A person working in Engineering in Austria typically earns around 3,200 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,010 EUR (lowest average) to 6,760 EUR (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||3,220 EUR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,640 EUR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||3,880 EUR|
|Associate Engineer||2,990 EUR|
|Autocad Operator||2,150 EUR|
|Automation Engineer||3,700 EUR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||3,190 EUR|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,160 EUR|
|BMS Engineer||3,200 EUR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,910 EUR|
|Broadcast Engineer||3,280 EUR|
|CAD Design Engineer||3,530 EUR|
|CAD Designer||2,170 EUR|
|CAE Engineer||3,260 EUR|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,220 EUR|
|Civil Engineer||3,690 EUR|
|Commissioning Engineer||3,200 EUR|
|Communications Engineer||3,670 EUR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,000 EUR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||3,220 EUR|
|Control Systems Engineer||3,520 EUR|
|Controls Engineer||3,480 EUR|
|Controls Software Engineer||2,890 EUR|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,130 EUR|
|Design Engineer||3,710 EUR|
|Drafting Manager||4,150 EUR|
|Drilling Engineer||3,230 EUR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,770 EUR|
|Electrical Engineer||3,710 EUR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||4,920 EUR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||3,680 EUR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,820 EUR|
|Energy Engineer||3,510 EUR|
|Engine Assembler||1,530 EUR|
|Engineering Account Manager||3,860 EUR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,100 EUR|
|Engineering Consultant||4,740 EUR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||5,010 EUR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,200 EUR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,030 EUR|
|Engineering Production Manager||6,310 EUR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||4,120 EUR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||3,910 EUR|
|Engineering Project Director||7,110 EUR|
|Engineering Project Manager||4,860 EUR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||5,480 EUR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||2,750 EUR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||4,740 EUR|
|Engineering Technician||2,700 EUR|
|Engineering Technologist||2,740 EUR|
|Environmental Engineer||3,450 EUR|
|Equipment Engineer||3,260 EUR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||4,770 EUR|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,380 EUR|
|Facade Engineer||3,240 EUR|
|Fiber Analyst||2,060 EUR|
|Field Engineer||3,450 EUR|
|Field Engineering Manager||5,690 EUR|
|Fire Engineer||3,340 EUR|
|Fitter and Turner||1,080 EUR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||4,140 EUR|
|Generation Engineer||3,490 EUR|
|Genetic Engineer||3,820 EUR|
|Geological Engineer||3,400 EUR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||3,640 EUR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,870 EUR|
|Highway Engineer||3,460 EUR|
|HSE Professional||3,060 EUR|
|HVAC Engineer||3,740 EUR|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,130 EUR|
|Industrial Engineer||3,430 EUR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||3,470 EUR|
|Instrument Engineer||3,250 EUR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||3,420 EUR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||3,400 EUR|
|Instrumentation Manager||3,520 EUR|
|Irrigation Engineer||3,510 EUR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||3,560 EUR|
|Locomotive Engineer||3,270 EUR|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,110 EUR|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,240 EUR|
|Maintenance Manager||3,290 EUR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||3,240 EUR|
|Marine Engineer||3,430 EUR|
|Materials Engineer||3,390 EUR|
|Materials Researcher||3,270 EUR|
|Materials Technician||2,410 EUR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||3,800 EUR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||3,830 EUR|
|Mechanical Designer||2,840 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineer||3,740 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||4,990 EUR|
|Mechanical Inspector||3,440 EUR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||3,850 EUR|
|Mining Engineer||3,450 EUR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||3,610 EUR|
|Optical Engineer||3,370 EUR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,780 EUR|
|PCB Assembler||1,280 EUR|
|Photonics Engineer||3,680 EUR|
|Photonics Technician||3,040 EUR|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,300 EUR|
|Piping Designer||1,790 EUR|
|Piping Engineer||3,070 EUR|
|Planning Engineer||3,450 EUR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,620 EUR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||3,470 EUR|
|Principal Engineer||3,330 EUR|
|Principal Support Engineer||3,380 EUR|
|Process Engineer||3,320 EUR|
|Process Operator||2,110 EUR|
|Product Development Engineer||3,540 EUR|
|Product Development Technician||2,480 EUR|
|Product Engineer||3,590 EUR|
|Product Safety Engineer||3,290 EUR|
|Production Engineer||3,390 EUR|
|Project Engineer||3,700 EUR|
|Proposal Manager||4,330 EUR|
|Purchasing Engineer||3,220 EUR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||3,510 EUR|
|Rail Engineer||3,620 EUR|
|Robotics Engineer||4,110 EUR|
|Robotics Technician||2,730 EUR|
|Safety Engineer||3,290 EUR|
|Safety Inspector||2,560 EUR|
|Safety Manager||3,950 EUR|
|Safety Officer||1,720 EUR|
|Sales Engineer||3,580 EUR|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,140 EUR|
|Service Engineer||3,580 EUR|
|Solar Engineer||3,550 EUR|
|Staff Engineer||3,280 EUR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||3,230 EUR|
|Stationary Engineer||3,170 EUR|
|Stress Engineer||3,070 EUR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||3,290 EUR|
|Structural Designer||3,060 EUR|
|Structural Engineer||3,340 EUR|
|Structural Technician||2,220 EUR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||3,360 EUR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,800 EUR|
|Technical Assistant||1,690 EUR|
|Technical Engineer||3,080 EUR|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,000 EUR|
|Tender Engineer||3,110 EUR|
|Test Development Engineer||3,530 EUR|
|Transportation Engineer||3,170 EUR|
|Validation Engineer||3,240 EUR|
|Verification Engineer||3,190 EUR|
|Wastewater Engineer||3,300 EUR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||3,400 EUR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||4,520 EUR|
|Work Planner||2,320 EUR|
Engineering salaries in Austria range from 1,010 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,760 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,010 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,010 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,010 EUR. 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 1,810 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,810 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,590 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,590 EUR.
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 Austria costs anywhere from 18,900 Euro(s) to 56,800 Euro(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 Austria who work in Engineering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Austria 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.
68% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% 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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|St. Polten||2,980 EUR|
|Wiener Neustadt||2,860 EUR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.