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Engineering Average Salaries in Bhutan 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
31,400 BTN
( 377,000 BTN yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Bhutan typically earns around 31,400 BTN per month. Salaries range from 9,980 BTN (lowest average) to 66,500 BTN (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 Engineer32,900 BTN
Assembly Engineering Technician25,200 BTN
Assistant Chief Engineer37,500 BTN
Associate Engineer30,900 BTN
Autocad Operator20,500 BTN
Automation Engineer34,000 BTN
Avionic System Support Engineer31,800 BTN
Biochemical Engineer32,000 BTN
BMS Engineer30,500 BTN
Bridge and Lock Tender17,300 BTN
Broadcast Engineer33,000 BTN
CAD Design Engineer34,700 BTN
CAD Designer21,600 BTN
CAE Engineer33,800 BTN
Ceramics Engineer31,500 BTN
Civil Engineer32,900 BTN
Commissioning Engineer31,900 BTN
Communications Engineer37,300 BTN
Condition Monitoring Engineer29,000 BTN
Contract Associate Engineer32,600 BTN
Control Systems Engineer33,000 BTN
Controls Engineer33,000 BTN
Controls Software Engineer30,300 BTN
Corrosion Engineer29,900 BTN
Design Engineer33,500 BTN
Drafter21,000 BTN
Drafting Manager39,600 BTN
Drilling Engineer32,700 BTN
Electrical Draughtsman17,100 BTN
Electrical Engineer37,900 BTN
Electrical Engineering Manager45,900 BTN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist36,100 BTN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler18,100 BTN
Energy Engineer36,100 BTN
Engine Assembler14,300 BTN
Engineer34,600 BTN
Engineering Account Manager38,400 BTN
Engineering Chief Designer36,200 BTN
Engineering Consultant45,500 BTN
Engineering Key Account Manager47,100 BTN
Engineering Lab Technician31,800 BTN
Engineering Planning Manager44,600 BTN
Engineering Production Manager61,200 BTN
Engineering Project Analyst38,200 BTN
Engineering Project Coordinator 38,000 BTN
Engineering Project Director68,200 BTN
Engineering Project Manager44,800 BTN
Engineering Research and Development Manager51,300 BTN
Engineering Safety Coordinator24,800 BTN
Engineering Sales Manager47,200 BTN
Engineering Technician24,800 BTN
Engineering Technologist24,800 BTN
Environmental Engineer33,000 BTN
Equipment Engineer31,500 BTN
Equipment Engineering Manager42,100 BTN
Estimator27,500 BTN
Fabrication Specialist23,300 BTN
Fabricator15,300 BTN
Facade Engineer31,900 BTN
Fiber Analyst18,800 BTN
Field Engineer34,100 BTN
Field Engineering Manager56,800 BTN
Fire Engineer33,000 BTN
Fitter and Turner10,800 BTN
Forestry Strategic Planner37,300 BTN
Generation Engineer32,400 BTN
Genetic Engineer37,900 BTN
Geological Engineer34,700 BTN
Geotechnical Engineer36,700 BTN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic18,400 BTN
Highway Engineer31,900 BTN
HSE Professional30,500 BTN
HVAC Engineer34,900 BTN
HVAC Supervisor31,500 BTN
Industrial Engineer32,400 BTN
Industrial Engineering Technologist33,200 BTN
Instrument Engineer33,300 BTN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer32,400 BTN
Instrumentation Engineer33,300 BTN
Instrumentation Manager34,100 BTN
Irrigation Engineer33,500 BTN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer36,100 BTN
Locomotive Engineer33,200 BTN
Maintenance Engineer30,000 BTN
Maintenance Fitter11,300 BTN
Maintenance Manager31,900 BTN
Manufacturing Engineer31,600 BTN
Marine Engineer33,800 BTN
Materials Engineer33,800 BTN
Materials Researcher29,700 BTN
Materials Technician23,800 BTN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer37,000 BTN
Mechanical Design Engineer36,700 BTN
Mechanical Designer27,500 BTN
Mechanical Engineer34,000 BTN
Mechanical Engineering Manager46,000 BTN
Mechanical Inspector31,600 BTN
Mechatronics Engineer35,800 BTN
Mining Engineer32,700 BTN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer37,600 BTN
Optical Engineer31,100 BTN
Optical Instrument Assembler16,600 BTN
PCB Assembler11,900 BTN
Photonics Engineer37,900 BTN
Photonics Technician28,600 BTN
Pipeline Engineer29,900 BTN
Piping Designer18,200 BTN
Piping Engineer31,500 BTN
Planning Engineer34,100 BTN
Pressure Vessel Inspector16,300 BTN
Principal Cost Engineer35,000 BTN
Principal Engineer34,100 BTN
Principal Support Engineer35,000 BTN
Process Engineer31,600 BTN
Process Operator19,900 BTN
Product Development Engineer34,100 BTN
Product Development Technician25,100 BTN
Product Engineer35,000 BTN
Product Safety Engineer32,600 BTN
Production Engineer33,500 BTN
Project Engineer36,400 BTN
Proposal Manager42,400 BTN
Purchasing Engineer31,000 BTN
Quality Assurance Engineer31,600 BTN
Rail Engineer33,000 BTN
Robotics Engineer37,100 BTN
Robotics Technician27,600 BTN
Safety Engineer33,500 BTN
Safety Inspector25,500 BTN
Safety Manager38,800 BTN
Safety Officer17,600 BTN
Sales Engineer36,700 BTN
Scheduling Engineer29,200 BTN
Service Engineer34,400 BTN
Solar Engineer36,400 BTN
Staff Engineer32,400 BTN
Static Equipment Engineer32,700 BTN
Stationary Engineer31,200 BTN
Stress Engineer32,000 BTN
Structural Analysis Engineer31,300 BTN
Structural Designer28,100 BTN
Structural Engineer32,100 BTN
Structural Technician21,600 BTN
Supply Chain Specialist33,000 BTN
Surveyor24,000 BTN
Technical Affairs Officer16,600 BTN
Technical Assistant16,200 BTN
Technical Engineer28,300 BTN
Technical Support Engineer29,000 BTN
Tender Engineer28,600 BTN
Test Development Engineer33,000 BTN
Transportation Engineer32,600 BTN
Validation Engineer30,100 BTN
Verification Engineer30,200 BTN
Wastewater Engineer33,800 BTN
Wind Energy Engineer34,100 BTN
Wind Energy Operations Manager45,700 BTN
Work Planner24,200 BTN

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Bhutan

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Bhutan range from 9,980 BTN per month (minimum average salary) to 66,500 BTN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,900 BTN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 28,900 BTN while the other half are earning more than 28,900 BTN. 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 17,500 BTN while 75% of them are earning more than 17,500 BTN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 43,900 BTN while 25% are earning more than 43,900 BTN.

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 Bhutan costs anywhere from 186,000 Ngultrum(s) to 559,000 Ngultrum(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 Bhutan 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 Bhutan who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

32,500 BTN
29,900 BTN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bhutan for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Bhutan
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bhutan

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


Engineering professionals in Bhutan 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 Bhutan 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.

Bhutan / 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 Bhutan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

69% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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 Bhutan

180 BTN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bhutan is 180 BTN. This means that the average person in Bhutan earns approximately 180 BTN 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 Bhutan
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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 Bhutan earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
36,100 BTN
Public Sector+10%
39,900 BTN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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