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 salaries in Argentina range from 22,100 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 68,600 ARS per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 69% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 42% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Boat Builder and Shipwright||21,400 ARS||-52%|
|Building Administrator||19,800 ARS||-55%|
|Building Contracts Manager||67,200 ARS||+52%|
|Building Inspector||19,100 ARS||-57%|
|Building Monitor||14,600 ARS||-67%|
|Building Sales Manager||61,700 ARS||+39%|
|Civil Engineer||44,300 ARS||+0%|
|Civil Technician||20,900 ARS||-53%|
|Construction and Maintenance Manager||33,300 ARS||-25%|
|Construction Assistant||18,200 ARS||-59%|
|Construction Coordinator||23,900 ARS||-46%|
|Construction Estimator||26,900 ARS||-39%|
|Construction Field Engineer||39,700 ARS||-10%|
|Construction General Manager||77,300 ARS||+75%|
|Construction Inventory Officer||15,200 ARS||-66%|
|Construction Operations Manager||72,800 ARS||+64%|
|Construction Project Coordinator||46,400 ARS||+5%|
|Construction Project Engineer||45,400 ARS||+3%|
|Construction Project Manager||80,100 ARS||+81%|
|Construction Project Planner||41,600 ARS||-6%|
|Construction Quality Control Manager||56,400 ARS||+27%|
|Construction Safety Officer||26,900 ARS||-39%|
|Construction Superintendent||27,200 ARS||-39%|
|Construction Supervisor||41,600 ARS||-6%|
|Construction Technical Assistant||16,200 ARS||-63%|
|Construction Technical Officer||18,300 ARS||-59%|
|Construction Technical Writer||17,900 ARS||-60%|
|Construction Technician||15,000 ARS||-66%|
|Crane and Tower Operator||14,800 ARS||-67%|
|Diesel Mechanic||14,800 ARS||-67%|
|Drywall Installer||16,600 ARS||-63%|
|Electrical Draftsman||16,000 ARS||-64%|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||49,000 ARS||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Technician||19,500 ARS||-56%|
|Elevator Installer and Repairer||18,900 ARS||-57%|
|Excavator Operator||15,200 ARS||-66%|
|Floor Finisher||17,500 ARS||-60%|
|Floor Manager||24,300 ARS||-45%|
|Frame and Truss Detailer||13,600 ARS||-69%|
|Furniture Finisher||14,100 ARS||-68%|
|Gas Technician||14,300 ARS||-68%|
|Health and Safety Coordinator||18,200 ARS||-59%|
|Health and Safety Officer||20,000 ARS||-55%|
|Installation Manager||49,600 ARS||+12%|
|Insulation Installer||15,500 ARS||-65%|
|Land Surveyor||19,200 ARS||-57%|
|Lift Technician||14,400 ARS||-67%|
|Material Tester||22,800 ARS||-48%|
|Model Maker||21,400 ARS||-52%|
|Order Picker||13,700 ARS||-69%|
|Pipe Layer||12,300 ARS||-72%|
|Property Coordinator||36,800 ARS||-17%|
|Purchasing Manager||49,900 ARS||+13%|
|Quantity Surveyor||26,900 ARS||-39%|
|Roof Slater and Tiler||12,900 ARS||-71%|
|Sheet Metal Mechanic||14,400 ARS||-67%|
|Site Clerk||15,000 ARS||-66%|
|Site engineer||38,100 ARS||-14%|
|Site Leader||72,100 ARS||+63%|
|Stock Controller||20,600 ARS||-53%|
|Structural Steel Construction Worker||16,100 ARS||-64%|
|Technical Draughtsman||17,200 ARS||-61%|
|Tendering Manager||62,400 ARS||+41%|
|Tower Crane Operator||14,300 ARS||-68%|
|Wall and Floor Tiler||14,100 ARS||-68%|
|Warehouse Manager||50,000 ARS||+13%|
|Welding Superintendent||16,600 ARS||-63%|
|Bahia Blanca||45,600 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||49,400 ARS|
|La Plata||46,600 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||47,700 ARS|
|San Juan||41,900 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||44,200 ARS|
|Santa Fe||43,400 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||44,600 ARS|