A person working as a Civil Engineer in Ethiopia typically earns around 7,840 ETB per month. Salaries range from 4,080 ETB (lowest) to 12,000 ETB (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Civil Engineer salaries in Ethiopia range from 4,080 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 12,000 ETB per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 7,530 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 7,530 ETB while the other half are earning more than 7,530 ETB. 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,220 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 5,220 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 9,370 ETB while 25% are earning more than 9,370 ETB.
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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,630 ETB per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,210 ETB per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,070 ETB per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 9,780 ETB per month, 21% 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 10,700 ETB per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 11,200 ETB per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 6,530 ETB per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 9,060 ETB per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(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 Civil Engineer employees in Ethiopia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Civil Engineer(s) in Ethiopia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 31 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 Ethiopia 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 Civil Engineer is considered to be a low 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.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 Civil Engineer is 50% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||4,210 ETB||-46%|
|Building Administrator||3,540 ETB||-55%|
|Building Contracts Manager||12,300 ETB||+57%|
|Building Inspector||3,480 ETB||-56%|
|Building Monitor||2,640 ETB||-66%|
|Building Sales Manager||11,100 ETB||+42%|
|Civil Engineer||7,840 ETB||+0%|
|Civil Technician||4,130 ETB||-47%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||6,630 ETB||-15%|
|Construction Assistant||3,280 ETB||-58%|
|Construction Coordinator||4,580 ETB||-42%|
|Construction Estimator||5,450 ETB||-30%|
|Construction Field Engineer||7,380 ETB||-6%|
|Construction General Manager||15,200 ETB||+94%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||2,860 ETB||-64%|
|Construction Operations Manager||13,300 ETB||+70%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||8,300 ETB||+6%|
|Construction Project Engineer||8,370 ETB||+7%|
|Construction Project Manager||14,200 ETB||+81%|
|Construction Project Planner||8,150 ETB||+4%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||11,100 ETB||+42%|
|Construction Safety Officer||5,190 ETB||-34%|
|Construction Superintendent||4,980 ETB||-36%|
|Construction Supervisor||7,450 ETB||-5%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||2,880 ETB||-63%|
|Construction Technical Officer||3,570 ETB||-54%|
|Construction Technical Writer||3,190 ETB||-59%|
|Construction Technician||2,890 ETB||-63%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||2,770 ETB||-65%|
|Diesel Mechanic||2,590 ETB||-67%|
|Drywall Installer||2,930 ETB||-63%|
|Electrical Draftsman||2,830 ETB||-64%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||9,320 ETB||+19%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||3,520 ETB||-55%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||3,740 ETB||-52%|
|Excavator Operator||2,670 ETB||-66%|
|Floor Finisher||3,120 ETB||-60%|
|Floor Manager||4,350 ETB||-45%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||2,720 ETB||-65%|
|Furniture Finisher||2,840 ETB||-64%|
|Gas Technician||2,710 ETB||-65%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||3,430 ETB||-56%|
|Health and Safety Officer||3,940 ETB||-50%|
|Installation Manager||9,560 ETB||+22%|
|Insulation Installer||2,690 ETB||-66%|
|Land Surveyor||3,550 ETB||-55%|
|Lift Technician||2,830 ETB||-64%|
|Material Tester||3,960 ETB||-49%|
|Model Maker||4,210 ETB||-46%|
|Order Picker||2,520 ETB||-68%|
|Pipe Layer||2,310 ETB||-71%|
|Property Coordinator||6,580 ETB||-16%|
|Purchasing Manager||9,360 ETB||+19%|
|Quantity Surveyor||5,350 ETB||-32%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||2,460 ETB||-69%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||2,640 ETB||-66%|
|Site Clerk||2,740 ETB||-65%|
|Site engineer||7,400 ETB||-6%|
|Site Leader||12,600 ETB||+61%|
|Stock Controller||3,950 ETB||-50%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||3,000 ETB||-62%|
|Technical Draughtsman||3,040 ETB||-61%|
|Tendering Manager||11,300 ETB||+44%|
|Tower Crane Operator||2,750 ETB||-65%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||2,530 ETB||-68%|
|Warehouse Manager||9,490 ETB||+21%|
|Welding Superintendent||3,050 ETB||-61%|
|Adis Abeba||8,500 ETB|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.