A person working in Engineering in Angola typically earns around 220,000 AOA per month. Salaries range from 69,900 AOA (lowest average) to 466,000 AOA (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||221,000 AOA|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||189,000 AOA|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||275,000 AOA|
|Associate Engineer||217,000 AOA|
|Autocad Operator||153,000 AOA|
|Automation Engineer||253,000 AOA|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||230,000 AOA|
|Biochemical Engineer||216,000 AOA|
|BMS Engineer||217,000 AOA|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||128,000 AOA|
|Broadcast Engineer||237,000 AOA|
|CAD Design Engineer||253,000 AOA|
|CAD Designer||154,000 AOA|
|CAE Engineer||225,000 AOA|
|Ceramics Engineer||227,000 AOA|
|Civil Engineer||258,000 AOA|
|Commissioning Engineer||234,000 AOA|
|Communications Engineer||264,000 AOA|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||213,000 AOA|
|Contract Associate Engineer||220,000 AOA|
|Control Systems Engineer||246,000 AOA|
|Controls Engineer||233,000 AOA|
|Controls Software Engineer||201,000 AOA|
|Corrosion Engineer||224,000 AOA|
|Design Engineer||258,000 AOA|
|Drafting Manager||289,000 AOA|
|Drilling Engineer||223,000 AOA|
|Electrical Draughtsman||119,000 AOA|
|Electrical Engineer||254,000 AOA|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||335,000 AOA|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||263,000 AOA|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||129,000 AOA|
|Energy Engineer||241,000 AOA|
|Engine Assembler||110,000 AOA|
|Engineering Account Manager||264,000 AOA|
|Engineering Chief Designer||272,000 AOA|
|Engineering Consultant||335,000 AOA|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||355,000 AOA|
|Engineering Lab Technician||219,000 AOA|
|Engineering Planning Manager||350,000 AOA|
|Engineering Production Manager||443,000 AOA|
|Engineering Project Analyst||276,000 AOA|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||282,000 AOA|
|Engineering Project Director||503,000 AOA|
|Engineering Project Manager||346,000 AOA|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||393,000 AOA|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||184,000 AOA|
|Engineering Sales Manager||321,000 AOA|
|Engineering Technician||192,000 AOA|
|Engineering Technologist||193,000 AOA|
|Environmental Engineer||232,000 AOA|
|Equipment Engineer||217,000 AOA|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||316,000 AOA|
|Fabrication Specialist||172,000 AOA|
|Facade Engineer||223,000 AOA|
|Fiber Analyst||137,000 AOA|
|Field Engineer||251,000 AOA|
|Field Engineering Manager||411,000 AOA|
|Fire Engineer||243,000 AOA|
|Fitter and Turner||78,100 AOA|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||291,000 AOA|
|Generation Engineer||249,000 AOA|
|Genetic Engineer||271,000 AOA|
|Geological Engineer||236,000 AOA|
|Geotechnical Engineer||261,000 AOA|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||126,000 AOA|
|Highway Engineer||246,000 AOA|
|HSE Professional||224,000 AOA|
|HVAC Engineer||264,000 AOA|
|HVAC Supervisor||213,000 AOA|
|Industrial Engineer||241,000 AOA|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||230,000 AOA|
|Instrument Engineer||238,000 AOA|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||243,000 AOA|
|Instrumentation Engineer||231,000 AOA|
|Instrumentation Manager||247,000 AOA|
|Irrigation Engineer||244,000 AOA|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||259,000 AOA|
|Locomotive Engineer||235,000 AOA|
|Maintenance Engineer||215,000 AOA|
|Maintenance Fitter||87,800 AOA|
|Maintenance Manager||240,000 AOA|
|Manufacturing Engineer||222,000 AOA|
|Marine Engineer||234,000 AOA|
|Materials Engineer||230,000 AOA|
|Materials Researcher||231,000 AOA|
|Materials Technician||175,000 AOA|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||254,000 AOA|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||255,000 AOA|
|Mechanical Designer||207,000 AOA|
|Mechanical Engineer||251,000 AOA|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||333,000 AOA|
|Mechanical Inspector||241,000 AOA|
|Mechatronics Engineer||268,000 AOA|
|Mining Engineer||246,000 AOA|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||263,000 AOA|
|Optical Engineer||240,000 AOA|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||126,000 AOA|
|PCB Assembler||86,000 AOA|
|Photonics Engineer||253,000 AOA|
|Photonics Technician||208,000 AOA|
|Pipeline Engineer||219,000 AOA|
|Piping Designer||130,000 AOA|
|Piping Engineer||222,000 AOA|
|Planning Engineer||248,000 AOA|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||110,000 AOA|
|Principal Cost Engineer||248,000 AOA|
|Principal Engineer||244,000 AOA|
|Principal Support Engineer||245,000 AOA|
|Process Engineer||240,000 AOA|
|Process Operator||148,000 AOA|
|Product Development Engineer||254,000 AOA|
|Product Development Technician||178,000 AOA|
|Product Engineer||256,000 AOA|
|Product Safety Engineer||234,000 AOA|
|Production Engineer||243,000 AOA|
|Project Engineer||262,000 AOA|
|Proposal Manager||313,000 AOA|
|Purchasing Engineer||217,000 AOA|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||247,000 AOA|
|Rail Engineer||252,000 AOA|
|Robotics Engineer||285,000 AOA|
|Robotics Technician||188,000 AOA|
|Safety Engineer||228,000 AOA|
|Safety Inspector||187,000 AOA|
|Safety Manager||272,000 AOA|
|Safety Officer||126,000 AOA|
|Sales Engineer||259,000 AOA|
|Scheduling Engineer||224,000 AOA|
|Service Engineer||244,000 AOA|
|Solar Engineer||260,000 AOA|
|Staff Engineer||239,000 AOA|
|Static Equipment Engineer||223,000 AOA|
|Stationary Engineer||224,000 AOA|
|Stress Engineer||224,000 AOA|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||238,000 AOA|
|Structural Designer||206,000 AOA|
|Structural Engineer||240,000 AOA|
|Structural Technician||158,000 AOA|
|Supply Chain Specialist||240,000 AOA|
|Technical Affairs Officer||126,000 AOA|
|Technical Assistant||117,000 AOA|
|Technical Engineer||216,000 AOA|
|Technical Support Engineer||213,000 AOA|
|Tender Engineer||221,000 AOA|
|Test Development Engineer||235,000 AOA|
|Transportation Engineer||218,000 AOA|
|Validation Engineer||226,000 AOA|
|Verification Engineer||219,000 AOA|
|Wastewater Engineer||238,000 AOA|
|Wind Energy Engineer||234,000 AOA|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||308,000 AOA|
|Work Planner||169,000 AOA|
Engineering salaries in Angola range from 69,900 AOA per month (minimum average salary) to 466,000 AOA per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 203,000 AOA per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 203,000 AOA while the other half are earning more than 203,000 AOA. 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 123,000 AOA while 75% of them are earning more than 123,000 AOA. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 308,000 AOA while 25% are earning more than 308,000 AOA.
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 Angola costs anywhere from 1,310,000 Kwanza(s) to 3,920,000 Kwanza(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 Angola who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Angola are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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 Angola 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.
55% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 45% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Angola earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.