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Engineering Average Salaries in Honduras 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
23,700 HNL
( 285,000 HNL yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Honduras typically earns around 23,700 HNL per month. Salaries range from 7,530 HNL (lowest average) to 50,200 HNL (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 Engineer22,900 HNL
Assembly Engineering Technician18,900 HNL
Assistant Chief Engineer27,300 HNL
Associate Engineer22,200 HNL
Autocad Operator15,400 HNL
Automation Engineer24,400 HNL
Avionic System Support Engineer22,100 HNL
Biochemical Engineer22,600 HNL
BMS Engineer21,900 HNL
Bridge and Lock Tender12,300 HNL
Broadcast Engineer22,600 HNL
CAD Design Engineer24,600 HNL
CAD Designer14,900 HNL
CAE Engineer23,000 HNL
Ceramics Engineer22,200 HNL
Civil Engineer25,000 HNL
Commissioning Engineer22,500 HNL
Communications Engineer24,800 HNL
Condition Monitoring Engineer21,100 HNL
Contract Associate Engineer23,000 HNL
Control Systems Engineer22,800 HNL
Controls Engineer23,500 HNL
Controls Software Engineer20,300 HNL
Corrosion Engineer22,400 HNL
Design Engineer24,700 HNL
Drafter14,400 HNL
Drafting Manager26,300 HNL
Drilling Engineer23,400 HNL
Electrical Draughtsman11,900 HNL
Electrical Engineer26,400 HNL
Electrical Engineering Manager34,300 HNL
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist25,700 HNL
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler12,500 HNL
Energy Engineer24,800 HNL
Engine Assembler10,100 HNL
Engineer25,200 HNL
Engineering Account Manager28,100 HNL
Engineering Chief Designer26,600 HNL
Engineering Consultant33,500 HNL
Engineering Key Account Manager32,700 HNL
Engineering Lab Technician23,300 HNL
Engineering Planning Manager34,300 HNL
Engineering Production Manager43,800 HNL
Engineering Project Analyst28,400 HNL
Engineering Project Coordinator 27,800 HNL
Engineering Project Director50,200 HNL
Engineering Project Manager32,500 HNL
Engineering Research and Development Manager36,300 HNL
Engineering Safety Coordinator17,600 HNL
Engineering Sales Manager30,800 HNL
Engineering Technician18,000 HNL
Engineering Technologist18,400 HNL
Environmental Engineer23,200 HNL
Equipment Engineer21,600 HNL
Equipment Engineering Manager31,000 HNL
Estimator20,200 HNL
Fabrication Specialist16,800 HNL
Fabricator10,800 HNL
Facade Engineer24,100 HNL
Fiber Analyst13,000 HNL
Field Engineer24,400 HNL
Field Engineering Manager39,400 HNL
Fire Engineer23,600 HNL
Fitter and Turner7,490 HNL
Forestry Strategic Planner28,000 HNL
Generation Engineer23,200 HNL
Genetic Engineer26,200 HNL
Geological Engineer24,500 HNL
Geotechnical Engineer24,700 HNL
Heavy Equipment Mechanic12,300 HNL
Highway Engineer23,100 HNL
HSE Professional21,500 HNL
HVAC Engineer24,500 HNL
HVAC Supervisor22,400 HNL
Industrial Engineer22,100 HNL
Industrial Engineering Technologist23,000 HNL
Instrument Engineer22,200 HNL
Instrumentation and Control Engineer22,200 HNL
Instrumentation Engineer22,600 HNL
Instrumentation Manager24,400 HNL
Irrigation Engineer22,200 HNL
Licensed Aircraft Engineer24,400 HNL
Locomotive Engineer22,100 HNL
Maintenance Engineer21,400 HNL
Maintenance Fitter8,320 HNL
Maintenance Manager23,700 HNL
Manufacturing Engineer21,800 HNL
Marine Engineer22,700 HNL
Materials Engineer22,000 HNL
Materials Researcher22,000 HNL
Materials Technician17,000 HNL
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer25,000 HNL
Mechanical Design Engineer25,500 HNL
Mechanical Designer20,500 HNL
Mechanical Engineer26,400 HNL
Mechanical Engineering Manager34,600 HNL
Mechanical Inspector22,800 HNL
Mechatronics Engineer25,000 HNL
Mining Engineer22,400 HNL
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer26,700 HNL
Optical Engineer22,500 HNL
Optical Instrument Assembler11,700 HNL
PCB Assembler8,860 HNL
Photonics Engineer26,100 HNL
Photonics Technician21,200 HNL
Pipeline Engineer20,900 HNL
Piping Designer12,300 HNL
Piping Engineer20,700 HNL
Planning Engineer24,000 HNL
Pressure Vessel Inspector11,600 HNL
Principal Cost Engineer23,600 HNL
Principal Engineer22,800 HNL
Principal Support Engineer25,100 HNL
Process Engineer24,100 HNL
Process Operator13,600 HNL
Product Development Engineer25,200 HNL
Product Development Technician16,900 HNL
Product Engineer25,100 HNL
Product Safety Engineer22,500 HNL
Production Engineer23,600 HNL
Project Engineer25,500 HNL
Proposal Manager30,700 HNL
Purchasing Engineer21,600 HNL
Quality Assurance Engineer23,700 HNL
Rail Engineer24,000 HNL
Robotics Engineer27,400 HNL
Robotics Technician19,700 HNL
Safety Engineer23,700 HNL
Safety Inspector18,000 HNL
Safety Manager29,300 HNL
Safety Officer11,800 HNL
Sales Engineer24,100 HNL
Scheduling Engineer20,900 HNL
Service Engineer24,400 HNL
Solar Engineer24,300 HNL
Staff Engineer23,200 HNL
Static Equipment Engineer23,400 HNL
Stationary Engineer21,800 HNL
Stress Engineer22,700 HNL
Structural Analysis Engineer23,900 HNL
Structural Designer21,500 HNL
Structural Engineer23,800 HNL
Structural Technician15,500 HNL
Supply Chain Specialist23,400 HNL
Surveyor17,600 HNL
Technical Affairs Officer11,800 HNL
Technical Assistant11,700 HNL
Technical Engineer20,400 HNL
Technical Support Engineer21,100 HNL
Tender Engineer20,700 HNL
Test Development Engineer24,100 HNL
Transportation Engineer22,400 HNL
Validation Engineer21,100 HNL
Verification Engineer22,100 HNL
Wastewater Engineer22,200 HNL
Wind Energy Engineer24,700 HNL
Wind Energy Operations Manager32,200 HNL
Work Planner17,200 HNL

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Honduras

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Honduras range from 7,530 HNL per month (minimum average salary) to 50,200 HNL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,200 HNL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 24,200 HNL while the other half are earning more than 24,200 HNL. 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 14,300 HNL while 75% of them are earning more than 14,300 HNL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 38,000 HNL while 25% are earning more than 38,000 HNL.

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?

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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 Honduras costs anywhere from 141,000 Lempira(s) to 422,000 Lempira(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 Honduras 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 Honduras who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

24,600 HNL
22,500 HNL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Honduras for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Honduras

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


Engineering professionals in Honduras 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.

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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.

Honduras / 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 Honduras is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

64% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Honduras

140 HNL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Honduras is 140 HNL. This means that the average person in Honduras earns approximately 140 HNL 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 Honduras
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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 Honduras earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
25,900 HNL
Public Sector+14%
29,500 HNL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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