engineer327,000 XOF
Mechanical Engineering Manager441,000 XOF
Mechanical Inspector311,000 XOF
Mechatronics Engineer318,000 XOF
Mining Engineer314,000 XOF
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer324,000 XOF
Optical Engineer303,000 XOF
Optical Instrument Assembler162,000 XOF
PCB Assembler108,000 XOF
Photonics Engineer321,000 XOF
Photonics Technician268,000 XOF
Pipeline Engineer290,000 XOF
Piping Designer159,000 XOF
Piping Engineer275,000 XOF
Planning Engineer319,000 XOF
Pressure Vessel Inspector148,000 XOF
Principal Cost Engineer309,000 XOF
Principal Engineer312,000 XOF
Principal Support Engineer319,000 XOF
Process Engineer301,000 XOF
Process Operator175,000 XOF
Product Development Engineer324,000 XOF
Product Development Technician222,000 XOF
Product Engineer331,000 XOF
Product Safety Engineer292,000 XOF
Production Engineer314,000 XOF
Project Engineer312,000 XOF
Proposal Manager398,000 XOF
Purchasing Engineer289,000 XOF
Quality Assurance Engineer299,000 XOF
Rail Engineer311,000 XOF
Robotics Engineer335,000 XOF
Robotics Technician248,000 XOF
Safety Engineer315,000 XOF
Safety Inspector237,000 XOF
Safety Manager354,000 XOF
Safety Officer161,000 XOF
Sales Engineer321,000 XOF
Scheduling Engineer269,000 XOF
Service Engineer336,000 XOF
Solar Engineer333,000 XOF
Staff Engineer318,000 XOF
Static Equipment Engineer294,000 XOF
Stationary Engineer267,000 XOF
Stress Engineer277,000 XOF
Structural Analysis Engineer299,000 XOF
Structural Designer282,000 XOF
Structural Engineer306,000 XOF
Structural Technician205,000 XOF
Supply Chain Specialist296,000 XOF
Surveyor236,000 XOF
Technical Affairs Officer155,000 XOF
Technical Assistant150,000 XOF
Technical Engineer278,000 XOF
Technical Support Engineer263,000 XOF
Tender Engineer279,000 XOF
Test Development Engineer315,000 XOF
Transportation Engineer277,000 XOF
Validation Engineer268,000 XOF
Verification Engineer296,000 XOF
Wastewater Engineer295,000 XOF
Wind Energy Engineer324,000 XOF
Wind Energy Operations Manager393,000 XOF
Work Planner209,000 XOF

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Benin

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Benin range from 91,100 XOF per month (minimum average salary) to 607,000 XOF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 270,000 XOF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 270,000 XOF while the other half are earning more than 270,000 XOF. 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 162,000 XOF while 75% of them are earning more than 162,000 XOF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 412,000 XOF while 25% are earning more than 412,000 XOF.

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 Benin costs anywhere from 1,700,000 CFA Franc BCEAO(s) to 5,100,000 CFA Franc BCEAO(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 Benin 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 Benin who work in Engineering earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

301,000 XOF
265,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Benin for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Benin

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


Engineering professionals in Benin 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 Benin 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.

Benin / 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 Benin is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

68% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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
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 Benin

1,660 XOF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Benin is 1,660 XOF. This means that the average person in Benin earns approximately 1,660 XOF 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 Benin
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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 Benin earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
326,000 XOF
Public Sector+7%
350,000 XOF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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