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Engineering Average Salaries in Iran 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
37,800,000 IRR
( 454,000,000 IRR yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Iran typically earns around 37,800,000 IRR per month. Salaries range from 12,000,000 IRR (lowest average) to 80,000,000 IRR (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 Engineer38,300,000 IRR
Assembly Engineering Technician30,400,000 IRR
Assistant Chief Engineer44,300,000 IRR
Associate Engineer35,300,000 IRR
Autocad Operator24,800,000 IRR
Automation Engineer42,900,000 IRR
Avionic System Support Engineer38,500,000 IRR
Biochemical Engineer39,000,000 IRR
BMS Engineer39,600,000 IRR
Bridge and Lock Tender23,400,000 IRR
Broadcast Engineer42,100,000 IRR
CAD Design Engineer41,400,000 IRR
CAD Designer25,200,000 IRR
CAE Engineer39,800,000 IRR
Ceramics Engineer36,300,000 IRR
Civil Engineer41,100,000 IRR
Commissioning Engineer41,700,000 IRR
Communications Engineer46,600,000 IRR
Condition Monitoring Engineer34,200,000 IRR
Contract Associate Engineer39,700,000 IRR
Control Systems Engineer42,000,000 IRR
Controls Engineer41,300,000 IRR
Controls Software Engineer37,700,000 IRR
Corrosion Engineer36,100,000 IRR
Design Engineer40,800,000 IRR
Drafter25,600,000 IRR
Drafting Manager47,200,000 IRR
Drilling Engineer38,900,000 IRR
Electrical Draughtsman21,600,000 IRR
Electrical Engineer44,000,000 IRR
Electrical Engineering Manager57,700,000 IRR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist43,100,000 IRR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler21,100,000 IRR
Energy Engineer44,400,000 IRR
Engine Assembler18,500,000 IRR
Engineer42,500,000 IRR
Engineering Account Manager45,100,000 IRR
Engineering Chief Designer45,900,000 IRR
Engineering Consultant56,100,000 IRR
Engineering Key Account Manager62,100,000 IRR
Engineering Lab Technician37,400,000 IRR
Engineering Planning Manager58,100,000 IRR
Engineering Production Manager73,800,000 IRR
Engineering Project Analyst46,400,000 IRR
Engineering Project Coordinator 46,400,000 IRR
Engineering Project Director84,200,000 IRR
Engineering Project Manager57,300,000 IRR
Engineering Research and Development Manager66,400,000 IRR
Engineering Safety Coordinator33,700,000 IRR
Engineering Sales Manager56,700,000 IRR
Engineering Technician31,700,000 IRR
Engineering Technologist31,400,000 IRR
Environmental Engineer39,500,000 IRR
Equipment Engineer36,900,000 IRR
Equipment Engineering Manager53,400,000 IRR
Estimator36,800,000 IRR
Fabrication Specialist30,100,000 IRR
Fabricator19,400,000 IRR
Facade Engineer38,300,000 IRR
Fiber Analyst24,900,000 IRR
Field Engineer42,200,000 IRR
Field Engineering Manager68,700,000 IRR
Fire Engineer40,800,000 IRR
Fitter and Turner13,100,000 IRR
Forestry Strategic Planner49,200,000 IRR
Generation Engineer43,800,000 IRR
Genetic Engineer44,200,000 IRR
Geological Engineer43,600,000 IRR
Geotechnical Engineer43,400,000 IRR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic21,800,000 IRR
Highway Engineer40,700,000 IRR
HSE Professional39,900,000 IRR
HVAC Engineer43,600,000 IRR
HVAC Supervisor36,100,000 IRR
Industrial Engineer39,500,000 IRR
Industrial Engineering Technologist40,700,000 IRR
Instrument Engineer38,900,000 IRR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer41,000,000 IRR
Instrumentation Engineer42,700,000 IRR
Instrumentation Manager41,100,000 IRR
Irrigation Engineer39,900,000 IRR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer44,200,000 IRR
Locomotive Engineer41,500,000 IRR
Maintenance Engineer38,600,000 IRR
Maintenance Fitter15,100,000 IRR
Maintenance Manager42,200,000 IRR
Manufacturing Engineer39,700,000 IRR
Marine Engineer41,600,000 IRR
Materials Engineer40,600,000 IRR
Materials Researcher37,500,000 IRR
Materials Technician29,500,000 IRR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer45,900,000 IRR
Mechanical Design Engineer45,000,000 IRR
Mechanical Designer36,500,000 IRR
Mechanical Engineer44,200,000 IRR
Mechanical Engineering Manager58,300,000 IRR
Mechanical Inspector38,900,000 IRR
Mechatronics Engineer43,100,000 IRR
Mining Engineer41,300,000 IRR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer45,500,000 IRR
Optical Engineer39,700,000 IRR
Optical Instrument Assembler20,700,000 IRR
PCB Assembler14,400,000 IRR
Photonics Engineer46,600,000 IRR
Photonics Technician38,100,000 IRR
Pipeline Engineer37,500,000 IRR
Piping Designer22,300,000 IRR
Piping Engineer37,600,000 IRR
Planning Engineer43,100,000 IRR
Pressure Vessel Inspector18,700,000 IRR
Principal Cost Engineer41,300,000 IRR
Principal Engineer39,900,000 IRR
Principal Support Engineer40,000,000 IRR
Process Engineer41,400,000 IRR
Process Operator24,300,000 IRR
Product Development Engineer43,600,000 IRR
Product Development Technician29,600,000 IRR
Product Engineer43,700,000 IRR
Product Safety Engineer38,100,000 IRR
Production Engineer42,400,000 IRR
Project Engineer44,500,000 IRR
Proposal Manager54,800,000 IRR
Purchasing Engineer39,300,000 IRR
Quality Assurance Engineer41,700,000 IRR
Rail Engineer42,500,000 IRR
Robotics Engineer45,200,000 IRR
Robotics Technician32,800,000 IRR
Safety Engineer42,200,000 IRR
Safety Inspector33,400,000 IRR
Safety Manager46,600,000 IRR
Safety Officer20,600,000 IRR
Sales Engineer43,900,000 IRR
Scheduling Engineer39,400,000 IRR
Service Engineer42,700,000 IRR
Solar Engineer42,600,000 IRR
Staff Engineer40,100,000 IRR
Static Equipment Engineer38,900,000 IRR
Stationary Engineer38,000,000 IRR
Stress Engineer38,800,000 IRR
Structural Analysis Engineer41,000,000 IRR
Structural Designer34,900,000 IRR
Structural Engineer41,100,000 IRR
Structural Technician27,000,000 IRR
Supply Chain Specialist39,400,000 IRR
Surveyor30,600,000 IRR
Technical Affairs Officer21,700,000 IRR
Technical Assistant21,800,000 IRR
Technical Engineer34,800,000 IRR
Technical Support Engineer34,200,000 IRR
Tender Engineer36,600,000 IRR
Test Development Engineer40,800,000 IRR
Transportation Engineer40,100,000 IRR
Validation Engineer36,300,000 IRR
Verification Engineer38,500,000 IRR
Wastewater Engineer40,400,000 IRR
Wind Energy Engineer42,400,000 IRR
Wind Energy Operations Manager55,600,000 IRR
Work Planner29,300,000 IRR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Iran

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Iran range from 12,000,000 IRR per month (minimum average salary) to 80,000,000 IRR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 36,300,000 IRR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 36,300,000 IRR while the other half are earning more than 36,300,000 IRR. 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 21,700,000 IRR while 75% of them are earning more than 21,700,000 IRR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 55,800,000 IRR while 25% are earning more than 55,800,000 IRR.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Iran costs anywhere from 224,000,000 Iranian Rial(s) to 672,000,000 Iranian Rial(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 Iran 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 Iran who work in Engineering earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

40,200,000 IRR
36,200,000 IRR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Iran for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Iran

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


Engineering professionals in Iran are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Iran 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.

Iran / 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 Iran is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Iran for the year 2020. 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 Iran

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

53% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 47% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 Iran

218,000 IRR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Iran is 218,000 IRR. This means that the average person in Iran earns approximately 218,000 IRR 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 Iran
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Tehran43,600,000 IRR

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 Iran earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,000,000 IRR
Public Sector+10%
47,400,000 IRR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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