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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||5,670 ERN|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||4,550 ERN|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||6,390 ERN|
|Associate Engineer||5,130 ERN|
|Autocad Operator||3,700 ERN|
|Automation Engineer||6,530 ERN|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||5,440 ERN|
|Biochemical Engineer||5,650 ERN|
|BMS Engineer||5,570 ERN|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||3,090 ERN|
|Broadcast Engineer||6,080 ERN|
|CAD Design Engineer||6,220 ERN|
|CAD Designer||3,650 ERN|
|CAE Engineer||5,540 ERN|
|Ceramics Engineer||5,590 ERN|
|Civil Engineer||6,110 ERN|
|Commissioning Engineer||5,640 ERN|
|Communications Engineer||6,500 ERN|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||4,940 ERN|
|Contract Associate Engineer||5,750 ERN|
|Control Systems Engineer||5,590 ERN|
|Controls Engineer||5,960 ERN|
|Controls Software Engineer||5,360 ERN|
|Corrosion Engineer||5,410 ERN|
|Design Engineer||5,860 ERN|
|Drafting Manager||6,850 ERN|
|Drilling Engineer||5,960 ERN|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,940 ERN|
|Electrical Engineer||6,520 ERN|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||8,250 ERN|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||6,480 ERN|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,060 ERN|
|Energy Engineer||6,070 ERN|
|Engine Assembler||2,540 ERN|
|Engineering Account Manager||6,640 ERN|
|Engineering Chief Designer||6,950 ERN|
|Engineering Consultant||7,940 ERN|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||8,920 ERN|
|Engineering Lab Technician||5,510 ERN|
|Engineering Planning Manager||8,460 ERN|
|Engineering Production Manager||10,100 ERN|
|Engineering Project Analyst||6,800 ERN|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||6,530 ERN|
|Engineering Project Director||11,900 ERN|
|Engineering Project Manager||8,350 ERN|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||9,100 ERN|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||4,440 ERN|
|Engineering Sales Manager||7,900 ERN|
|Engineering Technician||4,630 ERN|
|Engineering Technologist||4,390 ERN|
|Environmental Engineer||5,820 ERN|
|Equipment Engineer||5,240 ERN|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||8,100 ERN|
|Fabrication Specialist||4,320 ERN|
|Facade Engineer||5,850 ERN|
|Fiber Analyst||3,510 ERN|
|Field Engineer||6,180 ERN|
|Field Engineering Manager||9,720 ERN|
|Fire Engineer||5,980 ERN|
|Fitter and Turner||1,850 ERN|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||6,750 ERN|
|Generation Engineer||5,890 ERN|
|Genetic Engineer||6,420 ERN|
|Geological Engineer||6,170 ERN|
|Geotechnical Engineer||6,550 ERN|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,220 ERN|
|Highway Engineer||5,940 ERN|
|HSE Professional||5,400 ERN|
|HVAC Engineer||6,130 ERN|
|HVAC Supervisor||5,140 ERN|
|Industrial Engineer||5,930 ERN|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||5,670 ERN|
|Instrument Engineer||5,850 ERN|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||6,000 ERN|
|Instrumentation Engineer||6,040 ERN|
|Instrumentation Manager||5,610 ERN|
|Irrigation Engineer||5,790 ERN|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||6,500 ERN|
|Locomotive Engineer||5,790 ERN|
|Maintenance Engineer||5,410 ERN|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,160 ERN|
|Maintenance Manager||5,680 ERN|
|Manufacturing Engineer||5,930 ERN|
|Marine Engineer||6,000 ERN|
|Materials Engineer||5,660 ERN|
|Materials Researcher||5,250 ERN|
|Materials Technician||4,320 ERN|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||6,650 ERN|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||6,270 ERN|
|Mechanical Designer||4,910 ERN|
|Mechanical Engineer||6,560 ERN|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||8,370 ERN|
|Mechanical Inspector||5,820 ERN|
|Mechatronics Engineer||6,220 ERN|
|Mining Engineer||6,050 ERN|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||6,730 ERN|
|Optical Engineer||5,780 ERN|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,920 ERN|
|PCB Assembler||2,120 ERN|
|Photonics Engineer||6,360 ERN|
|Photonics Technician||5,540 ERN|
|Pipeline Engineer||5,170 ERN|
|Piping Designer||3,280 ERN|
|Piping Engineer||5,350 ERN|
|Planning Engineer||5,980 ERN|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||2,660 ERN|
|Principal Cost Engineer||6,230 ERN|
|Principal Engineer||6,000 ERN|
|Principal Support Engineer||5,800 ERN|
|Process Engineer||5,910 ERN|
|Process Operator||3,640 ERN|
|Product Development Engineer||6,010 ERN|
|Product Development Technician||4,470 ERN|
|Product Engineer||6,420 ERN|
|Product Safety Engineer||5,530 ERN|
|Production Engineer||5,880 ERN|
|Project Engineer||6,320 ERN|
|Proposal Manager||7,870 ERN|
|Purchasing Engineer||5,340 ERN|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||5,720 ERN|
|Rail Engineer||6,220 ERN|
|Robotics Engineer||6,490 ERN|
|Robotics Technician||5,020 ERN|
|Safety Engineer||5,970 ERN|
|Safety Inspector||4,510 ERN|
|Safety Manager||7,120 ERN|
|Safety Officer||3,100 ERN|
|Sales Engineer||6,240 ERN|
|Scheduling Engineer||5,300 ERN|
|Service Engineer||6,130 ERN|
|Solar Engineer||6,400 ERN|
|Staff Engineer||5,880 ERN|
|Static Equipment Engineer||5,960 ERN|
|Stationary Engineer||5,410 ERN|
|Stress Engineer||5,740 ERN|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||5,860 ERN|
|Structural Designer||5,290 ERN|
|Structural Engineer||5,670 ERN|
|Structural Technician||3,970 ERN|
|Supply Chain Specialist||5,920 ERN|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,990 ERN|
|Technical Assistant||2,990 ERN|
|Technical Engineer||5,210 ERN|
|Technical Support Engineer||4,940 ERN|
|Tender Engineer||5,330 ERN|
|Test Development Engineer||5,660 ERN|
|Transportation Engineer||5,480 ERN|
|Validation Engineer||5,240 ERN|
|Verification Engineer||5,720 ERN|
|Wastewater Engineer||5,750 ERN|
|Wind Energy Engineer||5,760 ERN|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||8,060 ERN|
|Work Planner||4,330 ERN|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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||+2%|
|Average Salary 2021||+1%|
|Average Salary 2022||+3%|
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.
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.
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.
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 Eritrea earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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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