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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||22,900 HNL|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||18,900 HNL|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||27,300 HNL|
|Associate Engineer||22,200 HNL|
|Autocad Operator||15,400 HNL|
|Automation Engineer||24,400 HNL|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||22,100 HNL|
|Biochemical Engineer||22,600 HNL|
|BMS Engineer||21,900 HNL|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||12,300 HNL|
|Broadcast Engineer||22,600 HNL|
|CAD Design Engineer||24,600 HNL|
|CAD Designer||14,900 HNL|
|CAE Engineer||23,000 HNL|
|Ceramics Engineer||22,200 HNL|
|Civil Engineer||25,000 HNL|
|Commissioning Engineer||22,500 HNL|
|Communications Engineer||24,800 HNL|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||21,100 HNL|
|Contract Associate Engineer||23,000 HNL|
|Control Systems Engineer||22,800 HNL|
|Controls Engineer||23,500 HNL|
|Controls Software Engineer||20,300 HNL|
|Corrosion Engineer||22,400 HNL|
|Design Engineer||24,700 HNL|
|Drafting Manager||26,300 HNL|
|Drilling Engineer||23,400 HNL|
|Electrical Draughtsman||11,900 HNL|
|Electrical Engineer||26,400 HNL|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||34,300 HNL|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||25,700 HNL|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||12,500 HNL|
|Energy Engineer||24,800 HNL|
|Engine Assembler||10,100 HNL|
|Engineering Account Manager||28,100 HNL|
|Engineering Chief Designer||26,600 HNL|
|Engineering Consultant||33,500 HNL|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||32,700 HNL|
|Engineering Lab Technician||23,300 HNL|
|Engineering Planning Manager||34,300 HNL|
|Engineering Production Manager||43,800 HNL|
|Engineering Project Analyst||28,400 HNL|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||27,800 HNL|
|Engineering Project Director||50,200 HNL|
|Engineering Project Manager||32,500 HNL|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||36,300 HNL|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||17,600 HNL|
|Engineering Sales Manager||30,800 HNL|
|Engineering Technician||18,000 HNL|
|Engineering Technologist||18,400 HNL|
|Environmental Engineer||23,200 HNL|
|Equipment Engineer||21,600 HNL|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||31,000 HNL|
|Fabrication Specialist||16,800 HNL|
|Facade Engineer||24,100 HNL|
|Fiber Analyst||13,000 HNL|
|Field Engineer||24,400 HNL|
|Field Engineering Manager||39,400 HNL|
|Fire Engineer||23,600 HNL|
|Fitter and Turner||7,490 HNL|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||28,000 HNL|
|Generation Engineer||23,200 HNL|
|Genetic Engineer||26,200 HNL|
|Geological Engineer||24,500 HNL|
|Geotechnical Engineer||24,700 HNL|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||12,300 HNL|
|Highway Engineer||23,100 HNL|
|HSE Professional||21,500 HNL|
|HVAC Engineer||24,500 HNL|
|HVAC Supervisor||22,400 HNL|
|Industrial Engineer||22,100 HNL|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||23,000 HNL|
|Instrument Engineer||22,200 HNL|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||22,200 HNL|
|Instrumentation Engineer||22,600 HNL|
|Instrumentation Manager||24,400 HNL|
|Irrigation Engineer||22,200 HNL|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||24,400 HNL|
|Locomotive Engineer||22,100 HNL|
|Maintenance Engineer||21,400 HNL|
|Maintenance Fitter||8,320 HNL|
|Maintenance Manager||23,700 HNL|
|Manufacturing Engineer||21,800 HNL|
|Marine Engineer||22,700 HNL|
|Materials Engineer||22,000 HNL|
|Materials Researcher||22,000 HNL|
|Materials Technician||17,000 HNL|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||25,000 HNL|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||25,500 HNL|
|Mechanical Designer||20,500 HNL|
|Mechanical Engineer||26,400 HNL|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||34,600 HNL|
|Mechanical Inspector||22,800 HNL|
|Mechatronics Engineer||25,000 HNL|
|Mining Engineer||22,400 HNL|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||26,700 HNL|
|Optical Engineer||22,500 HNL|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||11,700 HNL|
|PCB Assembler||8,860 HNL|
|Photonics Engineer||26,100 HNL|
|Photonics Technician||21,200 HNL|
|Pipeline Engineer||20,900 HNL|
|Piping Designer||12,300 HNL|
|Piping Engineer||20,700 HNL|
|Planning Engineer||24,000 HNL|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||11,600 HNL|
|Principal Cost Engineer||23,600 HNL|
|Principal Engineer||22,800 HNL|
|Principal Support Engineer||25,100 HNL|
|Process Engineer||24,100 HNL|
|Process Operator||13,600 HNL|
|Product Development Engineer||25,200 HNL|
|Product Development Technician||16,900 HNL|
|Product Engineer||25,100 HNL|
|Product Safety Engineer||22,500 HNL|
|Production Engineer||23,600 HNL|
|Project Engineer||25,500 HNL|
|Proposal Manager||30,700 HNL|
|Purchasing Engineer||21,600 HNL|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||23,700 HNL|
|Rail Engineer||24,000 HNL|
|Robotics Engineer||27,400 HNL|
|Robotics Technician||19,700 HNL|
|Safety Engineer||23,700 HNL|
|Safety Inspector||18,000 HNL|
|Safety Manager||29,300 HNL|
|Safety Officer||11,800 HNL|
|Sales Engineer||24,100 HNL|
|Scheduling Engineer||20,900 HNL|
|Service Engineer||24,400 HNL|
|Solar Engineer||24,300 HNL|
|Staff Engineer||23,200 HNL|
|Static Equipment Engineer||23,400 HNL|
|Stationary Engineer||21,800 HNL|
|Stress Engineer||22,700 HNL|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||23,900 HNL|
|Structural Designer||21,500 HNL|
|Structural Engineer||23,800 HNL|
|Structural Technician||15,500 HNL|
|Supply Chain Specialist||23,400 HNL|
|Technical Affairs Officer||11,800 HNL|
|Technical Assistant||11,700 HNL|
|Technical Engineer||20,400 HNL|
|Technical Support Engineer||21,100 HNL|
|Tender Engineer||20,700 HNL|
|Test Development Engineer||24,100 HNL|
|Transportation Engineer||22,400 HNL|
|Validation Engineer||21,100 HNL|
|Verification Engineer||22,100 HNL|
|Wastewater Engineer||22,200 HNL|
|Wind Energy Engineer||24,700 HNL|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||32,200 HNL|
|Work Planner||17,200 HNL|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Honduras earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.