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Engineering Average Salaries in Dominica 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
1,260 XCD
( 15,100 XCD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Dominica typically earns around 1,260 XCD per month. Salaries range from 400 XCD (lowest average) to 2,670 XCD (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 Engineer1,230 XCD
Assembly Engineering Technician1,030 XCD
Assistant Chief Engineer1,440 XCD
Associate Engineer1,180 XCD
Autocad Operator840 XCD
Automation Engineer1,400 XCD
Avionic System Support Engineer1,240 XCD
Biochemical Engineer1,220 XCD
BMS Engineer1,200 XCD
Bridge and Lock Tender730 XCD
Broadcast Engineer1,260 XCD
CAD Design Engineer1,270 XCD
CAD Designer820 XCD
CAE Engineer1,210 XCD
Ceramics Engineer1,130 XCD
Civil Engineer1,360 XCD
Commissioning Engineer1,300 XCD
Communications Engineer1,340 XCD
Condition Monitoring Engineer1,110 XCD
Contract Associate Engineer1,240 XCD
Control Systems Engineer1,240 XCD
Controls Engineer1,260 XCD
Controls Software Engineer1,180 XCD
Corrosion Engineer1,220 XCD
Design Engineer1,290 XCD
Drafter770 XCD
Drafting Manager1,510 XCD
Drilling Engineer1,300 XCD
Electrical Draughtsman630 XCD
Electrical Engineer1,420 XCD
Electrical Engineering Manager1,780 XCD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist1,330 XCD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler690 XCD
Energy Engineer1,320 XCD
Engine Assembler580 XCD
Engineer1,390 XCD
Engineering Account Manager1,440 XCD
Engineering Chief Designer1,460 XCD
Engineering Consultant1,780 XCD
Engineering Key Account Manager1,810 XCD
Engineering Lab Technician1,200 XCD
Engineering Planning Manager1,870 XCD
Engineering Production Manager2,240 XCD
Engineering Project Analyst1,440 XCD
Engineering Project Coordinator 1,490 XCD
Engineering Project Director2,670 XCD
Engineering Project Manager1,880 XCD
Engineering Research and Development Manager2,070 XCD
Engineering Safety Coordinator1,040 XCD
Engineering Sales Manager1,690 XCD
Engineering Technician1,040 XCD
Engineering Technologist980 XCD
Environmental Engineer1,240 XCD
Equipment Engineer1,220 XCD
Equipment Engineering Manager1,700 XCD
Estimator1,070 XCD
Fabrication Specialist900 XCD
Fabricator610 XCD
Facade Engineer1,280 XCD
Fiber Analyst740 XCD
Field Engineer1,290 XCD
Field Engineering Manager2,220 XCD
Fire Engineer1,240 XCD
Fitter and Turner420 XCD
Forestry Strategic Planner1,500 XCD
Generation Engineer1,330 XCD
Genetic Engineer1,440 XCD
Geological Engineer1,360 XCD
Geotechnical Engineer1,340 XCD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic690 XCD
Highway Engineer1,340 XCD
HSE Professional1,250 XCD
HVAC Engineer1,370 XCD
HVAC Supervisor1,220 XCD
Industrial Engineer1,190 XCD
Industrial Engineering Technologist1,190 XCD
Instrument Engineer1,220 XCD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer1,220 XCD
Instrumentation Engineer1,300 XCD
Instrumentation Manager1,250 XCD
Irrigation Engineer1,280 XCD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer1,360 XCD
Locomotive Engineer1,190 XCD
Maintenance Engineer1,180 XCD
Maintenance Fitter440 XCD
Maintenance Manager1,310 XCD
Manufacturing Engineer1,290 XCD
Marine Engineer1,300 XCD
Materials Engineer1,210 XCD
Materials Researcher1,170 XCD
Materials Technician900 XCD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer1,410 XCD
Mechanical Design Engineer1,320 XCD
Mechanical Designer1,130 XCD
Mechanical Engineer1,400 XCD
Mechanical Engineering Manager1,770 XCD
Mechanical Inspector1,290 XCD
Mechatronics Engineer1,370 XCD
Mining Engineer1,230 XCD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer1,400 XCD
Optical Engineer1,300 XCD
Optical Instrument Assembler650 XCD
PCB Assembler450 XCD
Photonics Engineer1,390 XCD
Photonics Technician1,200 XCD
Pipeline Engineer1,200 XCD
Piping Designer680 XCD
Piping Engineer1,220 XCD
Planning Engineer1,360 XCD
Pressure Vessel Inspector630 XCD
Principal Cost Engineer1,280 XCD
Principal Engineer1,250 XCD
Principal Support Engineer1,330 XCD
Process Engineer1,220 XCD
Process Operator730 XCD
Product Development Engineer1,370 XCD
Product Development Technician920 XCD
Product Engineer1,310 XCD
Product Safety Engineer1,240 XCD
Production Engineer1,340 XCD
Project Engineer1,420 XCD
Proposal Manager1,630 XCD
Purchasing Engineer1,140 XCD
Quality Assurance Engineer1,270 XCD
Rail Engineer1,240 XCD
Robotics Engineer1,430 XCD
Robotics Technician1,100 XCD
Safety Engineer1,310 XCD
Safety Inspector1,040 XCD
Safety Manager1,560 XCD
Safety Officer650 XCD
Sales Engineer1,430 XCD
Scheduling Engineer1,200 XCD
Service Engineer1,320 XCD
Solar Engineer1,340 XCD
Staff Engineer1,220 XCD
Static Equipment Engineer1,300 XCD
Stationary Engineer1,210 XCD
Stress Engineer1,200 XCD
Structural Analysis Engineer1,210 XCD
Structural Designer1,130 XCD
Structural Engineer1,290 XCD
Structural Technician810 XCD
Supply Chain Specialist1,210 XCD
Surveyor990 XCD
Technical Affairs Officer670 XCD
Technical Assistant650 XCD
Technical Engineer1,160 XCD
Technical Support Engineer1,110 XCD
Tender Engineer1,200 XCD
Test Development Engineer1,310 XCD
Transportation Engineer1,200 XCD
Validation Engineer1,150 XCD
Verification Engineer1,240 XCD
Wastewater Engineer1,310 XCD
Wind Energy Engineer1,250 XCD
Wind Energy Operations Manager1,740 XCD
Work Planner900 XCD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Dominica

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Dominica range from 400 XCD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,670 XCD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,290 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,290 XCD while the other half are earning more than 1,290 XCD. 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 760 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 760 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,020 XCD while 25% are earning more than 2,020 XCD.

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?

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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 Dominica costs anywhere from 7,470 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 22,400 East Caribbean 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Dominica 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 Dominica who work in Engineering earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,310 XCD
1,180 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Dominica for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Dominica

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


Engineering professionals in Dominica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Dominica 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.

Dominica / 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 Dominica is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

64% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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 Dominica

7 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dominica is 7 XCD. This means that the average person in Dominica earns approximately 7 XCD 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 Dominica
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Dominica earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,370 XCD
Public Sector+14%
1,570 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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