A person working in Engineering in East Timor typically earns around 1,860 USD per month. Salaries range from 590 USD (lowest average) to 3,940 USD (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||1,850 USD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,530 USD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||2,140 USD|
|Associate Engineer||1,740 USD|
|Autocad Operator||1,250 USD|
|Automation Engineer||2,110 USD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,740 USD|
|BMS Engineer||1,730 USD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,070 USD|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,840 USD|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,920 USD|
|CAD Designer||1,240 USD|
|CAE Engineer||1,850 USD|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,680 USD|
|Civil Engineer||2,030 USD|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Communications Engineer||2,160 USD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,650 USD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,770 USD|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,800 USD|
|Controls Engineer||1,800 USD|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,720 USD|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,820 USD|
|Design Engineer||1,930 USD|
|Drafting Manager||2,100 USD|
|Drilling Engineer||1,950 USD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,000 USD|
|Electrical Engineer||2,130 USD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,680 USD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,000 USD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,040 USD|
|Energy Engineer||2,100 USD|
|Engine Assembler||890 USD|
|Engineering Account Manager||2,140 USD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,220 USD|
|Engineering Consultant||2,500 USD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,660 USD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,770 USD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,640 USD|
|Engineering Production Manager||3,490 USD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,150 USD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||2,240 USD|
|Engineering Project Director||3,750 USD|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,600 USD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||3,200 USD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,530 USD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,630 USD|
|Engineering Technician||1,440 USD|
|Engineering Technologist||1,490 USD|
|Environmental Engineer||1,870 USD|
|Equipment Engineer||1,680 USD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||2,580 USD|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,420 USD|
|Facade Engineer||1,890 USD|
|Fiber Analyst||1,090 USD|
|Field Engineer||1,960 USD|
|Field Engineering Manager||3,380 USD|
|Fire Engineer||1,890 USD|
|Fitter and Turner||640 USD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,150 USD|
|Generation Engineer||1,950 USD|
|Genetic Engineer||2,180 USD|
|Geological Engineer||1,950 USD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,050 USD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,050 USD|
|Highway Engineer||1,850 USD|
|HSE Professional||1,820 USD|
|HVAC Engineer||2,100 USD|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,820 USD|
|Industrial Engineer||1,830 USD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,890 USD|
|Instrument Engineer||1,810 USD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,950 USD|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,780 USD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,090 USD|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,930 USD|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,830 USD|
|Maintenance Fitter||700 USD|
|Maintenance Manager||1,880 USD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,810 USD|
|Marine Engineer||2,010 USD|
|Materials Engineer||1,880 USD|
|Materials Researcher||1,780 USD|
|Materials Technician||1,370 USD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,050 USD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,090 USD|
|Mechanical Designer||1,630 USD|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,970 USD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,760 USD|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,770 USD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,080 USD|
|Mining Engineer||1,920 USD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,200 USD|
|Optical Engineer||1,800 USD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,000 USD|
|PCB Assembler||670 USD|
|Photonics Engineer||2,200 USD|
|Photonics Technician||1,730 USD|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,670 USD|
|Piping Designer||1,050 USD|
|Piping Engineer||1,710 USD|
|Planning Engineer||1,960 USD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||940 USD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,960 USD|
|Principal Engineer||1,850 USD|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,970 USD|
|Process Engineer||1,920 USD|
|Process Operator||1,130 USD|
|Product Development Engineer||1,940 USD|
|Product Development Technician||1,400 USD|
|Product Engineer||2,070 USD|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,880 USD|
|Production Engineer||1,930 USD|
|Project Engineer||2,020 USD|
|Proposal Manager||2,590 USD|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,820 USD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,820 USD|
|Rail Engineer||1,970 USD|
|Robotics Engineer||2,140 USD|
|Robotics Technician||1,650 USD|
|Safety Engineer||1,880 USD|
|Safety Inspector||1,520 USD|
|Safety Manager||2,300 USD|
|Safety Officer||960 USD|
|Sales Engineer||2,000 USD|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,760 USD|
|Service Engineer||2,020 USD|
|Solar Engineer||1,970 USD|
|Staff Engineer||1,860 USD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,950 USD|
|Stationary Engineer||1,730 USD|
|Stress Engineer||1,870 USD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Structural Designer||1,690 USD|
|Structural Engineer||1,830 USD|
|Structural Technician||1,280 USD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,830 USD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||970 USD|
|Technical Assistant||950 USD|
|Technical Engineer||1,580 USD|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,650 USD|
|Tender Engineer||1,660 USD|
|Test Development Engineer||1,860 USD|
|Transportation Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Validation Engineer||1,750 USD|
|Verification Engineer||1,900 USD|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,840 USD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,970 USD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,480 USD|
|Work Planner||1,410 USD|
Engineering salaries in East Timor range from 590 USD per month (minimum average salary) to 3,940 USD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,870 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,870 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,870 USD. 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 1,110 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,110 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,910 USD while 25% are earning more than 2,910 USD.
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 East Timor costs anywhere from 11,000 US Dollar(s) to 33,100 US 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 East Timor who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in East Timor 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 East Timor 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.
65% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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 East Timor earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.