A person working in Engineering in American Samoa typically earns around 1,320 USD per month. Salaries range from 420 USD (lowest average) to 2,790 USD (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||1,440 USD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,130 USD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,640 USD|
|Associate Engineer||1,300 USD|
|Autocad Operator||910 USD|
|Automation Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,340 USD|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,350 USD|
|BMS Engineer||1,330 USD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||770 USD|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,440 USD|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,490 USD|
|CAD Designer||910 USD|
|CAE Engineer||1,450 USD|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,350 USD|
|Civil Engineer||1,530 USD|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,420 USD|
|Communications Engineer||1,600 USD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,270 USD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,370 USD|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,360 USD|
|Controls Engineer||1,440 USD|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,220 USD|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,340 USD|
|Design Engineer||1,530 USD|
|Drafting Manager||1,660 USD|
|Drilling Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||730 USD|
|Electrical Engineer||1,650 USD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||1,970 USD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,550 USD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||760 USD|
|Energy Engineer||1,490 USD|
|Engine Assembler||630 USD|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,580 USD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,580 USD|
|Engineering Consultant||1,910 USD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,140 USD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,310 USD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||1,990 USD|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,520 USD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,640 USD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,660 USD|
|Engineering Project Director||2,870 USD|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,000 USD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,250 USD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,110 USD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,020 USD|
|Engineering Technician||1,110 USD|
|Engineering Technologist||1,130 USD|
|Environmental Engineer||1,360 USD|
|Equipment Engineer||1,270 USD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,840 USD|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,060 USD|
|Facade Engineer||1,340 USD|
|Fiber Analyst||820 USD|
|Field Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,390 USD|
|Fire Engineer||1,410 USD|
|Fitter and Turner||450 USD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,630 USD|
|Generation Engineer||1,510 USD|
|Genetic Engineer||1,590 USD|
|Geological Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,510 USD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||800 USD|
|Highway Engineer||1,420 USD|
|HSE Professional||1,360 USD|
|HVAC Engineer||1,530 USD|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,270 USD|
|Industrial Engineer||1,390 USD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,420 USD|
|Instrument Engineer||1,430 USD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,390 USD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,400 USD|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,400 USD|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,410 USD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,490 USD|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,420 USD|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,370 USD|
|Maintenance Fitter||490 USD|
|Maintenance Manager||1,480 USD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,410 USD|
|Marine Engineer||1,480 USD|
|Materials Engineer||1,450 USD|
|Materials Researcher||1,350 USD|
|Materials Technician||1,020 USD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,550 USD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,570 USD|
|Mechanical Designer||1,280 USD|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,580 USD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,090 USD|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,410 USD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,570 USD|
|Mining Engineer||1,400 USD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,640 USD|
|Optical Engineer||1,390 USD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||730 USD|
|PCB Assembler||510 USD|
|Photonics Engineer||1,560 USD|
|Photonics Technician||1,280 USD|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,260 USD|
|Piping Designer||750 USD|
|Piping Engineer||1,270 USD|
|Planning Engineer||1,520 USD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||660 USD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,440 USD|
|Principal Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,470 USD|
|Process Engineer||1,350 USD|
|Process Operator||850 USD|
|Product Development Engineer||1,430 USD|
|Product Development Technician||1,030 USD|
|Product Engineer||1,440 USD|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,370 USD|
|Production Engineer||1,490 USD|
|Project Engineer||1,470 USD|
|Proposal Manager||1,930 USD|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,330 USD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,380 USD|
|Rail Engineer||1,410 USD|
|Robotics Engineer||1,690 USD|
|Robotics Technician||1,230 USD|
|Safety Engineer||1,410 USD|
|Safety Inspector||1,140 USD|
|Safety Manager||1,630 USD|
|Safety Officer||760 USD|
|Sales Engineer||1,480 USD|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,360 USD|
|Service Engineer||1,560 USD|
|Solar Engineer||1,560 USD|
|Staff Engineer||1,390 USD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Stationary Engineer||1,260 USD|
|Stress Engineer||1,400 USD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,340 USD|
|Structural Designer||1,230 USD|
|Structural Engineer||1,350 USD|
|Structural Technician||890 USD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,410 USD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||700 USD|
|Technical Assistant||710 USD|
|Technical Engineer||1,260 USD|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,270 USD|
|Tender Engineer||1,280 USD|
|Test Development Engineer||1,470 USD|
|Transportation Engineer||1,340 USD|
|Validation Engineer||1,320 USD|
|Verification Engineer||1,410 USD|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,360 USD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,460 USD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,920 USD|
|Work Planner||1,060 USD|
Engineering salaries in American Samoa range from 420 USD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,790 USD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,240 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,240 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,240 USD. 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 750 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 750 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,900 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,900 USD.
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 American Samoa costs anywhere from 7,820 US Dollar(s) to 23,500 US Dollar(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 American Samoa who work in Engineering earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in American Samoa 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 American Samoa for the year 2020. 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.
68% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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 American Samoa earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.