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Engineering Average Salaries in Eritrea 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
5,770 ERN
( 69,200 ERN yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Eritrea typically earns around 5,770 ERN per month. Salaries range from 1,830 ERN (lowest average) to 12,200 ERN (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 Engineer5,670 ERN
Assembly Engineering Technician4,550 ERN
Assistant Chief Engineer6,390 ERN
Associate Engineer5,130 ERN
Autocad Operator3,700 ERN
Automation Engineer6,530 ERN
Avionic System Support Engineer5,440 ERN
Biochemical Engineer5,650 ERN
BMS Engineer5,570 ERN
Bridge and Lock Tender3,090 ERN
Broadcast Engineer6,080 ERN
CAD Design Engineer6,220 ERN
CAD Designer3,650 ERN
CAE Engineer5,540 ERN
Ceramics Engineer5,590 ERN
Civil Engineer6,110 ERN
Commissioning Engineer5,640 ERN
Communications Engineer6,500 ERN
Condition Monitoring Engineer4,940 ERN
Contract Associate Engineer5,750 ERN
Control Systems Engineer5,590 ERN
Controls Engineer5,960 ERN
Controls Software Engineer5,360 ERN
Corrosion Engineer5,410 ERN
Design Engineer5,860 ERN
Drafter3,850 ERN
Drafting Manager6,850 ERN
Drilling Engineer5,960 ERN
Electrical Draughtsman2,940 ERN
Electrical Engineer6,520 ERN
Electrical Engineering Manager8,250 ERN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist6,480 ERN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,060 ERN
Energy Engineer6,070 ERN
Engine Assembler2,540 ERN
Engineer6,480 ERN
Engineering Account Manager6,640 ERN
Engineering Chief Designer6,950 ERN
Engineering Consultant7,940 ERN
Engineering Key Account Manager8,920 ERN
Engineering Lab Technician5,510 ERN
Engineering Planning Manager8,460 ERN
Engineering Production Manager10,100 ERN
Engineering Project Analyst6,800 ERN
Engineering Project Coordinator 6,530 ERN
Engineering Project Director11,900 ERN
Engineering Project Manager8,350 ERN
Engineering Research and Development Manager9,100 ERN
Engineering Safety Coordinator4,440 ERN
Engineering Sales Manager7,900 ERN
Engineering Technician4,630 ERN
Engineering Technologist4,390 ERN
Environmental Engineer5,820 ERN
Equipment Engineer5,240 ERN
Equipment Engineering Manager8,100 ERN
Estimator5,250 ERN
Fabrication Specialist4,320 ERN
Fabricator2,690 ERN
Facade Engineer5,850 ERN
Fiber Analyst3,510 ERN
Field Engineer6,180 ERN
Field Engineering Manager9,720 ERN
Fire Engineer5,980 ERN
Fitter and Turner1,850 ERN
Forestry Strategic Planner6,750 ERN
Generation Engineer5,890 ERN
Genetic Engineer6,420 ERN
Geological Engineer6,170 ERN
Geotechnical Engineer6,550 ERN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,220 ERN
Highway Engineer5,940 ERN
HSE Professional5,400 ERN
HVAC Engineer6,130 ERN
HVAC Supervisor5,140 ERN
Industrial Engineer5,930 ERN
Industrial Engineering Technologist5,670 ERN
Instrument Engineer5,850 ERN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,000 ERN
Instrumentation Engineer6,040 ERN
Instrumentation Manager5,610 ERN
Irrigation Engineer5,790 ERN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer6,500 ERN
Locomotive Engineer5,790 ERN
Maintenance Engineer5,410 ERN
Maintenance Fitter2,160 ERN
Maintenance Manager5,680 ERN
Manufacturing Engineer5,930 ERN
Marine Engineer6,000 ERN
Materials Engineer5,660 ERN
Materials Researcher5,250 ERN
Materials Technician4,320 ERN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer6,650 ERN
Mechanical Design Engineer6,270 ERN
Mechanical Designer4,910 ERN
Mechanical Engineer6,560 ERN
Mechanical Engineering Manager8,370 ERN
Mechanical Inspector5,820 ERN
Mechatronics Engineer6,220 ERN
Mining Engineer6,050 ERN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer6,730 ERN
Optical Engineer5,780 ERN
Optical Instrument Assembler2,920 ERN
PCB Assembler2,120 ERN
Photonics Engineer6,360 ERN
Photonics Technician5,540 ERN
Pipeline Engineer5,170 ERN
Piping Designer3,280 ERN
Piping Engineer5,350 ERN
Planning Engineer5,980 ERN
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,660 ERN
Principal Cost Engineer6,230 ERN
Principal Engineer6,000 ERN
Principal Support Engineer5,800 ERN
Process Engineer5,910 ERN
Process Operator3,640 ERN
Product Development Engineer6,010 ERN
Product Development Technician4,470 ERN
Product Engineer6,420 ERN
Product Safety Engineer5,530 ERN
Production Engineer5,880 ERN
Project Engineer6,320 ERN
Proposal Manager7,870 ERN
Purchasing Engineer5,340 ERN
Quality Assurance Engineer5,720 ERN
Rail Engineer6,220 ERN
Robotics Engineer6,490 ERN
Robotics Technician5,020 ERN
Safety Engineer5,970 ERN
Safety Inspector4,510 ERN
Safety Manager7,120 ERN
Safety Officer3,100 ERN
Sales Engineer6,240 ERN
Scheduling Engineer5,300 ERN
Service Engineer6,130 ERN
Solar Engineer6,400 ERN
Staff Engineer5,880 ERN
Static Equipment Engineer5,960 ERN
Stationary Engineer5,410 ERN
Stress Engineer5,740 ERN
Structural Analysis Engineer5,860 ERN
Structural Designer5,290 ERN
Structural Engineer5,670 ERN
Structural Technician3,970 ERN
Supply Chain Specialist5,920 ERN
Surveyor4,550 ERN
Technical Affairs Officer2,990 ERN
Technical Assistant2,990 ERN
Technical Engineer5,210 ERN
Technical Support Engineer4,940 ERN
Tender Engineer5,330 ERN
Test Development Engineer5,660 ERN
Transportation Engineer5,480 ERN
Validation Engineer5,240 ERN
Verification Engineer5,720 ERN
Wastewater Engineer5,750 ERN
Wind Energy Engineer5,760 ERN
Wind Energy Operations Manager8,060 ERN
Work Planner4,330 ERN

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Eritrea

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

5% of people earn
6,100 ERN or more
10% of people earn
5,040 to 6,100 ERN
20% of people earn
2,710 ERN or less
65% of people earn
2,710 to 5,040 ERN
Minimum Salary
1,830 ERN
5,280 ERN
12,200 ERN

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

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Engineering salaries in Eritrea range from 1,830 ERN per month (starting average salary) to 12,200 ERN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,280 ERN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,280 ERN while the other half are earning more than 5,280 ERN. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 3,960 ERN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,960 ERN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,540 ERN while 25% are earning more than 6,540 ERN.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 2,710 ERN to 5,040 ERN. Approximatly 20% fall under the 2,710 ERN cap. Ten percent of wages are from 5,040 ERN to 6,100 ERN. Only 5% of people grossed 6,100 ERN or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Eritrea costs anywhere from 34,200 Nakfa(s) to 103,000 Nakfa(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Engineering

Salary comparison by gender Eritrea 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? Male employees in Eritrea who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,100 ERN
5,610 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Eritrea for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Eritrea

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


Engineering professionals in Eritrea 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Eritrea Engineering
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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.

Eritrea / All Professions

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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 Eritrea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

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

Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Eritrea

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Eritrea Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

63% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Eritrea

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
5,260 ERN
Average Salary 2020+2%
5,360 ERN
Average Salary 2021+1%
5,430 ERN
Average Salary 2022+3%
5,610 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Eritrea are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Eritrea

33 ERN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Eritrea is 33 ERN. This means that the average person in Eritrea earns approximately 33 ERN 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 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Eritrea is 11 ERN. 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

5,770 ERN
6,830 ERN
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Eritrea
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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 Eritrea earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,220 ERN
Public Sector+21%
7,520 ERN
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 for Engineering in Eritrea?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 5,280 ERN and 6,540 ERN. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your 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 salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Engineering in Eritrea is ranges from 3,960 ERN to 6,540 ERN. 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 in 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 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

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