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Engineering Average Salaries in Bolivia 2022

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


Average Monthly Salary
7,200 BOB
( 86,400 BOB yearly)

LOW
2,280
BOB
AVERAGE
7,200
BOB
HIGH
15,200
BOB

A person working in Engineering in Bolivia typically earns around 7,200 BOB per month. Salaries range from 2,280 BOB (lowest average) to 15,200 BOB (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 Engineer7,230 BOB
Assembly Engineering Technician6,080 BOB
Assistant Chief Engineer8,190 BOB
Associate Engineer6,720 BOB
Autocad Operator4,940 BOB
Automation Engineer8,480 BOB
Avionic System Support Engineer7,030 BOB
Biochemical Engineer6,840 BOB
BMS Engineer6,890 BOB
Bridge and Lock Tender4,150 BOB
Broadcast Engineer7,490 BOB
CAD Design Engineer8,010 BOB
CAD Designer4,980 BOB
CAE Engineer7,840 BOB
Ceramics Engineer6,880 BOB
Civil Engineer7,980 BOB
Commissioning Engineer7,240 BOB
Communications Engineer8,490 BOB
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,330 BOB
Contract Associate Engineer6,960 BOB
Control Systems Engineer7,860 BOB
Controls Engineer7,800 BOB
Controls Software Engineer6,540 BOB
Corrosion Engineer7,220 BOB
Design Engineer8,120 BOB
Drafter4,670 BOB
Drafting Manager8,800 BOB
Drilling Engineer7,160 BOB
Electrical Draughtsman3,860 BOB
Electrical Engineer8,310 BOB
Electrical Engineering Manager11,200 BOB
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,340 BOB
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,180 BOB
Energy Engineer8,160 BOB
Engine Assembler3,360 BOB
Engineer8,420 BOB
Engineering Account Manager8,790 BOB
Engineering Chief Designer8,830 BOB
Engineering Consultant10,700 BOB
Engineering Key Account Manager10,700 BOB
Engineering Lab Technician7,290 BOB
Engineering Planning Manager10,500 BOB
Engineering Production Manager13,000 BOB
Engineering Project Analyst8,790 BOB
Engineering Project Coordinator 8,760 BOB
Engineering Project Director16,000 BOB
Engineering Project Manager11,000 BOB
Engineering Research and Development Manager12,000 BOB
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,970 BOB
Engineering Sales Manager10,500 BOB
Engineering Technician6,090 BOB
Engineering Technologist5,750 BOB
Environmental Engineer7,250 BOB
Equipment Engineer6,940 BOB
Equipment Engineering Manager10,300 BOB
Estimator6,560 BOB
Fabrication Specialist5,530 BOB
Fabricator3,640 BOB
Facade Engineer7,300 BOB
Fiber Analyst4,530 BOB
Field Engineer8,310 BOB
Field Engineering Manager12,600 BOB
Fire Engineer8,040 BOB
Fitter and Turner2,390 BOB
Forestry Strategic Planner9,270 BOB
Generation Engineer8,160 BOB
Genetic Engineer8,750 BOB
Geological Engineer7,820 BOB
Geotechnical Engineer8,120 BOB
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,280 BOB
Highway Engineer7,810 BOB
HSE Professional6,920 BOB
HVAC Engineer8,550 BOB
HVAC Supervisor7,220 BOB
Industrial Engineer7,190 BOB
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,110 BOB
Instrument Engineer7,220 BOB
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,610 BOB
Instrumentation Engineer7,950 BOB
Instrumentation Manager7,240 BOB
Irrigation Engineer7,450 BOB
Licensed Aircraft Engineer8,440 BOB
Locomotive Engineer7,560 BOB
Maintenance Engineer7,370 BOB
Maintenance Fitter2,700 BOB
Maintenance Manager7,560 BOB
Manufacturing Engineer7,770 BOB
Marine Engineer7,530 BOB
Materials Engineer7,540 BOB
Materials Researcher6,880 BOB
Materials Technician5,810 BOB
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer8,390 BOB
Mechanical Design Engineer7,860 BOB
Mechanical Designer6,540 BOB
Mechanical Engineer8,400 BOB
Mechanical Engineering Manager10,300 BOB
Mechanical Inspector7,320 BOB
Mechatronics Engineer8,300 BOB
Mining Engineer7,670 BOB
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,420 BOB
Optical Engineer7,610 BOB
Optical Instrument Assembler4,070 BOB
PCB Assembler2,740 BOB
Photonics Engineer8,550 BOB
Photonics Technician7,150 BOB
Pipeline Engineer6,990 BOB
Piping Designer4,250 BOB
Piping Engineer7,360 BOB
Planning Engineer8,100 BOB
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,740 BOB
Principal Cost Engineer7,740 BOB
Principal Engineer7,410 BOB
Principal Support Engineer7,610 BOB
Process Engineer7,830 BOB
Process Operator4,410 BOB
Product Development Engineer7,640 BOB
Product Development Technician5,550 BOB
Product Engineer7,850 BOB
Product Safety Engineer7,540 BOB
Production Engineer7,960 BOB
Project Engineer8,190 BOB
Proposal Manager10,100 BOB
Purchasing Engineer7,010 BOB
Quality Assurance Engineer7,860 BOB
Rail Engineer7,430 BOB
Robotics Engineer8,990 BOB
Robotics Technician6,040 BOB
Safety Engineer7,560 BOB
Safety Inspector5,790 BOB
Safety Manager8,880 BOB
Safety Officer3,830 BOB
Sales Engineer8,580 BOB
Scheduling Engineer7,340 BOB
Service Engineer8,000 BOB
Solar Engineer7,900 BOB
Staff Engineer7,910 BOB
Static Equipment Engineer7,160 BOB
Stationary Engineer7,010 BOB
Stress Engineer7,180 BOB
Structural Analysis Engineer7,770 BOB
Structural Designer6,450 BOB
Structural Engineer7,210 BOB
Structural Technician4,850 BOB
Supply Chain Specialist7,620 BOB
Surveyor5,590 BOB
Technical Affairs Officer3,960 BOB
Technical Assistant3,880 BOB
Technical Engineer6,550 BOB
Technical Support Engineer6,330 BOB
Tender Engineer7,010 BOB
Test Development Engineer7,370 BOB
Transportation Engineer7,370 BOB
Validation Engineer6,990 BOB
Verification Engineer7,030 BOB
Wastewater Engineer7,900 BOB
Wind Energy Engineer8,030 BOB
Wind Energy Operations Manager9,760 BOB
Work Planner5,420 BOB

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Bolivia

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Bolivia range from 2,280 BOB per month (minimum average salary) to 15,200 BOB per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,200 BOB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,200 BOB while the other half are earning more than 7,200 BOB. 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 4,270 BOB while 75% of them are earning more than 4,270 BOB. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 11,200 BOB while 25% are earning more than 11,200 BOB.


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 Bolivia costs anywhere from 42,600 Boliviano(s) to 128,000 Boliviano(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 Bolivia 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 Bolivia who work in Engineering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
7,360 BOB
Female-5%
7,010 BOB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bolivia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bolivia

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

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Bolivia 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.

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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.

Bolivia / 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 Bolivia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
8%
Energy
7%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
5%
Travel
4%
Construction
3%
Education
2%

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

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

65% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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
35%
No Bonus
65%

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 Bolivia


42 BOB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bolivia is 42 BOB. This means that the average person in Bolivia earns approximately 42 BOB 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

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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cochabamba7,570 BOB
La Paz7,760 BOB
Oruro7,360 BOB
Potosi6,720 BOB
Santa Cruz7,990 BOB
Sucre7,050 BOB

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 Bolivia earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,930 BOB
Public Sector+17%
9,290 BOB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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