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Civil Engineer Average Salary in India 2020

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
29,500 INR
( 353,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Civil Engineer in India typically earns around 29,500 INR per month. Salaries range from 14,700 INR (lowest) to 45,600 INR (highest).

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

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in India

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

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in India range from 14,700 INR per month (minimum salary) to 45,600 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 29,500 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 29,500 INR while the other half are earning more than 29,500 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 19,900 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,900 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 37,500 INR while 25% are earning more than 37,500 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

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

A Civil 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 23,400 INR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 31,300 INR per month, 34% 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, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 37,300 INR per month, 19% 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 40,200 INR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 43,200 INR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
17,700 INR
2 - 5 Years+32%
23,400 INR
5 - 10 Years+34%
31,300 INR
10 - 15 Years+19%
37,300 INR
15 - 20 Years+8%
40,200 INR
20+ Years+7%
43,200 INR
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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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 25,200 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,800 INR per month, 58% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
25,200 INR
Master's Degree+58%
39,800 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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Civil 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 Civil Engineer employees in India earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

30,300 INR
28,400 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

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

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Civil Engineer(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 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 2019

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Civil Engineer
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A Civil Engineer is considered to be a low 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.

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% 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.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in India

170 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 170 INR. This means that the average Civil Engineer in India earns approximately 170 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Construction / Building / Installation monthly India
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 57% more than that of Construction / Building / Installation. Also, Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator12,400 INR-58%
Assembler10,100 INR-66%
Boat Builder and Shipwright15,000 INR-49%
Bricklayer8,550 INR-71%
Building Administrator13,300 INR-55%
Building Contracts Manager45,100 INR+53%
Building Inspector12,600 INR-57%
Building Monitor9,980 INR-66%
Building Sales Manager42,300 INR+44%
Cabinetmaker10,700 INR-64%
Carpenter11,900 INR-60%
Civil Engineer29,500 INR+0%
Civil Technician15,000 INR-49%
Concreter9,260 INR-69%
Construction and Maintenance Manager23,800 INR-19%
Construction Assistant11,900 INR-60%
Construction Coordinator17,100 INR-42%
Construction Estimator19,000 INR-35%
Construction Field Engineer26,100 INR-11%
Construction General Manager54,600 INR+85%
Construction Inventory Officer10,200 INR-65%
Construction Operations Manager49,900 INR+69%
Construction Project Coordinator30,900 INR+5%
Construction Project Engineer29,900 INR+2%
Construction Project Manager52,300 INR+78%
Construction Project Planner28,500 INR-3%
Construction Quality Control Manager39,400 INR+34%
Construction Safety Officer19,000 INR-35%
Construction Superintendent19,000 INR-35%
Construction Supervisor28,500 INR-3%
Construction Technical Assistant11,000 INR-63%
Construction Technical Officer12,800 INR-57%
Construction Technical Writer11,900 INR-60%
Construction Technician10,700 INR-64%
Crane and Tower Operator10,500 INR-64%
Diesel Mechanic9,740 INR-67%
Drywall Installer10,900 INR-63%
Electrical Draftsman10,500 INR-64%
Electrical Engineering Supervisor33,300 INR+13%
Electrical Engineering Technician12,800 INR-57%
Electrician15,400 INR-48%
Elevator Installer and Repairer13,100 INR-56%
Engineer29,900 INR+2%
Excavator Operator10,200 INR-65%
Floor Finisher11,400 INR-61%
Floor Manager16,600 INR-44%
Foreman8,550 INR-71%
Frame and Truss Detailer9,500 INR-68%
Furniture Finisher9,980 INR-66%
Gas Technician 9,500 INR-68%
Handyman9,030 INR-69%
Health and Safety Coordinator12,600 INR-57%
Health and Safety Officer14,300 INR-51%
Installation Manager34,700 INR+18%
Installer9,030 INR-69%
Insulation Installer10,200 INR-65%
Labourer8,080 INR-73%
Land Surveyor13,300 INR-55%
Lift Technician9,980 INR-66%
Material Tester15,200 INR-48%
Model Maker15,000 INR-49%
Order Picker9,030 INR-69%
Painter9,740 INR-67%
Pipe Layer8,310 INR-72%
Pipefitter8,310 INR-72%
Plumber10,900 INR-63%
Property Coordinator24,900 INR-15%
Purchasing Manager35,600 INR+21%
Quantity Surveyor19,000 INR-35%
Roof Slater and Tiler9,030 INR-69%
Sheet Metal Mechanic9,980 INR-66%
Site Clerk9,980 INR-66%
Site engineer26,100 INR-11%
Site Leader47,500 INR+61%
Stock Controller14,700 INR-50%
Structural Steel Construction Worker10,900 INR-63%
Technical Draughtsman11,600 INR-61%
Tendering Manager43,200 INR+47%
Tower Crane Operator9,980 INR-66%
Wall and Floor Tiler9,500 INR-68%
Warehouse Manager33,300 INR+13%
Welder8,550 INR-71%
Welding Superintendent11,600 INR-61%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra28,000 INR
Ahmadabad31,900 INR
Bangalore32,900 INR
Bhopal29,600 INR
Chennai33,200 INR
Coimbatore28,400 INR
Delhi32,600 INR
Ghaziabad28,400 INR
Hyderabad33,600 INR
Indore30,900 INR
Jaipur32,800 INR
Kanpur30,500 INR
Kolkata31,200 INR
Lucknow29,800 INR
Ludhiana28,500 INR
Madurai25,700 INR
Mumbai35,100 INR
Nagpur29,300 INR
Patna26,700 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad30,400 INR
Pune31,500 INR
Surat33,100 INR
Vadodara27,700 INR
Visakhapatnam27,700 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands25,600 INR
Andhra Pradesh31,900 INR
Arunachal Pradesh28,700 INR
Assam31,800 INR
Bihar34,300 INR
Chandigarh27,400 INR
Chhatisgarh31,200 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli25,100 INR
Daman & Diu26,200 INR
Delhi30,300 INR
Goa26,600 INR
Gujarat34,500 INR
Haryana30,600 INR
Himachal Pradesh28,400 INR
Jammu & Kashmir31,000 INR
Jharkhand32,500 INR
Karnataka32,600 INR
Kerala33,300 INR
Lakshadweep25,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh33,600 INR
Maharashtra36,500 INR
Manipur28,900 INR
Meghalaya27,600 INR
Mizoram27,900 INR
Nagaland28,300 INR
Orissa31,800 INR
Pondicherry28,300 INR
Punjab31,700 INR
Rajasthan33,400 INR
Sikkim27,300 INR
Tamil Nadu34,200 INR
Tripura28,300 INR
Uttar Pradesh36,100 INR
Uttaranchal30,900 INR
West Bengal34,000 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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