A person working in Engineering in Guam typically earns around 1,180 USD per month. Salaries range from 370 USD (lowest average) to 2,490 USD (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||1,180 USD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||920 USD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,320 USD|
|Associate Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Autocad Operator||750 USD|
|Automation Engineer||1,270 USD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,070 USD|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,080 USD|
|BMS Engineer||1,080 USD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||620 USD|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,190 USD|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,260 USD|
|CAD Designer||750 USD|
|CAE Engineer||1,130 USD|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,070 USD|
|Civil Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Communications Engineer||1,290 USD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,020 USD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,210 USD|
|Controls Engineer||1,210 USD|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,080 USD|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Design Engineer||1,170 USD|
|Drafting Manager||1,360 USD|
|Drilling Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||580 USD|
|Electrical Engineer||1,350 USD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||1,750 USD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,310 USD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||630 USD|
|Energy Engineer||1,250 USD|
|Engine Assembler||510 USD|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,390 USD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,320 USD|
|Engineering Consultant||1,660 USD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||1,680 USD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,150 USD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||1,670 USD|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,150 USD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,370 USD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,430 USD|
|Engineering Project Director||2,490 USD|
|Engineering Project Manager||1,720 USD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||1,830 USD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||900 USD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||1,540 USD|
|Engineering Technician||950 USD|
|Engineering Technologist||930 USD|
|Environmental Engineer||1,170 USD|
|Equipment Engineer||1,070 USD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,530 USD|
|Fabrication Specialist||850 USD|
|Facade Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Fiber Analyst||650 USD|
|Field Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Field Engineering Manager||1,920 USD|
|Fire Engineer||1,150 USD|
|Fitter and Turner||360 USD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,440 USD|
|Generation Engineer||1,200 USD|
|Genetic Engineer||1,320 USD|
|Geological Engineer||1,240 USD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,320 USD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||640 USD|
|Highway Engineer||1,220 USD|
|HSE Professional||1,140 USD|
|HVAC Engineer||1,290 USD|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,100 USD|
|Industrial Engineer||1,150 USD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,170 USD|
|Instrument Engineer||1,110 USD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,110 USD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,170 USD|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,200 USD|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,150 USD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,250 USD|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,150 USD|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,090 USD|
|Maintenance Fitter||410 USD|
|Maintenance Manager||1,200 USD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,110 USD|
|Marine Engineer||1,140 USD|
|Materials Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Materials Researcher||1,110 USD|
|Materials Technician||830 USD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,220 USD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,300 USD|
|Mechanical Designer||1,040 USD|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,310 USD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||1,700 USD|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,130 USD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,240 USD|
|Mining Engineer||1,120 USD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,290 USD|
|Optical Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||610 USD|
|PCB Assembler||430 USD|
|Photonics Engineer||1,310 USD|
|Photonics Technician||1,050 USD|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,080 USD|
|Piping Designer||630 USD|
|Piping Engineer||1,050 USD|
|Planning Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||570 USD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,260 USD|
|Principal Engineer||1,140 USD|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,250 USD|
|Process Engineer||1,160 USD|
|Process Operator||710 USD|
|Product Development Engineer||1,200 USD|
|Product Development Technician||900 USD|
|Product Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,140 USD|
|Production Engineer||1,170 USD|
|Project Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Proposal Manager||1,540 USD|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,060 USD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,220 USD|
|Rail Engineer||1,230 USD|
|Robotics Engineer||1,290 USD|
|Robotics Technician||930 USD|
|Safety Engineer||1,200 USD|
|Safety Inspector||950 USD|
|Safety Manager||1,450 USD|
|Safety Officer||590 USD|
|Sales Engineer||1,230 USD|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,080 USD|
|Service Engineer||1,300 USD|
|Solar Engineer||1,220 USD|
|Staff Engineer||1,130 USD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Stationary Engineer||1,020 USD|
|Stress Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,150 USD|
|Structural Designer||1,040 USD|
|Structural Engineer||1,130 USD|
|Structural Technician||730 USD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,190 USD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||570 USD|
|Technical Assistant||610 USD|
|Technical Engineer||1,010 USD|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,020 USD|
|Tender Engineer||1,100 USD|
|Test Development Engineer||1,180 USD|
|Transportation Engineer||1,130 USD|
|Validation Engineer||1,040 USD|
|Verification Engineer||1,070 USD|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,130 USD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,190 USD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,540 USD|
|Work Planner||830 USD|
Engineering salaries in Guam range from 370 USD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,490 USD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,080 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,080 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,080 USD. 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 660 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 660 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,640 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,640 USD.
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 Guam costs anywhere from 6,980 US Dollar(s) to 20,900 US 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Guam who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Guam 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.
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 Guam 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.
69% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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 Guam earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.