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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||1,230 XCD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,030 XCD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,440 XCD|
|Associate Engineer||1,180 XCD|
|Autocad Operator||840 XCD|
|Automation Engineer||1,400 XCD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|BMS Engineer||1,200 XCD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||730 XCD|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,260 XCD|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,270 XCD|
|CAD Designer||820 XCD|
|CAE Engineer||1,210 XCD|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,130 XCD|
|Civil Engineer||1,360 XCD|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,300 XCD|
|Communications Engineer||1,340 XCD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,110 XCD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Controls Engineer||1,260 XCD|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,180 XCD|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Design Engineer||1,290 XCD|
|Drafting Manager||1,510 XCD|
|Drilling Engineer||1,300 XCD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||630 XCD|
|Electrical Engineer||1,420 XCD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||1,780 XCD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,330 XCD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||690 XCD|
|Energy Engineer||1,320 XCD|
|Engine Assembler||580 XCD|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,440 XCD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,460 XCD|
|Engineering Consultant||1,780 XCD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||1,810 XCD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,200 XCD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||1,870 XCD|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,240 XCD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,440 XCD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,490 XCD|
|Engineering Project Director||2,670 XCD|
|Engineering Project Manager||1,880 XCD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,070 XCD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,040 XCD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||1,690 XCD|
|Engineering Technician||1,040 XCD|
|Engineering Technologist||980 XCD|
|Environmental Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Equipment Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,700 XCD|
|Fabrication Specialist||900 XCD|
|Facade Engineer||1,280 XCD|
|Fiber Analyst||740 XCD|
|Field Engineer||1,290 XCD|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,220 XCD|
|Fire Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Fitter and Turner||420 XCD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,500 XCD|
|Generation Engineer||1,330 XCD|
|Genetic Engineer||1,440 XCD|
|Geological Engineer||1,360 XCD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,340 XCD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||690 XCD|
|Highway Engineer||1,340 XCD|
|HSE Professional||1,250 XCD|
|HVAC Engineer||1,370 XCD|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,220 XCD|
|Industrial Engineer||1,190 XCD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,190 XCD|
|Instrument Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,300 XCD|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,250 XCD|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,280 XCD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,360 XCD|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,190 XCD|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,180 XCD|
|Maintenance Fitter||440 XCD|
|Maintenance Manager||1,310 XCD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,290 XCD|
|Marine Engineer||1,300 XCD|
|Materials Engineer||1,210 XCD|
|Materials Researcher||1,170 XCD|
|Materials Technician||900 XCD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,410 XCD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,320 XCD|
|Mechanical Designer||1,130 XCD|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,400 XCD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||1,770 XCD|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,290 XCD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,370 XCD|
|Mining Engineer||1,230 XCD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,400 XCD|
|Optical Engineer||1,300 XCD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||650 XCD|
|PCB Assembler||450 XCD|
|Photonics Engineer||1,390 XCD|
|Photonics Technician||1,200 XCD|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,200 XCD|
|Piping Designer||680 XCD|
|Piping Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Planning Engineer||1,360 XCD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||630 XCD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,280 XCD|
|Principal Engineer||1,250 XCD|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,330 XCD|
|Process Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Process Operator||730 XCD|
|Product Development Engineer||1,370 XCD|
|Product Development Technician||920 XCD|
|Product Engineer||1,310 XCD|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Production Engineer||1,340 XCD|
|Project Engineer||1,420 XCD|
|Proposal Manager||1,630 XCD|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,140 XCD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,270 XCD|
|Rail Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Robotics Engineer||1,430 XCD|
|Robotics Technician||1,100 XCD|
|Safety Engineer||1,310 XCD|
|Safety Inspector||1,040 XCD|
|Safety Manager||1,560 XCD|
|Safety Officer||650 XCD|
|Sales Engineer||1,430 XCD|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,200 XCD|
|Service Engineer||1,320 XCD|
|Solar Engineer||1,340 XCD|
|Staff Engineer||1,220 XCD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,300 XCD|
|Stationary Engineer||1,210 XCD|
|Stress Engineer||1,200 XCD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,210 XCD|
|Structural Designer||1,130 XCD|
|Structural Engineer||1,290 XCD|
|Structural Technician||810 XCD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,210 XCD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||670 XCD|
|Technical Assistant||650 XCD|
|Technical Engineer||1,160 XCD|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,110 XCD|
|Tender Engineer||1,200 XCD|
|Test Development Engineer||1,310 XCD|
|Transportation Engineer||1,200 XCD|
|Validation Engineer||1,150 XCD|
|Verification Engineer||1,240 XCD|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,310 XCD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,250 XCD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,740 XCD|
|Work Planner||900 XCD|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Dominica earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.