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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Italy 2019

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Italy?

3,513 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Civil Engineer in Italy typically earns around 3,513 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in Italy

Median and salary distribution monthly Italy Civil Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Civil Engineer salaries in Italy range between 1,546 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,305 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,548 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer are earning less than 3,548 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,548 EUR. 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 as Civil Engineer are earning less than 2,292 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,292 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Civil Engineer are earning less than 4,515 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,515 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
1,866 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
2,448 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
2,899 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
3,689 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
4,140 EUR
20+ Years    +20%  
4,948 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Civil Engineer salaries by experience level. A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 1,866 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,448 EUR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,899 EUR per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,689 EUR per month, 27% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,140 EUR per month, 12% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,948 EUR per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
2,505 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
3,238 EUR
Master's Degree    +26%  
4,083 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 2,505 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,238 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,083 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Italy Civil Engineer


Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
3,232 EUR
Male    +16%  
3,741 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Civil Engineer employees in Italy earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Civil Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
3,056 EUR
Public Sector    +28%  
3,917 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Civil Engineer employees in Italy earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Italy Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

How are Civil Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy Civil Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,234 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,354 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
3,448 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
3,513 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Civil Engineer salaries in Italy are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Italy

20 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy for Civil Engineer is 20 EUR. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Italy earns approximatly 20 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Engineering monthly ItalyWe compared Italy salaries for Civil Engineer, Engineering, and All Jobs and we found that Civil Engineer salaries are 7% more than those of Engineering. We also found out that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Control Systems Engineer3,411 EUR-3%
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Design Engineer3,824 EUR+9%
Drafter2,558 EUR-27%
Drafting Manager3,856 EUR+10%
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Electromechanical Engineering Technologist3,790 EUR+8%
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Engine Assembler2,389 EUR-32%
Engineer3,257 EUR-7%
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Engineering Chief Designer3,446 EUR-2%
Engineering Consultant3,900 EUR+11%
Engineering Key Account Manager4,118 EUR+17%
Engineering Lab Technician2,956 EUR-16%
Engineering Planning Manager4,221 EUR+20%
Engineering Production Manager4,246 EUR+21%
Engineering Project Analyst3,741 EUR+6%
Engineering Project Coordinator 3,347 EUR-5%
Engineering Project Director4,224 EUR+20%
Engineering Project Manager4,221 EUR+20%
Engineering Research and Development Manager4,043 EUR+15%
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,001 EUR-15%
Engineering Sales Manager4,370 EUR+24%
Engineering Technician3,095 EUR-12%
Engineering Technologist3,158 EUR-10%
Environmental Engineer3,456 EUR-2%
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Equipment Engineering Manager3,906 EUR+11%
Estimator3,195 EUR-9%
Fabrication Specialist3,040 EUR-13%
Fabricator2,660 EUR-24%
Facade Engineer3,574 EUR+2%
Fiber Analyst2,828 EUR-19%
Field Engineer3,233 EUR-8%
Field Engineering Manager4,271 EUR+22%
Fire Engineer3,557 EUR+1%
Fitter and Turner1,857 EUR-47%
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Generation Engineer4,147 EUR+18%
Genetic Engineer4,285 EUR+22%
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,871 EUR-18%
Highway Engineer3,142 EUR-11%
HSE Professional3,126 EUR-11%
HVAC Engineer3,535 EUR+1%
HVAC Supervisor3,291 EUR-6%
Industrial Engineer3,316 EUR-6%
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Instrument Engineer3,837 EUR+9%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,603 EUR+3%
Instrumentation Engineer3,621 EUR+3%
Instrumentation Manager4,199 EUR+20%
Irrigation Engineer3,332 EUR-5%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer3,411 EUR-3%
Locomotive Engineer3,448 EUR-2%
Maintenance Engineer3,301 EUR-6%
Maintenance Fitter2,160 EUR-39%
Maintenance Manager4,196 EUR+19%
Manufacturing Engineer3,798 EUR+8%
Marine Engineer3,237 EUR-8%
Materials Engineer3,399 EUR-3%
Materials Researcher3,780 EUR+8%
Materials Technician3,233 EUR-8%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer3,809 EUR+8%
Mechanical Design Engineer3,787 EUR+8%
Mechanical Designer3,318 EUR-6%
Mechanical Engineer3,806 EUR+8%
Mechanical Engineering Manager4,461 EUR+27%
Mechanical Inspector3,558 EUR+1%
Mechatronics Engineer3,382 EUR-4%
Mining Engineer3,094 EUR-12%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,059 EUR+16%
Optical Engineer3,189 EUR-9%
Optical Instrument Assembler2,875 EUR-18%
PCB Assembler2,402 EUR-32%
Photonics Engineer3,733 EUR+6%
Photonics Technician3,049 EUR-13%
Pipeline Engineer3,167 EUR-10%
Piping Designer2,820 EUR-20%
Piping Engineer3,200 EUR-9%
Planning Engineer3,448 EUR-2%
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,194 EUR-38%
Principal Cost Engineer3,733 EUR+6%
Principal Engineer3,790 EUR+8%
Principal Support Engineer3,332 EUR-5%
Process Engineer3,195 EUR-9%
Process Operator2,937 EUR-16%
Product Development Engineer3,529 EUR+0%
Product Development Technician2,986 EUR-15%
Product Engineer3,183 EUR-9%
Product Safety Engineer3,380 EUR-4%
Production Engineer3,744 EUR+7%
Project Engineer3,429 EUR-2%
Proposal Manager4,167 EUR+19%
Purchasing Engineer3,411 EUR-3%
Quality Assurance Engineer3,216 EUR-8%
Rail Engineer3,233 EUR-8%
Robotics Engineer4,167 EUR+19%
Robotics Technician3,448 EUR-2%
Safety Engineer3,203 EUR-9%
Safety Inspector3,126 EUR-11%
Safety Manager3,619 EUR+3%
Safety Officer2,937 EUR-16%
Sales Engineer3,200 EUR-9%
Scheduling Engineer3,074 EUR-12%
Service Engineer3,873 EUR+10%
Solar Engineer3,695 EUR+5%
Staff Engineer3,233 EUR-8%
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Stationary Engineer3,063 EUR-13%
Stress Engineer3,317 EUR-6%
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Structural Designer2,987 EUR-15%
Structural Engineer3,393 EUR-3%
Structural Technician2,820 EUR-20%
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Technical Affairs Officer2,669 EUR-24%
Technical Assistant2,803 EUR-20%
Technical Engineer3,126 EUR-11%
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Test Development Engineer3,498 EUR-0%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna3,256 EUR
Catania3,412 EUR
Genova3,472 EUR
Milano3,662 EUR
Napoli3,435 EUR
Palermo3,347 EUR
Parma3,006 EUR
Rome3,894 EUR
Torino3,568 EUR
Trieste3,277 EUR
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