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Engineering Average Salaries in Liechtenstein 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,480 CHF
( 53,800 CHF yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Liechtenstein typically earns around 4,480 CHF per month. Salaries range from 1,420 CHF (lowest average) to 9,480 CHF (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 Engineer4,620 CHF
Assembly Engineering Technician3,580 CHF
Assistant Chief Engineer5,320 CHF
Associate Engineer4,400 CHF
Autocad Operator2,910 CHF
Automation Engineer4,880 CHF
Avionic System Support Engineer4,400 CHF
Biochemical Engineer4,300 CHF
BMS Engineer4,450 CHF
Bridge and Lock Tender2,480 CHF
Broadcast Engineer4,770 CHF
CAD Design Engineer4,850 CHF
CAD Designer3,010 CHF
CAE Engineer4,690 CHF
Ceramics Engineer4,450 CHF
Civil Engineer5,140 CHF
Commissioning Engineer4,620 CHF
Communications Engineer5,380 CHF
Condition Monitoring Engineer4,110 CHF
Contract Associate Engineer4,380 CHF
Control Systems Engineer4,790 CHF
Controls Engineer4,860 CHF
Controls Software Engineer4,390 CHF
Corrosion Engineer4,250 CHF
Design Engineer4,720 CHF
Drafter2,880 CHF
Drafting Manager5,430 CHF
Drilling Engineer4,590 CHF
Electrical Draughtsman2,480 CHF
Electrical Engineer5,320 CHF
Electrical Engineering Manager7,110 CHF
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist5,050 CHF
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler2,530 CHF
Energy Engineer4,790 CHF
Engine Assembler2,160 CHF
Engineer4,840 CHF
Engineering Account Manager5,460 CHF
Engineering Chief Designer5,560 CHF
Engineering Consultant6,810 CHF
Engineering Key Account Manager6,770 CHF
Engineering Lab Technician4,530 CHF
Engineering Planning Manager6,660 CHF
Engineering Production Manager8,280 CHF
Engineering Project Analyst5,410 CHF
Engineering Project Coordinator 5,320 CHF
Engineering Project Director10,200 CHF
Engineering Project Manager6,830 CHF
Engineering Research and Development Manager7,730 CHF
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,560 CHF
Engineering Sales Manager6,410 CHF
Engineering Technician3,790 CHF
Engineering Technologist3,830 CHF
Environmental Engineer4,600 CHF
Equipment Engineer4,380 CHF
Equipment Engineering Manager6,470 CHF
Estimator4,020 CHF
Fabrication Specialist3,410 CHF
Fabricator2,250 CHF
Facade Engineer4,540 CHF
Fiber Analyst2,700 CHF
Field Engineer5,220 CHF
Field Engineering Manager7,860 CHF
Fire Engineer5,050 CHF
Fitter and Turner1,490 CHF
Forestry Strategic Planner5,500 CHF
Generation Engineer4,670 CHF
Genetic Engineer5,290 CHF
Geological Engineer5,090 CHF
Geotechnical Engineer5,070 CHF
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,520 CHF
Highway Engineer4,860 CHF
HSE Professional4,420 CHF
HVAC Engineer5,310 CHF
HVAC Supervisor4,470 CHF
Industrial Engineer4,440 CHF
Industrial Engineering Technologist4,420 CHF
Instrument Engineer4,750 CHF
Instrumentation and Control Engineer4,870 CHF
Instrumentation Engineer4,790 CHF
Instrumentation Manager4,610 CHF
Irrigation Engineer4,590 CHF
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,930 CHF
Locomotive Engineer4,790 CHF
Maintenance Engineer4,530 CHF
Maintenance Fitter1,650 CHF
Maintenance Manager4,690 CHF
Manufacturing Engineer4,760 CHF
Marine Engineer4,600 CHF
Materials Engineer4,590 CHF
Materials Researcher4,580 CHF
Materials Technician3,650 CHF
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer5,380 CHF
Mechanical Design Engineer4,890 CHF
Mechanical Designer4,050 CHF
Mechanical Engineer5,110 CHF
Mechanical Engineering Manager6,880 CHF
Mechanical Inspector4,860 CHF
Mechatronics Engineer4,970 CHF
Mining Engineer4,910 CHF
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer5,070 CHF
Optical Engineer4,730 CHF
Optical Instrument Assembler2,530 CHF
PCB Assembler1,680 CHF
Photonics Engineer5,020 CHF
Photonics Technician4,190 CHF
Pipeline Engineer4,530 CHF
Piping Designer2,480 CHF
Piping Engineer4,290 CHF
Planning Engineer4,990 CHF
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,320 CHF
Principal Cost Engineer4,830 CHF
Principal Engineer4,870 CHF
Principal Support Engineer4,980 CHF
Process Engineer4,700 CHF
Process Operator2,730 CHF
Product Development Engineer5,060 CHF
Product Development Technician3,460 CHF
Product Engineer5,170 CHF
Product Safety Engineer4,560 CHF
Production Engineer4,910 CHF
Project Engineer4,870 CHF
Proposal Manager6,220 CHF
Purchasing Engineer4,510 CHF
Quality Assurance Engineer4,670 CHF
Rail Engineer4,860 CHF
Robotics Engineer5,230 CHF
Robotics Technician3,880 CHF
Safety Engineer4,930 CHF
Safety Inspector3,690 CHF
Safety Manager5,530 CHF
Safety Officer2,520 CHF
Sales Engineer5,010 CHF
Scheduling Engineer4,200 CHF
Service Engineer5,240 CHF
Solar Engineer5,200 CHF
Staff Engineer4,960 CHF
Static Equipment Engineer4,590 CHF
Stationary Engineer4,170 CHF
Stress Engineer4,320 CHF
Structural Analysis Engineer4,660 CHF
Structural Designer4,400 CHF
Structural Engineer4,770 CHF
Structural Technician3,200 CHF
Supply Chain Specialist4,620 CHF
Surveyor3,680 CHF
Technical Affairs Officer2,420 CHF
Technical Assistant2,340 CHF
Technical Engineer4,340 CHF
Technical Support Engineer4,110 CHF
Tender Engineer4,360 CHF
Test Development Engineer4,920 CHF
Transportation Engineer4,320 CHF
Validation Engineer4,180 CHF
Verification Engineer4,630 CHF
Wastewater Engineer4,610 CHF
Wind Energy Engineer5,070 CHF
Wind Energy Operations Manager6,140 CHF
Work Planner3,260 CHF

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Liechtenstein

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Liechtenstein range from 1,420 CHF per month (minimum average salary) to 9,480 CHF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,570 CHF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,570 CHF while the other half are earning more than 4,570 CHF. 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 2,700 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 2,700 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,170 CHF while 25% are earning more than 7,170 CHF.

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?

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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?

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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 Liechtenstein costs anywhere from 26,600 Swiss Franc(s) to 79,700 Swiss Franc(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 Liechtenstein 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 Liechtenstein who work in Engineering earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,670 CHF
4,190 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Liechtenstein for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Liechtenstein
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Liechtenstein

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


Engineering professionals in Liechtenstein are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Liechtenstein 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.

Liechtenstein / 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 Liechtenstein is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Liechtenstein 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Liechtenstein

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

64% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Liechtenstein

26 CHF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Liechtenstein is 26 CHF. This means that the average person in Liechtenstein earns approximately 26 CHF 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 Liechtenstein
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Liechtenstein earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,890 CHF
Public Sector+14%
5,580 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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