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Engineering Average Salaries in Cuba 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
18,500 CUP
( 222,000 CUP yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Cuba typically earns around 18,500 CUP per month. Salaries range from 5,880 CUP (lowest average) to 39,200 CUP (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 Engineer18,300 CUP
Assembly Engineering Technician14,300 CUP
Assistant Chief Engineer21,900 CUP
Associate Engineer16,400 CUP
Autocad Operator11,600 CUP
Automation Engineer19,400 CUP
Avionic System Support Engineer17,800 CUP
Biochemical Engineer17,100 CUP
BMS Engineer18,700 CUP
Bridge and Lock Tender10,300 CUP
Broadcast Engineer19,200 CUP
CAD Design Engineer19,800 CUP
CAD Designer11,500 CUP
CAE Engineer18,400 CUP
Ceramics Engineer17,100 CUP
Civil Engineer20,400 CUP
Commissioning Engineer18,000 CUP
Communications Engineer20,300 CUP
Condition Monitoring Engineer16,900 CUP
Contract Associate Engineer17,400 CUP
Control Systems Engineer18,100 CUP
Controls Engineer19,200 CUP
Controls Software Engineer17,100 CUP
Corrosion Engineer16,900 CUP
Design Engineer19,400 CUP
Drafter12,000 CUP
Drafting Manager21,100 CUP
Drilling Engineer19,400 CUP
Electrical Draughtsman9,750 CUP
Electrical Engineer21,000 CUP
Electrical Engineering Manager26,200 CUP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist20,600 CUP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler9,620 CUP
Energy Engineer20,800 CUP
Engine Assembler8,350 CUP
Engineer20,400 CUP
Engineering Account Manager21,000 CUP
Engineering Chief Designer21,100 CUP
Engineering Consultant25,500 CUP
Engineering Key Account Manager27,200 CUP
Engineering Lab Technician17,500 CUP
Engineering Planning Manager26,500 CUP
Engineering Production Manager35,300 CUP
Engineering Project Analyst23,000 CUP
Engineering Project Coordinator 23,300 CUP
Engineering Project Director38,200 CUP
Engineering Project Manager26,700 CUP
Engineering Research and Development Manager29,900 CUP
Engineering Safety Coordinator14,800 CUP
Engineering Sales Manager25,700 CUP
Engineering Technician14,800 CUP
Engineering Technologist15,100 CUP
Environmental Engineer18,100 CUP
Equipment Engineer17,800 CUP
Equipment Engineering Manager24,600 CUP
Estimator15,700 CUP
Fabrication Specialist13,400 CUP
Fabricator9,120 CUP
Facade Engineer18,800 CUP
Fiber Analyst11,500 CUP
Field Engineer20,500 CUP
Field Engineering Manager31,800 CUP
Fire Engineer19,800 CUP
Fitter and Turner6,050 CUP
Forestry Strategic Planner21,700 CUP
Generation Engineer20,100 CUP
Genetic Engineer20,200 CUP
Geological Engineer19,400 CUP
Geotechnical Engineer21,200 CUP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic10,200 CUP
Highway Engineer19,000 CUP
HSE Professional17,200 CUP
HVAC Engineer21,400 CUP
HVAC Supervisor17,800 CUP
Industrial Engineer18,500 CUP
Industrial Engineering Technologist18,100 CUP
Instrument Engineer19,000 CUP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer19,500 CUP
Instrumentation Engineer18,600 CUP
Instrumentation Manager19,700 CUP
Irrigation Engineer17,800 CUP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer19,800 CUP
Locomotive Engineer18,100 CUP
Maintenance Engineer18,200 CUP
Maintenance Fitter6,480 CUP
Maintenance Manager19,700 CUP
Manufacturing Engineer17,900 CUP
Marine Engineer19,700 CUP
Materials Engineer18,400 CUP
Materials Researcher18,000 CUP
Materials Technician14,300 CUP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer19,700 CUP
Mechanical Design Engineer20,000 CUP
Mechanical Designer17,100 CUP
Mechanical Engineer21,100 CUP
Mechanical Engineering Manager26,600 CUP
Mechanical Inspector17,900 CUP
Mechatronics Engineer20,900 CUP
Mining Engineer19,600 CUP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer20,800 CUP
Optical Engineer18,500 CUP
Optical Instrument Assembler10,200 CUP
PCB Assembler7,160 CUP
Photonics Engineer21,900 CUP
Photonics Technician17,000 CUP
Pipeline Engineer17,600 CUP
Piping Designer9,980 CUP
Piping Engineer17,800 CUP
Planning Engineer20,300 CUP
Pressure Vessel Inspector9,230 CUP
Principal Cost Engineer20,200 CUP
Principal Engineer19,500 CUP
Principal Support Engineer18,600 CUP
Process Engineer18,100 CUP
Process Operator11,400 CUP
Product Development Engineer20,100 CUP
Product Development Technician14,500 CUP
Product Engineer19,200 CUP
Product Safety Engineer17,400 CUP
Production Engineer19,900 CUP
Project Engineer20,600 CUP
Proposal Manager24,500 CUP
Purchasing Engineer17,700 CUP
Quality Assurance Engineer18,400 CUP
Rail Engineer19,800 CUP
Robotics Engineer21,400 CUP
Robotics Technician16,400 CUP
Safety Engineer18,800 CUP
Safety Inspector14,400 CUP
Safety Manager22,900 CUP
Safety Officer10,100 CUP
Sales Engineer20,800 CUP
Scheduling Engineer18,100 CUP
Service Engineer19,800 CUP
Solar Engineer20,800 CUP
Staff Engineer19,500 CUP
Static Equipment Engineer19,400 CUP
Stationary Engineer17,600 CUP
Stress Engineer17,800 CUP
Structural Analysis Engineer17,900 CUP
Structural Designer16,400 CUP
Structural Engineer18,900 CUP
Structural Technician11,800 CUP
Supply Chain Specialist18,800 CUP
Surveyor14,900 CUP
Technical Affairs Officer9,790 CUP
Technical Assistant9,450 CUP
Technical Engineer16,000 CUP
Technical Support Engineer16,900 CUP
Tender Engineer17,000 CUP
Test Development Engineer19,600 CUP
Transportation Engineer18,800 CUP
Validation Engineer17,600 CUP
Verification Engineer18,700 CUP
Wastewater Engineer19,100 CUP
Wind Energy Engineer19,500 CUP
Wind Energy Operations Manager24,400 CUP
Work Planner13,400 CUP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Cuba

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Cuba range from 5,880 CUP per month (minimum average salary) to 39,200 CUP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,100 CUP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 18,100 CUP while the other half are earning more than 18,100 CUP. 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 10,800 CUP while 75% of them are earning more than 10,800 CUP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 28,100 CUP while 25% are earning more than 28,100 CUP.

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 Cuba costs anywhere from 110,000 Cuban Peso(s) to 329,000 Cuban Peso(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 Cuba 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 Cuba who work in Engineering earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

20,000 CUP
17,200 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cuba for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cuba

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


Engineering professionals in Cuba 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 Cuba 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.

Cuba / 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 Cuba is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

66% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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 Cuba

110 CUP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cuba is 110 CUP. This means that the average person in Cuba earns approximately 110 CUP 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 Cuba
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Camaguey18,100 CUP
Havana21,000 CUP
Holguin17,200 CUP
Santiago de Cuba20,000 CUP

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 Cuba earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
20,600 CUP
Public Sector+11%
22,800 CUP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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