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Engineer Average Salary in Argentina 2020

How much money does an Engineer make in Argentina?


Average Monthly Salary
42,000 ARS
( 504,000 ARS yearly)

LOW
19,300
ARS
AVERAGE
42,000
ARS
HIGH
66,800
ARS

A person working as an Engineer in Argentina typically earns around 42,000 ARS per month. Salaries range from 19,300 ARS (lowest) to 66,800 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 Salary Distribution in Argentina

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineer salaries in Argentina range from 19,300 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 66,800 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 45,400 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 45,400 ARS while the other half are earning more than 45,400 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 29,100 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 29,100 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 60,600 ARS while 25% are earning more than 60,600 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

Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 21,900 ARS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,300 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 43,300 ARS per month, 48% 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, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 52,800 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 57,500 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 62,300 ARS per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Engineer average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
21,900 ARS
2 - 5 Years+34%
29,300 ARS
5 - 10 Years+48%
43,300 ARS
10 - 15 Years+22%
52,800 ARS
15 - 20 Years+9%
57,500 ARS
20+ Years+8%
62,300 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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Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different 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 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 25,500 ARS per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 49,200 ARS per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Engineer average salary difference by education level in Argentina

Bachelor's Degree
25,500 ARS
Master's Degree+93%
49,200 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 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 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

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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 Engineer employees in Argentina earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
43,900 ARS
Female-9%
40,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

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

Engineer

Engineer(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 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

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 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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Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

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

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Argentina


240 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 240 ARS. This means that the average Engineer in Argentina earns approximately 240 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.

Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Engineer is 10% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer41,100 ARS-2%
Assembly Engineering Technician31,200 ARS-26%
Assistant Chief Engineer45,700 ARS+9%
Associate Engineer35,600 ARS-15%
Autocad Operator25,400 ARS-40%
Automation Engineer41,900 ARS-0%
Avionic System Support Engineer39,600 ARS-6%
Biochemical Engineer37,000 ARS-12%
BMS Engineer40,000 ARS-5%
Bridge and Lock Tender23,100 ARS-45%
Broadcast Engineer40,200 ARS-4%
CAD Design Engineer40,600 ARS-3%
CAD Designer24,900 ARS-41%
CAE Engineer40,600 ARS-3%
Ceramics Engineer37,800 ARS-10%
Civil Engineer43,100 ARS+3%
Commissioning Engineer39,400 ARS-6%
Communications Engineer44,800 ARS+7%
Condition Monitoring Engineer35,300 ARS-16%
Contract Associate Engineer37,600 ARS-10%
Control Systems Engineer39,400 ARS-6%
Controls Engineer40,200 ARS-4%
Controls Software Engineer35,700 ARS-15%
Corrosion Engineer37,000 ARS-12%
Design Engineer43,200 ARS+3%
Drafter24,600 ARS-41%
Drafting Manager45,700 ARS+9%
Drilling Engineer41,500 ARS-1%
Electrical Draughtsman20,000 ARS-52%
Electrical Engineer47,300 ARS+13%
Electrical Engineering Manager56,500 ARS+35%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist42,200 ARS+0%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler20,800 ARS-50%
Energy Engineer44,300 ARS+5%
Engine Assembler18,400 ARS-56%
Engineer42,000 ARS=
Engineering Account Manager45,800 ARS+9%
Engineering Chief Designer46,400 ARS+10%
Engineering Consultant56,600 ARS+35%
Engineering Key Account Manager60,700 ARS+45%
Engineering Lab Technician38,000 ARS-10%
Engineering Planning Manager59,500 ARS+42%
Engineering Production Manager75,000 ARS+79%
Engineering Project Analyst48,300 ARS+15%
Engineering Project Coordinator 49,900 ARS+19%
Engineering Project Director84,800 ARS+100%
Engineering Project Manager59,800 ARS+42%
Engineering Research and Development Manager65,800 ARS+57%
Engineering Safety Coordinator33,200 ARS-21%
Engineering Sales Manager56,700 ARS+35%
Engineering Technician33,200 ARS-21%
Engineering Technologist31,200 ARS-26%
Environmental Engineer39,400 ARS-6%
Equipment Engineer37,000 ARS-12%
Equipment Engineering Manager54,100 ARS+29%
Estimator33,900 ARS-19%
Fabrication Specialist30,000 ARS-29%
Fabricator19,500 ARS-54%
Facade Engineer38,600 ARS-8%
Fiber Analyst24,800 ARS-41%
Field Engineer43,100 ARS+3%
Field Engineering Manager70,700 ARS+68%
Fire Engineer41,700 ARS-1%
Fitter and Turner13,400 ARS-68%
Forestry Strategic Planner47,800 ARS+14%
Generation Engineer42,400 ARS+1%
Genetic Engineer43,700 ARS+4%
Geological Engineer43,100 ARS+3%
Geotechnical Engineer45,000 ARS+7%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic22,900 ARS-45%
Highway Engineer42,500 ARS+1%
HSE Professional37,700 ARS-10%
HVAC Engineer45,900 ARS+9%
HVAC Supervisor37,000 ARS-12%
Industrial Engineer37,900 ARS-10%
Industrial Engineering Technologist39,900 ARS-5%
Instrument Engineer38,900 ARS-7%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer41,000 ARS-2%
Instrumentation Engineer41,400 ARS-1%
Instrumentation Manager41,800 ARS-0%
Irrigation Engineer38,600 ARS-8%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer43,100 ARS+3%
Locomotive Engineer39,900 ARS-5%
Maintenance Engineer37,700 ARS-10%
Maintenance Fitter14,000 ARS-67%
Maintenance Manager41,700 ARS-1%
Manufacturing Engineer39,100 ARS-7%
Marine Engineer41,200 ARS-2%
Materials Engineer40,600 ARS-3%
Materials Researcher37,300 ARS-11%
Materials Technician30,100 ARS-28%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer42,700 ARS+2%
Mechanical Design Engineer44,100 ARS+5%
Mechanical Designer36,100 ARS-14%
Mechanical Engineer44,500 ARS+6%
Mechanical Engineering Manager59,300 ARS+41%
Mechanical Inspector39,100 ARS-7%
Mechatronics Engineer43,700 ARS+4%
Mining Engineer41,300 ARS-2%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer47,000 ARS+12%
Optical Engineer41,500 ARS-1%
Optical Instrument Assembler21,800 ARS-48%
PCB Assembler15,100 ARS-64%
Photonics Engineer46,400 ARS+10%
Photonics Technician38,200 ARS-9%
Pipeline Engineer36,300 ARS-14%
Piping Designer21,700 ARS-48%
Piping Engineer37,000 ARS-12%
Planning Engineer43,300 ARS+3%
Pressure Vessel Inspector19,200 ARS-54%
Principal Cost Engineer42,800 ARS+2%
Principal Engineer39,900 ARS-5%
Principal Support Engineer40,300 ARS-4%
Process Engineer38,900 ARS-7%
Process Operator23,300 ARS-45%
Product Development Engineer41,300 ARS-2%
Product Development Technician30,700 ARS-27%
Product Engineer41,800 ARS-0%
Product Safety Engineer37,600 ARS-10%
Production Engineer42,500 ARS+1%
Project Engineer42,900 ARS+2%
Proposal Manager54,600 ARS+30%
Purchasing Engineer36,200 ARS-14%
Quality Assurance Engineer40,500 ARS-4%
Rail Engineer41,700 ARS-1%
Robotics Engineer47,800 ARS+14%
Robotics Technician35,000 ARS-17%
Safety Engineer41,700 ARS-1%
Safety Inspector31,600 ARS-25%
Safety Manager47,000 ARS+12%
Safety Officer20,600 ARS-51%
Sales Engineer43,200 ARS+3%
Scheduling Engineer38,200 ARS-9%
Service Engineer44,300 ARS+5%
Solar Engineer42,600 ARS+1%
Staff Engineer41,000 ARS-2%
Static Equipment Engineer41,500 ARS-1%
Stationary Engineer36,700 ARS-13%
Stress Engineer40,000 ARS-5%
Structural Analysis Engineer38,600 ARS-8%
Structural Designer36,000 ARS-14%
Structural Engineer39,000 ARS-7%
Structural Technician25,800 ARS-39%
Supply Chain Specialist38,600 ARS-8%
Surveyor31,500 ARS-25%
Technical Affairs Officer20,200 ARS-52%
Technical Assistant20,800 ARS-50%
Technical Engineer35,000 ARS-17%
Technical Support Engineer35,300 ARS-16%
Tender Engineer38,200 ARS-9%
Test Development Engineer41,800 ARS-0%
Transportation Engineer40,000 ARS-5%
Validation Engineer36,700 ARS-13%
Verification Engineer39,600 ARS-6%
Wastewater Engineer39,800 ARS-5%
Wind Energy Engineer39,900 ARS-5%
Wind Energy Operations Manager52,800 ARS+26%
Work Planner30,200 ARS-28%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda39,900 ARS
Bahia Blanca45,100 ARS
Buenos Aires48,400 ARS
Cordoba46,100 ARS
Corrientes44,500 ARS
La Plata49,100 ARS
Lanus43,800 ARS
Mar del Plata45,000 ARS
Mendoza40,600 ARS
Neuquen41,800 ARS
Quilmes41,600 ARS
Resistencia44,400 ARS
Rosario48,500 ARS
Salta47,000 ARS
San Juan38,800 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman46,400 ARS
Santa Fe44,700 ARS
Santiago del Estero44,900 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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