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Engineering Average Salaries in Guyana 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
148,000 GYD
( 1,770,000 GYD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Guyana typically earns around 148,000 GYD per month. Salaries range from 46,900 GYD (lowest average) to 313,000 GYD (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 Engineer146,000 GYD
Assembly Engineering Technician111,000 GYD
Assistant Chief Engineer160,000 GYD
Associate Engineer132,000 GYD
Autocad Operator90,600 GYD
Automation Engineer159,000 GYD
Avionic System Support Engineer138,000 GYD
Biochemical Engineer142,000 GYD
BMS Engineer141,000 GYD
Bridge and Lock Tender81,100 GYD
Broadcast Engineer144,000 GYD
CAD Design Engineer149,000 GYD
CAD Designer90,000 GYD
CAE Engineer152,000 GYD
Ceramics Engineer130,000 GYD
Civil Engineer146,000 GYD
Commissioning Engineer144,000 GYD
Communications Engineer158,000 GYD
Condition Monitoring Engineer124,000 GYD
Contract Associate Engineer145,000 GYD
Control Systems Engineer139,000 GYD
Controls Engineer147,000 GYD
Controls Software Engineer136,000 GYD
Corrosion Engineer132,000 GYD
Design Engineer144,000 GYD
Drafter88,800 GYD
Drafting Manager162,000 GYD
Drilling Engineer150,000 GYD
Electrical Draughtsman76,500 GYD
Electrical Engineer169,000 GYD
Electrical Engineering Manager219,000 GYD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist156,000 GYD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler75,400 GYD
Energy Engineer161,000 GYD
Engine Assembler65,100 GYD
Engineer160,000 GYD
Engineering Account Manager175,000 GYD
Engineering Chief Designer168,000 GYD
Engineering Consultant194,000 GYD
Engineering Key Account Manager206,000 GYD
Engineering Lab Technician145,000 GYD
Engineering Planning Manager197,000 GYD
Engineering Production Manager252,000 GYD
Engineering Project Analyst175,000 GYD
Engineering Project Coordinator 169,000 GYD
Engineering Project Director290,000 GYD
Engineering Project Manager202,000 GYD
Engineering Research and Development Manager233,000 GYD
Engineering Safety Coordinator117,000 GYD
Engineering Sales Manager208,000 GYD
Engineering Technician112,000 GYD
Engineering Technologist111,000 GYD
Environmental Engineer147,000 GYD
Equipment Engineer136,000 GYD
Equipment Engineering Manager195,000 GYD
Estimator124,000 GYD
Fabrication Specialist104,000 GYD
Fabricator66,400 GYD
Facade Engineer150,000 GYD
Fiber Analyst85,600 GYD
Field Engineer153,000 GYD
Field Engineering Manager247,000 GYD
Fire Engineer148,000 GYD
Fitter and Turner46,900 GYD
Forestry Strategic Planner166,000 GYD
Generation Engineer147,000 GYD
Genetic Engineer158,000 GYD
Geological Engineer160,000 GYD
Geotechnical Engineer155,000 GYD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic80,100 GYD
Highway Engineer144,000 GYD
HSE Professional137,000 GYD
HVAC Engineer152,000 GYD
HVAC Supervisor139,000 GYD
Industrial Engineer137,000 GYD
Industrial Engineering Technologist143,000 GYD
Instrument Engineer146,000 GYD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer143,000 GYD
Instrumentation Engineer150,000 GYD
Instrumentation Manager141,000 GYD
Irrigation Engineer137,000 GYD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer158,000 GYD
Locomotive Engineer140,000 GYD
Maintenance Engineer145,000 GYD
Maintenance Fitter50,900 GYD
Maintenance Manager147,000 GYD
Manufacturing Engineer148,000 GYD
Marine Engineer154,000 GYD
Materials Engineer149,000 GYD
Materials Researcher133,000 GYD
Materials Technician107,000 GYD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer161,000 GYD
Mechanical Design Engineer158,000 GYD
Mechanical Designer127,000 GYD
Mechanical Engineer160,000 GYD
Mechanical Engineering Manager210,000 GYD
Mechanical Inspector137,000 GYD
Mechatronics Engineer150,000 GYD
Mining Engineer144,000 GYD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer161,000 GYD
Optical Engineer140,000 GYD
Optical Instrument Assembler72,500 GYD
PCB Assembler54,600 GYD
Photonics Engineer169,000 GYD
Photonics Technician137,000 GYD
Pipeline Engineer135,000 GYD
Piping Designer79,700 GYD
Piping Engineer134,000 GYD
Planning Engineer148,000 GYD
Pressure Vessel Inspector72,000 GYD
Principal Cost Engineer147,000 GYD
Principal Engineer150,000 GYD
Principal Support Engineer149,000 GYD
Process Engineer145,000 GYD
Process Operator84,000 GYD
Product Development Engineer151,000 GYD
Product Development Technician105,000 GYD
Product Engineer150,000 GYD
Product Safety Engineer136,000 GYD
Production Engineer145,000 GYD
Project Engineer151,000 GYD
Proposal Manager190,000 GYD
Purchasing Engineer139,000 GYD
Quality Assurance Engineer141,000 GYD
Rail Engineer142,000 GYD
Robotics Engineer159,000 GYD
Robotics Technician127,000 GYD
Safety Engineer155,000 GYD
Safety Inspector115,000 GYD
Safety Manager183,000 GYD
Safety Officer77,500 GYD
Sales Engineer156,000 GYD
Scheduling Engineer132,000 GYD
Service Engineer160,000 GYD
Solar Engineer160,000 GYD
Staff Engineer146,000 GYD
Static Equipment Engineer150,000 GYD
Stationary Engineer130,000 GYD
Stress Engineer137,000 GYD
Structural Analysis Engineer144,000 GYD
Structural Designer133,000 GYD
Structural Engineer143,000 GYD
Structural Technician92,700 GYD
Supply Chain Specialist142,000 GYD
Surveyor115,000 GYD
Technical Affairs Officer72,200 GYD
Technical Assistant78,200 GYD
Technical Engineer122,000 GYD
Technical Support Engineer124,000 GYD
Tender Engineer129,000 GYD
Test Development Engineer146,000 GYD
Transportation Engineer146,000 GYD
Validation Engineer126,000 GYD
Verification Engineer145,000 GYD
Wastewater Engineer143,000 GYD
Wind Energy Engineer156,000 GYD
Wind Energy Operations Manager203,000 GYD
Work Planner103,000 GYD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Guyana

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Guyana range from 46,900 GYD per month (minimum average salary) to 313,000 GYD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 142,000 GYD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 142,000 GYD while the other half are earning more than 142,000 GYD. 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 85,000 GYD while 75% of them are earning more than 85,000 GYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 218,000 GYD while 25% are earning more than 218,000 GYD.

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 Guyana costs anywhere from 876,000 Guyana Dollar(s) to 2,630,000 Guyana 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 Guyana 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 Guyana who work in Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

154,000 GYD
143,000 GYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guyana for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Guyana

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


Engineering professionals in Guyana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guyana 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.

Guyana / 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 Guyana is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

67% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% 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 Guyana

850 GYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guyana is 850 GYD. This means that the average person in Guyana earns approximately 850 GYD 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 Guyana
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Guyana earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
166,000 GYD
Public Sector+14%
189,000 GYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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