A person working as an Engineer in Argentina typically earns around 80,200 ARS per month. Salaries range from 36,900 ARS (lowest) to 128,000 ARS (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Engineer salaries in Argentina range from 36,900 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 128,000 ARS per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 86,600 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 86,600 ARS while the other half are earning more than 86,600 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 55,600 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 55,600 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 116,000 ARS while 25% are earning more than 116,000 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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 41,900 ARS per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 55,900 ARS 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 82,700 ARS per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 101,000 ARS per month, 22% 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 110,000 ARS 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 119,000 ARS per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 48,700 ARS per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 94,000 ARS per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 453,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 1,360,000 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 Engineer employees in Argentina earn 13% more than their female counterparts.
Engineer(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 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.
An Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Engineer employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Engineer salaries in Argentina are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 Engineer is 0% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||88,100 ARS||+10%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||72,800 ARS||-9%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||89,600 ARS||+12%|
|Associate Engineer||78,000 ARS||-3%|
|Autocad Operator||65,900 ARS||-18%|
|Automation Engineer||88,000 ARS||+10%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||79,700 ARS||-1%|
|Biochemical Engineer||89,100 ARS||+11%|
|BMS Engineer||91,700 ARS||+14%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||83,700 ARS||+4%|
|Broadcast Engineer||93,000 ARS||+16%|
|CAD Design Engineer||77,200 ARS||-4%|
|CAD Designer||64,600 ARS||-19%|
|CAE Engineer||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Ceramics Engineer||82,400 ARS||+3%|
|Civil Engineer||84,400 ARS||+5%|
|Commissioning Engineer||81,900 ARS||+2%|
|Communications Engineer||88,200 ARS||+10%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||73,500 ARS||-8%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||84,700 ARS||+6%|
|Control Systems Engineer||84,400 ARS||+5%|
|Controls Engineer||86,200 ARS||+7%|
|Controls Software Engineer||83,000 ARS||+3%|
|Corrosion Engineer||78,500 ARS||-2%|
|Design Engineer||92,300 ARS||+15%|
|Drafting Manager||90,200 ARS||+12%|
|Drilling Engineer||83,700 ARS||+4%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||50,700 ARS||-37%|
|Electrical Engineer||94,100 ARS||+17%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||100,000 ARS||+25%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||88,200 ARS||+10%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||76,900 ARS||-4%|
|Energy Engineer||97,000 ARS||+21%|
|Engine Assembler||59,700 ARS||-26%|
|Engineering Account Manager||78,800 ARS||-2%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||86,200 ARS||+7%|
|Engineering Consultant||98,400 ARS||+23%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||99,400 ARS||+24%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||73,200 ARS||-9%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||108,000 ARS||+35%|
|Engineering Production Manager||108,000 ARS||+35%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||94,000 ARS||+17%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||85,700 ARS||+7%|
|Engineering Project Director||107,000 ARS||+33%|
|Engineering Project Manager||108,000 ARS||+35%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||101,000 ARS||+26%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||76,500 ARS||-5%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||104,000 ARS||+30%|
|Engineering Technician||78,900 ARS||-2%|
|Engineering Technologist||74,300 ARS||-7%|
|Environmental Engineer||85,500 ARS||+7%|
|Equipment Engineer||79,600 ARS||-1%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||97,600 ARS||+22%|
|Fabrication Specialist||73,400 ARS||-8%|
|Facade Engineer||88,000 ARS||+10%|
|Fiber Analyst||72,400 ARS||-10%|
|Field Engineer||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Field Engineering Manager||108,000 ARS||+35%|
|Fire Engineer||89,300 ARS||+11%|
|Fitter and Turner||46,900 ARS||-42%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||95,300 ARS||+19%|
|Generation Engineer||99,600 ARS||+24%|
|Genetic Engineer||100,000 ARS||+25%|
|Geological Engineer||98,400 ARS||+23%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||97,000 ARS||+21%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||70,000 ARS||-13%|
|Highway Engineer||80,100 ARS||-0%|
|HSE Professional||73,900 ARS||-8%|
|HVAC Engineer||90,500 ARS||+13%|
|HVAC Supervisor||81,900 ARS||+2%|
|Industrial Engineer||77,200 ARS||-4%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Instrument Engineer||89,300 ARS||+11%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||90,500 ARS||+13%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||91,400 ARS||+14%|
|Instrumentation Manager||107,000 ARS||+33%|
|Irrigation Engineer||78,000 ARS||-3%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||84,400 ARS||+5%|
|Locomotive Engineer||82,400 ARS||+3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||77,700 ARS||-3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||52,900 ARS||-34%|
|Maintenance Manager||101,000 ARS||+26%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||89,800 ARS||+12%|
|Marine Engineer||77,000 ARS||-4%|
|Materials Engineer||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Materials Researcher||88,900 ARS||+11%|
|Materials Technician||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||89,100 ARS||+11%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||90,500 ARS||+13%|
|Mechanical Designer||79,700 ARS||-1%|
|Mechanical Engineer||91,400 ARS||+14%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||108,000 ARS||+35%|
|Mechanical Inspector||84,100 ARS||+5%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||80,400 ARS||+0%|
|Mining Engineer||77,700 ARS||-3%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||98,900 ARS||+23%|
|Optical Engineer||81,300 ARS||+1%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||73,600 ARS||-8%|
|PCB Assembler||60,300 ARS||-25%|
|Photonics Engineer||94,700 ARS||+18%|
|Photonics Technician||77,700 ARS||-3%|
|Pipeline Engineer||78,000 ARS||-3%|
|Piping Designer||69,800 ARS||-13%|
|Piping Engineer||79,600 ARS||-1%|
|Planning Engineer||83,700 ARS||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||54,600 ARS||-32%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||94,700 ARS||+18%|
|Principal Engineer||88,200 ARS||+10%|
|Principal Support Engineer||78,000 ARS||-3%|
|Process Engineer||78,300 ARS||-2%|
|Process Operator||68,300 ARS||-15%|
|Product Development Engineer||86,900 ARS||+8%|
|Product Development Technician||75,700 ARS||-6%|
|Product Engineer||78,800 ARS||-2%|
|Product Safety Engineer||79,100 ARS||-1%|
|Production Engineer||90,800 ARS||+13%|
|Project Engineer||85,300 ARS||+6%|
|Proposal Manager||101,000 ARS||+26%|
|Purchasing Engineer||79,400 ARS||-1%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||80,400 ARS||+0%|
|Rail Engineer||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||101,000 ARS||+26%|
|Robotics Technician||83,700 ARS||+4%|
|Safety Engineer||80,900 ARS||+1%|
|Safety Inspector||73,900 ARS||-8%|
|Safety Manager||89,100 ARS||+11%|
|Safety Officer||68,300 ARS||-15%|
|Sales Engineer||79,600 ARS||-1%|
|Scheduling Engineer||73,800 ARS||-8%|
|Service Engineer||93,500 ARS||+17%|
|Solar Engineer||86,000 ARS||+7%|
|Staff Engineer||81,200 ARS||+1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||81,300 ARS||+1%|
|Stationary Engineer||76,200 ARS||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||80,800 ARS||+1%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||81,600 ARS||+2%|
|Structural Designer||74,700 ARS||-7%|
|Structural Engineer||83,500 ARS||+4%|
|Structural Technician||69,800 ARS||-13%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||88,200 ARS||+10%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||65,700 ARS||-18%|
|Technical Assistant||70,100 ARS||-13%|
|Technical Engineer||73,900 ARS||-8%|
|Technical Support Engineer||74,700 ARS||-7%|
|Tender Engineer||78,900 ARS||-2%|
|Test Development Engineer||84,900 ARS||+6%|
|Transportation Engineer||87,600 ARS||+9%|
|Validation Engineer||80,400 ARS||+0%|
|Verification Engineer||79,700 ARS||-1%|
|Wastewater Engineer||78,500 ARS||-2%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||84,900 ARS||+6%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||99,100 ARS||+24%|
|Work Planner||66,400 ARS||-17%|
|Bahia Blanca||86,100 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||92,400 ARS|
|La Plata||93,800 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||86,000 ARS|
|San Juan||74,100 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||88,600 ARS|
|Santa Fe||85,400 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||85,800 ARS|