A person working as a Wind Energy Engineer in Costa Rica typically earns around 2,120,000 CRC per month. Salaries range from 1,150,000 CRC (lowest) to 3,210,000 CRC (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Wind Energy Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Wind Energy Engineer salaries in Costa Rica range from 1,150,000 CRC per month (minimum salary) to 3,210,000 CRC per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,950,000 CRC per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,950,000 CRC while the other half are earning more than 1,950,000 CRC. 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 Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,400,000 CRC while 75% of them are earning more than 1,400,000 CRC. Also from the diagram, 75% of Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,380,000 CRC while 25% are earning more than 2,380,000 CRC.
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 Wind Energy Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Wind Energy Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,330,000 CRC per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,680,000 CRC per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,220,000 CRC per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Wind Energy Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,610,000 CRC per month, 18% 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 2,890,000 CRC per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,070,000 CRC per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 Wind Energy Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Wind Energy Engineer is 1,720,000 CRC per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,630,000 CRC per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Costa Rica costs anywhere from 11,800,000 Costa Rican Colon(s) to 35,400,000 Costa Rican Colon(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 Wind Energy Engineer employees in Costa Rica earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Wind Energy Engineer(s) in Costa Rica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Costa Rica 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.
A Wind Energy Engineer is considered to be a low 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.
76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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 Wind Energy Engineer is 7% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||2,020,000 CRC||-5%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,600,000 CRC||-25%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||2,220,000 CRC||+4%|
|Associate Engineer||1,860,000 CRC||-12%|
|Autocad Operator||1,310,000 CRC||-38%|
|Automation Engineer||2,190,000 CRC||+3%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,930,000 CRC||-9%|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,860,000 CRC||-12%|
|BMS Engineer||1,890,000 CRC||-11%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,170,000 CRC||-45%|
|Broadcast Engineer||2,110,000 CRC||-1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,070,000 CRC||-3%|
|CAD Designer||1,330,000 CRC||-37%|
|CAE Engineer||2,090,000 CRC||-2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,910,000 CRC||-10%|
|Civil Engineer||2,060,000 CRC||-3%|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,990,000 CRC||-6%|
|Communications Engineer||2,220,000 CRC||+4%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,710,000 CRC||-20%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,890,000 CRC||-11%|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,100,000 CRC||-1%|
|Controls Engineer||2,070,000 CRC||-3%|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,800,000 CRC||-15%|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,900,000 CRC||-11%|
|Design Engineer||2,150,000 CRC||+1%|
|Drafting Manager||2,480,000 CRC||+17%|
|Drilling Engineer||1,950,000 CRC||-8%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,080,000 CRC||-49%|
|Electrical Engineer||2,320,000 CRC||+9%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,890,000 CRC||+36%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,160,000 CRC||+2%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,110,000 CRC||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||2,120,000 CRC||-0%|
|Engine Assembler||927,000 CRC||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||2,260,000 CRC||+6%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,300,000 CRC||+8%|
|Engineering Consultant||2,810,000 CRC||+32%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,960,000 CRC||+39%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,870,000 CRC||-12%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,910,000 CRC||+37%|
|Engineering Production Manager||3,510,000 CRC||+65%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,440,000 CRC||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||2,450,000 CRC||+15%|
|Engineering Project Director||4,220,000 CRC||+99%|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,870,000 CRC||+35%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||3,320,000 CRC||+56%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,690,000 CRC||-20%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,700,000 CRC||+27%|
|Engineering Technician||1,590,000 CRC||-25%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,570,000 CRC||-26%|
|Environmental Engineer||1,980,000 CRC||-7%|
|Equipment Engineer||1,940,000 CRC||-9%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||2,670,000 CRC||+26%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,430,000 CRC||-33%|
|Facade Engineer||2,020,000 CRC||-5%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,190,000 CRC||-44%|
|Field Engineer||2,220,000 CRC||+4%|
|Field Engineering Manager||3,440,000 CRC||+62%|
|Fire Engineer||2,150,000 CRC||+1%|
|Fitter and Turner||654,000 CRC||-69%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,460,000 CRC||+16%|
|Generation Engineer||2,190,000 CRC||+3%|
|Genetic Engineer||2,330,000 CRC||+10%|
|Geological Engineer||2,190,000 CRC||+3%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,280,000 CRC||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,150,000 CRC||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||2,040,000 CRC||-4%|
|HSE Professional||1,900,000 CRC||-11%|
|HVAC Engineer||2,290,000 CRC||+8%|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,900,000 CRC||-11%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,980,000 CRC||-7%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,940,000 CRC||-9%|
|Instrument Engineer||1,950,000 CRC||-8%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,950,000 CRC||-8%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,140,000 CRC||+1%|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,960,000 CRC||-8%|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,100,000 CRC||-1%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,210,000 CRC||+4%|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,980,000 CRC||-7%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,930,000 CRC||-9%|
|Maintenance Fitter||758,000 CRC||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||2,110,000 CRC||-1%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,090,000 CRC||-2%|
|Marine Engineer||2,080,000 CRC||-2%|
|Materials Engineer||1,930,000 CRC||-9%|
|Materials Researcher||1,880,000 CRC||-12%|
|Materials Technician||1,550,000 CRC||-27%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,190,000 CRC||+3%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,140,000 CRC||+1%|
|Mechanical Designer||1,830,000 CRC||-14%|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,210,000 CRC||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,780,000 CRC||+31%|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,050,000 CRC||-4%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,160,000 CRC||+2%|
|Mining Engineer||1,970,000 CRC||-7%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,170,000 CRC||+2%|
|Optical Engineer||1,990,000 CRC||-6%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,090,000 CRC||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||761,000 CRC||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||2,220,000 CRC||+4%|
|Photonics Technician||1,910,000 CRC||-10%|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,970,000 CRC||-7%|
|Piping Designer||1,120,000 CRC||-47%|
|Piping Engineer||1,980,000 CRC||-7%|
|Planning Engineer||2,160,000 CRC||+2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||988,000 CRC||-54%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,180,000 CRC||+3%|
|Principal Engineer||2,000,000 CRC||-6%|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,110,000 CRC||-1%|
|Process Engineer||2,070,000 CRC||-3%|
|Process Operator||1,210,000 CRC||-43%|
|Product Development Engineer||2,070,000 CRC||-3%|
|Product Development Technician||1,560,000 CRC||-27%|
|Product Engineer||2,190,000 CRC||+3%|
|Product Safety Engineer||2,010,000 CRC||-5%|
|Production Engineer||2,120,000 CRC||-0%|
|Project Engineer||2,120,000 CRC||-0%|
|Proposal Manager||2,610,000 CRC||+23%|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,970,000 CRC||-7%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,090,000 CRC||-2%|
|Rail Engineer||2,020,000 CRC||-5%|
|Robotics Engineer||2,380,000 CRC||+12%|
|Robotics Technician||1,640,000 CRC||-23%|
|Safety Engineer||2,110,000 CRC||-1%|
|Safety Inspector||1,590,000 CRC||-25%|
|Safety Manager||2,460,000 CRC||+16%|
|Safety Officer||1,030,000 CRC||-52%|
|Sales Engineer||2,310,000 CRC||+9%|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,970,000 CRC||-7%|
|Service Engineer||2,250,000 CRC||+6%|
|Solar Engineer||2,130,000 CRC||+0%|
|Staff Engineer||2,110,000 CRC||-1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,950,000 CRC||-8%|
|Stationary Engineer||1,810,000 CRC||-15%|
|Stress Engineer||1,850,000 CRC||-13%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,050,000 CRC||-4%|
|Structural Designer||1,750,000 CRC||-18%|
|Structural Engineer||1,960,000 CRC||-8%|
|Structural Technician||1,350,000 CRC||-36%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,970,000 CRC||-7%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,030,000 CRC||-52%|
|Technical Assistant||1,090,000 CRC||-49%|
|Technical Engineer||1,830,000 CRC||-14%|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,710,000 CRC||-20%|
|Tender Engineer||1,830,000 CRC||-14%|
|Test Development Engineer||2,050,000 CRC||-4%|
|Transportation Engineer||1,910,000 CRC||-10%|
|Validation Engineer||1,820,000 CRC||-14%|
|Verification Engineer||1,930,000 CRC||-9%|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,130,000 CRC||+0%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||2,120,000 CRC||-0%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,650,000 CRC||+25%|
|Work Planner||1,390,000 CRC||-35%|
|San Jose||2,360,000 CRC|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Costa Rica earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.