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).
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||237,000 DJF|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||180,000 DJF|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||278,000 DJF|
|Associate Engineer||206,000 DJF|
|Autocad Operator||147,000 DJF|
|Automation Engineer||268,000 DJF|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||237,000 DJF|
|Biochemical Engineer||219,000 DJF|
|BMS Engineer||224,000 DJF|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||128,000 DJF|
|Broadcast Engineer||235,000 DJF|
|CAD Design Engineer||258,000 DJF|
|CAD Designer||150,000 DJF|
|CAE Engineer||244,000 DJF|
|Ceramics Engineer||218,000 DJF|
|Civil Engineer||236,000 DJF|
|Commissioning Engineer||242,000 DJF|
|Communications Engineer||248,000 DJF|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||215,000 DJF|
|Contract Associate Engineer||223,000 DJF|
|Control Systems Engineer||242,000 DJF|
|Controls Engineer||225,000 DJF|
|Controls Software Engineer||208,000 DJF|
|Corrosion Engineer||214,000 DJF|
|Design Engineer||249,000 DJF|
|Drafting Manager||287,000 DJF|
|Drilling Engineer||227,000 DJF|
|Electrical Draughtsman||117,000 DJF|
|Electrical Engineer||272,000 DJF|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||342,000 DJF|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||268,000 DJF|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||126,000 DJF|
|Energy Engineer||247,000 DJF|
|Engine Assembler||104,000 DJF|
|Engineering Account Manager||265,000 DJF|
|Engineering Chief Designer||279,000 DJF|
|Engineering Consultant||320,000 DJF|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||336,000 DJF|
|Engineering Lab Technician||220,000 DJF|
|Engineering Planning Manager||336,000 DJF|
|Engineering Production Manager||445,000 DJF|
|Engineering Project Analyst||293,000 DJF|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||273,000 DJF|
|Engineering Project Director||479,000 DJF|
|Engineering Project Manager||324,000 DJF|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||373,000 DJF|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||183,000 DJF|
|Engineering Sales Manager||321,000 DJF|
|Engineering Technician||180,000 DJF|
|Engineering Technologist||179,000 DJF|
|Environmental Engineer||237,000 DJF|
|Equipment Engineer||212,000 DJF|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||325,000 DJF|
|Fabrication Specialist||176,000 DJF|
|Facade Engineer||236,000 DJF|
|Fiber Analyst||144,000 DJF|
|Field Engineer||246,000 DJF|
|Field Engineering Manager||424,000 DJF|
|Fire Engineer||238,000 DJF|
|Fitter and Turner||80,500 DJF|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||282,000 DJF|
|Generation Engineer||247,000 DJF|
|Genetic Engineer||264,000 DJF|
|Geological Engineer||254,000 DJF|
|Geotechnical Engineer||257,000 DJF|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||124,000 DJF|
|Highway Engineer||230,000 DJF|
|HSE Professional||232,000 DJF|
|HVAC Engineer||261,000 DJF|
|HVAC Supervisor||225,000 DJF|
|Industrial Engineer||227,000 DJF|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||235,000 DJF|
|Instrument Engineer||238,000 DJF|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||243,000 DJF|
|Instrumentation Engineer||229,000 DJF|
|Instrumentation Manager||248,000 DJF|
|Irrigation Engineer||243,000 DJF|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||270,000 DJF|
|Locomotive Engineer||221,000 DJF|
|Maintenance Engineer||225,000 DJF|
|Maintenance Fitter||86,100 DJF|
|Maintenance Manager||233,000 DJF|
|Manufacturing Engineer||221,000 DJF|
|Marine Engineer||245,000 DJF|
|Materials Engineer||230,000 DJF|
|Materials Researcher||214,000 DJF|
|Materials Technician||172,000 DJF|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||263,000 DJF|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||260,000 DJF|
|Mechanical Designer||202,000 DJF|
|Mechanical Engineer||265,000 DJF|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||335,000 DJF|
|Mechanical Inspector||235,000 DJF|
|Mechatronics Engineer||250,000 DJF|
|Mining Engineer||246,000 DJF|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||265,000 DJF|
|Optical Engineer||225,000 DJF|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||124,000 DJF|
|PCB Assembler||91,200 DJF|
|Photonics Engineer||259,000 DJF|
|Photonics Technician||224,000 DJF|
|Pipeline Engineer||217,000 DJF|
|Piping Designer||136,000 DJF|
|Piping Engineer||221,000 DJF|
|Planning Engineer||242,000 DJF|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||117,000 DJF|
|Principal Cost Engineer||244,000 DJF|
|Principal Engineer||244,000 DJF|
|Principal Support Engineer||234,000 DJF|
|Process Engineer||230,000 DJF|
|Process Operator||139,000 DJF|
|Product Development Engineer||257,000 DJF|
|Product Development Technician||175,000 DJF|
|Product Engineer||247,000 DJF|
|Product Safety Engineer||227,000 DJF|
|Production Engineer||238,000 DJF|
|Project Engineer||266,000 DJF|
|Proposal Manager||321,000 DJF|
|Purchasing Engineer||212,000 DJF|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||239,000 DJF|
|Rail Engineer||233,000 DJF|
|Robotics Engineer||276,000 DJF|
|Robotics Technician||191,000 DJF|
|Safety Engineer||245,000 DJF|
|Safety Inspector||194,000 DJF|
|Safety Manager||287,000 DJF|
|Safety Officer||126,000 DJF|
|Sales Engineer||258,000 DJF|
|Scheduling Engineer||222,000 DJF|
|Service Engineer||240,000 DJF|
|Solar Engineer||260,000 DJF|
|Staff Engineer||234,000 DJF|
|Static Equipment Engineer||227,000 DJF|
|Stationary Engineer||227,000 DJF|
|Stress Engineer||226,000 DJF|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||228,000 DJF|
|Structural Designer||208,000 DJF|
|Structural Engineer||242,000 DJF|
|Structural Technician||152,000 DJF|
|Supply Chain Specialist||245,000 DJF|
|Technical Affairs Officer||118,000 DJF|
|Technical Assistant||127,000 DJF|
|Technical Engineer||211,000 DJF|
|Technical Support Engineer||215,000 DJF|
|Tender Engineer||207,000 DJF|
|Test Development Engineer||224,000 DJF|
|Transportation Engineer||224,000 DJF|
|Validation Engineer||210,000 DJF|
|Verification Engineer||226,000 DJF|
|Wastewater Engineer||237,000 DJF|
|Wind Energy Engineer||248,000 DJF|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||312,000 DJF|
|Work Planner||170,000 DJF|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+3%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+1%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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