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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a Fuel Cell Engineer make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
30,900 INR
( 371,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Fuel Cell Engineer in India typically earns around 30,900 INR per month. Salaries range from 15,700 INR (lowest) to 47,500 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Fuel Cell Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Distribution in India

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

  • Salary Range

    Fuel Cell Engineer salaries in India range from 15,700 INR per month (minimum salary) to 47,500 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 30,300 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 30,300 INR while the other half are earning more than 30,300 INR. 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 Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 20,700 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 20,700 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Fuel Cell Engineer(s) are earning less than 38,100 INR while 25% are earning more than 38,100 INR.

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

Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Fuel Cell 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 Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Fuel Cell Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 17,700 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 23,100 INR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 32,300 INR per month, 40% 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, Fuel Cell Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 38,800 INR per month, 20% 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 42,100 INR 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 45,500 INR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
17,700 INR
2 - 5 Years+31%
23,100 INR
5 - 10 Years+40%
32,300 INR
10 - 15 Years+20%
38,800 INR
15 - 20 Years+9%
42,100 INR
20+ Years+8%
45,500 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Fuel Cell 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 Fuel Cell Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Fuel Cell Engineer is 21,800 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 38,600 INR per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Fuel Cell Engineer average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
21,800 INR
Master's Degree+77%
38,600 INR
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 India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(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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Fuel Cell Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly India Fuel Cell Engineer
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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 Fuel Cell Engineer employees in India earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

33,500 INR
28,500 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Fuel Cell Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

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

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Fuel Cell Engineer(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

India / 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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India 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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Fuel Cell Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Fuel Cell Engineer
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A Fuel Cell 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.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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
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.

Fuel Cell Engineer Average Hourly Wage in India

180 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 180 INR. This means that the average Fuel Cell Engineer in India earns approximately 180 INR 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.

Fuel Cell Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fuel Cell Engineer and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly India
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The average salary for Fuel Cell Engineer is 7% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Associate Analyst31,700 INR+3%
Associate Landman13,300 INR-57%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator11,900 INR-61%
Biomass Plant Technician14,300 INR-54%
Biomass Power Plant Manager40,900 INR+32%
Chemical Plant Operator23,800 INR-23%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer30,400 INR-2%
Completions Engineer27,700 INR-10%
Cost Controller21,100 INR-32%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative31,300 INR+1%
Dispatcher12,400 INR-60%
Distribution Manager40,400 INR+31%
Dragline Operator13,800 INR-55%
Driller Offsider10,500 INR-66%
Dump Truck Driver11,400 INR-63%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager66,500 INR+120%
Energy Advisor44,700 INR+45%
Energy Analyst41,300 INR+34%
Energy Auditor36,400 INR+18%
Energy Dispatch Director50,100 INR+62%
Energy Technical Assistant18,100 INR-41%
Energy Technical Manager35,600 INR+15%
Energy Technical Trainer25,200 INR-18%
Exploration Manager50,800 INR+65%
Field Safety Auditor32,900 INR+7%
Fluids Engineer28,100 INR-9%
Fuel Cell Engineer30,900 INR+0%
Fuel Cell Technician14,700 INR-52%
Fuels Handler13,500 INR-56%
Gas Compressor Operator12,800 INR-59%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator23,800 INR-23%
Gas Supply Manager44,200 INR+43%
Geologist52,300 INR+69%
Geophysicist53,200 INR+72%
Geothermal Production Manager49,900 INR+62%
Geothermal Technician20,400 INR-34%
HSE Engineer29,300 INR-5%
HSE Officer17,800 INR-42%
HSEQ Administrator20,700 INR-33%
Inspector27,100 INR-12%
Instructor23,800 INR-23%
Instrument Designer22,800 INR-26%
Lead Technical Field Advisor38,000 INR+23%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator25,200 INR-18%
Maintenance Engineer29,700 INR-4%
Maintenance Superintendent26,100 INR-15%
Material Controller19,500 INR-37%
Mine Engineer28,100 INR-9%
Mine Surveyor32,100 INR+4%
Mining Project Administrator25,700 INR-17%
Mining Project Assistant20,400 INR-34%
Mining Project Controls Consultant32,300 INR+5%
Mining Project Coordinator25,700 INR-17%
Mining Project Engineer28,100 INR-9%
Mining Project Manager37,200 INR+20%
Mining Site Manager38,500 INR+25%
Mining Team Leader30,900 INR+0%
NDT Technician17,800 INR-42%
Oil Service Unit Operator15,200 INR-51%
Oil Trader37,600 INR+22%
Oilwell Pumper10,900 INR-65%
Petroleum Engineer 32,800 INR+6%
Petroleum Geologist52,300 INR+69%
Petroleum Pump System Operator16,200 INR-48%
Pipeline Technician11,200 INR-64%
Power Coordinator18,100 INR-41%
Power Plant Operations Manager57,000 INR+85%
Power Plant Operator23,800 INR-23%
Radio Operator12,800 INR-59%
Reliability Engineer28,500 INR-8%
Reservoir Engineer26,900 INR-13%
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Roughneck29,700 INR-4%
Scaffolder19,000 INR-38%
Shutdown Engineer24,200 INR-22%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer30,100 INR-3%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer19,000 INR-38%
Solar Thermal Technician18,100 INR-41%
Supply Operations Manager47,500 INR+54%
Sustainability Specialist46,600 INR+51%
System Development Advisor33,300 INR+8%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra29,500 INR
Ahmadabad32,700 INR
Bangalore34,700 INR
Bhopal30,600 INR
Chennai35,500 INR
Coimbatore30,500 INR
Delhi35,400 INR
Ghaziabad30,200 INR
Hyderabad34,100 INR
Indore31,800 INR
Jaipur33,800 INR
Kanpur31,900 INR
Kolkata34,500 INR
Lucknow31,200 INR
Ludhiana28,400 INR
Madurai27,700 INR
Mumbai34,000 INR
Nagpur31,500 INR
Patna29,800 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad29,900 INR
Pune33,800 INR
Surat34,100 INR
Vadodara28,600 INR
Visakhapatnam29,300 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands26,700 INR
Andhra Pradesh33,400 INR
Arunachal Pradesh30,100 INR
Assam33,500 INR
Bihar36,300 INR
Chandigarh29,100 INR
Chhatisgarh33,200 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli26,800 INR
Daman & Diu25,300 INR
Delhi32,500 INR
Goa28,600 INR
Gujarat33,700 INR
Haryana33,100 INR
Himachal Pradesh30,900 INR
Jammu & Kashmir30,600 INR
Jharkhand35,500 INR
Karnataka35,800 INR
Kerala33,100 INR
Lakshadweep25,000 INR
Madhya Pradesh37,100 INR
Maharashtra36,700 INR
Manipur29,000 INR
Meghalaya30,800 INR
Mizoram28,300 INR
Nagaland28,700 INR
Orissa35,800 INR
Pondicherry28,900 INR
Punjab32,500 INR
Rajasthan34,300 INR
Sikkim28,200 INR
Tamil Nadu35,400 INR
Tripura29,300 INR
Uttar Pradesh37,700 INR
Uttaranchal32,100 INR
West Bengal35,600 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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