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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Argentina 2020

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Argentina?

Average Monthly Salary
44,300 ARS
( 531,000 ARS yearly)


A person working as a Civil Engineer in Argentina typically earns around 44,300 ARS per month. Salaries range from 22,100 ARS (lowest) to 68,600 ARS (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 Salary Distribution in Argentina

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Argentina range from 22,100 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 68,600 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 44,300 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 44,300 ARS while the other half are earning more than 44,300 ARS. 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

    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 29,900 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 29,900 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 56,400 ARS while 25% are earning more than 56,400 ARS.

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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Argentina Civil Engineer
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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 26,600 ARS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 35,100 ARS per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 47,000 ARS per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 56,100 ARS per month, 19% 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 60,500 ARS per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 64,900 ARS per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
26,600 ARS
2 - 5 Years+32%
35,100 ARS
5 - 10 Years+34%
47,000 ARS
10 - 15 Years+19%
56,100 ARS
15 - 20 Years+8%
60,500 ARS
20+ Years+7%
64,900 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 37,900 ARS per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 59,800 ARS per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Argentina

Bachelor's Degree
37,900 ARS
Master's Degree+58%
59,800 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 678,000 Argentine Peso(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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Civil Engineer employees in Argentina earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

43,000 ARS
45,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Civil Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Civil Engineer(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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.

Argentina / All Professions

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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2019. 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

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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Civil Engineer
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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.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Argentina

260 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 260 ARS. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Argentina earns approximately 260 ARS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly Argentina
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 69% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 42% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator17,800 ARS-60%
Assembler15,500 ARS-65%
Boat Builder and Shipwright21,400 ARS-52%
Bricklayer12,300 ARS-72%
Building Administrator19,800 ARS-55%
Building Contracts Manager67,200 ARS+52%
Building Inspector19,100 ARS-57%
Building Monitor14,600 ARS-67%
Building Sales Manager61,700 ARS+39%
Cabinetmaker15,800 ARS-64%
Carpenter17,700 ARS-60%
Civil Engineer44,300 ARS+0%
Civil Technician20,900 ARS-53%
Concreter14,100 ARS-68%
Construction and Maintenance Manager33,300 ARS-25%
Construction Assistant18,200 ARS-59%
Construction Coordinator23,900 ARS-46%
Construction Estimator26,900 ARS-39%
Construction Field Engineer39,700 ARS-10%
Construction General Manager77,300 ARS+75%
Construction Inventory Officer15,200 ARS-66%
Construction Operations Manager72,800 ARS+64%
Construction Project Coordinator46,400 ARS+5%
Construction Project Engineer45,400 ARS+3%
Construction Project Manager80,100 ARS+81%
Construction Project Planner41,600 ARS-6%
Construction Quality Control Manager56,400 ARS+27%
Construction Safety Officer26,900 ARS-39%
Construction Superintendent27,200 ARS-39%
Construction Supervisor41,600 ARS-6%
Construction Technical Assistant16,200 ARS-63%
Construction Technical Officer18,300 ARS-59%
Construction Technical Writer17,900 ARS-60%
Construction Technician15,000 ARS-66%
Crane and Tower Operator14,800 ARS-67%
Diesel Mechanic14,800 ARS-67%
Drywall Installer16,600 ARS-63%
Electrical Draftsman16,000 ARS-64%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor49,000 ARS+11%
Electrical Engineering Technician19,500 ARS-56%
Electrician23,000 ARS-48%
Elevator Installer and Repairer18,900 ARS-57%
Engineer45,000 ARS+2%
Excavator Operator15,200 ARS-66%
Floor Finisher17,500 ARS-60%
Floor Manager24,300 ARS-45%
Foreman12,000 ARS-73%
Frame and Truss Detailer13,600 ARS-69%
Furniture Finisher14,100 ARS-68%
Gas Technician 14,300 ARS-68%
Handyman13,600 ARS-69%
Health and Safety Coordinator18,200 ARS-59%
Health and Safety Officer20,000 ARS-55%
Installation Manager49,600 ARS+12%
Installer12,800 ARS-71%
Insulation Installer15,500 ARS-65%
Labourer11,800 ARS-73%
Land Surveyor19,200 ARS-57%
Lift Technician14,400 ARS-67%
Material Tester22,800 ARS-48%
Model Maker21,400 ARS-52%
Order Picker13,700 ARS-69%
Painter14,200 ARS-68%
Pipe Layer12,300 ARS-72%
Pipefitter12,400 ARS-72%
Plumber16,400 ARS-63%
Property Coordinator36,800 ARS-17%
Purchasing Manager49,900 ARS+13%
Quantity Surveyor26,900 ARS-39%
Roof Slater and Tiler12,900 ARS-71%
Sheet Metal Mechanic14,400 ARS-67%
Site Clerk15,000 ARS-66%
Site engineer38,100 ARS-14%
Site Leader72,100 ARS+63%
Stock Controller20,600 ARS-53%
Structural Steel Construction Worker16,100 ARS-64%
Technical Draughtsman17,200 ARS-61%
Tendering Manager62,400 ARS+41%
Tower Crane Operator14,300 ARS-68%
Wall and Floor Tiler14,100 ARS-68%
Warehouse Manager50,000 ARS+13%
Welder13,000 ARS-71%
Welding Superintendent16,600 ARS-63%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda40,100 ARS
Bahia Blanca45,600 ARS
Buenos Aires49,400 ARS
Cordoba47,400 ARS
Corrientes44,500 ARS
La Plata46,600 ARS
Lanus40,600 ARS
Mar del Plata47,700 ARS
Mendoza42,300 ARS
Neuquen41,300 ARS
Quilmes42,400 ARS
Resistencia43,600 ARS
Rosario45,400 ARS
Salta45,300 ARS
San Juan41,900 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman44,200 ARS
Santa Fe43,400 ARS
Santiago del Estero44,600 ARS
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