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Civil Engineer Average Salary in Lebanon 2020

How much money does a Civil Engineer make in Lebanon?

Average Monthly Salary
2,160,000 LBP
( 26,000,000 LBP yearly)


A person working as a Civil Engineer in Lebanon typically earns around 2,160,000 LBP per month. Salaries range from 1,020,000 LBP (lowest) to 3,420,000 LBP (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Civil Engineer Salary Distribution in Lebanon

Median and salary distribution monthly Lebanon Civil Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Civil Engineer salaries in Lebanon range from 1,020,000 LBP per month (minimum salary) to 3,420,000 LBP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,290,000 LBP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,290,000 LBP while the other half are earning more than 2,290,000 LBP. 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 Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,490,000 LBP while 75% of them are earning more than 1,490,000 LBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,030,000 LBP while 25% are earning more than 3,030,000 LBP.

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

Civil Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Lebanon Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,170,000 LBP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,620,000 LBP per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,300,000 LBP per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,810,000 LBP 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 2,960,000 LBP per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,230,000 LBP per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Civil Engineer average salary change by experience in Lebanon

0 - 2 Years
1,170,000 LBP
2 - 5 Years+38%
1,620,000 LBP
5 - 10 Years+42%
2,300,000 LBP
10 - 15 Years+22%
2,810,000 LBP
15 - 20 Years+6%
2,960,000 LBP
20+ Years+9%
3,230,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Civil Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Lebanon Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 1,620,000 LBP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,960,000 LBP per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Civil Engineer average salary difference by education level in Lebanon

Bachelor's Degree
1,620,000 LBP
Master's Degree+83%
2,960,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Lebanon costs anywhere from 11,400,000 Lebanese Pound(s) to 34,200,000 Lebanese Pound(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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Civil Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Lebanon Civil Engineer
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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 Civil Engineer employees in Lebanon earn 24% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,960,000 LBP
2,430,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Lebanon for all Careers

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Civil Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Lebanon

How much are annual salary increments in Lebanon for Civil Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Civil Engineer(s) in Lebanon are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 20 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

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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.

Lebanon / 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 Lebanon is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Lebanon for the year 2019. 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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Civil Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Lebanon

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Lebanon Civil Engineer
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A Civil 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.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lebanon earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,120,000 LBP
Public Sector+12%
2,380,000 LBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Civil Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Lebanon

12,500 LBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Lebanon is 12,500 LBP. This means that the average Civil Engineer in Lebanon earns approximately 12,500 LBP 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.

Civil Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Civil Engineer and Engineering monthly Lebanon
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The average salary for Civil Engineer is 12% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

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Electrical Engineering Manager2,950,000 LBP+36%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist2,310,000 LBP+7%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler1,040,000 LBP-52%
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Engine Assembler933,000 LBP-57%
Engineer2,210,000 LBP+2%
Engineering Account Manager2,330,000 LBP+8%
Engineering Chief Designer2,270,000 LBP+5%
Engineering Consultant2,920,000 LBP+35%
Engineering Key Account Manager2,950,000 LBP+36%
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Engineering Project Manager3,030,000 LBP+40%
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Engineering Technologist1,570,000 LBP-27%
Environmental Engineer2,090,000 LBP-3%
Equipment Engineer1,980,000 LBP-9%
Equipment Engineering Manager2,640,000 LBP+22%
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Fabrication Specialist1,400,000 LBP-35%
Fabricator919,000 LBP-58%
Facade Engineer1,950,000 LBP-10%
Fiber Analyst1,170,000 LBP-46%
Field Engineer2,120,000 LBP-2%
Field Engineering Manager3,510,000 LBP+62%
Fire Engineer2,050,000 LBP-5%
Fitter and Turner668,000 LBP-69%
Forestry Strategic Planner2,530,000 LBP+17%
Generation Engineer2,050,000 LBP-5%
Genetic Engineer2,180,000 LBP+1%
Geological Engineer2,100,000 LBP-3%
Geotechnical Engineer2,260,000 LBP+4%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic1,110,000 LBP-49%
Highway Engineer2,150,000 LBP-1%
HSE Professional1,960,000 LBP-9%
HVAC Engineer2,120,000 LBP-2%
HVAC Supervisor1,900,000 LBP-12%
Industrial Engineer1,960,000 LBP-9%
Industrial Engineering Technologist2,020,000 LBP-7%
Instrument Engineer2,050,000 LBP-5%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer2,100,000 LBP-3%
Instrumentation Engineer2,100,000 LBP-3%
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Irrigation Engineer2,010,000 LBP-7%
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Locomotive Engineer1,910,000 LBP-12%
Maintenance Engineer1,980,000 LBP-9%
Maintenance Fitter742,000 LBP-66%
Maintenance Manager2,140,000 LBP-1%
Manufacturing Engineer2,070,000 LBP-4%
Marine Engineer1,990,000 LBP-8%
Materials Engineer1,980,000 LBP-9%
Materials Researcher1,880,000 LBP-13%
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Mechanical and Electrical Engineer2,180,000 LBP+1%
Mechanical Design Engineer2,240,000 LBP+3%
Mechanical Designer1,850,000 LBP-15%
Mechanical Engineer2,190,000 LBP+1%
Mechanical Engineering Manager2,940,000 LBP+36%
Mechanical Inspector1,990,000 LBP-8%
Mechatronics Engineer2,240,000 LBP+3%
Mining Engineer2,120,000 LBP-2%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer2,150,000 LBP-1%
Optical Engineer2,100,000 LBP-3%
Optical Instrument Assembler1,010,000 LBP-53%
PCB Assembler786,000 LBP-64%
Photonics Engineer2,280,000 LBP+5%
Photonics Technician1,900,000 LBP-12%
Pipeline Engineer1,980,000 LBP-9%
Piping Designer1,080,000 LBP-50%
Piping Engineer1,870,000 LBP-14%
Planning Engineer2,040,000 LBP-6%
Pressure Vessel Inspector987,000 LBP-54%
Principal Cost Engineer2,150,000 LBP-1%
Principal Engineer2,100,000 LBP-3%
Principal Support Engineer2,140,000 LBP-1%
Process Engineer1,990,000 LBP-8%
Process Operator1,200,000 LBP-45%
Product Development Engineer2,130,000 LBP-2%
Product Development Technician1,540,000 LBP-29%
Product Engineer2,170,000 LBP+0%
Product Safety Engineer1,880,000 LBP-13%
Production Engineer2,010,000 LBP-7%
Project Engineer2,250,000 LBP+4%
Proposal Manager2,550,000 LBP+18%
Purchasing Engineer1,830,000 LBP-15%
Quality Assurance Engineer2,140,000 LBP-1%
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Safety Engineer2,030,000 LBP-6%
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Safety Manager2,370,000 LBP+9%
Safety Officer1,090,000 LBP-50%
Sales Engineer2,180,000 LBP+1%
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Service Engineer2,110,000 LBP-3%
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Staff Engineer2,020,000 LBP-7%
Static Equipment Engineer1,920,000 LBP-11%
Stationary Engineer1,920,000 LBP-11%
Stress Engineer1,830,000 LBP-15%
Structural Analysis Engineer1,970,000 LBP-9%
Structural Designer1,870,000 LBP-14%
Structural Engineer2,010,000 LBP-7%
Structural Technician1,340,000 LBP-38%
Supply Chain Specialist2,110,000 LBP-3%
Surveyor1,490,000 LBP-31%
Technical Affairs Officer1,080,000 LBP-50%
Technical Assistant1,040,000 LBP-52%
Technical Engineer1,780,000 LBP-18%
Technical Support Engineer1,740,000 LBP-20%
Tender Engineer1,930,000 LBP-11%
Test Development Engineer2,090,000 LBP-3%
Transportation Engineer1,970,000 LBP-9%
Validation Engineer1,880,000 LBP-13%
Verification Engineer1,870,000 LBP-14%
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