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Engineering Average Salaries in Argentina 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Argentina?


Average Monthly Salary
38,100 ARS
( 457,000 ARS yearly)

LOW
12,100
ARS
AVERAGE
38,100
ARS
HIGH
80,600
ARS

A person working in Engineering in Argentina typically earns around 38,100 ARS per month. Salaries range from 12,100 ARS (lowest average) to 80,600 ARS (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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer41,100 ARS
Assembly Engineering Technician31,200 ARS
Assistant Chief Engineer45,700 ARS
Associate Engineer35,600 ARS
Autocad Operator25,400 ARS
Automation Engineer42,300 ARS
Avionic System Support Engineer39,600 ARS
Biochemical Engineer37,000 ARS
BMS Engineer40,000 ARS
Bridge and Lock Tender23,100 ARS
Broadcast Engineer40,200 ARS
CAD Design Engineer40,600 ARS
CAD Designer24,900 ARS
CAE Engineer40,600 ARS
Ceramics Engineer37,800 ARS
Civil Engineer43,100 ARS
Commissioning Engineer39,400 ARS
Communications Engineer44,800 ARS
Condition Monitoring Engineer35,300 ARS
Contract Associate Engineer37,600 ARS
Control Systems Engineer39,400 ARS
Controls Engineer40,200 ARS
Controls Software Engineer35,700 ARS
Corrosion Engineer37,000 ARS
Design Engineer43,200 ARS
Drafter24,600 ARS
Drafting Manager45,700 ARS
Drilling Engineer41,500 ARS
Electrical Draughtsman20,000 ARS
Electrical Engineer47,300 ARS
Electrical Engineering Manager56,500 ARS
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist42,200 ARS
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler20,800 ARS
Energy Engineer44,300 ARS
Engine Assembler18,400 ARS
Engineer42,000 ARS
Engineering Account Manager45,800 ARS
Engineering Chief Designer46,400 ARS
Engineering Consultant56,600 ARS
Engineering Key Account Manager60,700 ARS
Engineering Lab Technician38,000 ARS
Engineering Planning Manager59,500 ARS
Engineering Production Manager75,000 ARS
Engineering Project Analyst48,300 ARS
Engineering Project Coordinator 49,900 ARS
Engineering Project Director84,800 ARS
Engineering Project Manager59,800 ARS
Engineering Research and Development Manager65,800 ARS
Engineering Safety Coordinator33,200 ARS
Engineering Sales Manager56,700 ARS
Engineering Technician33,200 ARS
Engineering Technologist31,200 ARS
Environmental Engineer39,400 ARS
Equipment Engineer37,000 ARS
Equipment Engineering Manager54,100 ARS
Estimator33,900 ARS
Fabrication Specialist30,000 ARS
Fabricator19,500 ARS
Facade Engineer38,600 ARS
Fiber Analyst24,800 ARS
Field Engineer43,100 ARS
Field Engineering Manager70,700 ARS
Fire Engineer41,700 ARS
Fitter and Turner13,400 ARS
Forestry Strategic Planner47,800 ARS
Generation Engineer42,400 ARS
Genetic Engineer43,700 ARS
Geological Engineer43,100 ARS
Geotechnical Engineer45,000 ARS
Heavy Equipment Mechanic22,900 ARS
Highway Engineer42,500 ARS
HSE Professional37,700 ARS
HVAC Engineer45,900 ARS
HVAC Supervisor37,000 ARS
Industrial Engineer37,900 ARS
Industrial Engineering Technologist39,900 ARS
Instrument Engineer38,900 ARS
Instrumentation and Control Engineer41,000 ARS
Instrumentation Engineer41,400 ARS
Instrumentation Manager41,800 ARS
Irrigation Engineer38,600 ARS
Licensed Aircraft Engineer43,100 ARS
Locomotive Engineer39,900 ARS
Maintenance Engineer37,700 ARS
Maintenance Fitter14,000 ARS
Maintenance Manager41,700 ARS
Manufacturing Engineer39,100 ARS
Marine Engineer41,200 ARS
Materials Engineer40,600 ARS
Materials Researcher37,300 ARS
Materials Technician30,100 ARS
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer42,700 ARS
Mechanical Design Engineer44,100 ARS
Mechanical Designer36,100 ARS
Mechanical Engineer44,500 ARS
Mechanical Engineering Manager59,300 ARS
Mechanical Inspector39,100 ARS
Mechatronics Engineer43,700 ARS
Mining Engineer41,300 ARS
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer47,000 ARS
Optical Engineer41,500 ARS
Optical Instrument Assembler21,800 ARS
PCB Assembler15,100 ARS
Photonics Engineer46,400 ARS
Photonics Technician38,200 ARS
Pipeline Engineer36,300 ARS
Piping Designer21,700 ARS
Piping Engineer37,000 ARS
Planning Engineer43,300 ARS
Pressure Vessel Inspector19,200 ARS
Principal Cost Engineer42,800 ARS
Principal Engineer39,900 ARS
Principal Support Engineer40,300 ARS
Process Engineer38,900 ARS
Process Operator23,300 ARS
Product Development Engineer41,300 ARS
Product Development Technician30,700 ARS
Product Engineer41,800 ARS
Product Safety Engineer37,600 ARS
Production Engineer42,500 ARS
Project Engineer42,900 ARS
Proposal Manager54,600 ARS
Purchasing Engineer36,200 ARS
Quality Assurance Engineer40,500 ARS
Rail Engineer41,700 ARS
Robotics Engineer47,800 ARS
Robotics Technician35,000 ARS
Safety Engineer41,700 ARS
Safety Inspector31,600 ARS
Safety Manager47,000 ARS
Safety Officer20,600 ARS
Sales Engineer43,200 ARS
Scheduling Engineer38,200 ARS
Service Engineer44,300 ARS
Solar Engineer42,600 ARS
Staff Engineer41,000 ARS
Static Equipment Engineer41,500 ARS
Stationary Engineer36,700 ARS
Stress Engineer40,000 ARS
Structural Analysis Engineer38,600 ARS
Structural Designer36,000 ARS
Structural Engineer39,000 ARS
Structural Technician25,800 ARS
Supply Chain Specialist38,600 ARS
Surveyor31,500 ARS
Technical Affairs Officer20,200 ARS
Technical Assistant20,800 ARS
Technical Engineer35,000 ARS
Technical Support Engineer35,300 ARS
Tender Engineer38,200 ARS
Test Development Engineer41,800 ARS
Transportation Engineer40,000 ARS
Validation Engineer36,700 ARS
Verification Engineer39,600 ARS
Wastewater Engineer39,800 ARS
Wind Energy Engineer39,900 ARS
Wind Energy Operations Manager52,800 ARS
Work Planner30,200 ARS

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Argentina

Median and salary distribution monthly Argentina Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Argentina range from 12,100 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 80,600 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 37,400 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 37,400 ARS while the other half are earning more than 37,400 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 22,300 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 22,300 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 57,800 ARS while 25% are earning more than 57,800 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.


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 677,000 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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Argentina Engineering
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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 employees in Argentina who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
39,800 ARS
Female-8%
36,600 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Engineering

Engineering professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 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 2021

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2021. 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% 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.

Received Bonus
50%
No Bonus
50%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Argentina


220 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 220 ARS. This means that the average person in Argentina earns approximately 220 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Argentina
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda38,400 ARS
Bahia Blanca40,900 ARS
Buenos Aires43,900 ARS
Cordoba43,500 ARS
Corrientes41,200 ARS
La Plata42,900 ARS
Lanus39,000 ARS
Mar del Plata42,500 ARS
Mendoza37,600 ARS
Neuquen39,500 ARS
Quilmes39,300 ARS
Resistencia40,300 ARS
Rosario43,200 ARS
Salta41,800 ARS
San Juan37,400 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman42,100 ARS
Santa Fe41,400 ARS
Santiago del Estero40,000 ARS

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

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