A person working in Engineering in Macedonia typically earns around 38,800 MKD per month. Salaries range from 12,300 MKD (lowest average) to 82,100 MKD (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||41,300 MKD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||31,200 MKD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||46,600 MKD|
|Associate Engineer||38,100 MKD|
|Autocad Operator||25,400 MKD|
|Automation Engineer||44,000 MKD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||40,500 MKD|
|Biochemical Engineer||38,000 MKD|
|BMS Engineer||36,700 MKD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||23,400 MKD|
|Broadcast Engineer||40,100 MKD|
|CAD Design Engineer||43,600 MKD|
|CAD Designer||27,100 MKD|
|CAE Engineer||38,800 MKD|
|Ceramics Engineer||39,100 MKD|
|Civil Engineer||41,100 MKD|
|Commissioning Engineer||38,700 MKD|
|Communications Engineer||45,500 MKD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||36,000 MKD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||38,700 MKD|
|Control Systems Engineer||40,000 MKD|
|Controls Engineer||39,300 MKD|
|Controls Software Engineer||36,800 MKD|
|Corrosion Engineer||37,100 MKD|
|Design Engineer||41,900 MKD|
|Drafting Manager||46,000 MKD|
|Drilling Engineer||40,900 MKD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||20,600 MKD|
|Electrical Engineer||47,500 MKD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||57,700 MKD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||45,300 MKD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||22,700 MKD|
|Energy Engineer||43,400 MKD|
|Engine Assembler||18,500 MKD|
|Engineering Account Manager||47,400 MKD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||45,900 MKD|
|Engineering Consultant||53,300 MKD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||57,700 MKD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||39,400 MKD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||58,100 MKD|
|Engineering Production Manager||72,000 MKD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||47,600 MKD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||47,600 MKD|
|Engineering Project Director||80,000 MKD|
|Engineering Project Manager||57,300 MKD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||66,400 MKD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||33,700 MKD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||55,300 MKD|
|Engineering Technician||31,700 MKD|
|Engineering Technologist||31,400 MKD|
|Environmental Engineer||41,600 MKD|
|Equipment Engineer||35,900 MKD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||53,400 MKD|
|Fabrication Specialist||30,800 MKD|
|Facade Engineer||39,300 MKD|
|Fiber Analyst||23,200 MKD|
|Field Engineer||43,300 MKD|
|Field Engineering Manager||72,200 MKD|
|Fire Engineer||41,900 MKD|
|Fitter and Turner||13,700 MKD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||49,200 MKD|
|Generation Engineer||43,800 MKD|
|Genetic Engineer||47,600 MKD|
|Geological Engineer||41,500 MKD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||42,300 MKD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||21,200 MKD|
|Highway Engineer||40,700 MKD|
|HSE Professional||37,000 MKD|
|HVAC Engineer||44,700 MKD|
|HVAC Supervisor||39,000 MKD|
|Industrial Engineer||41,500 MKD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||39,700 MKD|
|Instrument Engineer||41,000 MKD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||42,000 MKD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||40,600 MKD|
|Instrumentation Manager||40,100 MKD|
|Irrigation Engineer||38,900 MKD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||46,400 MKD|
|Locomotive Engineer||40,500 MKD|
|Maintenance Engineer||38,600 MKD|
|Maintenance Fitter||15,100 MKD|
|Maintenance Manager||42,200 MKD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||40,700 MKD|
|Marine Engineer||43,600 MKD|
|Materials Engineer||39,600 MKD|
|Materials Researcher||37,500 MKD|
|Materials Technician||30,300 MKD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||44,800 MKD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||43,900 MKD|
|Mechanical Designer||36,500 MKD|
|Mechanical Engineer||44,200 MKD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||59,800 MKD|
|Mechanical Inspector||39,900 MKD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||45,300 MKD|
|Mining Engineer||42,300 MKD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||44,400 MKD|
|Optical Engineer||39,700 MKD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||21,300 MKD|
|PCB Assembler||14,800 MKD|
|Photonics Engineer||45,500 MKD|
|Photonics Technician||38,100 MKD|
|Pipeline Engineer||38,400 MKD|
|Piping Designer||23,400 MKD|
|Piping Engineer||36,700 MKD|
|Planning Engineer||41,000 MKD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||20,200 MKD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||40,300 MKD|
|Principal Engineer||42,000 MKD|
|Principal Support Engineer||43,100 MKD|
|Process Engineer||41,400 MKD|
|Process Operator||25,500 MKD|
|Product Development Engineer||44,600 MKD|
|Product Development Technician||28,900 MKD|
|Product Engineer||41,500 MKD|
|Product Safety Engineer||41,000 MKD|
|Production Engineer||40,300 MKD|
|Project Engineer||43,400 MKD|
|Proposal Manager||56,200 MKD|
|Purchasing Engineer||37,400 MKD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||41,700 MKD|
|Rail Engineer||43,500 MKD|
|Robotics Engineer||46,400 MKD|
|Robotics Technician||34,500 MKD|
|Safety Engineer||40,100 MKD|
|Safety Inspector||30,900 MKD|
|Safety Manager||47,900 MKD|
|Safety Officer||21,700 MKD|
|Sales Engineer||42,800 MKD|
|Scheduling Engineer||39,400 MKD|
|Service Engineer||43,800 MKD|
|Solar Engineer||44,800 MKD|
|Staff Engineer||41,200 MKD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||40,900 MKD|
|Stationary Engineer||37,100 MKD|
|Stress Engineer||37,800 MKD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||41,000 MKD|
|Structural Designer||34,900 MKD|
|Structural Engineer||42,100 MKD|
|Structural Technician||25,600 MKD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||41,400 MKD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||20,100 MKD|
|Technical Assistant||21,800 MKD|
|Technical Engineer||35,700 MKD|
|Technical Support Engineer||36,000 MKD|
|Tender Engineer||36,600 MKD|
|Test Development Engineer||38,800 MKD|
|Transportation Engineer||39,200 MKD|
|Validation Engineer||38,100 MKD|
|Verification Engineer||38,500 MKD|
|Wastewater Engineer||39,400 MKD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||40,300 MKD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||54,200 MKD|
|Work Planner||28,600 MKD|
Engineering salaries in Macedonia range from 12,300 MKD per month (minimum average salary) to 82,100 MKD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 38,000 MKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 38,000 MKD while the other half are earning more than 38,000 MKD. 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 in Engineering are earning less than 22,600 MKD while 75% of them are earning more than 22,600 MKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 58,800 MKD while 25% are earning more than 58,800 MKD.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Macedonia costs anywhere from 230,000 Denar(s) to 689,000 Denar(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Macedonia who work in Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Macedonia 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.
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 Macedonia 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.
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.
66% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% 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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Macedonia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.