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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||26,800 INR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||21,600 INR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||31,400 INR|
|Associate Engineer||25,200 INR|
|Autocad Operator||17,600 INR|
|Automation Engineer||29,900 INR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||26,600 INR|
|Biochemical Engineer||26,100 INR|
|BMS Engineer||26,100 INR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||15,200 INR|
|Broadcast Engineer||27,600 INR|
|CAD Design Engineer||29,000 INR|
|CAD Designer||17,600 INR|
|CAE Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Ceramics Engineer||25,700 INR|
|Civil Engineer||29,000 INR|
|Commissioning Engineer||27,300 INR|
|Communications Engineer||30,400 INR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||24,200 INR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||26,600 INR|
|Control Systems Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Controls Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Controls Software Engineer||24,700 INR|
|Corrosion Engineer||25,700 INR|
|Design Engineer||28,700 INR|
|Drafting Manager||32,300 INR|
|Drilling Engineer||27,300 INR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||14,300 INR|
|Electrical Engineer||30,900 INR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||40,400 INR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||30,200 INR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||14,700 INR|
|Energy Engineer||29,500 INR|
|Engine Assembler||12,600 INR|
|Engineering Account Manager||32,100 INR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||31,800 INR|
|Engineering Consultant||38,000 INR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||40,400 INR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||26,600 INR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||39,200 INR|
|Engineering Production Manager||49,900 INR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||32,800 INR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||32,500 INR|
|Engineering Project Director||57,000 INR|
|Engineering Project Manager||39,400 INR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||45,100 INR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||21,900 INR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||38,500 INR|
|Engineering Technician||21,900 INR|
|Engineering Technologist||21,900 INR|
|Environmental Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Equipment Engineer||25,700 INR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||37,100 INR|
|Fabrication Specialist||20,000 INR|
|Facade Engineer||27,300 INR|
|Fiber Analyst||16,200 INR|
|Field Engineer||29,200 INR|
|Field Engineering Manager||47,500 INR|
|Fire Engineer||28,300 INR|
|Fitter and Turner||9,030 INR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||32,800 INR|
|Generation Engineer||28,500 INR|
|Genetic Engineer||30,900 INR|
|Geological Engineer||29,000 INR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||29,900 INR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||15,000 INR|
|Highway Engineer||28,000 INR|
|HSE Professional||26,100 INR|
|HVAC Engineer||29,900 INR|
|HVAC Supervisor||25,700 INR|
|Industrial Engineer||27,100 INR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||27,100 INR|
|Instrument Engineer||27,800 INR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||27,800 INR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||27,800 INR|
|Instrumentation Manager||27,800 INR|
|Irrigation Engineer||27,300 INR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||30,200 INR|
|Locomotive Engineer||27,100 INR|
|Maintenance Engineer||26,400 INR|
|Maintenance Fitter||9,980 INR|
|Maintenance Manager||28,000 INR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||27,100 INR|
|Marine Engineer||28,300 INR|
|Materials Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Materials Researcher||26,100 INR|
|Materials Technician||20,400 INR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||30,200 INR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||29,900 INR|
|Mechanical Designer||24,200 INR|
|Mechanical Engineer||29,900 INR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||39,400 INR|
|Mechanical Inspector||27,100 INR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||29,900 INR|
|Mining Engineer||28,000 INR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||30,600 INR|
|Optical Engineer||27,300 INR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||14,300 INR|
|PCB Assembler||10,200 INR|
|Photonics Engineer||30,900 INR|
|Photonics Technician||25,200 INR|
|Pipeline Engineer||25,700 INR|
|Piping Designer||15,200 INR|
|Piping Engineer||25,700 INR|
|Planning Engineer||28,500 INR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||13,300 INR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||28,500 INR|
|Principal Engineer||28,500 INR|
|Principal Support Engineer||28,500 INR|
|Process Engineer||27,800 INR|
|Process Operator||16,600 INR|
|Product Development Engineer||29,200 INR|
|Product Development Technician||20,400 INR|
|Product Engineer||29,200 INR|
|Product Safety Engineer||26,600 INR|
|Production Engineer||28,000 INR|
|Project Engineer||29,700 INR|
|Proposal Manager||36,300 INR|
|Purchasing Engineer||25,900 INR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||27,800 INR|
|Rail Engineer||28,300 INR|
|Robotics Engineer||31,800 INR|
|Robotics Technician||23,000 INR|
|Safety Engineer||28,000 INR|
|Safety Inspector||21,900 INR|
|Safety Manager||33,300 INR|
|Safety Officer||14,700 INR|
|Sales Engineer||29,900 INR|
|Scheduling Engineer||25,700 INR|
|Service Engineer||29,500 INR|
|Solar Engineer||30,400 INR|
|Staff Engineer||27,800 INR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||27,300 INR|
|Stationary Engineer||25,400 INR|
|Stress Engineer||26,100 INR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Structural Designer||24,700 INR|
|Structural Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Structural Technician||18,100 INR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||27,600 INR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||14,300 INR|
|Technical Assistant||14,300 INR|
|Technical Engineer||24,200 INR|
|Technical Support Engineer||24,200 INR|
|Tender Engineer||25,200 INR|
|Test Development Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Transportation Engineer||26,600 INR|
|Validation Engineer||25,200 INR|
|Verification Engineer||26,600 INR|
|Wastewater Engineer||27,600 INR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||28,500 INR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||37,300 INR|
|Work Planner||19,700 INR|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||23,100 INR|
|Andhra Pradesh||29,800 INR|
|Arunachal Pradesh||25,100 INR|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||23,600 INR|
|Daman & Diu||23,000 INR|
|Himachal Pradesh||26,800 INR|
|Jammu & Kashmir||27,400 INR|
|Madhya Pradesh||31,800 INR|
|Tamil Nadu||31,600 INR|
|Uttar Pradesh||33,400 INR|
|West Bengal||32,600 INR|
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.