A person working as a Mechanical Engineer in Lebanon typically earns around 2,190,000 LBP per month. Salaries range from 1,140,000 LBP (lowest) to 3,350,000 LBP (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Mechanical Engineer salaries in Lebanon range from 1,140,000 LBP per month (minimum salary) to 3,350,000 LBP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,100,000 LBP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,100,000 LBP while the other half are earning more than 2,100,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,460,000 LBP while 75% of them are earning more than 1,460,000 LBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,620,000 LBP while 25% are earning more than 2,620,000 LBP.
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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Mechanical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,290,000 LBP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,740,000 LBP 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 2,260,000 LBP per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Mechanical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,730,000 LBP per month, 21% 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 2,990,000 LBP 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 3,140,000 LBP per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Mechanical Engineer is 1,830,000 LBP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,530,000 LBP per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Mechanical Engineer employees in Lebanon earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Mechanical Engineer(s) in Lebanon are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 21 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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 Lebanon 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.
A Mechanical 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.
51% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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.
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 Mechanical Engineer is 14% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||1,920,000 LBP||-12%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,520,000 LBP||-31%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||2,250,000 LBP||+3%|
|Associate Engineer||1,890,000 LBP||-14%|
|Autocad Operator||1,240,000 LBP||-43%|
|Automation Engineer||2,220,000 LBP||+1%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,970,000 LBP||-10%|
|Biochemical Engineer||2,000,000 LBP||-9%|
|BMS Engineer||2,000,000 LBP||-9%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,080,000 LBP||-51%|
|Broadcast Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,220,000 LBP||+1%|
|CAD Designer||1,240,000 LBP||-43%|
|CAE Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,880,000 LBP||-14%|
|Civil Engineer||2,160,000 LBP||-1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||2,050,000 LBP||-6%|
|Communications Engineer||2,140,000 LBP||-2%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,740,000 LBP||-21%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,040,000 LBP||-7%|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,130,000 LBP||-3%|
|Controls Engineer||2,020,000 LBP||-8%|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,760,000 LBP||-20%|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,810,000 LBP||-17%|
|Design Engineer||2,190,000 LBP||-0%|
|Drafting Manager||2,380,000 LBP||+9%|
|Drilling Engineer||1,920,000 LBP||-12%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,010,000 LBP||-54%|
|Electrical Engineer||2,210,000 LBP||+1%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,950,000 LBP||+35%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,310,000 LBP||+5%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,040,000 LBP||-53%|
|Energy Engineer||2,180,000 LBP||-1%|
|Engine Assembler||933,000 LBP||-57%|
|Engineering Account Manager||2,330,000 LBP||+6%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,270,000 LBP||+4%|
|Engineering Consultant||2,920,000 LBP||+33%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,950,000 LBP||+35%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,940,000 LBP||-11%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,840,000 LBP||+30%|
|Engineering Production Manager||3,540,000 LBP||+62%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,520,000 LBP||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||2,450,000 LBP||+12%|
|Engineering Project Director||4,380,000 LBP||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||3,030,000 LBP||+38%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||3,340,000 LBP||+52%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,550,000 LBP||-29%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,760,000 LBP||+26%|
|Engineering Technician||1,680,000 LBP||-23%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,570,000 LBP||-28%|
|Environmental Engineer||2,090,000 LBP||-5%|
|Equipment Engineer||1,980,000 LBP||-10%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||2,640,000 LBP||+20%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,400,000 LBP||-36%|
|Facade Engineer||1,950,000 LBP||-11%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,170,000 LBP||-47%|
|Field Engineer||2,120,000 LBP||-3%|
|Field Engineering Manager||3,510,000 LBP||+60%|
|Fire Engineer||2,050,000 LBP||-6%|
|Fitter and Turner||668,000 LBP||-70%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,530,000 LBP||+15%|
|Generation Engineer||2,050,000 LBP||-6%|
|Genetic Engineer||2,180,000 LBP||-1%|
|Geological Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,260,000 LBP||+3%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,110,000 LBP||-49%|
|Highway Engineer||2,150,000 LBP||-2%|
|HSE Professional||1,960,000 LBP||-11%|
|HVAC Engineer||2,120,000 LBP||-3%|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,900,000 LBP||-13%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,960,000 LBP||-11%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,020,000 LBP||-8%|
|Instrument Engineer||2,050,000 LBP||-6%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,970,000 LBP||-10%|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,010,000 LBP||-8%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,150,000 LBP||-2%|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,910,000 LBP||-13%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,980,000 LBP||-10%|
|Maintenance Fitter||742,000 LBP||-66%|
|Maintenance Manager||2,140,000 LBP||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,070,000 LBP||-6%|
|Marine Engineer||1,990,000 LBP||-9%|
|Materials Engineer||1,980,000 LBP||-10%|
|Materials Researcher||1,880,000 LBP||-14%|
|Materials Technician||1,480,000 LBP||-32%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,180,000 LBP||-1%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,240,000 LBP||+2%|
|Mechanical Designer||1,850,000 LBP||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,190,000 LBP||-0%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,940,000 LBP||+34%|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,990,000 LBP||-9%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,240,000 LBP||+2%|
|Mining Engineer||2,120,000 LBP||-3%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,150,000 LBP||-2%|
|Optical Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,010,000 LBP||-54%|
|PCB Assembler||786,000 LBP||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||2,280,000 LBP||+4%|
|Photonics Technician||1,900,000 LBP||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,980,000 LBP||-10%|
|Piping Designer||1,080,000 LBP||-51%|
|Piping Engineer||1,870,000 LBP||-15%|
|Planning Engineer||2,040,000 LBP||-7%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||987,000 LBP||-55%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,150,000 LBP||-2%|
|Principal Engineer||2,100,000 LBP||-4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,140,000 LBP||-2%|
|Process Engineer||1,990,000 LBP||-9%|
|Process Operator||1,200,000 LBP||-45%|
|Product Development Engineer||2,130,000 LBP||-3%|
|Product Development Technician||1,540,000 LBP||-30%|
|Product Engineer||2,170,000 LBP||-1%|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,880,000 LBP||-14%|
|Production Engineer||2,010,000 LBP||-8%|
|Project Engineer||2,250,000 LBP||+3%|
|Proposal Manager||2,550,000 LBP||+16%|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,830,000 LBP||-17%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,140,000 LBP||-2%|
|Rail Engineer||2,010,000 LBP||-8%|
|Robotics Engineer||2,420,000 LBP||+10%|
|Robotics Technician||1,620,000 LBP||-26%|
|Safety Engineer||2,030,000 LBP||-7%|
|Safety Inspector||1,640,000 LBP||-25%|
|Safety Manager||2,370,000 LBP||+8%|
|Safety Officer||1,090,000 LBP||-50%|
|Sales Engineer||2,180,000 LBP||-1%|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,840,000 LBP||-16%|
|Service Engineer||2,110,000 LBP||-4%|
|Solar Engineer||2,240,000 LBP||+2%|
|Staff Engineer||2,020,000 LBP||-8%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,920,000 LBP||-12%|
|Stationary Engineer||1,920,000 LBP||-12%|
|Stress Engineer||1,830,000 LBP||-17%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,970,000 LBP||-10%|
|Structural Designer||1,870,000 LBP||-15%|
|Structural Engineer||2,010,000 LBP||-8%|
|Structural Technician||1,340,000 LBP||-39%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||2,110,000 LBP||-4%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,080,000 LBP||-51%|
|Technical Assistant||1,040,000 LBP||-53%|
|Technical Engineer||1,780,000 LBP||-19%|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,740,000 LBP||-21%|
|Tender Engineer||1,930,000 LBP||-12%|
|Test Development Engineer||2,090,000 LBP||-5%|
|Transportation Engineer||1,970,000 LBP||-10%|
|Validation Engineer||1,880,000 LBP||-14%|
|Verification Engineer||1,870,000 LBP||-15%|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,000,000 LBP||-9%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||2,140,000 LBP||-2%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,850,000 LBP||+30%|
|Work Planner||1,380,000 LBP||-37%|
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.