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Engineering Average Salaries in India 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
26,900 INR
( 323,000 INR yearly)


A person working in Engineering in India typically earns around 26,900 INR per month. Salaries range from 8,550 INR (lowest average) to 57,000 INR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer26,800 INR
Assembly Engineering Technician21,600 INR
Assistant Chief Engineer31,400 INR
Associate Engineer25,200 INR
Autocad Operator17,600 INR
Automation Engineer29,900 INR
Avionic System Support Engineer26,600 INR
Biochemical Engineer26,100 INR
BMS Engineer26,100 INR
Bridge and Lock Tender15,200 INR
Broadcast Engineer27,600 INR
CAD Design Engineer29,000 INR
CAD Designer17,600 INR
CAE Engineer27,600 INR
Ceramics Engineer25,700 INR
Civil Engineer29,000 INR
Commissioning Engineer27,300 INR
Communications Engineer30,400 INR
Condition Monitoring Engineer24,200 INR
Contract Associate Engineer26,600 INR
Control Systems Engineer27,600 INR
Controls Engineer27,600 INR
Controls Software Engineer24,700 INR
Corrosion Engineer25,700 INR
Design Engineer28,700 INR
Drafter17,600 INR
Drafting Manager32,300 INR
Drilling Engineer27,300 INR
Electrical Draughtsman14,300 INR
Electrical Engineer30,900 INR
Electrical Engineering Manager40,400 INR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist30,200 INR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler14,700 INR
Energy Engineer29,500 INR
Engine Assembler12,600 INR
Engineer29,700 INR
Engineering Account Manager32,100 INR
Engineering Chief Designer31,800 INR
Engineering Consultant38,000 INR
Engineering Key Account Manager40,400 INR
Engineering Lab Technician26,600 INR
Engineering Planning Manager39,200 INR
Engineering Production Manager49,900 INR
Engineering Project Analyst32,800 INR
Engineering Project Coordinator 32,500 INR
Engineering Project Director57,000 INR
Engineering Project Manager39,400 INR
Engineering Research and Development Manager45,100 INR
Engineering Safety Coordinator21,900 INR
Engineering Sales Manager38,500 INR
Engineering Technician21,900 INR
Engineering Technologist21,900 INR
Environmental Engineer27,600 INR
Equipment Engineer25,700 INR
Equipment Engineering Manager37,100 INR
Estimator24,200 INR
Fabrication Specialist20,000 INR
Fabricator12,800 INR
Facade Engineer27,300 INR
Fiber Analyst16,200 INR
Field Engineer29,200 INR
Field Engineering Manager47,500 INR
Fire Engineer28,300 INR
Fitter and Turner9,030 INR
Forestry Strategic Planner32,800 INR
Generation Engineer28,500 INR
Genetic Engineer30,900 INR
Geological Engineer29,000 INR
Geotechnical Engineer29,900 INR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic15,000 INR
Highway Engineer28,000 INR
HSE Professional26,100 INR
HVAC Engineer29,900 INR
HVAC Supervisor25,700 INR
Industrial Engineer27,100 INR
Industrial Engineering Technologist27,100 INR
Instrument Engineer27,800 INR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer27,800 INR
Instrumentation Engineer27,800 INR
Instrumentation Manager27,800 INR
Irrigation Engineer27,300 INR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer30,200 INR
Locomotive Engineer27,100 INR
Maintenance Engineer26,400 INR
Maintenance Fitter9,980 INR
Maintenance Manager28,000 INR
Manufacturing Engineer27,100 INR
Marine Engineer28,300 INR
Materials Engineer27,600 INR
Materials Researcher26,100 INR
Materials Technician20,400 INR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer30,200 INR
Mechanical Design Engineer29,900 INR
Mechanical Designer24,200 INR
Mechanical Engineer29,900 INR
Mechanical Engineering Manager39,400 INR
Mechanical Inspector27,100 INR
Mechatronics Engineer29,900 INR
Mining Engineer28,000 INR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer30,600 INR
Optical Engineer27,300 INR
Optical Instrument Assembler14,300 INR
PCB Assembler10,200 INR
Photonics Engineer30,900 INR
Photonics Technician25,200 INR
Pipeline Engineer25,700 INR
Piping Designer15,200 INR
Piping Engineer25,700 INR
Planning Engineer28,500 INR
Pressure Vessel Inspector13,300 INR
Principal Cost Engineer28,500 INR
Principal Engineer28,500 INR
Principal Support Engineer28,500 INR
Process Engineer27,800 INR
Process Operator16,600 INR
Product Development Engineer29,200 INR
Product Development Technician20,400 INR
Product Engineer29,200 INR
Product Safety Engineer26,600 INR
Production Engineer28,000 INR
Project Engineer29,700 INR
Proposal Manager36,300 INR
Purchasing Engineer25,900 INR
Quality Assurance Engineer27,800 INR
Rail Engineer28,300 INR
Robotics Engineer31,800 INR
Robotics Technician23,000 INR
Safety Engineer28,000 INR
Safety Inspector21,900 INR
Safety Manager33,300 INR
Safety Officer14,700 INR
Sales Engineer29,900 INR
Scheduling Engineer25,700 INR
Service Engineer29,500 INR
Solar Engineer30,400 INR
Staff Engineer27,800 INR
Static Equipment Engineer27,300 INR
Stationary Engineer25,400 INR
Stress Engineer26,100 INR
Structural Analysis Engineer27,600 INR
Structural Designer24,700 INR
Structural Engineer27,600 INR
Structural Technician18,100 INR
Supply Chain Specialist27,600 INR
Surveyor21,100 INR
Technical Affairs Officer14,300 INR
Technical Assistant14,300 INR
Technical Engineer24,200 INR
Technical Support Engineer24,200 INR
Tender Engineer25,200 INR
Test Development Engineer27,600 INR
Transportation Engineer26,600 INR
Validation Engineer25,200 INR
Verification Engineer26,600 INR
Wastewater Engineer27,600 INR
Wind Energy Engineer28,500 INR
Wind Energy Operations Manager37,300 INR
Work Planner19,700 INR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in India range from 8,550 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 57,000 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 26,400 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 26,400 INR while the other half are earning more than 26,400 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 15,700 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,700 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 40,900 INR while 25% are earning more than 40,900 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Engineering 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 employees in India who work in Engineering earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

29,200 INR
24,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


Engineering professionals in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate India Engineering
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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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

48% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in India

160 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 160 INR. This means that the average person in India earns approximately 160 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly India
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra24,600 INR
Ahmadabad30,400 INR
Bangalore29,200 INR
Bhopal26,700 INR
Chennai28,500 INR
Coimbatore25,300 INR
Delhi30,800 INR
Ghaziabad25,800 INR
Hyderabad31,500 INR
Indore26,900 INR
Jaipur29,900 INR
Kanpur27,600 INR
Kolkata29,500 INR
Lucknow27,900 INR
Ludhiana26,700 INR
Madurai23,700 INR
Mumbai30,900 INR
Nagpur27,600 INR
Patna24,800 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad26,800 INR
Pune28,700 INR
Surat29,500 INR
Vadodara25,500 INR
Visakhapatnam25,400 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands23,100 INR
Andhra Pradesh29,800 INR
Arunachal Pradesh25,100 INR
Assam28,800 INR
Bihar32,200 INR
Chandigarh24,100 INR
Chhatisgarh28,300 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli23,600 INR
Daman & Diu23,000 INR
Delhi27,500 INR
Goa25,000 INR
Gujarat30,400 INR
Haryana27,900 INR
Himachal Pradesh26,800 INR
Jammu & Kashmir27,400 INR
Jharkhand29,700 INR
Karnataka30,900 INR
Kerala29,500 INR
Lakshadweep23,000 INR
Madhya Pradesh31,800 INR
Maharashtra32,400 INR
Manipur26,500 INR
Meghalaya26,200 INR
Mizoram24,800 INR
Nagaland26,000 INR
Orissa30,300 INR
Pondicherry25,200 INR
Punjab29,200 INR
Rajasthan31,800 INR
Sikkim24,400 INR
Tamil Nadu31,600 INR
Tripura27,000 INR
Uttar Pradesh33,400 INR
Uttaranchal27,600 INR
West Bengal32,600 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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