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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Salary in Ethiopia 2021

How much money does a Fuel Cell Engineer make in Ethiopia?

Average Monthly Salary
8,280 ETB
( 99,300 ETB yearly)


A person working as a Fuel Cell Engineer in Ethiopia typically earns around 8,280 ETB per month. Salaries range from 4,060 ETB (lowest) to 12,900 ETB (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fuel Cell Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Distribution in Ethiopia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Fuel Cell Engineer salaries in Ethiopia range from 4,060 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 12,900 ETB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,440 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 8,440 ETB while the other half are earning more than 8,440 ETB. 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 Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,620 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 5,620 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 10,900 ETB while 25% are earning more than 10,900 ETB.

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

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Ethiopia Fuel Cell Engineer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Fuel Cell Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,810 ETB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,180 ETB per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,530 ETB per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Fuel Cell Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,600 ETB per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,300 ETB per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,100 ETB per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary change by experience in Ethiopia

0 - 2 Years
4,810 ETB
2 - 5 Years+29%
6,180 ETB
5 - 10 Years+38%
8,530 ETB
10 - 15 Years+24%
10,600 ETB
15 - 20 Years+7%
11,300 ETB
20+ Years+7%
12,100 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Fuel Cell Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Fuel Cell Engineer is 6,000 ETB per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 9,640 ETB per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary difference by education level in Ethiopia

Bachelor's Degree
6,000 ETB
Master's Degree+60%
9,640 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Ethiopia Fuel Cell Engineer
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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 Fuel Cell Engineer employees in Ethiopia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,620 ETB
7,750 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ethiopia for all Careers

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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ethiopia

How much are annual salary increments in Ethiopia for Fuel Cell Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Fuel Cell Engineer

Fuel Cell Engineer(s) in Ethiopia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Ethiopia / 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 Ethiopia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ethiopia for the year 2020. 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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Fuel Cell Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ethiopia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ethiopia Fuel Cell Engineer
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A Fuel Cell Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

62% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% 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.

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.

Fuel Cell Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Ethiopia

48 ETB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia is 48 ETB. This means that the average Fuel Cell Engineer in Ethiopia earns approximately 48 ETB 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.

Fuel Cell Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fuel Cell Engineer and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Ethiopia
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The average salary for Fuel Cell Engineer is 3% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager7,370 ETB-11%
Associate Analyst8,620 ETB+4%
Associate Landman3,620 ETB-56%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator3,320 ETB-60%
Biomass Plant Technician3,790 ETB-54%
Biomass Power Plant Manager11,600 ETB+40%
Chemical Plant Operator6,210 ETB-25%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer8,550 ETB+3%
Completions Engineer7,590 ETB-8%
Cost Controller5,500 ETB-34%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative8,910 ETB+8%
Dispatcher3,470 ETB-58%
Distribution Manager11,500 ETB+39%
Dragline Operator3,840 ETB-54%
Driller Offsider2,960 ETB-64%
Dump Truck Driver3,110 ETB-62%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager18,800 ETB+130%
Energy Advisor12,700 ETB+53%
Energy Analyst10,900 ETB+32%
Energy Auditor10,300 ETB+24%
Energy Dispatch Director13,800 ETB+67%
Energy Technical Assistant5,020 ETB-39%
Energy Technical Manager9,370 ETB+13%
Energy Technical Trainer6,980 ETB-16%
Exploration Manager13,500 ETB+63%
Field Safety Auditor8,710 ETB+5%
Fluids Engineer8,030 ETB-3%
Fuel Cell Engineer8,280 ETB+0%
Fuel Cell Technician4,230 ETB-49%
Fuels Handler3,860 ETB-53%
Gas Compressor Operator3,380 ETB-59%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator6,700 ETB-19%
Gas Supply Manager12,200 ETB+47%
Geologist14,000 ETB+69%
Geophysicist14,000 ETB+69%
Geothermal Production Manager13,100 ETB+58%
Geothermal Technician5,750 ETB-31%
HSE Engineer8,250 ETB-0%
HSE Officer4,860 ETB-41%
HSEQ Administrator5,690 ETB-31%
Inspector7,630 ETB-8%
Instructor6,260 ETB-24%
Instrument Designer6,470 ETB-22%
Lead Technical Field Advisor10,200 ETB+23%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator6,860 ETB-17%
Maintenance Engineer7,950 ETB-4%
Maintenance Superintendent7,320 ETB-12%
Material Controller5,570 ETB-33%
Mine Engineer8,060 ETB-3%
Mine Surveyor8,490 ETB+3%
Mining Project Administrator6,710 ETB-19%
Mining Project Assistant5,390 ETB-35%
Mining Project Controls Consultant9,130 ETB+10%
Mining Project Coordinator7,350 ETB-11%
Mining Project Engineer7,860 ETB-5%
Mining Project Manager10,500 ETB+27%
Mining Site Manager11,000 ETB+33%
Mining Team Leader8,210 ETB-1%
NDT Technician4,880 ETB-41%
Oil Service Unit Operator4,250 ETB-49%
Oil Trader9,970 ETB+20%
Oilwell Pumper3,040 ETB-63%
Petroleum Engineer 8,940 ETB+8%
Petroleum Geologist14,100 ETB+70%
Petroleum Pump System Operator4,620 ETB-44%
Pipeline Technician2,920 ETB-65%
Power Coordinator4,990 ETB-40%
Power Plant Operations Manager16,000 ETB+93%
Power Plant Operator6,370 ETB-23%
Radio Operator3,490 ETB-58%
Reliability Engineer7,490 ETB-10%
Reservoir Engineer7,670 ETB-7%
Risk Analyst9,540 ETB+15%
Roughneck7,760 ETB-6%
Scaffolder5,380 ETB-35%
Shutdown Engineer6,600 ETB-20%
Solar Energy Installation Manager11,300 ETB+37%
Solar Energy Systems Engineer8,490 ETB+3%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer5,200 ETB-37%
Solar Thermal Technician4,790 ETB-42%
Supply Operations Manager13,100 ETB+58%
Sustainability Specialist13,200 ETB+59%
System Development Advisor9,300 ETB+12%
Tanker Truck Driver3,090 ETB-63%
Utility Operator4,300 ETB-48%
Wind Energy Project Manager10,600 ETB+28%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adis Abeba9,660 ETB
Gonder8,700 ETB
Mekele7,220 ETB

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 Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,190 ETB
Public Sector+14%
9,340 ETB
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