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Engineering Average Salaries in Angola 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
220,000 AOA
( 2,640,000 AOA yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer221,000 AOA
Assembly Engineering Technician189,000 AOA
Assistant Chief Engineer275,000 AOA
Associate Engineer217,000 AOA
Autocad Operator153,000 AOA
Automation Engineer253,000 AOA
Avionic System Support Engineer230,000 AOA
Biochemical Engineer216,000 AOA
BMS Engineer217,000 AOA
Bridge and Lock Tender128,000 AOA
Broadcast Engineer237,000 AOA
CAD Design Engineer253,000 AOA
CAD Designer154,000 AOA
CAE Engineer225,000 AOA
Ceramics Engineer227,000 AOA
Civil Engineer258,000 AOA
Commissioning Engineer234,000 AOA
Communications Engineer264,000 AOA
Condition Monitoring Engineer213,000 AOA
Contract Associate Engineer220,000 AOA
Control Systems Engineer246,000 AOA
Controls Engineer233,000 AOA
Controls Software Engineer201,000 AOA
Corrosion Engineer224,000 AOA
Design Engineer258,000 AOA
Drafter156,000 AOA
Drafting Manager289,000 AOA
Drilling Engineer223,000 AOA
Electrical Draughtsman119,000 AOA
Electrical Engineer254,000 AOA
Electrical Engineering Manager335,000 AOA
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist263,000 AOA
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler129,000 AOA
Energy Engineer241,000 AOA
Engine Assembler110,000 AOA
Engineer248,000 AOA
Engineering Account Manager264,000 AOA
Engineering Chief Designer272,000 AOA
Engineering Consultant335,000 AOA
Engineering Key Account Manager355,000 AOA
Engineering Lab Technician219,000 AOA
Engineering Planning Manager350,000 AOA
Engineering Production Manager443,000 AOA
Engineering Project Analyst276,000 AOA
Engineering Project Coordinator 282,000 AOA
Engineering Project Director503,000 AOA
Engineering Project Manager346,000 AOA
Engineering Research and Development Manager393,000 AOA
Engineering Safety Coordinator184,000 AOA
Engineering Sales Manager321,000 AOA
Engineering Technician192,000 AOA
Engineering Technologist193,000 AOA
Environmental Engineer232,000 AOA
Equipment Engineer217,000 AOA
Equipment Engineering Manager316,000 AOA
Estimator213,000 AOA
Fabrication Specialist172,000 AOA
Fabricator111,000 AOA
Facade Engineer223,000 AOA
Fiber Analyst137,000 AOA
Field Engineer251,000 AOA
Field Engineering Manager411,000 AOA
Fire Engineer243,000 AOA
Fitter and Turner78,100 AOA
Forestry Strategic Planner291,000 AOA
Generation Engineer249,000 AOA
Genetic Engineer271,000 AOA
Geological Engineer236,000 AOA
Geotechnical Engineer261,000 AOA
Heavy Equipment Mechanic126,000 AOA
Highway Engineer246,000 AOA
HSE Professional224,000 AOA
HVAC Engineer264,000 AOA
HVAC Supervisor213,000 AOA
Industrial Engineer241,000 AOA
Industrial Engineering Technologist230,000 AOA
Instrument Engineer238,000 AOA
Instrumentation and Control Engineer243,000 AOA
Instrumentation Engineer231,000 AOA
Instrumentation Manager247,000 AOA
Irrigation Engineer244,000 AOA
Licensed Aircraft Engineer259,000 AOA
Locomotive Engineer235,000 AOA
Maintenance Engineer215,000 AOA
Maintenance Fitter87,800 AOA
Maintenance Manager240,000 AOA
Manufacturing Engineer222,000 AOA
Marine Engineer234,000 AOA
Materials Engineer230,000 AOA
Materials Researcher231,000 AOA
Materials Technician175,000 AOA
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer254,000 AOA
Mechanical Design Engineer255,000 AOA
Mechanical Designer207,000 AOA
Mechanical Engineer251,000 AOA
Mechanical Engineering Manager333,000 AOA
Mechanical Inspector241,000 AOA
Mechatronics Engineer268,000 AOA
Mining Engineer246,000 AOA
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer263,000 AOA
Optical Engineer240,000 AOA
Optical Instrument Assembler126,000 AOA
PCB Assembler86,000 AOA
Photonics Engineer253,000 AOA
Photonics Technician208,000 AOA
Pipeline Engineer219,000 AOA
Piping Designer130,000 AOA
Piping Engineer222,000 AOA
Planning Engineer248,000 AOA
Pressure Vessel Inspector110,000 AOA
Principal Cost Engineer248,000 AOA
Principal Engineer244,000 AOA
Principal Support Engineer245,000 AOA
Process Engineer240,000 AOA
Process Operator148,000 AOA
Product Development Engineer254,000 AOA
Product Development Technician178,000 AOA
Product Engineer256,000 AOA
Product Safety Engineer234,000 AOA
Production Engineer243,000 AOA
Project Engineer262,000 AOA
Proposal Manager313,000 AOA
Purchasing Engineer217,000 AOA
Quality Assurance Engineer247,000 AOA
Rail Engineer252,000 AOA
Robotics Engineer285,000 AOA
Robotics Technician188,000 AOA
Safety Engineer228,000 AOA
Safety Inspector187,000 AOA
Safety Manager272,000 AOA
Safety Officer126,000 AOA
Sales Engineer259,000 AOA
Scheduling Engineer224,000 AOA
Service Engineer244,000 AOA
Solar Engineer260,000 AOA
Staff Engineer239,000 AOA
Static Equipment Engineer223,000 AOA
Stationary Engineer224,000 AOA
Stress Engineer224,000 AOA
Structural Analysis Engineer238,000 AOA
Structural Designer206,000 AOA
Structural Engineer240,000 AOA
Structural Technician158,000 AOA
Supply Chain Specialist240,000 AOA
Surveyor174,000 AOA
Technical Affairs Officer126,000 AOA
Technical Assistant117,000 AOA
Technical Engineer216,000 AOA
Technical Support Engineer213,000 AOA
Tender Engineer221,000 AOA
Test Development Engineer235,000 AOA
Transportation Engineer218,000 AOA
Validation Engineer226,000 AOA
Verification Engineer219,000 AOA
Wastewater Engineer238,000 AOA
Wind Energy Engineer234,000 AOA
Wind Energy Operations Manager308,000 AOA
Work Planner169,000 AOA

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Angola

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Angola 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 Angola who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

228,000 AOA
209,000 AOA
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Angola for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Angola

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


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Angola 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.

Angola / 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 Angola is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Angola

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

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.

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 Angola

1,270 AOA per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Angola is 1,270 AOA. This means that the average person in Angola earns approximately 1,270 AOA 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 Angola
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benguela220,000 AOA
Cabinda203,000 AOA
Huambo240,000 AOA
Lobito231,000 AOA
Luanda251,000 AOA
Lubango214,000 AOA

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 Angola earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
254,000 AOA
Public Sector+8%
275,000 AOA
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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