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Engineering Average Salaries in Cape Verde 2023

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Cape Verde?

Average Monthly Salary
172,000 CVE
( 2,070,000 CVE yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Cape Verde typically earns around 172,000 CVE per month. Salaries range from 54,700 CVE (lowest average) to 365,000 CVE (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 Engineer165,000 CVE
Assembly Engineering Technician142,000 CVE
Assistant Chief Engineer194,000 CVE
Associate Engineer169,000 CVE
Autocad Operator116,000 CVE
Automation Engineer199,000 CVE
Avionic System Support Engineer176,000 CVE
Biochemical Engineer162,000 CVE
BMS Engineer173,000 CVE
Bridge and Lock Tender100,000 CVE
Broadcast Engineer181,000 CVE
CAD Design Engineer195,000 CVE
CAD Designer111,000 CVE
CAE Engineer184,000 CVE
Ceramics Engineer165,000 CVE
Civil Engineer194,000 CVE
Commissioning Engineer173,000 CVE
Communications Engineer188,000 CVE
Condition Monitoring Engineer150,000 CVE
Contract Associate Engineer165,000 CVE
Control Systems Engineer176,000 CVE
Controls Engineer174,000 CVE
Controls Software Engineer164,000 CVE
Corrosion Engineer169,000 CVE
Design Engineer181,000 CVE
Drafter111,000 CVE
Drafting Manager213,000 CVE
Drilling Engineer179,000 CVE
Electrical Draughtsman88,500 CVE
Electrical Engineer190,000 CVE
Electrical Engineering Manager259,000 CVE
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist203,000 CVE
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler93,200 CVE
Energy Engineer199,000 CVE
Engine Assembler80,300 CVE
Engineer198,000 CVE
Engineering Account Manager213,000 CVE
Engineering Chief Designer215,000 CVE
Engineering Consultant237,000 CVE
Engineering Key Account Manager270,000 CVE
Engineering Lab Technician177,000 CVE
Engineering Planning Manager264,000 CVE
Engineering Production Manager324,000 CVE
Engineering Project Analyst222,000 CVE
Engineering Project Coordinator 211,000 CVE
Engineering Project Director355,000 CVE
Engineering Project Manager256,000 CVE
Engineering Research and Development Manager288,000 CVE
Engineering Safety Coordinator144,000 CVE
Engineering Sales Manager243,000 CVE
Engineering Technician142,000 CVE
Engineering Technologist144,000 CVE
Environmental Engineer173,000 CVE
Equipment Engineer167,000 CVE
Equipment Engineering Manager251,000 CVE
Estimator158,000 CVE
Fabrication Specialist128,000 CVE
Fabricator85,600 CVE
Facade Engineer175,000 CVE
Fiber Analyst100,000 CVE
Field Engineer186,000 CVE
Field Engineering Manager315,000 CVE
Fire Engineer180,000 CVE
Fitter and Turner59,800 CVE
Forestry Strategic Planner218,000 CVE
Generation Engineer183,000 CVE
Genetic Engineer196,000 CVE
Geological Engineer188,000 CVE
Geotechnical Engineer186,000 CVE
Heavy Equipment Mechanic95,900 CVE
Highway Engineer182,000 CVE
HSE Professional165,000 CVE
HVAC Engineer202,000 CVE
HVAC Supervisor160,000 CVE
Industrial Engineer172,000 CVE
Industrial Engineering Technologist178,000 CVE
Instrument Engineer180,000 CVE
Instrumentation and Control Engineer184,000 CVE
Instrumentation Engineer188,000 CVE
Instrumentation Manager180,000 CVE
Irrigation Engineer180,000 CVE
Licensed Aircraft Engineer197,000 CVE
Locomotive Engineer167,000 CVE
Maintenance Engineer163,000 CVE
Maintenance Fitter65,200 CVE
Maintenance Manager173,000 CVE
Manufacturing Engineer175,000 CVE
Marine Engineer189,000 CVE
Materials Engineer174,000 CVE
Materials Researcher172,000 CVE
Materials Technician130,000 CVE
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer195,000 CVE
Mechanical Design Engineer196,000 CVE
Mechanical Designer149,000 CVE
Mechanical Engineer196,000 CVE
Mechanical Engineering Manager243,000 CVE
Mechanical Inspector168,000 CVE
Mechatronics Engineer193,000 CVE
Mining Engineer186,000 CVE
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer204,000 CVE
Optical Engineer177,000 CVE
Optical Instrument Assembler96,000 CVE
PCB Assembler69,000 CVE
Photonics Engineer208,000 CVE
Photonics Technician160,000 CVE
Pipeline Engineer161,000 CVE
Piping Designer99,100 CVE
Piping Engineer174,000 CVE
Planning Engineer190,000 CVE
Pressure Vessel Inspector83,200 CVE
Principal Cost Engineer178,000 CVE
Principal Engineer184,000 CVE
Principal Support Engineer192,000 CVE
Process Engineer174,000 CVE
Process Operator105,000 CVE
Product Development Engineer191,000 CVE
Product Development Technician127,000 CVE
Product Engineer198,000 CVE
Product Safety Engineer168,000 CVE
Production Engineer187,000 CVE
Project Engineer190,000 CVE
Proposal Manager233,000 CVE
Purchasing Engineer161,000 CVE
Quality Assurance Engineer184,000 CVE
Rail Engineer176,000 CVE
Robotics Engineer200,000 CVE
Robotics Technician151,000 CVE
Safety Engineer182,000 CVE
Safety Inspector138,000 CVE
Safety Manager213,000 CVE
Safety Officer95,200 CVE
Sales Engineer203,000 CVE
Scheduling Engineer165,000 CVE
Service Engineer193,000 CVE
Solar Engineer197,000 CVE
Staff Engineer177,000 CVE
Static Equipment Engineer179,000 CVE
Stationary Engineer162,000 CVE
Stress Engineer174,000 CVE
Structural Analysis Engineer173,000 CVE
Structural Designer161,000 CVE
Structural Engineer180,000 CVE
Structural Technician122,000 CVE
Supply Chain Specialist185,000 CVE
Surveyor133,000 CVE
Technical Affairs Officer96,700 CVE
Technical Assistant89,000 CVE
Technical Engineer150,000 CVE
Technical Support Engineer150,000 CVE
Tender Engineer163,000 CVE
Test Development Engineer177,000 CVE
Transportation Engineer179,000 CVE
Validation Engineer162,000 CVE
Verification Engineer168,000 CVE
Wastewater Engineer187,000 CVE
Wind Energy Engineer188,000 CVE
Wind Energy Operations Manager231,000 CVE
Work Planner131,000 CVE

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Cape Verde

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Cape Verde range from 54,700 CVE per month (minimum average salary) to 365,000 CVE per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 165,000 CVE per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 165,000 CVE while the other half are earning more than 165,000 CVE. 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 99,100 CVE while 75% of them are earning more than 99,100 CVE. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 254,000 CVE while 25% are earning more than 254,000 CVE.

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 Cape Verde costs anywhere from 1,020,000 Cape Verde Escudo(s) to 3,060,000 Cape Verde Escudo(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 Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde who work in Engineering earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

182,000 CVE
166,000 CVE
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cape Verde for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Cape Verde
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cape Verde

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


Engineering professionals in Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde 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.

Cape Verde / 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 Cape Verde is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Cape Verde for the year 2022. 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 Cape Verde

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Cape Verde 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
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 Cape Verde

990 CVE per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cape Verde is 990 CVE. This means that the average person in Cape Verde earns approximately 990 CVE 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 Cape Verde
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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 Cape Verde earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
194,000 CVE
Public Sector+14%
221,000 CVE
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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