A person working as a Fuel Cell Engineer in Saint Lucia typically earns around 2,720 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,310 XCD (lowest) to 4,270 XCD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fuel Cell Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Fuel Cell Engineer salaries in Saint Lucia range from 1,310 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 4,270 XCD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,830 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,830 XCD while the other half are earning more than 2,830 XCD. 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 Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,860 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,860 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,690 XCD while 25% are earning more than 3,690 XCD.
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 your wage. We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Fuel Cell Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,530 XCD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,160 XCD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,850 XCD per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Fuel Cell Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,500 XCD per month, 23% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,720 XCD per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,080 XCD per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Fuel Cell Engineer is 2,400 XCD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,440 XCD per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saint Lucia costs anywhere from 14,100 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 42,300 East Caribbean Dollar(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, 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 Fuel Cell Engineer employees in Saint Lucia earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Fuel Cell Engineer(s) in Saint Lucia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% 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 Saint Lucia for the year 2020. 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.
A Fuel Cell Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.
61% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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 Fuel Cell Engineer is 7% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||2,350 XCD||-14%|
|Associate Analyst||2,630 XCD||-3%|
|Associate Landman||1,100 XCD||-60%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||990 XCD||-64%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||1,270 XCD||-53%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||3,580 XCD||+32%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||1,960 XCD||-28%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||2,490 XCD||-8%|
|Completions Engineer||2,420 XCD||-11%|
|Cost Controller||1,850 XCD||-32%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||2,570 XCD||-5%|
|Distribution Manager||3,570 XCD||+31%|
|Dragline Operator||1,180 XCD||-57%|
|Driller Offsider||900 XCD||-67%|
|Dump Truck Driver||980 XCD||-64%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||5,740 XCD||+110%|
|Energy Advisor||3,640 XCD||+34%|
|Energy Analyst||3,530 XCD||+30%|
|Energy Auditor||3,060 XCD||+13%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||4,260 XCD||+57%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||1,480 XCD||-46%|
|Energy Technical Manager||2,990 XCD||+10%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||2,050 XCD||-25%|
|Exploration Manager||4,250 XCD||+56%|
|Field Safety Auditor||2,900 XCD||+7%|
|Fluids Engineer||2,480 XCD||-9%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||2,720 XCD||+0%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||1,280 XCD||-53%|
|Fuels Handler||1,110 XCD||-59%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,120 XCD||-59%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||2,030 XCD||-25%|
|Gas Supply Manager||3,950 XCD||+45%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||4,310 XCD||+59%|
|Geothermal Technician||1,740 XCD||-36%|
|HSE Engineer||2,490 XCD||-8%|
|HSE Officer||1,490 XCD||-45%|
|HSEQ Administrator||1,710 XCD||-37%|
|Instrument Designer||1,910 XCD||-30%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||3,110 XCD||+14%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||2,160 XCD||-21%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,520 XCD||-7%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||2,260 XCD||-17%|
|Material Controller||1,670 XCD||-39%|
|Mine Engineer||2,440 XCD||-10%|
|Mine Surveyor||2,740 XCD||+1%|
|Mining Project Administrator||2,200 XCD||-19%|
|Mining Project Assistant||1,670 XCD||-39%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||2,870 XCD||+6%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||2,280 XCD||-16%|
|Mining Project Engineer||2,350 XCD||-14%|
|Mining Project Manager||3,280 XCD||+21%|
|Mining Site Manager||3,370 XCD||+24%|
|Mining Team Leader||2,750 XCD||+1%|
|NDT Technician||1,560 XCD||-43%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||1,310 XCD||-52%|
|Oil Trader||3,320 XCD||+22%|
|Oilwell Pumper||930 XCD||-66%|
|Petroleum Engineer||2,920 XCD||+7%|
|Petroleum Geologist||4,390 XCD||+62%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||1,390 XCD||-49%|
|Pipeline Technician||920 XCD||-66%|
|Power Coordinator||1,560 XCD||-43%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||4,630 XCD||+70%|
|Power Plant Operator||1,960 XCD||-28%|
|Radio Operator||1,060 XCD||-61%|
|Reliability Engineer||2,550 XCD||-6%|
|Reservoir Engineer||2,210 XCD||-19%|
|Risk Analyst||3,030 XCD||+11%|
|Shutdown Engineer||2,080 XCD||-23%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||3,720 XCD||+37%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||2,580 XCD||-5%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||1,600 XCD||-41%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||1,500 XCD||-45%|
|Supply Operations Manager||4,070 XCD||+50%|
|Sustainability Specialist||4,160 XCD||+53%|
|System Development Advisor||2,780 XCD||+2%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||1,000 XCD||-63%|
|Utility Operator||1,370 XCD||-50%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||3,580 XCD||+32%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saint Lucia earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.