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Engineering Average Salaries in Congo 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
629,000 XAF
( 7,550,000 XAF yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Congo typically earns around 629,000 XAF per month. Salaries range from 200,000 XAF (lowest average) to 1,330,000 XAF (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 Engineer653,000 XAF
Assembly Engineering Technician529,000 XAF
Assistant Chief Engineer729,000 XAF
Associate Engineer617,000 XAF
Autocad Operator430,000 XAF
Automation Engineer726,000 XAF
Avionic System Support Engineer611,000 XAF
Biochemical Engineer591,000 XAF
BMS Engineer617,000 XAF
Bridge and Lock Tender356,000 XAF
Broadcast Engineer615,000 XAF
CAD Design Engineer704,000 XAF
CAD Designer406,000 XAF
CAE Engineer634,000 XAF
Ceramics Engineer626,000 XAF
Civil Engineer673,000 XAF
Commissioning Engineer643,000 XAF
Communications Engineer714,000 XAF
Condition Monitoring Engineer564,000 XAF
Contract Associate Engineer602,000 XAF
Control Systems Engineer649,000 XAF
Controls Engineer654,000 XAF
Controls Software Engineer552,000 XAF
Corrosion Engineer627,000 XAF
Design Engineer700,000 XAF
Drafter402,000 XAF
Drafting Manager776,000 XAF
Drilling Engineer633,000 XAF
Electrical Draughtsman320,000 XAF
Electrical Engineer751,000 XAF
Electrical Engineering Manager934,000 XAF
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist733,000 XAF
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler340,000 XAF
Energy Engineer697,000 XAF
Engine Assembler302,000 XAF
Engineer721,000 XAF
Engineering Account Manager785,000 XAF
Engineering Chief Designer733,000 XAF
Engineering Consultant909,000 XAF
Engineering Key Account Manager946,000 XAF
Engineering Lab Technician651,000 XAF
Engineering Planning Manager936,000 XAF
Engineering Production Manager1,130,000 XAF
Engineering Project Analyst762,000 XAF
Engineering Project Coordinator 753,000 XAF
Engineering Project Director1,360,000 XAF
Engineering Project Manager904,000 XAF
Engineering Research and Development Manager1,080,000 XAF
Engineering Safety Coordinator511,000 XAF
Engineering Sales Manager921,000 XAF
Engineering Technician501,000 XAF
Engineering Technologist530,000 XAF
Environmental Engineer636,000 XAF
Equipment Engineer621,000 XAF
Equipment Engineering Manager853,000 XAF
Estimator572,000 XAF
Fabrication Specialist449,000 XAF
Fabricator303,000 XAF
Facade Engineer637,000 XAF
Fiber Analyst359,000 XAF
Field Engineer706,000 XAF
Field Engineering Manager1,090,000 XAF
Fire Engineer683,000 XAF
Fitter and Turner207,000 XAF
Forestry Strategic Planner740,000 XAF
Generation Engineer635,000 XAF
Genetic Engineer713,000 XAF
Geological Engineer653,000 XAF
Geotechnical Engineer722,000 XAF
Heavy Equipment Mechanic343,000 XAF
Highway Engineer643,000 XAF
HSE Professional615,000 XAF
HVAC Engineer721,000 XAF
HVAC Supervisor597,000 XAF
Industrial Engineer620,000 XAF
Industrial Engineering Technologist610,000 XAF
Instrument Engineer649,000 XAF
Instrumentation and Control Engineer633,000 XAF
Instrumentation Engineer652,000 XAF
Instrumentation Manager632,000 XAF
Irrigation Engineer657,000 XAF
Licensed Aircraft Engineer724,000 XAF
Locomotive Engineer636,000 XAF
Maintenance Engineer602,000 XAF
Maintenance Fitter235,000 XAF
Maintenance Manager664,000 XAF
Manufacturing Engineer650,000 XAF
Marine Engineer644,000 XAF
Materials Engineer660,000 XAF
Materials Researcher634,000 XAF
Materials Technician494,000 XAF
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer711,000 XAF
Mechanical Design Engineer675,000 XAF
Mechanical Designer574,000 XAF
Mechanical Engineer681,000 XAF
Mechanical Engineering Manager942,000 XAF
Mechanical Inspector624,000 XAF
Mechatronics Engineer724,000 XAF
Mining Engineer638,000 XAF
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer731,000 XAF
Optical Engineer627,000 XAF
Optical Instrument Assembler343,000 XAF
PCB Assembler237,000 XAF
Photonics Engineer731,000 XAF
Photonics Technician566,000 XAF
Pipeline Engineer587,000 XAF
Piping Designer365,000 XAF
Piping Engineer585,000 XAF
Planning Engineer674,000 XAF
Pressure Vessel Inspector310,000 XAF
Principal Cost Engineer688,000 XAF
Principal Engineer666,000 XAF
Principal Support Engineer698,000 XAF
Process Engineer630,000 XAF
Process Operator381,000 XAF
Product Development Engineer695,000 XAF
Product Development Technician493,000 XAF
Product Engineer661,000 XAF
Product Safety Engineer615,000 XAF
Production Engineer663,000 XAF
Project Engineer705,000 XAF
Proposal Manager817,000 XAF
Purchasing Engineer581,000 XAF
Quality Assurance Engineer627,000 XAF
Rail Engineer670,000 XAF
Robotics Engineer775,000 XAF
Robotics Technician534,000 XAF
Safety Engineer631,000 XAF
Safety Inspector514,000 XAF
Safety Manager776,000 XAF
Safety Officer344,000 XAF
Sales Engineer683,000 XAF
Scheduling Engineer572,000 XAF
Service Engineer676,000 XAF
Solar Engineer710,000 XAF
Staff Engineer672,000 XAF
Static Equipment Engineer633,000 XAF
Stationary Engineer604,000 XAF
Stress Engineer623,000 XAF
Structural Analysis Engineer624,000 XAF
Structural Designer604,000 XAF
Structural Engineer656,000 XAF
Structural Technician408,000 XAF
Supply Chain Specialist669,000 XAF
Surveyor511,000 XAF
Technical Affairs Officer319,000 XAF
Technical Assistant335,000 XAF
Technical Engineer559,000 XAF
Technical Support Engineer564,000 XAF
Tender Engineer578,000 XAF
Test Development Engineer626,000 XAF
Transportation Engineer629,000 XAF
Validation Engineer609,000 XAF
Verification Engineer643,000 XAF
Wastewater Engineer629,000 XAF
Wind Energy Engineer679,000 XAF
Wind Energy Operations Manager844,000 XAF
Work Planner470,000 XAF

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Congo

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Congo range from 200,000 XAF per month (minimum average salary) to 1,330,000 XAF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 654,000 XAF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 654,000 XAF while the other half are earning more than 654,000 XAF. 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 384,000 XAF while 75% of them are earning more than 384,000 XAF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,030,000 XAF while 25% are earning more than 1,030,000 XAF.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Congo costs anywhere from 3,730,000 CFA Franc BEAC(s) to 11,200,000 CFA Franc BEAC(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 Congo 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 Congo who work in Engineering earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

669,000 XAF
611,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Congo for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Congo

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


Engineering professionals in Congo 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 Congo 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.

Congo / 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 Congo is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

63% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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
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 Congo

3,630 XAF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Congo is 3,630 XAF. This means that the average person in Congo earns approximately 3,630 XAF 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 Congo
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brazzaville690,000 XAF

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 Congo earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
678,000 XAF
Public Sector+21%
820,000 XAF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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