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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||165,000 CVE|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||142,000 CVE|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||194,000 CVE|
|Associate Engineer||169,000 CVE|
|Autocad Operator||116,000 CVE|
|Automation Engineer||199,000 CVE|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||176,000 CVE|
|Biochemical Engineer||162,000 CVE|
|BMS Engineer||173,000 CVE|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||100,000 CVE|
|Broadcast Engineer||181,000 CVE|
|CAD Design Engineer||195,000 CVE|
|CAD Designer||111,000 CVE|
|CAE Engineer||184,000 CVE|
|Ceramics Engineer||165,000 CVE|
|Civil Engineer||194,000 CVE|
|Commissioning Engineer||173,000 CVE|
|Communications Engineer||188,000 CVE|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||150,000 CVE|
|Contract Associate Engineer||165,000 CVE|
|Control Systems Engineer||176,000 CVE|
|Controls Engineer||174,000 CVE|
|Controls Software Engineer||164,000 CVE|
|Corrosion Engineer||169,000 CVE|
|Design Engineer||181,000 CVE|
|Drafting Manager||213,000 CVE|
|Drilling Engineer||179,000 CVE|
|Electrical Draughtsman||88,500 CVE|
|Electrical Engineer||190,000 CVE|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||259,000 CVE|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||203,000 CVE|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||93,200 CVE|
|Energy Engineer||199,000 CVE|
|Engine Assembler||80,300 CVE|
|Engineering Account Manager||213,000 CVE|
|Engineering Chief Designer||215,000 CVE|
|Engineering Consultant||237,000 CVE|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||270,000 CVE|
|Engineering Lab Technician||177,000 CVE|
|Engineering Planning Manager||264,000 CVE|
|Engineering Production Manager||324,000 CVE|
|Engineering Project Analyst||222,000 CVE|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||211,000 CVE|
|Engineering Project Director||355,000 CVE|
|Engineering Project Manager||256,000 CVE|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||288,000 CVE|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||144,000 CVE|
|Engineering Sales Manager||243,000 CVE|
|Engineering Technician||142,000 CVE|
|Engineering Technologist||144,000 CVE|
|Environmental Engineer||173,000 CVE|
|Equipment Engineer||167,000 CVE|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||251,000 CVE|
|Fabrication Specialist||128,000 CVE|
|Facade Engineer||175,000 CVE|
|Fiber Analyst||100,000 CVE|
|Field Engineer||186,000 CVE|
|Field Engineering Manager||315,000 CVE|
|Fire Engineer||180,000 CVE|
|Fitter and Turner||59,800 CVE|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||218,000 CVE|
|Generation Engineer||183,000 CVE|
|Genetic Engineer||196,000 CVE|
|Geological Engineer||188,000 CVE|
|Geotechnical Engineer||186,000 CVE|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||95,900 CVE|
|Highway Engineer||182,000 CVE|
|HSE Professional||165,000 CVE|
|HVAC Engineer||202,000 CVE|
|HVAC Supervisor||160,000 CVE|
|Industrial Engineer||172,000 CVE|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||178,000 CVE|
|Instrument Engineer||180,000 CVE|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||184,000 CVE|
|Instrumentation Engineer||188,000 CVE|
|Instrumentation Manager||180,000 CVE|
|Irrigation Engineer||180,000 CVE|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||197,000 CVE|
|Locomotive Engineer||167,000 CVE|
|Maintenance Engineer||163,000 CVE|
|Maintenance Fitter||65,200 CVE|
|Maintenance Manager||173,000 CVE|
|Manufacturing Engineer||175,000 CVE|
|Marine Engineer||189,000 CVE|
|Materials Engineer||174,000 CVE|
|Materials Researcher||172,000 CVE|
|Materials Technician||130,000 CVE|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||195,000 CVE|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||196,000 CVE|
|Mechanical Designer||149,000 CVE|
|Mechanical Engineer||196,000 CVE|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||243,000 CVE|
|Mechanical Inspector||168,000 CVE|
|Mechatronics Engineer||193,000 CVE|
|Mining Engineer||186,000 CVE|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||204,000 CVE|
|Optical Engineer||177,000 CVE|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||96,000 CVE|
|PCB Assembler||69,000 CVE|
|Photonics Engineer||208,000 CVE|
|Photonics Technician||160,000 CVE|
|Pipeline Engineer||161,000 CVE|
|Piping Designer||99,100 CVE|
|Piping Engineer||174,000 CVE|
|Planning Engineer||190,000 CVE|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||83,200 CVE|
|Principal Cost Engineer||178,000 CVE|
|Principal Engineer||184,000 CVE|
|Principal Support Engineer||192,000 CVE|
|Process Engineer||174,000 CVE|
|Process Operator||105,000 CVE|
|Product Development Engineer||191,000 CVE|
|Product Development Technician||127,000 CVE|
|Product Engineer||198,000 CVE|
|Product Safety Engineer||168,000 CVE|
|Production Engineer||187,000 CVE|
|Project Engineer||190,000 CVE|
|Proposal Manager||233,000 CVE|
|Purchasing Engineer||161,000 CVE|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||184,000 CVE|
|Rail Engineer||176,000 CVE|
|Robotics Engineer||200,000 CVE|
|Robotics Technician||151,000 CVE|
|Safety Engineer||182,000 CVE|
|Safety Inspector||138,000 CVE|
|Safety Manager||213,000 CVE|
|Safety Officer||95,200 CVE|
|Sales Engineer||203,000 CVE|
|Scheduling Engineer||165,000 CVE|
|Service Engineer||193,000 CVE|
|Solar Engineer||197,000 CVE|
|Staff Engineer||177,000 CVE|
|Static Equipment Engineer||179,000 CVE|
|Stationary Engineer||162,000 CVE|
|Stress Engineer||174,000 CVE|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||173,000 CVE|
|Structural Designer||161,000 CVE|
|Structural Engineer||180,000 CVE|
|Structural Technician||122,000 CVE|
|Supply Chain Specialist||185,000 CVE|
|Technical Affairs Officer||96,700 CVE|
|Technical Assistant||89,000 CVE|
|Technical Engineer||150,000 CVE|
|Technical Support Engineer||150,000 CVE|
|Tender Engineer||163,000 CVE|
|Test Development Engineer||177,000 CVE|
|Transportation Engineer||179,000 CVE|
|Validation Engineer||162,000 CVE|
|Verification Engineer||168,000 CVE|
|Wastewater Engineer||187,000 CVE|
|Wind Energy Engineer||188,000 CVE|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||231,000 CVE|
|Work Planner||131,000 CVE|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.