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Engineering Average Salaries in Dominican Republic 2023

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Dominican Republic?

Average Monthly Salary
16,800 DOP
( 201,000 DOP yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer17,300 DOP
Assembly Engineering Technician13,100 DOP
Assistant Chief Engineer20,100 DOP
Associate Engineer14,900 DOP
Autocad Operator10,600 DOP
Automation Engineer17,900 DOP
Avionic System Support Engineer16,000 DOP
Biochemical Engineer16,700 DOP
BMS Engineer15,700 DOP
Bridge and Lock Tender9,150 DOP
Broadcast Engineer16,700 DOP
CAD Design Engineer17,100 DOP
CAD Designer11,000 DOP
CAE Engineer16,400 DOP
Ceramics Engineer15,900 DOP
Civil Engineer17,200 DOP
Commissioning Engineer17,200 DOP
Communications Engineer19,600 DOP
Condition Monitoring Engineer15,600 DOP
Contract Associate Engineer17,000 DOP
Control Systems Engineer17,200 DOP
Controls Engineer17,400 DOP
Controls Software Engineer14,800 DOP
Corrosion Engineer15,500 DOP
Design Engineer18,200 DOP
Drafter11,000 DOP
Drafting Manager19,500 DOP
Drilling Engineer16,600 DOP
Electrical Draughtsman9,120 DOP
Electrical Engineer19,900 DOP
Electrical Engineering Manager25,100 DOP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist17,800 DOP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler9,250 DOP
Energy Engineer17,300 DOP
Engine Assembler7,860 DOP
Engineer17,700 DOP
Engineering Account Manager19,200 DOP
Engineering Chief Designer18,700 DOP
Engineering Consultant24,200 DOP
Engineering Key Account Manager24,000 DOP
Engineering Lab Technician15,900 DOP
Engineering Planning Manager23,100 DOP
Engineering Production Manager30,600 DOP
Engineering Project Analyst19,300 DOP
Engineering Project Coordinator 20,000 DOP
Engineering Project Director36,300 DOP
Engineering Project Manager24,200 DOP
Engineering Research and Development Manager28,200 DOP
Engineering Safety Coordinator13,200 DOP
Engineering Sales Manager24,300 DOP
Engineering Technician13,400 DOP
Engineering Technologist13,200 DOP
Environmental Engineer17,500 DOP
Equipment Engineer15,700 DOP
Equipment Engineering Manager21,800 DOP
Estimator14,800 DOP
Fabrication Specialist12,400 DOP
Fabricator7,640 DOP
Facade Engineer17,000 DOP
Fiber Analyst10,300 DOP
Field Engineer18,200 DOP
Field Engineering Manager28,500 DOP
Fire Engineer17,700 DOP
Fitter and Turner5,420 DOP
Forestry Strategic Planner19,600 DOP
Generation Engineer17,600 DOP
Genetic Engineer19,400 DOP
Geological Engineer17,800 DOP
Geotechnical Engineer19,100 DOP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic9,290 DOP
Highway Engineer17,200 DOP
HSE Professional16,400 DOP
HVAC Engineer17,700 DOP
HVAC Supervisor16,300 DOP
Industrial Engineer17,000 DOP
Industrial Engineering Technologist16,400 DOP
Instrument Engineer17,100 DOP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer16,700 DOP
Instrumentation Engineer16,300 DOP
Instrumentation Manager17,100 DOP
Irrigation Engineer16,500 DOP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer18,400 DOP
Locomotive Engineer17,400 DOP
Maintenance Engineer16,900 DOP
Maintenance Fitter6,080 DOP
Maintenance Manager18,000 DOP
Manufacturing Engineer16,700 DOP
Marine Engineer16,800 DOP
Materials Engineer17,400 DOP
Materials Researcher15,800 DOP
Materials Technician12,800 DOP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer18,600 DOP
Mechanical Design Engineer18,100 DOP
Mechanical Designer15,600 DOP
Mechanical Engineer18,200 DOP
Mechanical Engineering Manager25,400 DOP
Mechanical Inspector17,400 DOP
Mechatronics Engineer18,500 DOP
Mining Engineer16,800 DOP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer18,300 DOP
Optical Engineer16,800 DOP
Optical Instrument Assembler8,410 DOP
PCB Assembler6,000 DOP
Photonics Engineer18,200 DOP
Photonics Technician15,800 DOP
Pipeline Engineer16,300 DOP
Piping Designer9,280 DOP
Piping Engineer15,000 DOP
Planning Engineer17,000 DOP
Pressure Vessel Inspector8,460 DOP
Principal Cost Engineer18,200 DOP
Principal Engineer17,500 DOP
Principal Support Engineer16,900 DOP
Process Engineer17,600 DOP
Process Operator10,400 DOP
Product Development Engineer17,800 DOP
Product Development Technician13,000 DOP
Product Engineer17,100 DOP
Product Safety Engineer16,700 DOP
Production Engineer16,700 DOP
Project Engineer18,500 DOP
Proposal Manager22,500 DOP
Purchasing Engineer16,600 DOP
Quality Assurance Engineer16,700 DOP
Rail Engineer18,000 DOP
Robotics Engineer20,100 DOP
Robotics Technician14,000 DOP
Safety Engineer17,200 DOP
Safety Inspector13,800 DOP
Safety Manager20,700 DOP
Safety Officer9,060 DOP
Sales Engineer17,600 DOP
Scheduling Engineer15,900 DOP
Service Engineer17,900 DOP
Solar Engineer18,700 DOP
Staff Engineer17,400 DOP
Static Equipment Engineer16,600 DOP
Stationary Engineer15,800 DOP
Stress Engineer15,600 DOP
Structural Analysis Engineer17,500 DOP
Structural Designer15,100 DOP
Structural Engineer16,800 DOP
Structural Technician10,600 DOP
Supply Chain Specialist16,300 DOP
Surveyor13,300 DOP
Technical Affairs Officer8,340 DOP
Technical Assistant9,070 DOP
Technical Engineer15,600 DOP
Technical Support Engineer15,600 DOP
Tender Engineer15,500 DOP
Test Development Engineer17,100 DOP
Transportation Engineer15,700 DOP
Validation Engineer15,600 DOP
Verification Engineer16,800 DOP
Wastewater Engineer16,200 DOP
Wind Energy Engineer17,200 DOP
Wind Energy Operations Manager23,900 DOP
Work Planner11,800 DOP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Dominican Republic

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

17,200 DOP
16,100 DOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Dominican Republic for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Dominican Republic

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


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Dominican Republic 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.

Dominican Republic / 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 Dominican Republic is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Dominican Republic for the year 2022. 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 Dominican Republic

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

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.

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 Dominican Republic

97 DOP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Dominican Republic is 97 DOP. This means that the average person in Dominican Republic earns approximately 97 DOP 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 Dominican Republic
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Santo Domingo18,900 DOP

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 Dominican Republic earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
19,400 DOP
Public Sector+7%
20,700 DOP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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