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Biomedical Engineer Average Salary in Italy 2019

How much money does a Biomedical Engineer make in Italy?

3,093 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in Italy typically earns around 3,093 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Biomedical Engineer Salary Distribution in Italy

Median and salary distribution monthly Italy Biomedical Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Biomedical Engineer salaries in Italy range between 1,268 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,763 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,216 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 3,216 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,216 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 Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 2,018 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,018 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 4,309 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,309 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

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
1,460 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
2,002 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
2,526 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
3,050 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
3,575 EUR
20+ Years    +24%  
4,431 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by experience level. A Biomedical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 1,460 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,002 EUR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,526 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,050 EUR per month, 21% 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 3,575 EUR per month, 17% 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 4,431 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Italy Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
1,845 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
2,579 EUR
Master's Degree    +41%  
3,627 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 1,845 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,579 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,627 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Italy Biomedical Engineer


Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
2,799 EUR
Male    +21%  
3,386 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 Biomedical Engineer employees in Italy earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Italy Biomedical Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
2,644 EUR
Public Sector    +34%  
3,541 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 Biomedical Engineer employees in Italy earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Italy Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Italy

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Italy Biomedical Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
2,773 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
2,876 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
2,982 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,093 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Biomedical 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 4% 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.

Biomedical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Italy

18 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Italy for Biomedical Engineer is 18 EUR. This means that the average Biomedical Engineer in Italy earns approximatly 18 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.

Biomedical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Biomedical Engineer and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly ItalyWe compared Italy salaries for Biomedical Engineer, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology, and All Jobs and we found that Biomedical Engineer salaries are 21% less than those of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. We also found out that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist3,286 EUR+6%
Assistant Pharmacy Director5,655 EUR+83%
Associate Medical Affairs Director5,611 EUR+81%
Bioinformatics Scientist5,267 EUR+70%
Bioinformatics Technician3,544 EUR+15%
Biological Scientist5,807 EUR+88%
Biological Technician3,530 EUR+14%
Biomedical Engineer3,093 EUR=
Biomedical Engineering Director4,526 EUR+46%
Biostatistician3,860 EUR+25%
Biotechnologist 3,592 EUR+16%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager3,394 EUR+10%
Chemical Process Technician3,150 EUR+2%
Clinical Consultant3,775 EUR+22%
Clinical Data Manager4,203 EUR+36%
Clinical Data Specialist3,667 EUR+19%
Clinical Operations Manager4,480 EUR+45%
Clinical Pharmacist4,199 EUR+36%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist4,593 EUR+48%
Clinical Programmer2,494 EUR-19%
Clinical Project Manager3,714 EUR+20%
Clinical Research Associate3,799 EUR+23%
Clinical Research Manager4,805 EUR+55%
Clinical Study Manager4,924 EUR+59%
Compliance Specialist4,397 EUR+42%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist3,523 EUR+14%
Cytotechnologist3,541 EUR+14%
GCP Auditor4,138 EUR+34%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician3,769 EUR+22%
Manufacturing Engineer3,618 EUR+17%
Medical Affairs Director5,450 EUR+76%
Medical Representative 2,940 EUR-5%
Medical Science Liaison4,033 EUR+30%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist4,364 EUR+41%
Nuclear Pharmacist526 EUR-83%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead6,374 EUR+106%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager5,432 EUR+76%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer4,006 EUR+30%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager4,187 EUR+35%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor4,730 EUR+53%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant3,431 EUR+11%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist3,603 EUR+16%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate4,184 EUR+35%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist4,976 EUR+61%
Pharmaceutical Researcher5,230 EUR+69%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager5,244 EUR+70%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager5,319 EUR+72%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative2,880 EUR-7%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager4,526 EUR+46%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader4,418 EUR+43%
Pharmaceutical Technologist3,270 EUR+6%
Pharmacist4,327 EUR+40%
Pharmacy Aide3,141 EUR+2%
Pharmacy Manager6,281 EUR+103%
Pharmacy Stock Controller2,962 EUR-4%
Pharmacy Technician2,928 EUR-5%
Records Management Coordinator2,640 EUR-15%
Shift Encapsulator2,893 EUR-6%
Staff Pharmacist4,242 EUR+37%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bologna3,245 EUR
Catania3,012 EUR
Genova3,370 EUR
Milano3,542 EUR
Napoli3,415 EUR
Palermo3,168 EUR
Parma2,893 EUR
Rome3,671 EUR
Torino3,290 EUR
Trieste2,980 EUR
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