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Engineer Average Salary in Argentina 2020

How much money does an Engineer make in Argentina?

Average Monthly Salary
80,200 ARS
( 962,000 ARS yearly)


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 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 36,900 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 128,000 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Argentina Engineer
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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 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.

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 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.

Engineer average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
41,900 ARS
2 - 5 Years+34%
55,900 ARS
5 - 10 Years+48%
82,700 ARS
10 - 15 Years+22%
101,000 ARS
15 - 20 Years+9%
110,000 ARS
20+ Years+8%
119,000 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 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.

Engineer average salary difference by education level in Argentina

Bachelor's Degree
48,700 ARS
Master's Degree+93%
94,000 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 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.

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 13% more than their female counterparts.

75,100 ARS
85,300 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(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.

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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

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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

Information Technology

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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
87,400 ARS
Public Sector+7%
93,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Argentina

How are Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
69,400 ARS
Average Salary 2017+4%
71,900 ARS
Average Salary 2018+4%
74,600 ARS
Average Salary 2019+4%
77,300 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Argentina

460 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 460 ARS. This means that the average Engineer in Argentina earns approximately 460 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 0% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer88,100 ARS+10%
Assembly Engineering Technician72,800 ARS-9%
Assistant Chief Engineer89,600 ARS+12%
Associate Engineer78,000 ARS-3%
Autocad Operator65,900 ARS-18%
Automation Engineer88,000 ARS+10%
Avionic System Support Engineer79,700 ARS-1%
Biochemical Engineer89,100 ARS+11%
BMS Engineer91,700 ARS+14%
Bridge and Lock Tender83,700 ARS+4%
Broadcast Engineer93,000 ARS+16%
CAD Design Engineer77,200 ARS-4%
CAD Designer64,600 ARS-19%
CAE Engineer81,200 ARS+1%
Ceramics Engineer82,400 ARS+3%
Civil Engineer84,400 ARS+5%
Commissioning Engineer81,900 ARS+2%
Communications Engineer88,200 ARS+10%
Condition Monitoring Engineer73,500 ARS-8%
Contract Associate Engineer84,700 ARS+6%
Control Systems Engineer84,400 ARS+5%
Controls Engineer86,200 ARS+7%
Controls Software Engineer83,000 ARS+3%
Corrosion Engineer78,500 ARS-2%
Design Engineer92,300 ARS+15%
Drafter59,500 ARS-26%
Drafting Manager90,200 ARS+12%
Drilling Engineer83,700 ARS+4%
Electrical Draughtsman50,700 ARS-37%
Electrical Engineer94,100 ARS+17%
Electrical Engineering Manager100,000 ARS+25%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist88,200 ARS+10%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler76,900 ARS-4%
Energy Engineer97,000 ARS+21%
Engine Assembler59,700 ARS-26%
Engineer80,200 ARS+0%
Engineering Account Manager78,800 ARS-2%
Engineering Chief Designer86,200 ARS+7%
Engineering Consultant98,400 ARS+23%
Engineering Key Account Manager99,400 ARS+24%
Engineering Lab Technician73,200 ARS-9%
Engineering Planning Manager108,000 ARS+35%
Engineering Production Manager108,000 ARS+35%
Engineering Project Analyst94,000 ARS+17%
Engineering Project Coordinator 85,700 ARS+7%
Engineering Project Director107,000 ARS+33%
Engineering Project Manager108,000 ARS+35%
Engineering Research and Development Manager101,000 ARS+26%
Engineering Safety Coordinator76,500 ARS-5%
Engineering Sales Manager104,000 ARS+30%
Engineering Technician78,900 ARS-2%
Engineering Technologist74,300 ARS-7%
Environmental Engineer85,500 ARS+7%
Equipment Engineer79,600 ARS-1%
Equipment Engineering Manager97,600 ARS+22%
Estimator78,300 ARS-2%
Fabrication Specialist73,400 ARS-8%
Fabricator64,500 ARS-20%
Facade Engineer88,000 ARS+10%
Fiber Analyst72,400 ARS-10%
Field Engineer81,200 ARS+1%
Field Engineering Manager108,000 ARS+35%
Fire Engineer89,300 ARS+11%
Fitter and Turner46,900 ARS-42%
Forestry Strategic Planner95,300 ARS+19%
Generation Engineer99,600 ARS+24%
Genetic Engineer100,000 ARS+25%
Geological Engineer98,400 ARS+23%
Geotechnical Engineer97,000 ARS+21%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic70,000 ARS-13%
Highway Engineer80,100 ARS-0%
HSE Professional73,900 ARS-8%
HVAC Engineer90,500 ARS+13%
HVAC Supervisor81,900 ARS+2%
Industrial Engineer77,200 ARS-4%
Industrial Engineering Technologist81,200 ARS+1%
Instrument Engineer89,300 ARS+11%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer90,500 ARS+13%
Instrumentation Engineer91,400 ARS+14%
Instrumentation Manager107,000 ARS+33%
Irrigation Engineer78,000 ARS-3%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer84,400 ARS+5%
Locomotive Engineer82,400 ARS+3%
Maintenance Engineer77,700 ARS-3%
Maintenance Fitter52,900 ARS-34%
Maintenance Manager101,000 ARS+26%
Manufacturing Engineer89,800 ARS+12%
Marine Engineer77,000 ARS-4%
Materials Engineer81,200 ARS+1%
Materials Researcher88,900 ARS+11%
Materials Technician81,200 ARS+1%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer89,100 ARS+11%
Mechanical Design Engineer90,500 ARS+13%
Mechanical Designer79,700 ARS-1%
Mechanical Engineer91,400 ARS+14%
Mechanical Engineering Manager108,000 ARS+35%
Mechanical Inspector84,100 ARS+5%
Mechatronics Engineer80,400 ARS+0%
Mining Engineer77,700 ARS-3%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer98,900 ARS+23%
Optical Engineer81,300 ARS+1%
Optical Instrument Assembler73,600 ARS-8%
PCB Assembler60,300 ARS-25%
Photonics Engineer94,700 ARS+18%
Photonics Technician77,700 ARS-3%
Pipeline Engineer78,000 ARS-3%
Piping Designer69,800 ARS-13%
Piping Engineer79,600 ARS-1%
Planning Engineer83,700 ARS+4%
Pressure Vessel Inspector54,600 ARS-32%
Principal Cost Engineer94,700 ARS+18%
Principal Engineer88,200 ARS+10%
Principal Support Engineer78,000 ARS-3%
Process Engineer78,300 ARS-2%
Process Operator68,300 ARS-15%
Product Development Engineer86,900 ARS+8%
Product Development Technician75,700 ARS-6%
Product Engineer78,800 ARS-2%
Product Safety Engineer79,100 ARS-1%
Production Engineer90,800 ARS+13%
Project Engineer85,300 ARS+6%
Proposal Manager101,000 ARS+26%
Purchasing Engineer79,400 ARS-1%
Quality Assurance Engineer80,400 ARS+0%
Rail Engineer81,200 ARS+1%
Robotics Engineer101,000 ARS+26%
Robotics Technician83,700 ARS+4%
Safety Engineer80,900 ARS+1%
Safety Inspector73,900 ARS-8%
Safety Manager89,100 ARS+11%
Safety Officer68,300 ARS-15%
Sales Engineer79,600 ARS-1%
Scheduling Engineer73,800 ARS-8%
Service Engineer93,500 ARS+17%
Solar Engineer86,000 ARS+7%
Staff Engineer81,200 ARS+1%
Static Equipment Engineer81,300 ARS+1%
Stationary Engineer76,200 ARS-5%
Stress Engineer80,800 ARS+1%
Structural Analysis Engineer81,600 ARS+2%
Structural Designer74,700 ARS-7%
Structural Engineer83,500 ARS+4%
Structural Technician69,800 ARS-13%
Supply Chain Specialist88,200 ARS+10%
Surveyor64,400 ARS-20%
Technical Affairs Officer65,700 ARS-18%
Technical Assistant70,100 ARS-13%
Technical Engineer73,900 ARS-8%
Technical Support Engineer74,700 ARS-7%
Tender Engineer78,900 ARS-2%
Test Development Engineer84,900 ARS+6%
Transportation Engineer87,600 ARS+9%
Validation Engineer80,400 ARS+0%
Verification Engineer79,700 ARS-1%
Wastewater Engineer78,500 ARS-2%
Wind Energy Engineer84,900 ARS+6%
Wind Energy Operations Manager99,100 ARS+24%
Work Planner66,400 ARS-17%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda76,100 ARS
Bahia Blanca86,100 ARS
Buenos Aires92,400 ARS
Cordoba88,000 ARS
Corrientes85,000 ARS
La Plata93,800 ARS
Lanus83,600 ARS
Mar del Plata86,000 ARS
Mendoza77,600 ARS
Neuquen79,900 ARS
Quilmes79,500 ARS
Resistencia84,800 ARS
Rosario92,700 ARS
Salta89,700 ARS
San Juan74,100 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman88,600 ARS
Santa Fe85,400 ARS
Santiago del Estero85,800 ARS
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