A person working as a Solar Energy Systems Engineer in Brazil typically earns around 8,150 BRL per month. Salaries range from 3,750 BRL (lowest) to 13,000 BRL (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries in Brazil range from 3,750 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 13,000 BRL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 8,800 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 8,800 BRL while the other half are earning more than 8,800 BRL. 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,650 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 5,650 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) are earning less than 11,800 BRL while 25% are earning more than 11,800 BRL.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Solar Energy Systems Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,260 BRL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,680 BRL per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,400 BRL per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,200 BRL per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,200 BRL per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,100 BRL per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Solar Energy Systems Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Solar Energy Systems Engineer is 4,950 BRL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 9,550 BRL per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Brazil costs anywhere from 42,800 Brazilian Real(s) to 128,000 Brazilian Real(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Solar Energy Systems Engineer employees in Brazil earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Solar Energy Systems Engineer(s) in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Brazil for the year 2019. 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.
A Solar Energy Systems Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.
41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Solar Energy Systems Engineer is 6% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||7,590 BRL||-7%|
|Associate Analyst||8,670 BRL||+6%|
|Associate Landman||3,640 BRL||-55%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||3,120 BRL||-62%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||3,860 BRL||-53%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||11,400 BRL||+40%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||6,310 BRL||-23%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||8,400 BRL||+3%|
|Completions Engineer||7,510 BRL||-8%|
|Cost Controller||5,730 BRL||-30%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||8,470 BRL||+4%|
|Distribution Manager||11,400 BRL||+40%|
|Dragline Operator||3,810 BRL||-53%|
|Driller Offsider||2,860 BRL||-65%|
|Dump Truck Driver||3,030 BRL||-63%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||18,200 BRL||+120%|
|Energy Advisor||12,000 BRL||+47%|
|Energy Analyst||11,400 BRL||+40%|
|Energy Auditor||10,400 BRL||+28%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||14,100 BRL||+73%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||5,140 BRL||-37%|
|Energy Technical Manager||9,650 BRL||+18%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||7,100 BRL||-13%|
|Exploration Manager||13,400 BRL||+64%|
|Field Safety Auditor||8,810 BRL||+8%|
|Fluids Engineer||7,920 BRL||-3%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||8,030 BRL||-1%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||3,950 BRL||-52%|
|Fuels Handler||3,670 BRL||-55%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||3,370 BRL||-59%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||6,440 BRL||-21%|
|Gas Supply Manager||12,300 BRL||+51%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||13,000 BRL||+59%|
|Geothermal Technician||5,480 BRL||-33%|
|HSE Engineer||7,860 BRL||-4%|
|HSE Officer||4,920 BRL||-40%|
|HSEQ Administrator||5,490 BRL||-33%|
|Instrument Designer||6,490 BRL||-20%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||10,500 BRL||+29%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||6,680 BRL||-18%|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,960 BRL||-2%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||7,360 BRL||-10%|
|Material Controller||5,170 BRL||-37%|
|Mine Engineer||7,540 BRL||-7%|
|Mine Surveyor||8,860 BRL||+9%|
|Mining Project Administrator||7,300 BRL||-10%|
|Mining Project Assistant||5,760 BRL||-29%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||8,490 BRL||+4%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||7,300 BRL||-10%|
|Mining Project Engineer||7,380 BRL||-9%|
|Mining Project Manager||9,670 BRL||+19%|
|Mining Site Manager||10,700 BRL||+31%|
|Mining Team Leader||8,370 BRL||+3%|
|NDT Technician||4,830 BRL||-41%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||4,240 BRL||-48%|
|Oil Trader||10,100 BRL||+24%|
|Oilwell Pumper||3,020 BRL||-63%|
|Petroleum Engineer||9,330 BRL||+14%|
|Petroleum Geologist||14,900 BRL||+83%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||4,290 BRL||-47%|
|Pipeline Technician||2,960 BRL||-64%|
|Power Coordinator||4,690 BRL||-42%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||15,600 BRL||+91%|
|Power Plant Operator||6,630 BRL||-19%|
|Radio Operator||3,510 BRL||-57%|
|Reliability Engineer||7,960 BRL||-2%|
|Reservoir Engineer||7,290 BRL||-11%|
|Risk Analyst||9,560 BRL||+17%|
|Shutdown Engineer||6,430 BRL||-21%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||11,200 BRL||+37%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||8,150 BRL||-0%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||5,300 BRL||-35%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||4,690 BRL||-42%|
|Supply Operations Manager||13,500 BRL||+66%|
|Sustainability Specialist||12,400 BRL||+52%|
|System Development Advisor||8,740 BRL||+7%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||3,180 BRL||-61%|
|Utility Operator||4,250 BRL||-48%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||11,200 BRL||+37%|
|Belo Horizonte||8,770 BRL|
|Joao Pessoa||8,000 BRL|
|Petrolina and Juazeiro||6,930 BRL|
|Porto Alegre||8,100 BRL|
|Rio de Janeiro||9,290 BRL|
|Sao Luis||8,050 BRL|
|Sao Paulo||9,580 BRL|
|Vale do Aco||7,340 BRL|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.