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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||146,000 GYD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||111,000 GYD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||160,000 GYD|
|Associate Engineer||132,000 GYD|
|Autocad Operator||90,600 GYD|
|Automation Engineer||159,000 GYD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||138,000 GYD|
|Biochemical Engineer||142,000 GYD|
|BMS Engineer||141,000 GYD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||81,100 GYD|
|Broadcast Engineer||144,000 GYD|
|CAD Design Engineer||149,000 GYD|
|CAD Designer||90,000 GYD|
|CAE Engineer||152,000 GYD|
|Ceramics Engineer||130,000 GYD|
|Civil Engineer||146,000 GYD|
|Commissioning Engineer||144,000 GYD|
|Communications Engineer||158,000 GYD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||124,000 GYD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||145,000 GYD|
|Control Systems Engineer||139,000 GYD|
|Controls Engineer||147,000 GYD|
|Controls Software Engineer||136,000 GYD|
|Corrosion Engineer||132,000 GYD|
|Design Engineer||144,000 GYD|
|Drafting Manager||162,000 GYD|
|Drilling Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||76,500 GYD|
|Electrical Engineer||169,000 GYD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||219,000 GYD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||156,000 GYD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||75,400 GYD|
|Energy Engineer||161,000 GYD|
|Engine Assembler||65,100 GYD|
|Engineering Account Manager||175,000 GYD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||168,000 GYD|
|Engineering Consultant||194,000 GYD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||206,000 GYD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||145,000 GYD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||197,000 GYD|
|Engineering Production Manager||252,000 GYD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||175,000 GYD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||169,000 GYD|
|Engineering Project Director||290,000 GYD|
|Engineering Project Manager||202,000 GYD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||233,000 GYD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||117,000 GYD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||208,000 GYD|
|Engineering Technician||112,000 GYD|
|Engineering Technologist||111,000 GYD|
|Environmental Engineer||147,000 GYD|
|Equipment Engineer||136,000 GYD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||195,000 GYD|
|Fabrication Specialist||104,000 GYD|
|Facade Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Fiber Analyst||85,600 GYD|
|Field Engineer||153,000 GYD|
|Field Engineering Manager||247,000 GYD|
|Fire Engineer||148,000 GYD|
|Fitter and Turner||46,900 GYD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||166,000 GYD|
|Generation Engineer||147,000 GYD|
|Genetic Engineer||158,000 GYD|
|Geological Engineer||160,000 GYD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||155,000 GYD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||80,100 GYD|
|Highway Engineer||144,000 GYD|
|HSE Professional||137,000 GYD|
|HVAC Engineer||152,000 GYD|
|HVAC Supervisor||139,000 GYD|
|Industrial Engineer||137,000 GYD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||143,000 GYD|
|Instrument Engineer||146,000 GYD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||143,000 GYD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Instrumentation Manager||141,000 GYD|
|Irrigation Engineer||137,000 GYD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||158,000 GYD|
|Locomotive Engineer||140,000 GYD|
|Maintenance Engineer||145,000 GYD|
|Maintenance Fitter||50,900 GYD|
|Maintenance Manager||147,000 GYD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||148,000 GYD|
|Marine Engineer||154,000 GYD|
|Materials Engineer||149,000 GYD|
|Materials Researcher||133,000 GYD|
|Materials Technician||107,000 GYD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||161,000 GYD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||158,000 GYD|
|Mechanical Designer||127,000 GYD|
|Mechanical Engineer||160,000 GYD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||210,000 GYD|
|Mechanical Inspector||137,000 GYD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Mining Engineer||144,000 GYD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||161,000 GYD|
|Optical Engineer||140,000 GYD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||72,500 GYD|
|PCB Assembler||54,600 GYD|
|Photonics Engineer||169,000 GYD|
|Photonics Technician||137,000 GYD|
|Pipeline Engineer||135,000 GYD|
|Piping Designer||79,700 GYD|
|Piping Engineer||134,000 GYD|
|Planning Engineer||148,000 GYD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||72,000 GYD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||147,000 GYD|
|Principal Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Principal Support Engineer||149,000 GYD|
|Process Engineer||145,000 GYD|
|Process Operator||84,000 GYD|
|Product Development Engineer||151,000 GYD|
|Product Development Technician||105,000 GYD|
|Product Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Product Safety Engineer||136,000 GYD|
|Production Engineer||145,000 GYD|
|Project Engineer||151,000 GYD|
|Proposal Manager||190,000 GYD|
|Purchasing Engineer||139,000 GYD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||141,000 GYD|
|Rail Engineer||142,000 GYD|
|Robotics Engineer||159,000 GYD|
|Robotics Technician||127,000 GYD|
|Safety Engineer||155,000 GYD|
|Safety Inspector||115,000 GYD|
|Safety Manager||183,000 GYD|
|Safety Officer||77,500 GYD|
|Sales Engineer||156,000 GYD|
|Scheduling Engineer||132,000 GYD|
|Service Engineer||160,000 GYD|
|Solar Engineer||160,000 GYD|
|Staff Engineer||146,000 GYD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||150,000 GYD|
|Stationary Engineer||130,000 GYD|
|Stress Engineer||137,000 GYD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||144,000 GYD|
|Structural Designer||133,000 GYD|
|Structural Engineer||143,000 GYD|
|Structural Technician||92,700 GYD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||142,000 GYD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||72,200 GYD|
|Technical Assistant||78,200 GYD|
|Technical Engineer||122,000 GYD|
|Technical Support Engineer||124,000 GYD|
|Tender Engineer||129,000 GYD|
|Test Development Engineer||146,000 GYD|
|Transportation Engineer||146,000 GYD|
|Validation Engineer||126,000 GYD|
|Verification Engineer||145,000 GYD|
|Wastewater Engineer||143,000 GYD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||156,000 GYD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||203,000 GYD|
|Work Planner||103,000 GYD|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Guyana earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.