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Engineer Average Salary in Fiji 2020

How much money does an Engineer make in Fiji?


Average Monthly Salary
4,560 FJD
( 54,700 FJD yearly)

LOW
2,100
FJD
AVERAGE
4,560
FJD
HIGH
7,250
FJD

A person working as an Engineer in Fiji typically earns around 4,560 FJD per month. Salaries range from 2,100 FJD (lowest) to 7,250 FJD (highest).

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

Engineer Salary Distribution in Fiji

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineer salaries in Fiji range from 2,100 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 7,250 FJD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,920 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,920 FJD while the other half are earning more than 4,920 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,160 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,160 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,570 FJD while 25% are earning more than 6,570 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

Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Fiji 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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,380 FJD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,180 FJD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,700 FJD per month, 48% 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, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,730 FJD per month, 22% 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 6,240 FJD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,760 FJD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Engineer average salary change by experience in Fiji

0 - 2 Years
2,380 FJD
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,180 FJD
5 - 10 Years+48%
4,700 FJD
10 - 15 Years+22%
5,730 FJD
15 - 20 Years+9%
6,240 FJD
20+ Years+8%
6,760 FJD
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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Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different 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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 2,770 FJD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 5,340 FJD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Engineer average salary difference by education level in Fiji

Bachelor's Degree
2,770 FJD
Master's Degree+93%
5,340 FJD
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 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 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

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Engineer 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 Engineer employees in Fiji earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
4,790 FJD
Female-10%
4,330 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Fiji for all Careers

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Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Fiji

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

Engineer

Engineer(s) in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

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 2019

Banking
9%
Energy
9%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
9%
Travel
9%
Construction
9%
Education
9%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Fiji for the year 2019. 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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Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Fiji

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

59% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 41% 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
41%
No Bonus
59%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Fiji


26 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 26 FJD. This means that the average Engineer in Fiji earns approximately 26 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.

Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineer and Engineering monthly Fiji
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The average salary for Engineer is 12% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer3,950 FJD-13%
Assembly Engineering Technician3,080 FJD-32%
Assistant Chief Engineer4,800 FJD+5%
Associate Engineer3,790 FJD-17%
Autocad Operator2,500 FJD-45%
Automation Engineer4,370 FJD-4%
Avionic System Support Engineer3,930 FJD-14%
Biochemical Engineer3,780 FJD-17%
BMS Engineer3,690 FJD-19%
Bridge and Lock Tender2,250 FJD-51%
Broadcast Engineer4,130 FJD-9%
CAD Design Engineer4,140 FJD-9%
CAD Designer2,700 FJD-41%
CAE Engineer4,180 FJD-8%
Ceramics Engineer3,820 FJD-16%
Civil Engineer4,190 FJD-8%
Commissioning Engineer4,210 FJD-8%
Communications Engineer4,440 FJD-3%
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,710 FJD-19%
Contract Associate Engineer3,850 FJD-16%
Control Systems Engineer3,950 FJD-13%
Controls Engineer4,050 FJD-11%
Controls Software Engineer3,810 FJD-16%
Corrosion Engineer3,650 FJD-20%
Design Engineer4,040 FJD-11%
Drafter2,560 FJD-44%
Drafting Manager4,580 FJD+0%
Drilling Engineer4,130 FJD-9%
Electrical Draughtsman2,160 FJD-53%
Electrical Engineer4,540 FJD-0%
Electrical Engineering Manager5,770 FJD+27%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist4,310 FJD-5%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler2,260 FJD-50%
Energy Engineer4,400 FJD-3%
Engine Assembler1,810 FJD-60%
Engineer4,560 FJD+0%
Engineering Account Manager4,700 FJD+3%
Engineering Chief Designer4,490 FJD-2%
Engineering Consultant5,720 FJD+25%
Engineering Key Account Manager6,150 FJD+35%
Engineering Lab Technician3,900 FJD-14%
Engineering Planning Manager5,580 FJD+22%
Engineering Production Manager7,310 FJD+60%
Engineering Project Analyst4,880 FJD+7%
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,790 FJD+5%
Engineering Project Director8,580 FJD+88%
Engineering Project Manager6,080 FJD+33%
Engineering Research and Development Manager6,500 FJD+43%
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,240 FJD-29%
Engineering Sales Manager5,390 FJD+18%
Engineering Technician3,370 FJD-26%
Engineering Technologist3,270 FJD-28%
Environmental Engineer4,120 FJD-10%
Equipment Engineer3,730 FJD-18%
Equipment Engineering Manager5,230 FJD+15%
Estimator3,680 FJD-19%
Fabrication Specialist2,980 FJD-35%
Fabricator1,860 FJD-59%
Facade Engineer4,110 FJD-10%
Fiber Analyst2,330 FJD-49%
Field Engineer4,430 FJD-3%
Field Engineering Manager7,010 FJD+54%
Fire Engineer4,290 FJD-6%
Fitter and Turner1,330 FJD-71%
Forestry Strategic Planner4,820 FJD+6%
Generation Engineer4,040 FJD-11%
Genetic Engineer4,740 FJD+4%
Geological Engineer4,450 FJD-2%
Geotechnical Engineer4,300 FJD-6%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,240 FJD-51%
Highway Engineer4,320 FJD-5%
HSE Professional4,030 FJD-12%
HVAC Engineer4,490 FJD-2%
HVAC Supervisor3,650 FJD-20%
Industrial Engineer3,950 FJD-13%
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,870 FJD-15%
Instrument Engineer3,890 FJD-15%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,890 FJD-15%
Instrumentation Engineer3,940 FJD-14%
Instrumentation Manager4,070 FJD-11%
Irrigation Engineer3,870 FJD-15%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,600 FJD+1%
Locomotive Engineer3,950 FJD-13%
Maintenance Engineer4,020 FJD-12%
Maintenance Fitter1,510 FJD-67%
Maintenance Manager4,300 FJD-6%
Manufacturing Engineer4,010 FJD-12%
Marine Engineer4,070 FJD-11%
Materials Engineer3,860 FJD-15%
Materials Researcher3,900 FJD-14%
Materials Technician3,100 FJD-32%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,450 FJD-2%
Mechanical Design Engineer4,280 FJD-6%
Mechanical Designer3,720 FJD-18%
Mechanical Engineer4,510 FJD-1%
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,780 FJD+27%
Mechanical Inspector3,930 FJD-14%
Mechatronics Engineer4,220 FJD-7%
Mining Engineer3,920 FJD-14%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,690 FJD+3%
Optical Engineer4,210 FJD-8%
Optical Instrument Assembler2,140 FJD-53%
PCB Assembler1,520 FJD-67%
Photonics Engineer4,610 FJD+1%
Photonics Technician3,660 FJD-20%
Pipeline Engineer3,640 FJD-20%
Piping Designer2,320 FJD-49%
Piping Engineer3,800 FJD-17%
Planning Engineer4,140 FJD-9%
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,890 FJD-59%
Principal Cost Engineer4,090 FJD-10%
Principal Engineer3,990 FJD-12%
Principal Support Engineer4,290 FJD-6%
Process Engineer4,140 FJD-9%
Process Operator2,430 FJD-47%
Product Development Engineer4,230 FJD-7%
Product Development Technician2,930 FJD-36%
Product Engineer4,110 FJD-10%
Product Safety Engineer4,080 FJD-11%
Production Engineer4,070 FJD-11%
Project Engineer4,490 FJD-2%
Proposal Manager5,430 FJD+19%
Purchasing Engineer3,930 FJD-14%
Quality Assurance Engineer4,090 FJD-10%
Rail Engineer4,040 FJD-11%
Robotics Engineer4,470 FJD-2%
Robotics Technician3,480 FJD-24%
Safety Engineer4,300 FJD-6%
Safety Inspector3,370 FJD-26%
Safety Manager5,010 FJD+10%
Safety Officer2,060 FJD-55%
Sales Engineer4,440 FJD-3%
Scheduling Engineer3,640 FJD-20%
Service Engineer4,230 FJD-7%
Solar Engineer4,260 FJD-7%
Staff Engineer4,220 FJD-7%
Static Equipment Engineer4,130 FJD-9%
Stationary Engineer3,840 FJD-16%
Stress Engineer4,000 FJD-12%
Structural Analysis Engineer4,100 FJD-10%
Structural Designer3,780 FJD-17%
Structural Engineer3,990 FJD-12%
Structural Technician2,540 FJD-44%
Supply Chain Specialist3,940 FJD-14%
Surveyor3,120 FJD-32%
Technical Affairs Officer2,100 FJD-54%
Technical Assistant2,140 FJD-53%
Technical Engineer3,520 FJD-23%
Technical Support Engineer3,710 FJD-19%
Tender Engineer3,880 FJD-15%
Test Development Engineer3,920 FJD-14%
Transportation Engineer3,970 FJD-13%
Validation Engineer3,550 FJD-22%
Verification Engineer3,930 FJD-14%
Wastewater Engineer4,080 FJD-11%
Wind Energy Engineer4,240 FJD-7%
Wind Energy Operations Manager5,400 FJD+18%
Work Planner3,020 FJD-34%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Suva4,870 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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