A person working in Engineering in Dominican Republic typically earns around 16,800 DOP per month. Salaries range from 5,320 DOP (lowest average) to 35,500 DOP (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||17,300 DOP|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||13,100 DOP|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||20,100 DOP|
|Associate Engineer||14,900 DOP|
|Autocad Operator||10,600 DOP|
|Automation Engineer||17,900 DOP|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||16,000 DOP|
|Biochemical Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|BMS Engineer||15,700 DOP|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||9,150 DOP|
|Broadcast Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|CAD Design Engineer||17,100 DOP|
|CAD Designer||11,000 DOP|
|CAE Engineer||16,400 DOP|
|Ceramics Engineer||15,900 DOP|
|Civil Engineer||17,200 DOP|
|Commissioning Engineer||17,200 DOP|
|Communications Engineer||19,600 DOP|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||15,600 DOP|
|Contract Associate Engineer||17,000 DOP|
|Control Systems Engineer||17,200 DOP|
|Controls Engineer||17,400 DOP|
|Controls Software Engineer||14,800 DOP|
|Corrosion Engineer||15,500 DOP|
|Design Engineer||18,200 DOP|
|Drafting Manager||19,500 DOP|
|Drilling Engineer||16,600 DOP|
|Electrical Draughtsman||9,120 DOP|
|Electrical Engineer||19,900 DOP|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||25,100 DOP|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||17,800 DOP|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||9,250 DOP|
|Energy Engineer||17,300 DOP|
|Engine Assembler||7,860 DOP|
|Engineering Account Manager||19,200 DOP|
|Engineering Chief Designer||18,700 DOP|
|Engineering Consultant||24,200 DOP|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||24,000 DOP|
|Engineering Lab Technician||15,900 DOP|
|Engineering Planning Manager||23,100 DOP|
|Engineering Production Manager||30,600 DOP|
|Engineering Project Analyst||19,300 DOP|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||20,000 DOP|
|Engineering Project Director||36,300 DOP|
|Engineering Project Manager||24,200 DOP|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||28,200 DOP|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||13,200 DOP|
|Engineering Sales Manager||24,300 DOP|
|Engineering Technician||13,400 DOP|
|Engineering Technologist||13,200 DOP|
|Environmental Engineer||17,500 DOP|
|Equipment Engineer||15,700 DOP|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||21,800 DOP|
|Fabrication Specialist||12,400 DOP|
|Facade Engineer||17,000 DOP|
|Fiber Analyst||10,300 DOP|
|Field Engineer||18,200 DOP|
|Field Engineering Manager||28,500 DOP|
|Fire Engineer||17,700 DOP|
|Fitter and Turner||5,420 DOP|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||19,600 DOP|
|Generation Engineer||17,600 DOP|
|Genetic Engineer||19,400 DOP|
|Geological Engineer||17,800 DOP|
|Geotechnical Engineer||19,100 DOP|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||9,290 DOP|
|Highway Engineer||17,200 DOP|
|HSE Professional||16,400 DOP|
|HVAC Engineer||17,700 DOP|
|HVAC Supervisor||16,300 DOP|
|Industrial Engineer||17,000 DOP|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||16,400 DOP|
|Instrument Engineer||17,100 DOP|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|Instrumentation Engineer||16,300 DOP|
|Instrumentation Manager||17,100 DOP|
|Irrigation Engineer||16,500 DOP|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||18,400 DOP|
|Locomotive Engineer||17,400 DOP|
|Maintenance Engineer||16,900 DOP|
|Maintenance Fitter||6,080 DOP|
|Maintenance Manager||18,000 DOP|
|Manufacturing Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|Marine Engineer||16,800 DOP|
|Materials Engineer||17,400 DOP|
|Materials Researcher||15,800 DOP|
|Materials Technician||12,800 DOP|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||18,600 DOP|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||18,100 DOP|
|Mechanical Designer||15,600 DOP|
|Mechanical Engineer||18,200 DOP|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||25,400 DOP|
|Mechanical Inspector||17,400 DOP|
|Mechatronics Engineer||18,500 DOP|
|Mining Engineer||16,800 DOP|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||18,300 DOP|
|Optical Engineer||16,800 DOP|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||8,410 DOP|
|PCB Assembler||6,000 DOP|
|Photonics Engineer||18,200 DOP|
|Photonics Technician||15,800 DOP|
|Pipeline Engineer||16,300 DOP|
|Piping Designer||9,280 DOP|
|Piping Engineer||15,000 DOP|
|Planning Engineer||17,000 DOP|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||8,460 DOP|
|Principal Cost Engineer||18,200 DOP|
|Principal Engineer||17,500 DOP|
|Principal Support Engineer||16,900 DOP|
|Process Engineer||17,600 DOP|
|Process Operator||10,400 DOP|
|Product Development Engineer||17,800 DOP|
|Product Development Technician||13,000 DOP|
|Product Engineer||17,100 DOP|
|Product Safety Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|Production Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|Project Engineer||18,500 DOP|
|Proposal Manager||22,500 DOP|
|Purchasing Engineer||16,600 DOP|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||16,700 DOP|
|Rail Engineer||18,000 DOP|
|Robotics Engineer||20,100 DOP|
|Robotics Technician||14,000 DOP|
|Safety Engineer||17,200 DOP|
|Safety Inspector||13,800 DOP|
|Safety Manager||20,700 DOP|
|Safety Officer||9,060 DOP|
|Sales Engineer||17,600 DOP|
|Scheduling Engineer||15,900 DOP|
|Service Engineer||17,900 DOP|
|Solar Engineer||18,700 DOP|
|Staff Engineer||17,400 DOP|
|Static Equipment Engineer||16,600 DOP|
|Stationary Engineer||15,800 DOP|
|Stress Engineer||15,600 DOP|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||17,500 DOP|
|Structural Designer||15,100 DOP|
|Structural Engineer||16,800 DOP|
|Structural Technician||10,600 DOP|
|Supply Chain Specialist||16,300 DOP|
|Technical Affairs Officer||8,340 DOP|
|Technical Assistant||9,070 DOP|
|Technical Engineer||15,600 DOP|
|Technical Support Engineer||15,600 DOP|
|Tender Engineer||15,500 DOP|
|Test Development Engineer||17,100 DOP|
|Transportation Engineer||15,700 DOP|
|Validation Engineer||15,600 DOP|
|Verification Engineer||16,800 DOP|
|Wastewater Engineer||16,200 DOP|
|Wind Energy Engineer||17,200 DOP|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||23,900 DOP|
|Work Planner||11,800 DOP|
Engineering salaries in Dominican Republic range from 5,320 DOP per month (minimum average salary) to 35,500 DOP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 15,400 DOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 15,400 DOP while the other half are earning more than 15,400 DOP. 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 9,330 DOP while 75% of them are earning more than 9,330 DOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 23,400 DOP while 25% are earning more than 23,400 DOP.
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 Dominican Republic costs anywhere from 99,300 Dominican Peso(s) to 298,000 Dominican 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Dominican Republic who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Dominican Republic are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 Dominican Republic 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.
53% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% 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.
|Santo Domingo||18,900 DOP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Dominican Republic earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.