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Engineering Average Salaries in Ecuador 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
1,150 USD
( 13,800 USD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Ecuador typically earns around 1,150 USD per month. Salaries range from 360 USD (lowest average) to 2,430 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer1,090 USD
Assembly Engineering Technician900 USD
Assistant Chief Engineer1,260 USD
Associate Engineer1,020 USD
Autocad Operator730 USD
Automation Engineer1,250 USD
Avionic System Support Engineer1,130 USD
Biochemical Engineer1,100 USD
BMS Engineer1,050 USD
Bridge and Lock Tender620 USD
Broadcast Engineer1,130 USD
CAD Design Engineer1,200 USD
CAD Designer770 USD
CAE Engineer1,150 USD
Ceramics Engineer1,100 USD
Civil Engineer1,190 USD
Commissioning Engineer1,160 USD
Communications Engineer1,320 USD
Condition Monitoring Engineer970 USD
Contract Associate Engineer1,120 USD
Control Systems Engineer1,160 USD
Controls Engineer1,150 USD
Controls Software Engineer1,000 USD
Corrosion Engineer1,070 USD
Design Engineer1,260 USD
Drafter710 USD
Drafting Manager1,390 USD
Drilling Engineer1,150 USD
Electrical Draughtsman610 USD
Electrical Engineer1,260 USD
Electrical Engineering Manager1,750 USD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist1,240 USD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler650 USD
Energy Engineer1,280 USD
Engine Assembler510 USD
Engineer1,240 USD
Engineering Account Manager1,320 USD
Engineering Chief Designer1,320 USD
Engineering Consultant1,580 USD
Engineering Key Account Manager1,630 USD
Engineering Lab Technician1,090 USD
Engineering Planning Manager1,670 USD
Engineering Production Manager2,000 USD
Engineering Project Analyst1,330 USD
Engineering Project Coordinator 1,390 USD
Engineering Project Director2,370 USD
Engineering Project Manager1,720 USD
Engineering Research and Development Manager1,830 USD
Engineering Safety Coordinator900 USD
Engineering Sales Manager1,580 USD
Engineering Technician950 USD
Engineering Technologist930 USD
Environmental Engineer1,110 USD
Equipment Engineer1,100 USD
Equipment Engineering Manager1,530 USD
Estimator990 USD
Fabrication Specialist820 USD
Fabricator560 USD
Facade Engineer1,160 USD
Fiber Analyst710 USD
Field Engineer1,290 USD
Field Engineering Manager2,020 USD
Fire Engineer1,240 USD
Fitter and Turner380 USD
Forestry Strategic Planner1,440 USD
Generation Engineer1,200 USD
Genetic Engineer1,360 USD
Geological Engineer1,180 USD
Geotechnical Engineer1,220 USD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic660 USD
Highway Engineer1,220 USD
HSE Professional1,110 USD
HVAC Engineer1,260 USD
HVAC Supervisor1,120 USD
Industrial Engineer1,090 USD
Industrial Engineering Technologist1,090 USD
Instrument Engineer1,170 USD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer1,200 USD
Instrumentation Engineer1,230 USD
Instrumentation Manager1,110 USD
Irrigation Engineer1,180 USD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer1,320 USD
Locomotive Engineer1,180 USD
Maintenance Engineer1,090 USD
Maintenance Fitter410 USD
Maintenance Manager1,200 USD
Manufacturing Engineer1,200 USD
Marine Engineer1,200 USD
Materials Engineer1,130 USD
Materials Researcher1,110 USD
Materials Technician900 USD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer1,250 USD
Mechanical Design Engineer1,200 USD
Mechanical Designer1,040 USD
Mechanical Engineer1,310 USD
Mechanical Engineering Manager1,660 USD
Mechanical Inspector1,100 USD
Mechatronics Engineer1,300 USD
Mining Engineer1,210 USD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer1,320 USD
Optical Engineer1,190 USD
Optical Instrument Assembler600 USD
PCB Assembler410 USD
Photonics Engineer1,340 USD
Photonics Technician1,050 USD
Pipeline Engineer1,050 USD
Piping Designer660 USD
Piping Engineer1,080 USD
Planning Engineer1,250 USD
Pressure Vessel Inspector580 USD
Principal Cost Engineer1,170 USD
Principal Engineer1,200 USD
Principal Support Engineer1,160 USD
Process Engineer1,160 USD
Process Operator670 USD
Product Development Engineer1,170 USD
Product Development Technician840 USD
Product Engineer1,250 USD
Product Safety Engineer1,170 USD
Production Engineer1,230 USD
Project Engineer1,220 USD
Proposal Manager1,500 USD
Purchasing Engineer1,110 USD
Quality Assurance Engineer1,220 USD
Rail Engineer1,200 USD
Robotics Engineer1,390 USD
Robotics Technician970 USD
Safety Engineer1,140 USD
Safety Inspector930 USD
Safety Manager1,420 USD
Safety Officer620 USD
Sales Engineer1,260 USD
Scheduling Engineer1,080 USD
Service Engineer1,270 USD
Solar Engineer1,280 USD
Staff Engineer1,220 USD
Static Equipment Engineer1,150 USD
Stationary Engineer1,050 USD
Stress Engineer1,130 USD
Structural Analysis Engineer1,150 USD
Structural Designer1,040 USD
Structural Engineer1,110 USD
Structural Technician770 USD
Supply Chain Specialist1,140 USD
Surveyor850 USD
Technical Affairs Officer620 USD
Technical Assistant610 USD
Technical Engineer990 USD
Technical Support Engineer970 USD
Tender Engineer1,100 USD
Test Development Engineer1,120 USD
Transportation Engineer1,150 USD
Validation Engineer1,090 USD
Verification Engineer1,070 USD
Wastewater Engineer1,160 USD
Wind Energy Engineer1,250 USD
Wind Energy Operations Manager1,570 USD
Work Planner850 USD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Ecuador

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Ecuador range from 360 USD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,430 USD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,240 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,240 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,240 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.

  • 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 720 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 720 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,980 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,980 USD.

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 Ecuador costs anywhere from 6,810 US Dollar(s) to 20,400 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Ecuador who work in Engineering earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,200 USD
1,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ecuador for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ecuador

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


Engineering professionals in Ecuador are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

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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.

Ecuador / 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 Ecuador is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

46% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Ecuador

7 USD per hour

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cuenca1,130 USD
Duran1,060 USD
Guayaquil1,190 USD
Machala1,030 USD
Manta1,010 USD
Portoviejo980 USD
Quito1,160 USD
Santo Domingo1,100 USD

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 Ecuador earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,280 USD
Public Sector+13%
1,450 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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