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Engineering Average Salaries in Indonesia 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
10,200,000 IDR
( 123,000,000 IDR yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Indonesia typically earns around 10,200,000 IDR per month. Salaries range from 3,250,000 IDR (lowest average) to 21,700,000 IDR (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 Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Assembly Engineering Technician8,670,000 IDR
Assistant Chief Engineer12,600,000 IDR
Associate Engineer10,100,000 IDR
Autocad Operator7,050,000 IDR
Automation Engineer11,600,000 IDR
Avionic System Support Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Biochemical Engineer10,300,000 IDR
BMS Engineer10,900,000 IDR
Bridge and Lock Tender6,070,000 IDR
Broadcast Engineer11,500,000 IDR
CAD Design Engineer11,100,000 IDR
CAD Designer6,760,000 IDR
CAE Engineer10,600,000 IDR
Ceramics Engineer10,300,000 IDR
Civil Engineer11,700,000 IDR
Commissioning Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Communications Engineer12,700,000 IDR
Condition Monitoring Engineer9,730,000 IDR
Contract Associate Engineer10,400,000 IDR
Control Systems Engineer10,900,000 IDR
Controls Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Controls Software Engineer9,810,000 IDR
Corrosion Engineer10,300,000 IDR
Design Engineer11,600,000 IDR
Drafter7,170,000 IDR
Drafting Manager13,200,000 IDR
Drilling Engineer11,000,000 IDR
Electrical Draughtsman5,930,000 IDR
Electrical Engineer12,500,000 IDR
Electrical Engineering Manager16,300,000 IDR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist11,600,000 IDR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler5,660,000 IDR
Energy Engineer12,200,000 IDR
Engine Assembler4,900,000 IDR
Engineer12,000,000 IDR
Engineering Account Manager12,200,000 IDR
Engineering Chief Designer12,900,000 IDR
Engineering Consultant14,800,000 IDR
Engineering Key Account Manager16,900,000 IDR
Engineering Lab Technician10,100,000 IDR
Engineering Planning Manager15,300,000 IDR
Engineering Production Manager19,500,000 IDR
Engineering Project Analyst12,500,000 IDR
Engineering Project Coordinator 12,500,000 IDR
Engineering Project Director22,300,000 IDR
Engineering Project Manager16,100,000 IDR
Engineering Research and Development Manager17,600,000 IDR
Engineering Safety Coordinator8,720,000 IDR
Engineering Sales Manager15,800,000 IDR
Engineering Technician8,900,000 IDR
Engineering Technologist8,410,000 IDR
Environmental Engineer11,200,000 IDR
Equipment Engineer10,400,000 IDR
Equipment Engineering Manager15,000,000 IDR
Estimator9,590,000 IDR
Fabrication Specialist7,880,000 IDR
Fabricator5,070,000 IDR
Facade Engineer10,400,000 IDR
Fiber Analyst6,450,000 IDR
Field Engineer11,900,000 IDR
Field Engineering Manager19,300,000 IDR
Fire Engineer11,500,000 IDR
Fitter and Turner3,670,000 IDR
Forestry Strategic Planner13,600,000 IDR
Generation Engineer11,900,000 IDR
Genetic Engineer11,900,000 IDR
Geological Engineer12,000,000 IDR
Geotechnical Engineer12,200,000 IDR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic5,800,000 IDR
Highway Engineer11,400,000 IDR
HSE Professional10,900,000 IDR
HVAC Engineer12,200,000 IDR
HVAC Supervisor9,780,000 IDR
Industrial Engineer11,000,000 IDR
Industrial Engineering Technologist10,700,000 IDR
Instrument Engineer11,100,000 IDR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Instrumentation Engineer11,100,000 IDR
Instrumentation Manager10,900,000 IDR
Irrigation Engineer11,200,000 IDR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer11,700,000 IDR
Locomotive Engineer11,300,000 IDR
Maintenance Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Maintenance Fitter3,950,000 IDR
Maintenance Manager11,100,000 IDR
Manufacturing Engineer11,100,000 IDR
Marine Engineer11,600,000 IDR
Materials Engineer11,300,000 IDR
Materials Researcher10,100,000 IDR
Materials Technician8,290,000 IDR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer12,600,000 IDR
Mechanical Design Engineer11,800,000 IDR
Mechanical Designer9,550,000 IDR
Mechanical Engineer12,300,000 IDR
Mechanical Engineering Manager16,200,000 IDR
Mechanical Inspector10,400,000 IDR
Mechatronics Engineer11,500,000 IDR
Mining Engineer10,900,000 IDR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer12,600,000 IDR
Optical Engineer11,100,000 IDR
Optical Instrument Assembler5,810,000 IDR
PCB Assembler3,900,000 IDR
Photonics Engineer12,800,000 IDR
Photonics Technician10,500,000 IDR
Pipeline Engineer9,960,000 IDR
Piping Designer5,910,000 IDR
Piping Engineer9,980,000 IDR
Planning Engineer11,300,000 IDR
Pressure Vessel Inspector5,070,000 IDR
Principal Cost Engineer11,600,000 IDR
Principal Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Principal Support Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Process Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Process Operator6,780,000 IDR
Product Development Engineer12,000,000 IDR
Product Development Technician8,310,000 IDR
Product Engineer12,100,000 IDR
Product Safety Engineer10,200,000 IDR
Production Engineer11,100,000 IDR
Project Engineer12,300,000 IDR
Proposal Manager14,300,000 IDR
Purchasing Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Quality Assurance Engineer11,500,000 IDR
Rail Engineer11,700,000 IDR
Robotics Engineer12,800,000 IDR
Robotics Technician9,290,000 IDR
Safety Engineer11,600,000 IDR
Safety Inspector9,120,000 IDR
Safety Manager12,600,000 IDR
Safety Officer5,890,000 IDR
Sales Engineer11,600,000 IDR
Scheduling Engineer10,700,000 IDR
Service Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Solar Engineer12,200,000 IDR
Staff Engineer11,300,000 IDR
Static Equipment Engineer11,000,000 IDR
Stationary Engineer10,500,000 IDR
Stress Engineer10,800,000 IDR
Structural Analysis Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Structural Designer9,430,000 IDR
Structural Engineer11,400,000 IDR
Structural Technician7,450,000 IDR
Supply Chain Specialist10,600,000 IDR
Surveyor8,170,000 IDR
Technical Affairs Officer5,650,000 IDR
Technical Assistant5,670,000 IDR
Technical Engineer9,330,000 IDR
Technical Support Engineer9,730,000 IDR
Tender Engineer10,300,000 IDR
Test Development Engineer11,300,000 IDR
Transportation Engineer11,000,000 IDR
Validation Engineer9,710,000 IDR
Verification Engineer10,300,000 IDR
Wastewater Engineer10,700,000 IDR
Wind Energy Engineer11,200,000 IDR
Wind Energy Operations Manager14,600,000 IDR
Work Planner8,110,000 IDR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Indonesia

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Indonesia range from 3,250,000 IDR per month (minimum average salary) to 21,700,000 IDR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,900,000 IDR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,900,000 IDR while the other half are earning more than 10,900,000 IDR. 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 6,350,000 IDR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,350,000 IDR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 17,200,000 IDR while 25% are earning more than 17,200,000 IDR.

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 Indonesia costs anywhere from 60,700,000 Rupiah(s) to 182,000,000 Rupiah(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Indonesia Engineering
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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 Indonesia who work in Engineering earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,900,000 IDR
9,750,000 IDR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Indonesia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Indonesia

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


Engineering professionals in Indonesia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Indonesia 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.

Indonesia / 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 Indonesia is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Indonesia 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 Indonesia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Indonesia 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.

45% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Indonesia

59,100 IDR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Indonesia is 59,100 IDR. This means that the average person in Indonesia earns approximately 59,100 IDR 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 Indonesia
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bandung11,300,000 IDR
Jakarta11,700,000 IDR
Makasar10,300,000 IDR
Malang10,100,000 IDR
Medan11,100,000 IDR
Palembang10,700,000 IDR
Semarang10,500,000 IDR
Surabaya11,500,000 IDR
Surakarta9,880,000 IDR
Tangerang10,900,000 IDR

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 Indonesia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
11,600,000 IDR
Public Sector+9%
12,600,000 IDR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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