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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||41,100 ARS|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||31,200 ARS|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||45,700 ARS|
|Associate Engineer||35,600 ARS|
|Autocad Operator||25,400 ARS|
|Automation Engineer||42,300 ARS|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||39,600 ARS|
|Biochemical Engineer||37,000 ARS|
|BMS Engineer||40,000 ARS|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||23,100 ARS|
|Broadcast Engineer||40,200 ARS|
|CAD Design Engineer||40,600 ARS|
|CAD Designer||24,900 ARS|
|CAE Engineer||40,600 ARS|
|Ceramics Engineer||37,800 ARS|
|Civil Engineer||43,100 ARS|
|Commissioning Engineer||39,400 ARS|
|Communications Engineer||44,800 ARS|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||35,300 ARS|
|Contract Associate Engineer||37,600 ARS|
|Control Systems Engineer||39,400 ARS|
|Controls Engineer||40,200 ARS|
|Controls Software Engineer||35,700 ARS|
|Corrosion Engineer||37,000 ARS|
|Design Engineer||43,200 ARS|
|Drafting Manager||45,700 ARS|
|Drilling Engineer||41,500 ARS|
|Electrical Draughtsman||20,000 ARS|
|Electrical Engineer||47,300 ARS|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||56,500 ARS|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||42,200 ARS|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||20,800 ARS|
|Energy Engineer||44,300 ARS|
|Engine Assembler||18,400 ARS|
|Engineering Account Manager||45,800 ARS|
|Engineering Chief Designer||46,400 ARS|
|Engineering Consultant||56,600 ARS|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||60,700 ARS|
|Engineering Lab Technician||38,000 ARS|
|Engineering Planning Manager||59,500 ARS|
|Engineering Production Manager||75,000 ARS|
|Engineering Project Analyst||48,300 ARS|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||49,900 ARS|
|Engineering Project Director||84,800 ARS|
|Engineering Project Manager||59,800 ARS|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||65,800 ARS|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||33,200 ARS|
|Engineering Sales Manager||56,700 ARS|
|Engineering Technician||33,200 ARS|
|Engineering Technologist||31,200 ARS|
|Environmental Engineer||39,400 ARS|
|Equipment Engineer||37,000 ARS|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||54,100 ARS|
|Fabrication Specialist||30,000 ARS|
|Facade Engineer||38,600 ARS|
|Fiber Analyst||24,800 ARS|
|Field Engineer||43,100 ARS|
|Field Engineering Manager||70,700 ARS|
|Fire Engineer||41,700 ARS|
|Fitter and Turner||13,400 ARS|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||47,800 ARS|
|Generation Engineer||42,400 ARS|
|Genetic Engineer||43,700 ARS|
|Geological Engineer||43,100 ARS|
|Geotechnical Engineer||45,000 ARS|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||22,900 ARS|
|Highway Engineer||42,500 ARS|
|HSE Professional||37,700 ARS|
|HVAC Engineer||45,900 ARS|
|HVAC Supervisor||37,000 ARS|
|Industrial Engineer||37,900 ARS|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||39,900 ARS|
|Instrument Engineer||38,900 ARS|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||41,000 ARS|
|Instrumentation Engineer||41,400 ARS|
|Instrumentation Manager||41,800 ARS|
|Irrigation Engineer||38,600 ARS|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||43,100 ARS|
|Locomotive Engineer||39,900 ARS|
|Maintenance Engineer||37,700 ARS|
|Maintenance Fitter||14,000 ARS|
|Maintenance Manager||41,700 ARS|
|Manufacturing Engineer||39,100 ARS|
|Marine Engineer||41,200 ARS|
|Materials Engineer||40,600 ARS|
|Materials Researcher||37,300 ARS|
|Materials Technician||30,100 ARS|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||42,700 ARS|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||44,100 ARS|
|Mechanical Designer||36,100 ARS|
|Mechanical Engineer||44,500 ARS|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||59,300 ARS|
|Mechanical Inspector||39,100 ARS|
|Mechatronics Engineer||43,700 ARS|
|Mining Engineer||41,300 ARS|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||47,000 ARS|
|Optical Engineer||41,500 ARS|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||21,800 ARS|
|PCB Assembler||15,100 ARS|
|Photonics Engineer||46,400 ARS|
|Photonics Technician||38,200 ARS|
|Pipeline Engineer||36,300 ARS|
|Piping Designer||21,700 ARS|
|Piping Engineer||37,000 ARS|
|Planning Engineer||43,300 ARS|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||19,200 ARS|
|Principal Cost Engineer||42,800 ARS|
|Principal Engineer||39,900 ARS|
|Principal Support Engineer||40,300 ARS|
|Process Engineer||38,900 ARS|
|Process Operator||23,300 ARS|
|Product Development Engineer||41,300 ARS|
|Product Development Technician||30,700 ARS|
|Product Engineer||41,800 ARS|
|Product Safety Engineer||37,600 ARS|
|Production Engineer||42,500 ARS|
|Project Engineer||42,900 ARS|
|Proposal Manager||54,600 ARS|
|Purchasing Engineer||36,200 ARS|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||40,500 ARS|
|Rail Engineer||41,700 ARS|
|Robotics Engineer||47,800 ARS|
|Robotics Technician||35,000 ARS|
|Safety Engineer||41,700 ARS|
|Safety Inspector||31,600 ARS|
|Safety Manager||47,000 ARS|
|Safety Officer||20,600 ARS|
|Sales Engineer||43,200 ARS|
|Scheduling Engineer||38,200 ARS|
|Service Engineer||44,300 ARS|
|Solar Engineer||42,600 ARS|
|Staff Engineer||41,000 ARS|
|Static Equipment Engineer||41,500 ARS|
|Stationary Engineer||36,700 ARS|
|Stress Engineer||40,000 ARS|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||38,600 ARS|
|Structural Designer||36,000 ARS|
|Structural Engineer||39,000 ARS|
|Structural Technician||25,800 ARS|
|Supply Chain Specialist||38,600 ARS|
|Technical Affairs Officer||20,200 ARS|
|Technical Assistant||20,800 ARS|
|Technical Engineer||35,000 ARS|
|Technical Support Engineer||35,300 ARS|
|Tender Engineer||38,200 ARS|
|Test Development Engineer||41,800 ARS|
|Transportation Engineer||40,000 ARS|
|Validation Engineer||36,700 ARS|
|Verification Engineer||39,600 ARS|
|Wastewater Engineer||39,800 ARS|
|Wind Energy Engineer||39,900 ARS|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||52,800 ARS|
|Work Planner||30,200 ARS|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Bahia Blanca||40,900 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||43,900 ARS|
|La Plata||42,900 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||42,500 ARS|
|San Juan||37,400 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||42,100 ARS|
|Santa Fe||41,400 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||40,000 ARS|
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.