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Engineering Average Salaries in Fiji 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,060 FJD
( 48,700 FJD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Fiji typically earns around 4,060 FJD per month. Salaries range from 1,290 FJD (lowest average) to 8,580 FJD (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 Engineer3,950 FJD
Assembly Engineering Technician3,080 FJD
Assistant Chief Engineer4,800 FJD
Associate Engineer3,790 FJD
Autocad Operator2,500 FJD
Automation Engineer4,600 FJD
Avionic System Support Engineer3,930 FJD
Biochemical Engineer3,780 FJD
BMS Engineer3,690 FJD
Bridge and Lock Tender2,250 FJD
Broadcast Engineer4,130 FJD
CAD Design Engineer4,140 FJD
CAD Designer2,700 FJD
CAE Engineer4,180 FJD
Ceramics Engineer3,820 FJD
Civil Engineer4,190 FJD
Commissioning Engineer4,210 FJD
Communications Engineer4,440 FJD
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,710 FJD
Contract Associate Engineer3,850 FJD
Control Systems Engineer3,950 FJD
Controls Engineer4,050 FJD
Controls Software Engineer3,810 FJD
Corrosion Engineer3,650 FJD
Design Engineer4,040 FJD
Drafter2,560 FJD
Drafting Manager4,580 FJD
Drilling Engineer4,130 FJD
Electrical Draughtsman2,160 FJD
Electrical Engineer4,540 FJD
Electrical Engineering Manager5,770 FJD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist4,310 FJD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler2,260 FJD
Energy Engineer4,400 FJD
Engine Assembler1,810 FJD
Engineer4,560 FJD
Engineering Account Manager4,700 FJD
Engineering Chief Designer4,490 FJD
Engineering Consultant5,720 FJD
Engineering Key Account Manager6,150 FJD
Engineering Lab Technician3,900 FJD
Engineering Planning Manager5,580 FJD
Engineering Production Manager7,310 FJD
Engineering Project Analyst4,880 FJD
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,790 FJD
Engineering Project Director8,580 FJD
Engineering Project Manager6,080 FJD
Engineering Research and Development Manager6,500 FJD
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,240 FJD
Engineering Sales Manager5,390 FJD
Engineering Technician3,370 FJD
Engineering Technologist3,270 FJD
Environmental Engineer4,120 FJD
Equipment Engineer3,730 FJD
Equipment Engineering Manager5,230 FJD
Estimator3,680 FJD
Fabrication Specialist2,980 FJD
Fabricator1,860 FJD
Facade Engineer4,110 FJD
Fiber Analyst2,330 FJD
Field Engineer4,430 FJD
Field Engineering Manager7,010 FJD
Fire Engineer4,290 FJD
Fitter and Turner1,330 FJD
Forestry Strategic Planner4,820 FJD
Generation Engineer4,040 FJD
Genetic Engineer4,740 FJD
Geological Engineer4,450 FJD
Geotechnical Engineer4,300 FJD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,240 FJD
Highway Engineer4,320 FJD
HSE Professional4,030 FJD
HVAC Engineer4,490 FJD
HVAC Supervisor3,650 FJD
Industrial Engineer3,950 FJD
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,870 FJD
Instrument Engineer3,890 FJD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,890 FJD
Instrumentation Engineer3,940 FJD
Instrumentation Manager4,070 FJD
Irrigation Engineer3,870 FJD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,600 FJD
Locomotive Engineer3,950 FJD
Maintenance Engineer4,020 FJD
Maintenance Fitter1,510 FJD
Maintenance Manager4,300 FJD
Manufacturing Engineer4,010 FJD
Marine Engineer4,070 FJD
Materials Engineer3,860 FJD
Materials Researcher3,900 FJD
Materials Technician3,100 FJD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,450 FJD
Mechanical Design Engineer4,280 FJD
Mechanical Designer3,720 FJD
Mechanical Engineer4,510 FJD
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,780 FJD
Mechanical Inspector3,930 FJD
Mechatronics Engineer4,220 FJD
Mining Engineer3,920 FJD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,690 FJD
Optical Engineer4,210 FJD
Optical Instrument Assembler2,140 FJD
PCB Assembler1,520 FJD
Photonics Engineer4,610 FJD
Photonics Technician3,660 FJD
Pipeline Engineer3,640 FJD
Piping Designer2,320 FJD
Piping Engineer3,800 FJD
Planning Engineer4,140 FJD
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,890 FJD
Principal Cost Engineer4,090 FJD
Principal Engineer3,990 FJD
Principal Support Engineer4,290 FJD
Process Engineer4,140 FJD
Process Operator2,430 FJD
Product Development Engineer4,230 FJD
Product Development Technician2,930 FJD
Product Engineer4,110 FJD
Product Safety Engineer4,080 FJD
Production Engineer4,070 FJD
Project Engineer4,490 FJD
Proposal Manager5,430 FJD
Purchasing Engineer3,930 FJD
Quality Assurance Engineer4,090 FJD
Rail Engineer4,040 FJD
Robotics Engineer4,470 FJD
Robotics Technician3,480 FJD
Safety Engineer4,300 FJD
Safety Inspector3,370 FJD
Safety Manager5,010 FJD
Safety Officer2,060 FJD
Sales Engineer4,440 FJD
Scheduling Engineer3,640 FJD
Service Engineer4,230 FJD
Solar Engineer4,260 FJD
Staff Engineer4,220 FJD
Static Equipment Engineer4,130 FJD
Stationary Engineer3,840 FJD
Stress Engineer4,000 FJD
Structural Analysis Engineer4,100 FJD
Structural Designer3,780 FJD
Structural Engineer3,990 FJD
Structural Technician2,540 FJD
Supply Chain Specialist3,940 FJD
Surveyor3,120 FJD
Technical Affairs Officer2,100 FJD
Technical Assistant2,140 FJD
Technical Engineer3,520 FJD
Technical Support Engineer3,710 FJD
Tender Engineer3,880 FJD
Test Development Engineer3,920 FJD
Transportation Engineer3,970 FJD
Validation Engineer3,550 FJD
Verification Engineer3,930 FJD
Wastewater Engineer4,080 FJD
Wind Energy Engineer4,240 FJD
Wind Energy Operations Manager5,400 FJD
Work Planner3,020 FJD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Fiji

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Fiji range from 1,290 FJD per month (minimum average salary) to 8,580 FJD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,380 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,380 FJD while the other half are earning more than 4,380 FJD. 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 2,550 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,550 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,000 FJD while 25% are earning more than 7,000 FJD.

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 Fiji costs anywhere from 24,000 Fiji Dollar(s) to 72,100 Fiji 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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Fiji 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 Fiji who work in Engineering earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,270 FJD
3,850 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Fiji for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Fiji

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


Engineering professionals in Fiji 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Fiji 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.

Fiji / 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 Fiji is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

61% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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 Fiji

23 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 23 FJD. This means that the average person in Fiji earns approximately 23 FJD 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 Fiji
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Suva4,330 FJD

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 Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,280 FJD
Public Sector+25%
5,340 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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