A person working as an Engineer in Indonesia typically earns around 12,000,000 IDR per month. Salaries range from 5,520,000 IDR (lowest) to 19,100,000 IDR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Engineer salaries in Indonesia range from 5,520,000 IDR per month (minimum salary) to 19,100,000 IDR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,000,000 IDR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 13,000,000 IDR while the other half are earning more than 13,000,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 8,320,000 IDR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,320,000 IDR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 17,300,000 IDR while 25% are earning more than 17,300,000 IDR.
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 your wage. We broke down Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,270,000 IDR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 8,370,000 IDR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,400,000 IDR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,100,000 IDR per month, 22% 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 16,400,000 IDR 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 17,800,000 IDR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 7,290,000 IDR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 14,100,000 IDR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Engineer employees in Indonesia earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineer(s) in Indonesia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 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.
An 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.
42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% 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.
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 Engineer is 17% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||8,670,000 IDR||-28%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||12,600,000 IDR||+5%|
|Associate Engineer||10,100,000 IDR||-16%|
|Autocad Operator||7,050,000 IDR||-41%|
|Automation Engineer||12,100,000 IDR||+1%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Biochemical Engineer||10,300,000 IDR||-14%|
|BMS Engineer||10,900,000 IDR||-9%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||6,070,000 IDR||-49%|
|Broadcast Engineer||11,500,000 IDR||-4%|
|CAD Design Engineer||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|CAD Designer||6,760,000 IDR||-44%|
|CAE Engineer||10,600,000 IDR||-12%|
|Ceramics Engineer||10,300,000 IDR||-14%|
|Civil Engineer||11,700,000 IDR||-3%|
|Commissioning Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Communications Engineer||12,700,000 IDR||+6%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||9,730,000 IDR||-19%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||10,400,000 IDR||-13%|
|Control Systems Engineer||10,900,000 IDR||-9%|
|Controls Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Controls Software Engineer||9,810,000 IDR||-18%|
|Corrosion Engineer||10,300,000 IDR||-14%|
|Design Engineer||11,600,000 IDR||-3%|
|Drafting Manager||13,200,000 IDR||+10%|
|Drilling Engineer||11,000,000 IDR||-8%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||5,930,000 IDR||-51%|
|Electrical Engineer||12,500,000 IDR||+4%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||16,300,000 IDR||+36%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||11,600,000 IDR||-3%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||5,660,000 IDR||-53%|
|Energy Engineer||12,200,000 IDR||+2%|
|Engine Assembler||4,900,000 IDR||-59%|
|Engineering Account Manager||12,200,000 IDR||+2%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||12,900,000 IDR||+7%|
|Engineering Consultant||14,800,000 IDR||+23%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||16,900,000 IDR||+41%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||10,100,000 IDR||-16%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||15,300,000 IDR||+27%|
|Engineering Production Manager||19,500,000 IDR||+62%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||12,500,000 IDR||+4%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||12,500,000 IDR||+4%|
|Engineering Project Director||22,300,000 IDR||+86%|
|Engineering Project Manager||16,100,000 IDR||+34%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||17,600,000 IDR||+47%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||8,720,000 IDR||-27%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||15,800,000 IDR||+32%|
|Engineering Technician||8,900,000 IDR||-26%|
|Engineering Technologist||8,410,000 IDR||-30%|
|Environmental Engineer||11,200,000 IDR||-7%|
|Equipment Engineer||10,400,000 IDR||-13%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||15,000,000 IDR||+25%|
|Fabrication Specialist||7,880,000 IDR||-34%|
|Facade Engineer||10,400,000 IDR||-13%|
|Fiber Analyst||6,450,000 IDR||-46%|
|Field Engineer||11,900,000 IDR||-1%|
|Field Engineering Manager||19,300,000 IDR||+61%|
|Fire Engineer||11,500,000 IDR||-4%|
|Fitter and Turner||3,670,000 IDR||-69%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||13,600,000 IDR||+13%|
|Generation Engineer||11,900,000 IDR||-1%|
|Genetic Engineer||11,900,000 IDR||-1%|
|Geological Engineer||12,000,000 IDR||-0%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||12,200,000 IDR||+2%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||5,800,000 IDR||-52%|
|Highway Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|HSE Professional||10,900,000 IDR||-9%|
|HVAC Engineer||12,200,000 IDR||+2%|
|HVAC Supervisor||9,780,000 IDR||-19%|
|Industrial Engineer||11,000,000 IDR||-8%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||10,700,000 IDR||-11%|
|Instrument Engineer||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|Instrumentation Manager||10,900,000 IDR||-9%|
|Irrigation Engineer||11,200,000 IDR||-7%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||11,700,000 IDR||-3%|
|Locomotive Engineer||11,300,000 IDR||-6%|
|Maintenance Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Maintenance Fitter||3,950,000 IDR||-67%|
|Maintenance Manager||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|Marine Engineer||11,600,000 IDR||-3%|
|Materials Engineer||11,300,000 IDR||-6%|
|Materials Researcher||10,100,000 IDR||-16%|
|Materials Technician||8,290,000 IDR||-31%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||12,600,000 IDR||+5%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||11,800,000 IDR||-2%|
|Mechanical Designer||9,550,000 IDR||-20%|
|Mechanical Engineer||12,300,000 IDR||+2%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||16,200,000 IDR||+35%|
|Mechanical Inspector||10,400,000 IDR||-13%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||11,500,000 IDR||-4%|
|Mining Engineer||10,900,000 IDR||-9%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||12,600,000 IDR||+5%|
|Optical Engineer||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||5,810,000 IDR||-52%|
|PCB Assembler||3,900,000 IDR||-68%|
|Photonics Engineer||12,800,000 IDR||+7%|
|Photonics Technician||10,500,000 IDR||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||9,960,000 IDR||-17%|
|Piping Designer||5,910,000 IDR||-51%|
|Piping Engineer||9,980,000 IDR||-17%|
|Planning Engineer||11,300,000 IDR||-6%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||5,070,000 IDR||-58%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||11,600,000 IDR||-3%|
|Principal Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Principal Support Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Process Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Process Operator||6,780,000 IDR||-44%|
|Product Development Engineer||12,000,000 IDR||-0%|
|Product Development Technician||8,310,000 IDR||-31%|
|Product Engineer||12,100,000 IDR||+1%|
|Product Safety Engineer||10,200,000 IDR||-15%|
|Production Engineer||11,100,000 IDR||-8%|
|Project Engineer||12,300,000 IDR||+2%|
|Proposal Manager||14,300,000 IDR||+19%|
|Purchasing Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||11,500,000 IDR||-4%|
|Rail Engineer||11,700,000 IDR||-3%|
|Robotics Engineer||12,800,000 IDR||+7%|
|Robotics Technician||9,290,000 IDR||-23%|
|Safety Engineer||11,600,000 IDR||-3%|
|Safety Inspector||9,120,000 IDR||-24%|
|Safety Manager||12,600,000 IDR||+5%|
|Safety Officer||5,890,000 IDR||-51%|
|Sales Engineer||11,600,000 IDR||-3%|
|Scheduling Engineer||10,700,000 IDR||-11%|
|Service Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Solar Engineer||12,200,000 IDR||+2%|
|Staff Engineer||11,300,000 IDR||-6%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||11,000,000 IDR||-8%|
|Stationary Engineer||10,500,000 IDR||-13%|
|Stress Engineer||10,800,000 IDR||-10%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Structural Designer||9,430,000 IDR||-21%|
|Structural Engineer||11,400,000 IDR||-5%|
|Structural Technician||7,450,000 IDR||-38%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||10,600,000 IDR||-12%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||5,650,000 IDR||-53%|
|Technical Assistant||5,670,000 IDR||-53%|
|Technical Engineer||9,330,000 IDR||-22%|
|Technical Support Engineer||9,730,000 IDR||-19%|
|Tender Engineer||10,300,000 IDR||-14%|
|Test Development Engineer||11,300,000 IDR||-6%|
|Transportation Engineer||11,000,000 IDR||-8%|
|Validation Engineer||9,710,000 IDR||-19%|
|Verification Engineer||10,300,000 IDR||-14%|
|Wastewater Engineer||10,700,000 IDR||-11%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||11,200,000 IDR||-7%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||14,600,000 IDR||+22%|
|Work Planner||8,110,000 IDR||-32%|
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.