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Engineering Average Salaries in Djibouti 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
232,000 DJF
( 2,790,000 DJF yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Engineering in Djibouti typically earns around 232,000 DJF. Salaries range from 73,700 DJF (lowest average) to 492,000 DJF (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Engineering domain in Djibouti exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer237,000 DJF
Assembly Engineering Technician180,000 DJF
Assistant Chief Engineer278,000 DJF
Associate Engineer206,000 DJF
Autocad Operator147,000 DJF
Automation Engineer268,000 DJF
Avionic System Support Engineer237,000 DJF
Biochemical Engineer219,000 DJF
BMS Engineer224,000 DJF
Bridge and Lock Tender128,000 DJF
Broadcast Engineer235,000 DJF
CAD Design Engineer258,000 DJF
CAD Designer150,000 DJF
CAE Engineer244,000 DJF
Ceramics Engineer218,000 DJF
Civil Engineer236,000 DJF
Commissioning Engineer242,000 DJF
Communications Engineer248,000 DJF
Condition Monitoring Engineer215,000 DJF
Contract Associate Engineer223,000 DJF
Control Systems Engineer242,000 DJF
Controls Engineer225,000 DJF
Controls Software Engineer208,000 DJF
Corrosion Engineer214,000 DJF
Design Engineer249,000 DJF
Drafter147,000 DJF
Drafting Manager287,000 DJF
Drilling Engineer227,000 DJF
Electrical Draughtsman117,000 DJF
Electrical Engineer272,000 DJF
Electrical Engineering Manager342,000 DJF
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist268,000 DJF
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler126,000 DJF
Energy Engineer247,000 DJF
Engine Assembler104,000 DJF
Engineer266,000 DJF
Engineering Account Manager265,000 DJF
Engineering Chief Designer279,000 DJF
Engineering Consultant320,000 DJF
Engineering Key Account Manager336,000 DJF
Engineering Lab Technician220,000 DJF
Engineering Planning Manager336,000 DJF
Engineering Production Manager445,000 DJF
Engineering Project Analyst293,000 DJF
Engineering Project Coordinator 273,000 DJF
Engineering Project Director479,000 DJF
Engineering Project Manager324,000 DJF
Engineering Research and Development Manager373,000 DJF
Engineering Safety Coordinator183,000 DJF
Engineering Sales Manager321,000 DJF
Engineering Technician180,000 DJF
Engineering Technologist179,000 DJF
Environmental Engineer237,000 DJF
Equipment Engineer212,000 DJF
Equipment Engineering Manager325,000 DJF
Estimator209,000 DJF
Fabrication Specialist176,000 DJF
Fabricator109,000 DJF
Facade Engineer236,000 DJF
Fiber Analyst144,000 DJF
Field Engineer246,000 DJF
Field Engineering Manager424,000 DJF
Fire Engineer238,000 DJF
Fitter and Turner80,500 DJF
Forestry Strategic Planner282,000 DJF
Generation Engineer247,000 DJF
Genetic Engineer264,000 DJF
Geological Engineer254,000 DJF
Geotechnical Engineer257,000 DJF
Heavy Equipment Mechanic124,000 DJF
Highway Engineer230,000 DJF
HSE Professional232,000 DJF
HVAC Engineer261,000 DJF
HVAC Supervisor225,000 DJF
Industrial Engineer227,000 DJF
Industrial Engineering Technologist235,000 DJF
Instrument Engineer238,000 DJF
Instrumentation and Control Engineer243,000 DJF
Instrumentation Engineer229,000 DJF
Instrumentation Manager248,000 DJF
Irrigation Engineer243,000 DJF
Licensed Aircraft Engineer270,000 DJF
Locomotive Engineer221,000 DJF
Maintenance Engineer225,000 DJF
Maintenance Fitter86,100 DJF
Maintenance Manager233,000 DJF
Manufacturing Engineer221,000 DJF
Marine Engineer245,000 DJF
Materials Engineer230,000 DJF
Materials Researcher214,000 DJF
Materials Technician172,000 DJF
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer263,000 DJF
Mechanical Design Engineer260,000 DJF
Mechanical Designer202,000 DJF
Mechanical Engineer265,000 DJF
Mechanical Engineering Manager335,000 DJF
Mechanical Inspector235,000 DJF
Mechatronics Engineer250,000 DJF
Mining Engineer246,000 DJF
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer265,000 DJF
Optical Engineer225,000 DJF
Optical Instrument Assembler124,000 DJF
PCB Assembler91,200 DJF
Photonics Engineer259,000 DJF
Photonics Technician224,000 DJF
Pipeline Engineer217,000 DJF
Piping Designer136,000 DJF
Piping Engineer221,000 DJF
Planning Engineer242,000 DJF
Pressure Vessel Inspector117,000 DJF
Principal Cost Engineer244,000 DJF
Principal Engineer244,000 DJF
Principal Support Engineer234,000 DJF
Process Engineer230,000 DJF
Process Operator139,000 DJF
Product Development Engineer257,000 DJF
Product Development Technician175,000 DJF
Product Engineer247,000 DJF
Product Safety Engineer227,000 DJF
Production Engineer238,000 DJF
Project Engineer266,000 DJF
Proposal Manager321,000 DJF
Purchasing Engineer212,000 DJF
Quality Assurance Engineer239,000 DJF
Rail Engineer233,000 DJF
Robotics Engineer276,000 DJF
Robotics Technician191,000 DJF
Safety Engineer245,000 DJF
Safety Inspector194,000 DJF
Safety Manager287,000 DJF
Safety Officer126,000 DJF
Sales Engineer258,000 DJF
Scheduling Engineer222,000 DJF
Service Engineer240,000 DJF
Solar Engineer260,000 DJF
Staff Engineer234,000 DJF
Static Equipment Engineer227,000 DJF
Stationary Engineer227,000 DJF
Stress Engineer226,000 DJF
Structural Analysis Engineer228,000 DJF
Structural Designer208,000 DJF
Structural Engineer242,000 DJF
Structural Technician152,000 DJF
Supply Chain Specialist245,000 DJF
Surveyor180,000 DJF
Technical Affairs Officer118,000 DJF
Technical Assistant127,000 DJF
Technical Engineer211,000 DJF
Technical Support Engineer215,000 DJF
Tender Engineer207,000 DJF
Test Development Engineer224,000 DJF
Transportation Engineer224,000 DJF
Validation Engineer210,000 DJF
Verification Engineer226,000 DJF
Wastewater Engineer237,000 DJF
Wind Energy Engineer248,000 DJF
Wind Energy Operations Manager312,000 DJF
Work Planner170,000 DJF

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Djibouti

Median and salary distribution Djibouti Engineering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
234,000 DJF or more
10% of people earn
193,000 to 234,000 DJF
20% of people earn
104,000 DJF or less
65% of people earn
104,000 to 193,000 DJF
Minimum Salary
73,700 DJF
202,000 DJF
492,000 DJF

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Engineering in Djibouti range from 73,700 DJF (starting average salary) to 492,000 DJF (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Engineering is 202,000 DJF, implying that half of the workforce in Djibouti earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Engineering in Djibouti earn less than 152,000 DJF, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 251,000 DJF, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Engineering in Djibouti. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 104,000 DJF to 193,000 DJF. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 104,000 DJF mark, while 10% ranged from 193,000 DJF to 234,000 DJF. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 234,000 DJF or higher.

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 in Engineering in Djibouti 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Engineering in Djibouti, 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 certificate 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 Djibouti costs anywhere from 1,380,000 DJF to 4,130,000 DJF and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Engineering / Djibouti

Salary comparison by gender Djibouti Engineering monthly
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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? In the field of Engineering in Djibouti, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 16%.

245,000 DJF
212,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Djibouti for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Engineering / Djibouti

How much are annual salary increments in Djibouti for individuals working in Engineering? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Engineering in Djibouti 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.

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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.

Djibouti / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Djibouti
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 Djibouti is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Djibouti for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Engineering / Djibouti

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Djibouti Engineering
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68% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Engineering / Djibouti

How are salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
212,000 DJF
Average Salary 2020+3%
218,000 DJF
Average Salary 2021+3%
225,000 DJF
Average Salary 2022+1%
228,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Engineering in Djibouti are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Djibouti Engineering
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Hourly Average Wage / Engineering / Djibouti

1,340 DJF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Engineering in Djibouti is 1,340 DJF.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Engineering in Djibouti is 430 DJF. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

232,000 DJF
275,000 DJF
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Djibouti
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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Djibouti is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
264,000 DJF
Public Sector+7%
284,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Engineering in Djibouti?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 202,000 DJF and 251,000 DJF. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Engineering in Djibouti ranges from 152,000 DJF to 251,000 DJF. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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