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Engineering Average Salaries in Macedonia 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
38,800 MKD
( 465,000 MKD yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer41,300 MKD
Assembly Engineering Technician31,200 MKD
Assistant Chief Engineer46,600 MKD
Associate Engineer38,100 MKD
Autocad Operator25,400 MKD
Automation Engineer44,000 MKD
Avionic System Support Engineer40,500 MKD
Biochemical Engineer38,000 MKD
BMS Engineer36,700 MKD
Bridge and Lock Tender23,400 MKD
Broadcast Engineer40,100 MKD
CAD Design Engineer43,600 MKD
CAD Designer27,100 MKD
CAE Engineer38,800 MKD
Ceramics Engineer39,100 MKD
Civil Engineer41,100 MKD
Commissioning Engineer38,700 MKD
Communications Engineer45,500 MKD
Condition Monitoring Engineer36,000 MKD
Contract Associate Engineer38,700 MKD
Control Systems Engineer40,000 MKD
Controls Engineer39,300 MKD
Controls Software Engineer36,800 MKD
Corrosion Engineer37,100 MKD
Design Engineer41,900 MKD
Drafter26,900 MKD
Drafting Manager46,000 MKD
Drilling Engineer40,900 MKD
Electrical Draughtsman20,600 MKD
Electrical Engineer47,500 MKD
Electrical Engineering Manager57,700 MKD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist45,300 MKD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler22,700 MKD
Energy Engineer43,400 MKD
Engine Assembler18,500 MKD
Engineer43,600 MKD
Engineering Account Manager47,400 MKD
Engineering Chief Designer45,900 MKD
Engineering Consultant53,300 MKD
Engineering Key Account Manager57,700 MKD
Engineering Lab Technician39,400 MKD
Engineering Planning Manager58,100 MKD
Engineering Production Manager72,000 MKD
Engineering Project Analyst47,600 MKD
Engineering Project Coordinator 47,600 MKD
Engineering Project Director80,000 MKD
Engineering Project Manager57,300 MKD
Engineering Research and Development Manager66,400 MKD
Engineering Safety Coordinator33,700 MKD
Engineering Sales Manager55,300 MKD
Engineering Technician31,700 MKD
Engineering Technologist31,400 MKD
Environmental Engineer41,600 MKD
Equipment Engineer35,900 MKD
Equipment Engineering Manager53,400 MKD
Estimator36,800 MKD
Fabrication Specialist30,800 MKD
Fabricator18,400 MKD
Facade Engineer39,300 MKD
Fiber Analyst23,200 MKD
Field Engineer43,300 MKD
Field Engineering Manager72,200 MKD
Fire Engineer41,900 MKD
Fitter and Turner13,700 MKD
Forestry Strategic Planner49,200 MKD
Generation Engineer43,800 MKD
Genetic Engineer47,600 MKD
Geological Engineer41,500 MKD
Geotechnical Engineer42,300 MKD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic21,200 MKD
Highway Engineer40,700 MKD
HSE Professional37,000 MKD
HVAC Engineer44,700 MKD
HVAC Supervisor39,000 MKD
Industrial Engineer41,500 MKD
Industrial Engineering Technologist39,700 MKD
Instrument Engineer41,000 MKD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer42,000 MKD
Instrumentation Engineer40,600 MKD
Instrumentation Manager40,100 MKD
Irrigation Engineer38,900 MKD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer46,400 MKD
Locomotive Engineer40,500 MKD
Maintenance Engineer38,600 MKD
Maintenance Fitter15,100 MKD
Maintenance Manager42,200 MKD
Manufacturing Engineer40,700 MKD
Marine Engineer43,600 MKD
Materials Engineer39,600 MKD
Materials Researcher37,500 MKD
Materials Technician30,300 MKD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer44,800 MKD
Mechanical Design Engineer43,900 MKD
Mechanical Designer36,500 MKD
Mechanical Engineer44,200 MKD
Mechanical Engineering Manager59,800 MKD
Mechanical Inspector39,900 MKD
Mechatronics Engineer45,300 MKD
Mining Engineer42,300 MKD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer44,400 MKD
Optical Engineer39,700 MKD
Optical Instrument Assembler21,300 MKD
PCB Assembler14,800 MKD
Photonics Engineer45,500 MKD
Photonics Technician38,100 MKD
Pipeline Engineer38,400 MKD
Piping Designer23,400 MKD
Piping Engineer36,700 MKD
Planning Engineer41,000 MKD
Pressure Vessel Inspector20,200 MKD
Principal Cost Engineer40,300 MKD
Principal Engineer42,000 MKD
Principal Support Engineer43,100 MKD
Process Engineer41,400 MKD
Process Operator25,500 MKD
Product Development Engineer44,600 MKD
Product Development Technician28,900 MKD
Product Engineer41,500 MKD
Product Safety Engineer41,000 MKD
Production Engineer40,300 MKD
Project Engineer43,400 MKD
Proposal Manager56,200 MKD
Purchasing Engineer37,400 MKD
Quality Assurance Engineer41,700 MKD
Rail Engineer43,500 MKD
Robotics Engineer46,400 MKD
Robotics Technician34,500 MKD
Safety Engineer40,100 MKD
Safety Inspector30,900 MKD
Safety Manager47,900 MKD
Safety Officer21,700 MKD
Sales Engineer42,800 MKD
Scheduling Engineer39,400 MKD
Service Engineer43,800 MKD
Solar Engineer44,800 MKD
Staff Engineer41,200 MKD
Static Equipment Engineer40,900 MKD
Stationary Engineer37,100 MKD
Stress Engineer37,800 MKD
Structural Analysis Engineer41,000 MKD
Structural Designer34,900 MKD
Structural Engineer42,100 MKD
Structural Technician25,600 MKD
Supply Chain Specialist41,400 MKD
Surveyor30,600 MKD
Technical Affairs Officer20,100 MKD
Technical Assistant21,800 MKD
Technical Engineer35,700 MKD
Technical Support Engineer36,000 MKD
Tender Engineer36,600 MKD
Test Development Engineer38,800 MKD
Transportation Engineer39,200 MKD
Validation Engineer38,100 MKD
Verification Engineer38,500 MKD
Wastewater Engineer39,400 MKD
Wind Energy Engineer40,300 MKD
Wind Energy Operations Manager54,200 MKD
Work Planner28,600 MKD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Macedonia

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Macedonia 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 Macedonia who work in Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

40,300 MKD
37,400 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macedonia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Macedonia

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


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.

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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.

Macedonia / 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 Macedonia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Macedonia

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

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.

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 Macedonia

220 MKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macedonia is 220 MKD. This means that the average person in Macedonia earns approximately 220 MKD 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 Macedonia
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Skopje45,100 MKD

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 Macedonia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,200 MKD
Public Sector+11%
47,800 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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